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Missouri Beats Nebraska On The Road


Lincoln, NE – The University of Kansas and Missouri football teams began their Big 12 schedules over the weekend with road victories. It was especially sweet for the Missouri Tigers. They picked up their first victory in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1978. But MU didn't leave without some parting shots.

KCUR's Greg Echlin explains.

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As the Nebraska fans filed into Memorial Stadium, inside the Missouri Tigers were taking the field for their pre-game warmups. It was then when MU quarterback Chase Daniel says he was rudely welcomed

Chase Daniel: Walking out before pre-game, I got spit on. I've never really done that before, yeah, by a player. A Nebraska player. I'm not going to say who it was. He knows who he is and I think that's bush league.

Once the game started Daniel says the unsportsmanlike conduct continued. He called the Huskers one of the dirtiest teams he has played. The Tigers won convincingly, however, 52-17. In the weekly Associated Press poll released yesterday, the Tigers moved up from fourth to third in the nation.

Sports have an economic and social impact on our community and, as a sports reporter, I go beyond the scores and statistics. I also bring the human element to the sports figures who have a hand in shaping the future of not only their respective teams but our town. Reach me at gregechlin@aol.com.
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