Since 1890, Mizzou sports have been entertaining, thrilling, and frustrating Tiger fans across the country. Mizzou Sports through the Ages: An Illustrated Timeline of University of Missouri Athletics is the first comprehensive history of the entire University of Missouri sports program— from the first muddy days on the football field to the diverse multi-million dollar college athletic program that regularly produces All-Americans, first-round draft picks, and Olympians.,/p>
Little known stories such as how Missouri became Mizzou, as well as famous events etched in the memories of every Tiger fan—like the 2007 Border War win over Kansas that propelled Mizzou to #1—are highlighted and accompanied by vivid photos. Besides the growth and ups and downs of the football and basketball programs, Mizzou Sports through the Ages explores the national championships of the baseball and track programs, the accomplishments of historic Mizzou sports figures, and the growth of women’s sports in the 1970s. It celebrates the ups and downs of Mizzou sports in a way that brings cherished moments back to life for longtime Tiger fans and enlightens new Tiger fans on a storied history. Be they century-old events nearly lost to time, or modern accomplishments still fresh in our memories, Mizzou Sports through the Ages captures the spirit of the Tigers and provides a rich history and a cherished keepsake.
About the Author
Brendon Steenbergen holds a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Missouri. He has worked closely with Tiger athletics marketing for over a decade and has served as a gameday video replay official for the Big 12 and the SEC.
Published by Reedy Press, hardback, 2016. 114 pages. 200+ illustrations.