Posted 2:48 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOUM 8 Sports Reporters
COLUMBIA - On this week's episode of Opening Drive, find out why the color pink means a little bit more to one California football player and how one Tolton man won the drawing of a lifetime.
Then, our hosts take a look at where every team in the mid-Missouri area is playing for the district playoffs.
Finally, we preview the best playoff matchups this week.
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Posted 4:00 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs insisted Wednesday that Jamaal Charles has passed a battery of tests and does not show signs of a concussion, one day after the star running back said he exhibited symptoms in last weekend's win over San Diego.
Charles took a blow from Brandon (More)
Posted 3:55 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA (AP) - Missouri running back Marcus Murphy expects to make a big play every game. Sometimes it works out, other times it doesn't.
"On Saturday, it happened a lot," the fifth-year senior said of his performance against the Florida Gators.
He scored three touchdowns in the (More)
Posted 5:56 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press
IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.
Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after (More)
Posted 6:08 PM 10/20/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Mizzou tailback Marcus Murphy hauled in another award from the SEC and defensive end Shane Ray tallied his third honor from the conference this year.
The SEC named Murphy as the All-SEC Special Team's Player of the Week, and it named Ray Defensive Lineman of the Week after a (More)
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Posted 12:23 PM 10/20/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports
Here are your week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week! What an end to the regular season of mid-Missouri high school football. Voting for the final plays of the week ends Friday at 3 p.m. and make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 6 to see the results.
Posted 11:32 AM 10/20/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer
COLUMBIA - Missouri Tiger fans will have an action packed day of SEC football when the Kentucky Wildcats come to town on Nov. 1. On Monday, the Southeastern Conference announced the game will kickoff at 3 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.
In addition to the game, the SEC Network's (More)
Posted 10:04 PM 10/19/2014 by Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say two women have been arrested after dozens of Rams fans and Ferguson protesters clashed outside the Edward Jones Dome.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one protester tried to jab a Rams fan with a pole bearing an upside down American flag on Sunday (More)
Posted 6:23 PM 10/19/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers' five-game winning streak.
The Chiefs moved into field goal range thanks to Alex Smith, who completed three straight (More)
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Posted 3:26 PM 10/19/2014 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Punter Johnny Hekker's pass from the St. Louis 18 caught the Seattle Seahawks by surprise for the last of three big plays by Rams special teams in a 28-26 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions on Sunday.
Stedman Bailey had a 90-yard touchdown on a trick return (More)
Posted 10:44 PM 10/18/2014 by The Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Florida - Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, including two on special teams, and Missouri embarrassed Florida 42-13 Saturday night.
The Tigers (5-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) scored on a kickoff return, a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return. (More)
Posted 5:02 PM 10/17/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - That is it, the regular season is over for most mid-Missouri high school football teams. Hickman and Hazelwood Central meet tomorrow.
Everyone plays at least one more week because of districts.
The 2014 Mizzou baseball freshman class earned a pair of top-25 national rankings as Baseball America tabbed the class 12th nationally while Perfect Game slotted the Tigers at No. 22. Mizzou now ranks in the top 31 in all of the major recruiting rankings after being ranked No. 31 by...
Kyle Starke grew up loving the game of football. Like many other Mizzou football players, Starke began playing football in the fourth grade and continued through high school.
There may not be a more explosive and exciting player to watch for Mizzou Football this season than Marcus Murphy.
The senior wide receiver has since found his niche at Mizzou, finding success as Mizzou's primary slot receiver.
Mizzou Women's Swimming and Diving will launch its Southeastern Conference season as the Tigers are set to take on border rival No. 22 Arkansas on Friday, Oct. 24.