“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

What do you do when no one else is looking?

Discipline is what you do when no one else is looking! It’s being considerate of the other person. Having good personal habits: you are polite, on time, and take care of business with pride. We must be disciplined as individuals first, and then as a team.

A Disciplined Player

  • Knows the importance of being on time.
  • Has learned the value of regular hours and good training habits from working hard in practice
  • Has learned that the team comes before himself. This strengthens his character as he is sometimes called upon it sacrifice for others.
  • Has learned to take orders; in taking orders, he learns how to give them.
  • Knows that discipline is the essence of every successful organization. As a member of the team, he understands the need for it.
  • Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline.

A Disciplined Football Team

  • Doesn’t beat itself by mistakes.
  • Keeps penalties to a minimum.
  • Is always ready to play with INTESNSITY. Team is the bottom line.
  • Has the guts to come from behind.
  • Rises above adversity.
  • Never, never quits.

Tigers-Razorbacks will play November 27 in Fayetteville at 1:30 p.m. on CBS

DESTIN, FLA. – CBS Sports has selected a handful of Southeastern Conference football games for early television designation, and the two-time defending SEC Eastern Division champion Mizzou Tigers will play on Thanksgiving Friday for the second-straight year against Western Division rival Arkansas.

Mizzou-Arkansas-2015Mizzou (11-3 overall, 7-1 in SEC play in 2014) will play at Arkansas (7-6, 2-6) on Friday, November 27th, with kickoff in Fayetteville set for 1:30 p.m. (central time) on CBS. Last season, Mizzou clinched the SEC Eastern Division title by knocking off Arkansas, 28-21, in Columbia on the Friday of Thanksgiving week (Nov. 28, 2014).All other game times for the 2015 schedule are undetermined currently, as further television selections from the SEC will be forthcoming in the near future.Mizzou-Football-100-Days

Kick off in The ZOU is 100 days away vs. SEMO on Saturday, September 5.

Season tickets for the 2015 season are available for purchase at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office, over the phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Columbia), or online at MUTigers.com.

For all of the latest news on Mizzou Football, follow the @MizzouFootball team and Head Coach @GaryPinkel on Twitter.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mid-American Conference inducted its 2015 Hall of Fame Class on Wednesday, May 27 and Mizzou head football coach Gary Pinkel was among the five honorees in this year’s class. Pinkel was the head football coach at Toledo from 1991-2000 and is a 1975 graduate of Kent State. Pinkel is joined in this year’s MAC Hall of Fame Class by Casey Cunningham (Central Michigan, wrestling), Bob Parks (Eastern Michigan, cross country/track & field), Ben Roethlisberger (Miami, football) and George Dales (Western Michigan, cross country/track & field).

In Pinkel’s 10 seasons as the head coach at Toledo, Rockets players were named to the Academic All-MAC team or Academic Honor Roll 61 times, more than any other league school over that time period. He coached two Academic All-Americans at Toledo, Craig Dues (1995-96) and Todd France (2000).

In 10 years as the head coach of the Rockets from 1991-2000, Pinkel racked up the most wins in school history (73), as well as the highest winning percentage (.659) among those coaches who coached for at least three seasons. He also ranks fifth all-time in the MAC in wins, fourth in wins in MAC contests (53) and eighth in winning percentage.

He led his team to a MAC championship in 1995 as the Rockets went 11-0-1, won the Las Vegas Bowl and ended the season ranked No. 22 in the final coaches’ poll. He also led his team to MAC West Division titles in 1997 and 1998. In his final season at Toledo in 2000, Pinkel’s Rockets went 10-1, including a 24-6 win at Penn State. His teams ranked in the Top 25 in three different seasons (1995, 1997 and 2000).

He was MAC Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1997. Pinkel left Toledo after the 2000 season to accept the head coaching position at Mizzou, where he has led the Tigers into the top 10 in 2007 and 2008, as well as SEC East titles in 2013 and 2014. He is Missouri’s all-time leader in wins (113), making him the all-time victory leader at both schools. Pinkel was a three-time letterwinner as a tight end at Kent State from 1971-73. In his senior season he earned All-MAC and honorable mention All-America honors.

At Toledo, Pinkel established volunteer programs for his team with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat For Humanity, as well as numerous elementary school outreach programs in the Toledo area. He has the unique distinction of being in the Hall of Fame at two MAC schools, Kent State and Toledo.

