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    Sean Culkin goes back to Florida

    Sean Culkin goes back to Florida

    Posted 9:00 AM 1/1/2015 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ORLANDO - Many of Missouri's players got the chance to see the sights in Orlando, Florida and have somewhat of a vacation. For others, it was a chance to go home, and for Florida native Sean Culkin, his family got to be a part of his trip.

    "I can't wait," Culkin said. "I'm about two hours (More)

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    Timeline highlights MU season as Tigers gear up for Citrus Bowl

    Timeline highlights MU season as Tigers gear up for Citrus Bowl

    Posted 5:22 PM 12/31/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers football team plays in its 31st bowl game in program history Thursday, taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

    The appearance marks the 10th bowl game for Missouri (10-3) under head coach Gary Pinkel (More)

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    KOMU 8 News seeks bowl prediction "Orlando style"

    Posted 1:45 PM 12/31/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Vegas odds makers have favored Missouri to win over Minnesota in Thursday's Citrus Bowl game.

    KOMU 8 News visited one of the city's travel hotspots to see if that prediction holds up with one of the locals.

    Tiger, a SeaWorld dolphin and football expert, made his pick between the Southeastern Conference and Big 10 teams Tuesday.  Watch the video to see his pick.

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    Bowl games in Orlando generate more than $60 million for the city

    Posted 1:11 PM 12/31/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ORLANDO - Orlando is known for its famous theme parks, such as Disney World, but there are other events in the city that bring in big money.

    There are four bowl games in held in Orlando every year helping out hotels, amusement parks, car rentals and many more businesses.

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    Oklahoma State holds off Missouri, 74-72 in OT

    Oklahoma State holds off Missouri, 74-72 in OT

    Posted 11:13 PM 12/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford leveled a challenge to his team after a sluggish first half.

    Phil Forte III and Le'Bryan Nash took it to heart.

    The veteran duo proceeded to score 21 points apiece, including all 12 of the Cowboys' points in overtime, lifting them (More)

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    Citrus Bowl parade joins Mizzou, Minnesota fans

    Posted 5:31 PM 12/30/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ORLANDO - Gloomy weather plagued cities around the Sunshine State Tuesday, but the Citrus Bowl parade was filled with color.

    120,000 oranges, tangerines and grapefruit decorated parade floats for the annual event before the game.

    Parade Director Stephanie Hanisak said organizers (More)

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    Mizzou fans arrive in Orlando for the Citrus Bowl

    Posted 11:34 AM 12/30/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ORLANDO - People travel down to Orlando every winter to get away from the cold to experience SeaWorld, Disney World and other amusement parks in the area.

    Mizzou football fans arrived at the Hilton Hotel Tuesday. Such a large amount of people tried to check in at the same time causing some (More)

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    Gatorland adds a thrill for visitors in Orlando

    Posted 8:32 PM 12/29/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ORLANDO - One of many amusment parks Orlando has to offer gives tourists a different kind of thrill.

    Gatorland has close to 2,000 alligators and crocodiles spread out over 110 acres of land.

    The gators range from the hatchlings at six to eight inches all the way to 14 feet or (More)

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    KOMU 8 News travels to Gopher territory

    Posted 6:07 PM 12/29/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MINNEAPOLIS - KOMU 8 News visited the land of 10,000 lakes to see what Minnesota fans thought about their chances of winning Thursday's Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl game.

    University of Minnesota senior Muhammad Mire said he thinks playing in Minnesota's bitter cold temperatures has (More)

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    Smith out, Daniel in as Chiefs QB for Sunday

    Smith out, Daniel in as Chiefs QB for Sunday

    Posted 2:25 PM 12/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen. Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel will start in his place.

    Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday that Smith was likely hurt on a hit during the (More)

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    Barry Odom returns to Mizzou as defensive coordinator

    Barry Odom returns to Mizzou as defensive coordinator

    Posted 9:57 AM 12/23/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel is bringing back a familiar face to help fill the void of Dave Steckel. Former Missouri player and coach Barry Odom was announced as the new defensive coordinator on Tuesday.

    Odom will re-join the Mizzou staff at the conclusion of the season when (More)

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    Rice's 3-pointer gives Illinois 62-59 win over Missouri

    Rice's 3-pointer gives Illinois 62-59 win over Missouri

    Posted 3:31 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - During a timeout with 17.8 seconds remaining in a tie game on Saturday, Missouri coach Kim Anderson figured Illinois would attempt to find guard Rayvonte Rice for the final shot.

    Rice did end up with the ball as the clock wound down, dribbling around behind the 3-point (More)

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