Last week, I conversed with Tod Palmer of The Kansas City Star Newspaper about Missouri State facing off against the Mizzou Tigers. For The Star, Palmer works as the Mizzou Tigers’ beat writer. Each week, The Standard sports section will feature a “Five things to know” about the Bears’ upcoming matchup. Enjoy. The Standard: It’s no secret that the Tigers have struggled since the end of the 2014 season, but what do the Tigers need to improve on the most in 2017 to turn the program around?