To keep up with Coach Pinkel’s daily events, follow him on twitter.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rates (APR) on Wednesday, May 27, Mizzou once again found itself ranked among the SEC’s best as it continues to ‘Prepare Champions For Life.’ Mizzou posted four conference-best marks while ranking tied for second in average program APR among all 14 SEC schools. The average APR for Mizzou’s 20 varsity sports was 987, trailing only Vanderbilt (992).

Mizzou’s men’s indoor (988) and outdoor track (988) programs and women’s swimming and diving (1,000) all led the SEC while the Tigers’ wrestling team (986) led the Mid-American Conference. Mizzou’s softball program ranked second in the SEC with its 994 mark and Gary Pinkel’s football squad ranked third among SEC schools at 976. Of Mizzou’s 20 varsity sports, 12 ranked among the top five in their respective leagues as well.

In addition, Mizzou graduated 84 student-athletes in 2014-15, including 57 in the spring. Of Mizzou’s 20 varsity sport programs, 11 had grade-point-averages (GPAs) above 3.00 in the fall. Collectively, Mizzou’s combined GPA among all 20 programs was 2.97 in the fall and 2.95 in the spring semester. Ten of Mizzou’s programs were better than 3.00 in the spring as well.

Individually, 207 student-athletes earned spots on their respective Dean’s Lists in the fall semester while 51 percent earned GPAs of 3.00 or better. That number grew to 54 percent in spring.

Average Program APR by School

1. Vanderbilt – 992

2. Mizzou – 987

Alabama – 987

Kentucky – 987

5. Florida – 983

6. Auburn – 981

South Carolina – 981

8. Tennessee – 980

9. LSU – 979

10. Ole Miss – 977

11. Arkansas – 974

12. Texas A&M – 972

13. Georgia – 970

14. Mississippi State – 968

Mizzou has placed a premium in ‘preparing champions for life’ and the Total Person Program at Mizzou does not limit that success to strictly academics as life skills are a big part of the program.

Summer classes begin Monday, June 8, 2015.

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

Ingredients of a Self-Starter

COMPETITIVE GREATNESS: Be at your best when your best is needed. Enjoyment of a difficult challenge.

POISE: Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.

CONFIDENCE: Respect without fear often comes from being prepared and keeping all things in proper perspective.

CONDITION: Mental-moral-physical. Rest, exercise and diet must be considered. Moderation must be practiced. Dissipation must be eliminated.

SKILL: A knowledge of and the ability to properly and quickly execute the fundamentals. Be prepared and cover every little detail.

TEAM SPIRT: A genuine consideration for others. An eagerness to sacrifice personal interests of glory for the welfare of all.

SELF-CONTROL: Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential.

ALERTNESS: Be observing constantly. Stay open-minded. Be eager to learn/improve.

INITIATIVE: Cultivate the ability to make decisions and think alone. Do not be afraid of failure, but learn from it.

INTENTNESS: Set a realistic goal. Concentrate on its achievement by resisting all temptations and being determined and persistent.

INDUSTRIOUSNESS: There’s no substitute for work. Worthwhile results are from hard work and planning.

FRIENDSHIP: Comes from mutual esteem, respect and devotion. Like marriage, it must not be taken for granted; it requires a joint effort.

LOYALTY: To yourself and all those depending upon you. Keep your self-respect.

COOPERATION: With all levels of your coworkers, listen if you want to be heard. Be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way.

ENTHUSIASM: Brushes off upon those with whom you come in contact. You must truly enjoy what you are doing.

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Mizzou Made defensive lineman Justin Smith retired on Monday, May 18, 2015 after 14 seasons in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Smith in 2001, where he played seven full NFL seasons before being signing with the 49ers in 2008. Smith has anchored the defensive line in San Francisco ever since, and helped lead the 49ers to a NFC Championship and trip to the Super Bowl in 2012.

Since joining the 49ers in 2008, Smith recorded 37.5 sacks, which ranks second most in franchise history and most among all NFL defensive tackles over that span. In 2011, Smith was named a First-Team AP All-Pro while gaining 7.5 sacks and became just the third player in franchise history to register at least 6.0 sacks in four consecutive seasons. In 2012, he was named Second-Team AP All-Pro at two different positions (DT & DE) after registering 130 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 2 pass deflections. Smith, nicknamed “The Cowboy” for his blue collar and midwestern approach to his job, was also selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls from 2009-2013.

