Missouri, UNC Meet In Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Big changes are coming for the football programs at Missouri and North Carolina. Before they happen, there's one more football game to play.

The Tigers and Tar Heels meet on Monday in the Independence Bowl, and both teams have become quite experienced at juggling questions about their long-term future with the upcoming matchup. Players and coaches are adamant the focus will be squarely on the field.

Not that there aren't reasons to be distracted. North Carolina is in the midst of a coaching change, while Missouri is preparing for its move to the Southeastern Conference after an acrimonious exit from the Big 12. Both teams enter the game with 7-5 records.

Missouri takes a three-game winning streak into the game, while North Carolina has lost four of six.


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  • by Billy on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    all i got to say is WHERE WAS EZU PLAYN THEIR BOWL GAME AT THIS YEAR???????? NUFF SAID!!!!!!!
  • by Tar heels Fan Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    Hey Chuck did u buy your virtual Bowl Ticket yet? what a bunch of morons!!! You prolly will lose that one as well!!!! GO HEELS
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      by Chuck on Dec 26, 2011 at 06:14 PM in reply to Tar heels Fan
      Guess you meant "Probably" will lose.What is "Prolly"? Virtual Bown was A Stupid Idea,But I bought 4 Virtual Bowl Tickets.Wanted more .but they were sold out.Ha Ha !! Your heels suck as usual.Watched & Enjoyed the entire game.Missouri could have put up 60 on you losers. Happy New year to you too!! ECU will see you losers in Chapel Hill in 2012. UNC will curse the day they Hired Fedora. Withers was a better coach. But with a AD Named "Bubba" UNC should expect some redneck decisions. Lol,UNC is a joke.Can't even beat the Low Life Wolfpack!!
  • by chill Location: enc on Dec 26, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    Go Tarheels.
  • by tarheel on Dec 26, 2011 at 09:55 AM
    wheres dumb ezu at, watching the tarheels play awe
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      by Chuck on Dec 26, 2011 at 06:17 PM in reply to tarheel
      ECU players are at home In Weight room,Resting up,Drinking Kool Aid & Getting ready to kick UNC butts next season. Happy new year to you,Fedora,& Bubba.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    Go Missouri.Beat the Holes!!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2011 at 07:16 AM
    The big changes coming to the holes, players have to actually do their own homework, pay parking tickets, not get passing grades by a professor/agent in African American Studies, UNC , what a joke!
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      by Anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 at 03:54 PM in reply to Dave
      u wack yo.
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