QB Lock to Return to MU for Senior Season

Jan 10, 2018

Missouri fans can breathe easy — their quarterback is coming back.

Junior Drew Lock has decided to hold off on entering the NFL Draft for another year and will return to Missouri for a senior season in 2018, the school announced Tuesday evening.

MU Freshman Point Guard Harris to Transfer

Jan 5, 2018


Missouri point guard Blake Harris received a release and will transfer from Missouri, the team confirmed Friday.

Harris’ move marks the team’s second freshman point guard departure in as many months, as CJ Roberts, an Irving, Texas, product, announced his transfer to Texas Tech earlier this week after departing the team in early December.

Harris started nine games for Missouri and averaged 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. He led the team with 44 assists through 14 games.

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Top-ranked Missouri basketball player, Michael Porter Jr., is scheduled to undergo back surgery Tuesday in Dallas, according to team officials. The 6–foot-10 freshman has an expected three to four month recovery period and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

In a statement, Porter said: "I really appreciate the support of my family and the Mizzou Men's Basketball program as I begin this process. I'm thankful for all the kind words and messages I've received from fans. Those mean a lot to me. I cannot wait to be completely healthy and playing the game I love, once again."

Three-Star Receiver Gray commits to Missouri

Jul 5, 2017
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Missouri football landed its fifth commitment of the Class of 2018 on Tuesday when three-star wide receiver Danny Gray, from Dallas, announced his collegiate decision on Twitter. 

"I want to thank God for giving me an opportunity to play football at the next level," Gray wrote. "I also want to thank my high school coaches that helped me get this far and gave me the opportunity to play football. With that being said, I will be committing to the University of Missouri to continue my football career." 

Nation's Top Basketball Recruit Commits to Missouri

Mar 25, 2017

Former hometown hero Michael Porter Jr. — the country's best player — is ready to return to Columbia and revive the Missouri basketball program.

On Friday, Porter Jr. announced through Twitter that he will play the next season with the Tigers. 

Cuonzo Martin: "It just feels like home"

Mar 21, 2017
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The University of Missouri Athletics welcomed Cuonzo Martin as the new Men’s Basketball head coach Monday afternoon. MU Students, faculty, and fans gathered to welcome Martin at Mizzou Arena with a “campus celebration.”  The introduction was open to the public as MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk introduced Martin to Tiger fans.

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UPDATE 8:11 p.m.:

University of Missouri Athletics has announced Cuonzo Martin will be the new head coach for the Missouri men's basketball team. There will be a public "celebration" at Mizzou Arena at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20.

Original story:

According to several news outlets, UC Berkeley Head Basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin has resigned from his current position to take up a role as head coach at the University of Missouri.

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In 2016, University of Missouri Athletics experienced a wide range of successes and failures. The year also featured instability, as five different people (Mack Rhoades, Wren Baker, Hank Foley, Sarah Reesman and Jim Sterk) served as the university’s athletic director.

Following the departure of long-time football head coach in 2015, and the football team’s role in the November 2015 protests on the MU campus, Missouri Tiger fans have not appeared to support the football program as much as years past.

MU Wheelchair Basketball Coach Wins Gold in Rio

Sep 23, 2016
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The coach of the MU wheelchair basketball team led the USA men’s wheelchair basketball team to a gold medal after defeating Spain by a score of 68-52 at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

MU wheelchair basketball coach Ron Lykins is no stranger to Paralympic medals. Lykins coached the women’s wheelchair basketball team to one silver medal in 1992 and two gold medals in 2004 and 2008. After his first win with the men’s team, Lykins looks forward to bringing back the lessons he learned in Rio to the MU wheelchair basketball team.

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The University of Missouri is set to hire San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk as its new Athletic Director.

San Diego State announced last night on its website that Sterk had resigned after six years with the school and would take over at Missouri on Sept. 1.  

The coach of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers is coming back to his Missouri hometown to be honored next month.

On Sunday, Mexico, Missouri native Tyronn Lue led the Cavaliers to their first-ever championship, and Cleveland's first title of any kind since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.

During a TV interview immediately after the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, Lue made mention of his hometown — not once, but twice.

The University of Missouri's softball players say they're playing in protest of an internal investigation they say focuses on the program and its coaches.

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The Missouri state basketball and football championships are hitting the road, and Columbia businesses may not be too happy.