Smith was one of the most tenacious and dynamic defensive linemen to play for Mizzou, being named an All-American in 2000. As a sophomore at Mizzou, Smith recorded 92 tackles, 16 of those tackles for loss, and picked up 8.0 sacks tying the Mizzou single-season record. Smith was one of 19 players on the Bronco Nagurski Award watch list and one of only two sophomores. He was named first team All-Big 12 as well as Academic All-American and Academic All-Big 12. As a freshman in 1998, Smith became the first Tiger since 1986 to start every game and also was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the year. The Jefferson City, Missouri native also led Mizzou with 13 tackles for loss his freshman season and led the Big 12 rookies with 86 tackles.

Smith’s accomplishments at the collegiate and professional level show what it means to be Mizzou Made. Justin Smith will always be remembered as one of Mizzou’s most successful athletes as he will remain in the Mizzou Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame. Congratulations Justin on a remarkable NFL career!

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Five MizzouMade football student-athletes will participate in the University of Missouri’s graduation ceremonies throughout the weekend of Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17.

Mizzou’s student-athlete graduation success rate has been on the rise in the recent years. In the 2012-2013 year, and NCAA Academic Report announced Mizzou’s GSR for all sports at 84 percent ranking Mizoou third in the SEC. The overall graduation rates surpass national and state averages with a 69.4 percent average graduation rate compared to the national average of 57.7 percent and state average of 55.2 percent.

These MizzouMade football student-athletes will become University of Missouri Alums as they walk across the stage May 15-17, 2015:

Clayton Echard (Tight End – Eureka, Mo.) – Health Professions

Clarence Green (Linebacker – Clute, Texas) – Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Connor McGovern (Offensive Lineman – Fargo, N.D.) – Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Adam Franklin (Offensive Lineman – Raytown, Mo.) – Arts and Sciences

David Johnson (Cornerback – Spring, Texas) – Arts and Sciences

Follow Mizzou Football social media accounts on Snapchat (MizzouMade), Twitter (@MizzouFootball) and Instagram (@MizzouFootball) for updates throughout graduation weekend.

“There are three types of people:

Those who make it happen,

Those who watch it happen,

And those who say, ‘What happened?’

Which one are you?”

The above quote describes the three different types of people in the world. The Mizzou Football Family continuously strives to be leaders; those who make things happen.

Which one are you, you wonder? Take a look at the following 14 qualities of those who make things happen:

 You are at the top when…

  1. You have made friends with the past, and you are focused on the present and optimistic about your future.
  2. You have the love of friends and the respect of your enemies.
  3. You are filled with faith, hope, and love and you live without anger, greed, guilt, envy, or thoughts of revenge.
  4. You know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.
  5. You are mature enough to delay gratification and shift your focus from your rights to your responsibilities.
  6. You love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless, friendship to the friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged.
  7. You know that success (a win) doesn’t make you and that a failure (a loss) doesn’t break you.
  8. You can look back in forgiveness, forward to hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.
  9. You are secure in who (and whose) you are, so you are at peace with God and in fellowship with humanity.
  10. You clearly understand that yesterday ended last night, that today is a brand-new day, and it is yours!
  11. You know that “he who would be the greatest among you must become the servant of all.”
  12. You are pleasant to the grouchy, courteous to the rude, and generous to the needy, because you know that the long-term benefits of giving the forgiving far outweigh the short-term benefits of receiving.
  13. You recognize, confess, develop, and use your God-given physical, mental, and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of humankind.
  14. You stand in front of the Creator of the universe, and he says to you, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

University of Missouri Tiger fans of all ages in the mid-Missouri area are invited to come meet with brand new Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades, along with sport program head coaches, and other Mizzou Athletics officials on Tuesday, May 19th at a “Welcome Mack Rhoades” event being hosted by MU Athletics.

The event will be held in the Practice Gym at Mizzou Arena (1 Champions Drive, Columbia, Mo. 65211), and is scheduled to run from 5-7 p.m.  Rhoades, who took over as Director of Athletics on April 27th, will be on hand to meet people in person, and will also address the crowd with his vision for moving Mizzou Athletics forward.

There is no cost to attend this public reception.  Light appetizers and drinks will be provided at no cost to attendees during the event.  Free parking is available in Lot P, located on the south side of Mizzou Arena.

Fans are encouraged to register in advance, by signing up online through the Tiger Scholarship Fund at: http://www.tsf-mizzou.com/events/welcomemack.

The Mizzou Football Family spends an afternoon around Columbia, Missouri volunteering at the Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, and Veteran’s Hospital.