Saturday November 10, 2012 is a busy and important day for Mizzou athletics. A full day triple-header includes an away football game, a home basketball opener, and a women’s soccer NCAA tournament match that Mizzou is hosting.
Mizzou football plays at Tennessee in a game that is important for the Tigers bowl aspirations. The pressure is on quarterback James Franklin to play well after struggling at Florida. However, the key matchup will be the Tigers defense trying to stop the Volunteers offense. The football game starts at 11:21 AM.
The Missouri basketball team starts its regular season at 4 p.m. against SIU-Edwardsville. The Tigers have high expectations this season and have a reasonable chance to compete for a SEC championship. The talent is there, so if head coach Frank Haith’s player can build chemistry, the Tigers will be a dangerous team in the postseason.
The triple-header will be capped off with a women’s soccer match at Walton Stadium in Columbia. Mizzou meets Illinois in the first round of the women’s NCAA tournament. The Tigers are 14-7-0 this season. They got off to a hot start, but struggled a bit at the end of the season. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m., so fans can attend both the basketball and soccer games.