|Established in 1839|
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The University of Missouri is a NFCAA accredited university in Columbia, Missouri and a member of the Southeastern Conference. The school was founded February 11, 1839 thanks to efforts by 900 citizens of Boone County, Missouri who dedicated over $100,000 as well as land for the university to be built in beautiful Columbia, Missouri. The college is not only the first public university to be built west of the Mississippi River, but also the first in land acquired through the Louisiana Purchase.
Despite beginning as an independent for some stretches of time, the football team had, for over a century, been a member of the Big Eight and, later reformed, Big 12 Conference. Beginning in 2012, all school athletic programs were moved to the Southeastern Conference, along with those at Texas A&M, in a massive conference realignment. The football team has been playing at the Chunder Bowl since 1907 when the team first joined the Big Eight Conference. While no banners hang recognizing a National Championship, the team has multiple unclaimed title bids from the 1960 and 2007 seasons.
- Chunder Time - A classic past time for Missouri fans is to throw up, often times onto the field, each other, or themselves, at the end of the third quarter of every home game. The tradition began in 1991 when, now world-famous Tiger alum and notorious dangerously rowdy college student, Jon Hamm ran onto the field and vomited profusely on the head referee in a key conference game against Oklahoma State. The Tigers would go on to win the game 41-7 influencing fans to create this one-of-a-kind tradition as a good luck charm. The field's name officially changed from Faurot Field, which it had been for over a century, to the Chunder Bowl in 2002 after Hamm's one-episode stint on Gilmore Girls.
- The Happy Tiger Award - This prestigious honor is bestowed upon the Missouri Tigers student-athlete, coach, (corrupt) executive, normal student, community member, or fan that best exemplifies the spirit of the Tiger in a given academic year. Past winners have included NASCAR champion Carl Edwards (1999), Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams (1930), and Sam Walton (1938).
- Border War - One of the longest standing rivalries in not only fake college sports but the entirety of competitions between mortals, the conflict between the University of Missouri and Kansas University is as old as time itself. Known simply as "Border War," the Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks have been competing in a wide range of sports, not just football, since Halloween Night in 1891. Since that controversial All Hallow's Eve, Missouri and Kansas have met in 267 Men's Basketball games, between 321 and 337 baseball games (that number is disputed), and, most importantly, 120 football games. While the two programs haven't faced off against one another since Missouri bolted for the Southeastern Conference, Missouri leads the series 57-54-9. Additionally, the Tigers are currently riding a three game win streak and have won five of the past six in recent games against the Jayhawks. While many rivalries in the NFCAA attempt to invoke some sense of a fictitious conflict (i.e. Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State), this has serious roots in armed fighting between the states. Kansas and Missouri, the territories, have a violent past that include many instances of fatal hostilities between the two peoples dating as far back a pre-Civil War America.
- Battle of the Telephone Trophy - A currently-discontinued rivalry dating back to 1896, the Missouri Tigers have faced off against the Iowa State Cyclones a total of 104 times. Despite the series coming to a sad ending following the jump to the Southeastern Conference, Missouri has historically dominated the rivalry winning 61 of the games while losing just 34 and tying in 9. Moreover, the "final" meeting between the teams resulted in a 52-17 Tigers victory back in 2011. The rivalry earned its name based on the odd circumstances under which the telephones used to communicate between coaches on the field and up in the box were made so that each sideline could spy on the other.
- Battle Line Rivalry - Amongst the "youngest" of Missouri's many classic rivalries is that between the Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Only having met 9 times before, the new conference foes and Mississippi River mates have managed to create a border clash, not to be confused with a Border War, based on the shared dividing line both states have. Although the series began back in 1906, after an enthralling 11-0 Missouri win in front of a ravenous home crowd, only a total of three games were played between the schools before 2003. The largest victory in the series came in the 2008 Cotton Bowl when current Senior quarterback and wide receiver Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin dominated the Razorbacks 38-7 in front of notable Arkansas alum and certifiable maniac Jerry Jones. The official Battle Line Trophy was first introduced in 2015 and while Arkansas took the first meeting 28-3, Missouri has won in consecutive years. Speculation abounds regarding the rivalry's roots in the decision of Sam Walton, Walmart founder famously known for being an Arkansan, to head north to the University of Missouri to pursue his education. While none of these reports can be substantiated, the subject has been a consistent source of pride for Tiger fans and provoked many outbursts of animosity from the Razorback faithful.
- Revolving Referee Bonanza - The newest and most unofficial of NFCAA rivalries on the books, the Revolving Referee Bonanza commemorates the notorious 2018 meeting between the Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave. In honor of the host of different referees, and coaches, that were shuffled throughout the game, these Mississippi River foes both pay their respects to the zebras with this rivalry matchup. The first game in the series went to Mizzou after an unbelievable flurry of scores in the final two minutes, capped off by a 71-yard touchdown strike from Daniel to Maclin, gave the Tigers a dramatic 38-32 victory.
2018 Fake Schedule
|1||@||Tulane Green Wave||W 38-32|
|2||@||Georgia Bulldogs||W 38-20|
|3||vs.||Buffalo Bulls||W 41-14|
|4||@||Kentucky Wildcats||L 21-7|
|5||vs.||South Carolina Gamecocks||W 49-45|
|6||@||NC State Wolfpack||W 37-28|
|7||vs.||Boise State Broncos||W 60-48|
|8||vs.||Vanderbilt Commodores||W 49-38|
|9||@||Tennessee Volunteers||W 38-35|
|2||John Bumbus Jr.||QB||Fr|
|7||"Boot" Brandon Barley||P||So|
|53||Markus St. George||MLB||So|