Missouri extends Pinkel through 2020 season

Missouri extends Pinkel through 2020 season

The University of Missouri rewarded head football coach Gary Pinkel will a contract extension that will keep him with the school through the 2020 season.
Missouri lineman, likely NFL pick Michael Sam announces he is gay

Missouri lineman, likely NFL pick Michael Sam announces he is gay

COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- University of Missouri All-American defensive lineman and likely NFL draft pick Michael Sam announced he is gay Sunday in an interview with ESPN.
University of Missouri's football coach charged with DWI

University of Missouri's football coach charged with DWI

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Gary Pinkel, head football coach at the University of Missouri, apologized Thursday, hours after he was charged with drunken driving.

QB Tyler Gabbert transfers from Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- University of Missouri redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Gabbert is transferring from the school, the team confirmed Monday.
Missouri extends Pinkel's contract

Missouri extends Pinkel's contract

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 8 (UPI) -- Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel was given a two-year contract extension Friday, linking him to the school through the 2017 season.

Missouri's Maclin to enter NFL Draft

COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Sophomore All-American wide receiver Jeremy Maclin announced Friday he will leave the Missouri Tigers and enter the 2009 NFL Draft.

Missouri signs Pinkel through 2015 season

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The University of Missouri signed football Coach Gary Pinkel Tuesday to a new seven-year contract through the 2015 season.

Pinkel signs new contract at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Gary Pinkel agreed to a new five-year contract Sunday to continue as the football coach at the University of Missouri.

Missouri's O'Neal died of meningitis

COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The cause of death for Missouri redshirt freshman linebacker Aaron O'Neal last month was announced Tuesday as lymphocytic meningitis.

Pinkel gets extension at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Gary Pinkel, the football coach at Missouri, has been given a new contract.

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In Sports from United Press International

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Missouri extends coach's contract

COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Gary Pinkel, who was just 4-7 in his first season as coach at Missouri, on Monday had his contract extended two years through the 2007 season.

College Football Preview -- Big 12

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Toledo 23, Cincinnati 16

PONTIAC, Mich., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Chester Taylor rushed for a Motor City Bowl record 190 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with 3:23 left Saturday as Toledo rallied, then held off Cincinnati, 23-
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Gary Pinkel
A tearful Missouri Tigers head football coach Gary Pinkel gives senior standout Sean Weatherspoon a hug as the two take the field for a game against the Iowa State Cyclones on Senior Day at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on November 21, 2009. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gary Robin Pinkel (born April 27, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Missouri, a position he has held since the 2001 season. From 1991 to 2000, Pinkel coached at the University of Toledo, where his team won a Mid-American Conference championship in 1995. Before becoming a head coach, he was an assistant at the University of Washington, where he served as Don James's offensive coordinator.

Pinkel graduated from Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio, and received his bachelor of science degree in education from Kent State University in 1973, where he played tight end under James. His roommate at Kent was Pittsburgh Steelers great Jack Lambert. He did post-graduate studies at Kent and Bowling Green State University, and in 1997 was inducted into the Kent Athletic Hall of Fame.

Since arriving at Missouri in November 2000, Pinkel has guided the Tigers to seven bowl games in 10 years, winning three. The first was in 2003, a 27–14 loss to Arkansas, and the second was a thrilling 38–31 come-from-behind win over the University of South Carolina on December 30, 2005. Missouri then lost to Oregon State, 39–38, in the Brut Sun Bowl. In 2007, a historic year for the Mizzou program, Pinkel led his team to a #1 AP ranking at the end of the regular season after finishing 11–1. They then fell to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 Championship game, and played in the Cotton Bowl Classic against the University of Arkansas. The Tigers throttled the Razorbacks, strolling to an easy 38–7 victory and a final season ranking of #4 in the AP Poll.

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