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World Cup
1:11 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

5 Things To Know For The U.S. Vs. Belgium Game

The return of U.S. striker Jozy Altidore, who had been sidelined by a hamstring injury, could help the Americans as they face off against a talented and young Belgian team Tuesday.
Marcos Brindicci Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 1:24 pm

Today, players and fans of the U.S. and Belgium are building toward a decisive game that will send one team to the World Cup's quarterfinals and send the other packing. Two key questions are whether the U.S. can strike early, as it did against Ghana, and whether Belgium can pull away late, as it has in all its games so far in Brazil.

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Sports
7:39 am
Fri June 27, 2014

MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft

Missouri guard Jordan Clarkson brings the ball up the court in the second half against Davidson on Tuesday, March 18, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
Credit Cody Mroczka / KBIA Sports Extra

Former University of Missouri basketball player Jordan Clarkson was selected as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft last night, and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Views of the News
7:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

World Cup fever sweeps USA

Credit jasonwhat / Flickr

Bigger than baseball?

With ratings for Sunday's U.S.A-Portugal game tipping in at just more than 24 million television viewers, it's probably safe to say World Cup fever has swept the nation.  ESPN reports more than 18 million tuned in to its main, English-language broadcast -- an audience bigger than single games of both the World Series and the NBA finals.

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Sports
5:01 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Missouri Supreme Court rules on mascot mishap

Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr
Mike Kalasnik Flickr

The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan injured by a hot dog tossed by the team mascot.

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World Cup
10:15 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Ragtag Cinema hosting free World Cup screenings

Credit Conner Handel

Ragtag Cinema will be airing live World Cup matches up to the finals in July.

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Sports
6:18 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

MU softball player joins All-American team

Credit Photo provided by Taylor Gadbois

An MU softball player went from bench warmer to All-American this year. Taylor Gadbois achieved third-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors on Wednesday.

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Sports
6:52 am
Sun May 11, 2014

WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick

Michael Sam runs through drills during the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 24. Sam is the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL.
USA Today Sports Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sun May 11, 2014 12:41 pm

After being drafted by the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

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Sports
7:20 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player

Michael Sam (file photo)
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA

  The St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam Saturday, making him the first openly gay active player in the National Football League.

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Sports
8:05 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Michael Sam to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Michael Sam
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA

Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has been selected to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s in July.

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Sports
4:15 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Anderson formally introduced as new basketball coach

Credit University of Central Missouri

  Kim Anderson has been formally announced as the next MU men’s basketball coach after spending the previous 12 years at the University of Central Missouri. This marks the first time a Missouri alumnus will be the head coach of the MU basketball program for the first time since Norm Stewart retired in 1999.

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Sports
3:35 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Mizzou names Kim Anderson men's basketball coach

Kim Anderson is the new Mizzou men's basketball coach.
Credit University of Central Missouri

For the first time since Norm Stewart, a former player will lead the Missouri men’s basketball program.

On Monday, the University of Missouri announced that Kim Anderson, 58, will replace Frank Haith, who left for Tulsa last Friday. Anderson arrives in Columbia after winning the 2014 NCAA D-II National Championship at Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Anderson lead the Mules to 274 wins, five conference titles and two NCAA Final Fours since taking over the program in 2002.

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Basketball
4:14 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Report: Mizzou's Frank Haith to become head coach at Tulsa

Frank Haith shown here during an exhibition game on Oct. 29, 2012, will be the next men’s basketball coach at Tulsa.
Credit Karen Mitchell

According to multiple reports on Thursday, Missouri coach Frank Haith has verbally accepted an offer to become the head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. 

Tulsa World had reported that Haith is a “very solid front-runner” and was expected to meet with Tulsa President Steadman Upham and athletic and athletic director Derrick Gragg. A short time later ESPN and CBSsports learned he has verbally accepted an offer to join Tulsa. 

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Sports
4:47 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Ex-Mizzou player seeks protection from teammate

Zach Price
Credit Boone County Sheriff's Department

A former Missouri basketball player is seeking a protection order against Zach Price, who remains suspended from the team after being arrested twice for allegedly assaulting his roommate and a woman.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Earnest Ross filed the petition in Boone County Circuit Court on April 2. Price was arrested twice the next day after reportedly first ramming his car into another vehicle and then in a later encounter with the pair. Police say he hit his male roommate in the face then pushed the woman to the ground.

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Sports
6:23 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day

Athletes warm up at Missouri's Pro Day in antipation of the coming NFL draft in May.
Cody Crutchfield KBIA

Fifteen former University of Missouri football players participated in Missouri’s Pro Day Thursday in their last chance for national exposure before the National Football League draft. The players participated in drills similar to the NFL Combine, such as the 40 yard dash and 225 lbs. bench press.

