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Missouri Tigers News: Renovating Stadium and Basketball Woes

Dec 21, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) and Missouri Tigers guard Jordan Geist (15) fight for the ball during the second half at Scottrade Center. Illinois won 75-66. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 21, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) and Missouri Tigers guard Jordan Geist (15) fight for the ball during the second half at Scottrade Center. Illinois won 75-66. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Missouri Tigers news revolves around the new renovations planned for Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium in Columbia and also how the basketball team has continued to struggle.

The University of Missouri had previously announced some renovation plans for their football field, but now have decided to switch things up a bit. The original $75 million project has now developed into closer to $100 million and Missouri is hoping that the renovations will be completed by 2019.

The main changes in the plan revolve around the south bowl, which will now be taken down. The original plan was to build around the south bowl, but now the university has decided to start from scratch in that area.

The new idea for the stadium appears to be a pretty cool one and hopefully this will end up as a good decision for Missouri.

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As for the other major team at the university, the Missouri Tigers basketball team is struggling this season. They’re now 5-6 on the year after a 75-66 loss to Illinois in the annual “Braggin’ Rights” game.

It was Mizzou basketball’s third straight loss.

After three horrible seasons, it’s tough to imagine Kim Anderson holding onto his job for next season, but perhaps Mizzou will give Anderson one more year to try and develop his recruits.

It has, after all, been a rough few years for Missouri and it’d be tough to blame Anderson entirely for the basketball team’s struggles.

Here’s what’s trending in Missouri Tigers news around the world wide web.

Mizzou tweaks football stadium renovation plans [Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

"The south bowl of the stadium currently holds seats for up to 10,000 fans. The revised structure in the south end zone will include up to 5,000 general seats plus private suites, a field-level club area and a private club section with seating."

Missouri, Illinois basketball heading in opposite directions [Ron Davis, Missourian]

Mizzou revises football facility plan in Memorial Stadium’s south end zone [Tod Palmer, The Kansas City Star]

Apathy lurks over MU basketball [Vahe Gregorian, The Kansas City Star]

"Of the 8,000 tickets MU had available for sale, only 2,850 were claimed.Combine that with the ever-dwindling attendance at Mizzou Arena, and apathy obviously has permeated the fan base in ways it hasn’t since before Stewart revitalized the program after taking over 50 years ago this spring."

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It’s been a rough year for Missouri Tigers fans, but 2017 is almost here and hopefully the team and the university can start anew. The basketball team has shown strides at time of looking like a decent team, but now at 5-6, they’ll really have to pull it together if they want to see fans filling up the arena again.

There’s nowhere else to go but up, right?