Dave Matter has been the University of Missouri athletics beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 2013. A native of St. Louis and graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he began covering sports at the Columbia Daily Tribune where he worked for 15 years. In 2017 he co-authored “Gary Pinkel: The 100-Yard Journey” and previously co-authored “The Mizzou Fan’s Survival Guide to the SEC” in 2012. He’s won multiple awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Football Writers Association of America. He lives in Columbia, Mo., with his wife Molly and three sons, Jackson, Connor and Will.