The Missouri Tigers 2002 freshman class made their way to Columbia on Monday for their orientation. Today they’ll start practicing. The upperclassmen will report on Thursday. This marks the beginning of Head Coach Gary Pinkel’s second season at the helm of the program. Last year Mizzou finished 4-7 with a 55-7 loss to Michigan St. in the season finale. The Tigers open up the 2002 campaign with a regionally televised match up with Illinois at the dome in St. Louis on August 31st.