MU head football coach Gary Pinkel signed an amended contract on Wednesday that will make him the 8th highest-paid football coach in the Southeastern Conference. Pinkel is set to make $3.1 million through 2020, an increase from the $2.8 million that he made last year.
National Football League prospect Michael Sam publicly came out over the weekend. Although some critics have expressed concern about the league being ready for a publicly gay player, Sam’s former college coach says he hopes Sam’s new team treats him like his college team.
University of Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel says he’s proud of the courage Sam has shown by announcing he’s gay. Sam is an all-American and co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference.
With less than a week before the University of Missouri officially enters the Southeastern Conference, the UM board of curators has approved the first half of a project that Athletic Director Mike Alden says will “change the face” of the University of Missouri sports park. At a regular meeting yesterday, curators approved the $102 million project to expand and update athletic facilities on the Columbia campus.
MU Athletic Director Mike Alden addresses the media Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 regarding the suspension of football coach Gary Pinkel. On Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel has issued an apology today for what he calls a “lack of judgment,” following his arrest last night by Boone County Sherriff’s deputies on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. Meanwhile, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton says the Athletics Department has his support in taking the “appropriate action.”