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Following the rush of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a unique opportunity and reminder to observe and support causes and charities that are meaningful making an impact in the lives of our neighbors.

Since 2019, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation has partnered with supporters to distribute nearly $300,000 to Missouri organizations that provide services fulfilling the three pillars of our mission, helping children in Missouri to:

  • Battle cancer
  • Break disability barriers
  • Overcome poverty

In addition to local non-profit grants, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation has awarded 49 Scholarships, valued at nearly $400,000, to low-income students from across the state, to attend college, university or vocational trade schools in Missouri.

We’re not done yet. We need your help to move the ball forward into 2023.

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15 years as a Mizzou Tiger on the field with a coach’s visor, and now a Mizzou Tiger for all posterity! On September 16, 2022, the Mizzou Alumni Association awarded GP M.A.D.E. Founder Gary Pinkel an honorary degree on September 16, 2022.

Coach Pinkel served as Head Football Coach for the University of Missouri from 2001-2015, earning the title of “winningest football coach in Mizzou history.” Coach Pinkel is well-known for mentoring his players on and off the field. His program “Mizzou Made” focused on four core values:

-Treat Women with Respect
-No Drugs
-Respect Cultural Differences

The result of this program was young men who put team first and found success on the football field and also in life. When Coach Pinkel retired from coaching and shifted to his focus to philanthropy, his “Mizzou Made” philosophy helped shape the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation — Making a Difference Every-Day in the lives of youths facing difficult challenges.

Congrats on your honorary degree coach, and many thanks to the Mizzou Alumni Association!

Gary and Missy Pinkel attended the second ever “Game Day with GP” event hosted by Dudley and Beth McCarter on Saturday, September 11 in St. Louis, Mo. The event was a watch party for the Missouri at Kentucky football game in which Mizzou came up just short in a 35-28 contest.

During the event, guests were encouraged to take photos with Coach Pinkel, listen to coach’s pregame routine and enjoy the game. Prior to kickoff, Coach Pinkel went through his real team meeting notes including his “Fatherly Advice – Thursday Talk,” an itinerary, and game week notes. The pregame talk was preceded by a Q&A featuring former Missouri football player TJ Moe who described his own pregame routine and what it was like playing under Coach Pinkel.

Guests were able to purchase cups, signed books, footballs and visors in the form of a donation to the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation. Coach Pinkel’s bowl rings and watches were also available for viewing.

The event raised over $10,000 in donations toward the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation which directly contributes to the yearly scholarships given out by the Foundation. Three weeks later, the GP M.A.D.E. Foundation was able to host a tailgate for Missouri’s home game against Tennessee to meet with sponsors and other supporters.

Former Mizzou defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson received a high honor from the NFL this week when he earned the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Richardson started every game this season for the New York Jets. He had 3.5 sacks, and his 77 tackles ranked third most for a defensive lineman. He also had a forced fumble and helped the Jets defense rank No. 3 overall against the run.

“He’s had a tremendous year, and I think he has a great future here,” Richardson’s coach Rex Ryan told NFL.com. “The production is a huge part of it and the way he plays. He’s got that relentless motor. For a defensive tackle and being as productive as he is…the tape doesn’t lie.”

Versatility was the name of the game, as Richardson was even brought in on offensive sets, and not just to block. Richardson became the first lineman since William “Refrigerator” Perry for the 1985 Bears to score more than one offensive touchdown in a season.

When asked if he thought he had a chance at Offensive Rookie of the Year as well, Richardson told Sports Illustrated, “Nah, I think Eddie Lacey had more touchdowns than me.” Lacey was this year’s offensive winner.

The biggest threat to Richardson winning the award was Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. Richardson won with 23 of 50 votes from Associated Press writers. Alonso finished second with 19.

Richardson was the Jets’ first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and  No. 13 overall from Mizzou.

The biggest threat to Richardson winning the award was Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. Richardson won with 23 of 50 votes from Associated Press writers. Alonso finished second with 19.

Richardson was the Jets’ first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, going at No. 13 overall from Mizzou.

Several Mizzou players were honored by the Southeastern Conference on the academic end of their student-athlete responsibilities.