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Sports
5:49 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Clark, Rector Among Four Arrested Before NIT Opener

  Four Missouri student athletes are suspended after getting arrested over the weekend. Freshman basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, and football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of possession 35 grams or less of marijuana.

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Sports
5:14 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Pinkel becomes 11th SEC coach to make at least $3 million

Credit Karen Mitchell

  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.

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Sports
3:23 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

SEC video shoot has students cheering "Z-O-U" across MU campus

The showing of school pride across the University of Missouri campus was captured for a video promo for an ESPN channel about the SEC.
Karen Mitchell University of Missouri

Students from the University of Missouri gathered around campus Tuesday to show their school spirit for an SEC Network promo.

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Sports
4:44 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Presidential support for Michael Sam

Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA

President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft.

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Sports
8:45 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Hundreds form human wall in support of Michael Sam

A group of students hold signs in support of MU football player Michael Sam, who recently came out as gay. The students were part of a counter-protest, in response to Westboro Baptist Church.
Rickelle Pimentel KBIA

Hundreds of Michael Sam supporters lined up along Stadium Boulevard with frozen fingers and toes on Saturday (Feb. 15). Some brought signs, some brought hand warmers, but one thing they all brought was a united front to stand up for Sam.

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Sports
6:56 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

MU football coach: Sam has support of teammates, coaches

MU head coach Gary Pinkel says he's proud of the courage Michael Sam had when coming out as gay.
Credit Karen Mitchell

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.

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Sports
9:51 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam.
Rick Scuteri AP

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 2:55 pm

Michael Sam has been a star defensive end at the University of Missouri. He's been an All-American and The Associated Press SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

A senior, he's been among the players scouts have said are sure to be selected by an NFL team when the league holds its draft on May 8-9.

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Sports
8:04 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Former MU football player comes out as gay, may be NFL's first openly gay player

Michael Sam
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA

Former Missouri Tigers football player Michael Sam publicly came out as gay Sunday in interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports.

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7:54 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

MU football's Michael Sam comes out as gay in 'New York Times'

Lead in text: 
In a Sunday 'New York Times' feature, MU football's former defensive lineman Michael Sam, says he is gay, and that he's already come out to his fellow team mates, who voted him most valuable player. The 'New York Times' reports this is the first time Sam's spoken publicly about being gay.
Coaches at the University of Missouri divided players into small groups at a preseason football practice last year for a team-building exercise. One by one, players were asked to talk about themselves - where they grew up, why they chose Missouri and what others might not know about them.
Missouri Olympic medalists
1:42 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC]

STL Represents.

At least three U.S. Olympic athletes with Missouri ties are competing in Sochi this month. But they represent only a small part of the Show-Me State’s Olympic heritage. Nearly 100 medalists since the 1900s were born in Missouri, as shown by the interactive map below.

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Sports
10:55 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Mizzou captures SEC East crown, will face Auburn in championship

Henry Josey (20) avoids a tackle on his way to the winning touchdown Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, against Texas A&M in Columbia.
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA Sports Extra

Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season.

The senior running back’s legs produced the go-ahead score in a win that put the fifth-ranked Tigers in the SEC championship game.

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Sports
2:35 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game

The Antlers (file photo)
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA Sports Extra

A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.

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Sports
9:51 am
Tue October 22, 2013

NCAA suspends MU coach Frank Haith for 5 games for violations at Miami

MU basketball coach Frank Haith (left) and Athletic Director Mike Alden spoke with reporters about the NCAA sanctions at a press conference October 22, 2013 in Columbia, Mo.
Credit Courtney Kiley / KBIA

Current Missouri men’s basketball coach and former Miami coach Frank Haith has been suspended for the first five regular season games of the season as penalty for his actions in the two year long Nevin Shapiro scandal.

On Tuesday, the NCAA handed out sanctions for its case against the University of Miami that involved former boosters and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro.

Haith will miss games against Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 8), Southern Illinois (Nov. 12), Hawaii (Nov. 16), Gardner-Webb (Nov. 23) and IUPUI (Nov. 25).

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Sports
8:22 am
Tue October 22, 2013

World Series bet between churches will benefit victims of sex trafficking

The leaders of the Episcopal cathedrals in Boston and St. Louis are using the World Series matchup between the Red Sox and the Cardinals to combat prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States.

Until the start of Game One on Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boston will be collecting online donations. The money in the pot will go to a non-profit in the winning city that helps victims of sex trafficking.

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Sports
3:35 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Student attendance is down at collegiate athletic events

Credit Scott Pham / KBIA

College athletic programs across the country are witnessing a troubling trend in student attendance according to The Wall Street Journal.  Students aren’t showing up to the games like they have in the past.

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CoMo Explained
1:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Everything you wanted to know about roadkill

Too bad it's closed.
Credit Atelier Teee / Flickr

  This week we answer all your burning questions about roadkill.


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