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The University of Missouri football team has dismissed quarterback Maty Mauk from the program after a series of missteps.

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Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended indefinitely.

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The NCAA has slapped the University of Missouri men's basketball team with several penalties for violations going back to 2011.

The NCAA investigation found donors compensated several players and prospects with money, iPads and transportation through a summer internship program, among other infractions. 

After 20 years, St. Louis is again without an NFL team.

National Football League owners in Houston overwhelmingly approved St. Louis Rams Stan Kroenke’s bid to move to Inglewood, California. The San Diego Chargers will have the first option to move into the stadium while the Oakland Raiders will stay put in their home market. The Raiders would only get an LA option if the Chargers decline.

NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility, The Associated Press has learned.

The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, were left out of the deal, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The source requested anonymity because he wasn't cleared to talk about the vote, which ended the NFL's 21-year absence from the nation's second-largest media market.

The University of Missouri Athletic Department has named Barry Odom has the school's new head football coach. Odom served as defensive coordinator for MU this season under Gary Pinkel, who announced his retirement last month.

Odom has agreed to a five-year deal, pending approval from the MU Board of Curators.

Odom played football for MU from 1996-99, and then returned to work for the team in various capacities between 2003-2011. He was defensive coordinator at the University of Memphis from 2012-2014 before returning to MU for the 2015 season.

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Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will step down at the end of the season because of health reasons.

Pinkel and the Tigers announced the decision Friday afternoon and noted Pinkel had been diagnosed with lymphoma in May. The stunning move comes days after his team threatened to boycott Saturday's game against BYU over concerns about racial strife on campus. Pinkel supported his players.

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As a long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan, I was all-in in 2014. The Royals’ playoff run was one of the most exciting stories in baseball in recent years. But, of course, the Royals fell 90 feet short of tying Game 7 of the World Series, and had to go home with just a pennant. I was one of those grouchy people that couldn’t be happy for a while after the game. I took to social media, and posted this right after the game:

Bills Offer Look at St. Louis' Stake in New Stadium

Oct 23, 2015

Draft measures by St. Louis' governing board offer a glimpse of the city's financing stake in a new riverfront football stadium.

Updated with comments from Dave Peacock, John Ammann, and Mayor Slay - A St. Louis judge has ruled that city voters do not have a right to weigh in on public spending for a proposed new football stadium north of Laclede's Landing.

"Judgment shall be, and hereby is, entered in favor of Plaintiff Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority and against Defendant City of St. Louis on Plaintiff’s Petition for Declaratory Judgment. City Ordinance 66509, Chapter 3.91 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, is hereby declared INVALID."

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  A football player and a women's basketball player from the University of Missouri have been injured after their car flipped in Columbia.

The chairman of the St. Louis Cardinals expressed disbelief and embarrassment about a hacking scandal that has invited scrutiny onto the baseball club.

But while the Cardinals’ managing partner says the controversy will dent his team’s image in the short term, he doesn’t believe that the actions of “roguish” individuals would permanently scar the club.

U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry

May 27, 2015

Updated at 2:50 p.m. ET

Arrest and search warrants have been executed against senior FIFA officials and several executives for what the Justice Department says was a corrupt scheme that gleaned "well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks" over the course of 24 years.

The department announced that it has indicted 14 people from the U.S. and South America — including nine senior officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body. Seven of the FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland early Wednesday.

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The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League have signed former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. 

The National Football League says it's ending its tax-exempt status, calling it a "distraction."

Shedding Light on Antler Hunting With Dogs

Mar 19, 2015

MONROE CITY, Missouri-- If you’re a deer, the shed season is like an annual loose tooth. You have antlers. They need to grow. They hurt. You will do just about anything to lose them. You'll rub up against fences. You'll jump into stuff to knock them loose. You'll rub your head in the wire springs of a bed frame that some considerate soul has left out in the woods.

MU names Mack Rhoades as new Athletic Director

Mar 9, 2015

In a press release Monday, the University of Missouri announced Mack Rhoades will begin work as the new director of Intercollegiate Athletics at MU in late April.

Rhoades has been the Athletic Director at the University of Houston since 2009. Before that, he was the AD at the University of Akron.

Rhoades will take part in a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the MU campus.

Here is the official press release: