Scuffle for the Ball During an MU versus Oklahoma Game, 1947

A Scuffle for the Ball During a MU versus Oklahoma Game
(University Archives, 1948 Savitar)

In 1905, people believed the game of college football was too violent--numerous injuries and even deaths occurred. President Theodore Roosevelt called for action to remedy this problem. His call prompted a meeting of 13 institutions to change the way college football was played. In late December 1905, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS) was founded to oversee college sports rules. In 1910, the name was changed to the present National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The Missouri Tiger team has been part of six different conference configurations over the years. They are:

I.The Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA)

MU versus Washington, 1933

MU versus Washington
(University Archives, 1934 Savitar)

II.Big 6


MU versus Colorado, 1954

MU in Big 7 Match Against New Member Colorado
(University Archives, 1955 Savitar)

III.Big 7


MU versus Oklahoma State, 1971

MU versus Oklahoma State
(University Archives, 1972 Savitar)

IV.Big 8

Freshman Kareem Rush Attempts a Shot, 1998

Freshman Kareem Rush Attempts a Shot
(University Archives, 1999 Savitar)

V.Big 12


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