School record 7th straight bowl appearance
by Mizzou Matt
COLUMBIA, MO- The University of Missouri football team keeps a school record going with a seventh straight bowl game. It's the eighth time in Gary Pinkel's tenure that the Tigers have made the post season, and the 29th appearance in school history. Their overall bowl record is 12-16 in the previous 28 appearances. The Tigers are currently on a two game losing streak in bowl games, 2009 against Navy and 2010 against Iowa, and are 3-4 in postseason play under Pinkel.
The Tigers (7-5, 5-4) were invited, accepted and are headed to Shreveport, LA for the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl. The game, normally slated for Atlantic Coast Conference vs Mountain West Conference, was on the Tigers' radar if a Big 12-affiliated bowl wasn't offered. Their most likely opponent will be the North Carolina Tar Heels (7-5, 3-5) of the ACC Coastal division. The game is set for Monday, December 26th at 4:00pm/CT. Tickets are available at the MU Ticket Office at Mizzou Arena, over the phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS or through mutigers.com website. Other information about the bowl can be found at independencebowl.org.