The following players were named to the SEC Honor Roll, and are listed with their major:

Michael Brennan – Business Administration

Christian Brinser – Middle School Education

Justin Britt – General Studies

Brayden Burnett – Educational & Counseling Psychology

Taylor Chappell – Health Science

Sean Culkin – Business

Tyler Davis – Mechanical Engineering

Clayton Echard -Health Science

Marvin Foster – Health Administration

Michael Godas – Sports Management

Matthew Hoch – Middle School Education

Tanner Hull – Nutritional Sciences

Jacob Hurrell Football Business

Wesley Leftwich – Nutrition

Marcus Lucas – Business Marketing

Connor McGovern – Agriculture Economics

Nicolas Monaghan – Educational Studies

Mitch Morse – Hospitality Management

Blake Owens – Health Science

Michael Scherer – Business

Andrew Stevens – Psychology

Morgan Steward – Communications

Gregory White – Health Science

Matthew White – Industrial Engineering

Christian Williams – Mechanical Engineering

Jordan Williams – Accountancy

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To be eligible for inclusion in the SEC Honor Roll, you must be a scholarship athlete who maintains a 3.0 GPA. You can also be a non-scholarship player, but you must be a member of the team for at least two seasons before you can be nominated. You must also be a member of the team for the entire season.

These are exciting times for the Mizzou Tigers, who claimed an SEC East division title this past Saturday with a win at home on Senior Day. Mizzou will play in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta this Saturday for a chance to win its first outright conference championship since the 1960 season.

We caught up with two senior captains, wide receiver L’Damian Washington and linebacker Andrew Wilson, to really get a feel for how preparations are setting up this week.

We asked Wilson what he thought about catching another guy named Wilson on Mizzou’s career tackles chart, referring to his father. Andrew currently sits at No. 16 on this list with 306 career tackles. His father Jay Wilson was also a linebacker for Mizzou and currently sits tied for No. 12 with 323 tackles. Andrew is just 17 tackles away from tying his father on the all-time list–an amazing achievement.

We caught up with Mizzou running back Russell Hansbrough this week, one of the three backs that has been used this year in Mizzou’s highly effective rushing attack.

We asked Hansbrough about coexisting with his other backs, team unity and why he likes Columbia. You will not want to miss what he had to say.


WHEN: Saturday, November 23 at 6:45p.m. CST

WHERE: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580) Oxford, Miss.

TV: ESPN (national) Brad Nessler – play-by-play, Todd Blackledge – analyst, Holly Rowe – sideline

SERIES: Missouri leads 5-1

COACHES: Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss 14-9 (2nd year), overall 44-16 (6th year) Gary Pinkel, Missouri 99-62 (13th year) overall 172-99-3 (23rd year)


Mizzou football will travel to Oxford, Miss. for the second time in school history to play the Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday. Mizzou is coming off of a well deserved bye week that gave players and coaches a chance to refresh themselves physically and mentally.

Last time out, Mizzou took care of business on the road in Lexington, Ky., when they beat Kentucky 48-17. Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham had a record-setting performance with four touchdown receptions, breaking the old school record. Quarterback Maty Mauk tied the school record for most touchdown passes with five.

Mizzou has had mostly successes over Ole Miss in its history, and won the previous encounter on Sept. 8, 2007 by a 38-25 score. The Missouri Tigers are also a perfect 4-0 on the road so far this season.

Mizzou Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel now sits just two wins shy of the all-time record for wins at Mizzou. Legendary coach and NCAA College Football Hall-of-Fame member Don Faurot owns the top mark with 101 wins.

Speaking of records, Mizzou extended its streak of games with a takeaway to 40, which leads all other FBS schools. Its 17 team interceptions ranks first in the SEC as well.


A win for Mizzou this Saturday would secure its fourth 10-win season in the last seven years. To put that in perspective, Dan Devine has the only other 10-win season in school history.  It would also mean they would win three consecutive games as a top-10 team for the first time since 2008.


In this week’s one-on-one player interviews, we caught up with Mizzou sophomore defensive end Shane Ray and senior left guard Max Copeland for what was easily the most candid and entertaining set of interviews so far this year.

Each talked about what makes Head Coach Gary Pinkel so unique and what makes this team so special.

In a sport where you can’t cling to your mishaps just as you shouldn’t relish too much in your successes, the Mizzou football team is locked in on moving forward and not dwelling on what could have been last week.

In this week’s interviews, we talk one-on-one with running back and kick returner Marcus Murphy and cornerback Randy Ponder as they prepare for the final home game of this three-game stretch against Tennessee.