• Dave Steckel introduced as Missouri State Head Coach

    Dave Steckel introduced as Missouri State Head Coach

    Posted 5:27 PM 12/14/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Dave Steckel has left Mizzou to become the head football coach at Missouri State University.

    Steckel, who's been Mizzou's defensive coordinator for the past 5 years, was introduced as MSU's head coach Sunday afternoon. 

    Steckel was at Missouri's Citrus Bowl game (More)

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  • Smith leads Kansas City past Oakland 31-13

    Smith leads Kansas City past Oakland 31-13

    Posted 3:35 PM 12/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Alex Smith threw for 297 yards and two scores, Kansas City shut down Derek Carr and the Oakland offense and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 31-13 on Sunday to end a three-game skid.

    Knile Davis had touchdowns running and receiving, and De'Anthony Thomas returned a punt 81 yards (More)

  • Dave Steckel reportedly taking head coaching job at Missouri State

    Dave Steckel reportedly taking head coaching job at Missouri State

    Posted 3:18 PM 12/13/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA- Missouri will likely be looking for a defensive coordinator in the upcoming months. 

    According to the Springfield News-Leader, Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is reportedly taking the head coaching job at Missouri State. Steckel was the linebackers coach at (More)

  • Rams lose 12-6, now mathematically eliminated from playoffs

    Rams lose 12-6, now mathematically eliminated from playoffs

    Posted 10:46 PM 12/11/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chandler Catanzaro kicked four field goals and the Arizona Cardinals overcame the loss of quarterback Drew Stanton with stifling defense, moving closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.

    The Rams (6-8) were held to (More)

  • Pinkel, Ray, Murphy earn SEC accolades

    Pinkel, Ray, Murphy earn SEC accolades

    Posted 2:19 PM 12/10/2014 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    The SEC coaches awarded Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel, defensive end Shane Ray and running back Marcus Murphy with honors today.

    After leading the team to another SEC East division championship and 10-2 regular season record, Gary Pinkel took home the honor of the SEC Coach of the (More)

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  • Doctors diagnose Chiefs safety Eric Berry with cancer

    Doctors diagnose Chiefs safety Eric Berry with cancer

    Posted 3:27 PM 12/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.

    Hodgkin's disease is a form of lymphoma originating in white blood cells.

    Berry had (More)

  • Missouri's Ray named AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year

    Missouri's Ray named AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year

    Posted 1:54 PM 12/8/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff and The Associated Press

    ATLANTA (AP) - Missouri defensive end Shane Ray has been selected as the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year by the Associated Press, while Alabama receiver Amari Cooper claimed the award as the best offensive player.

    The coach of the year went to Mississippi State's Dan (More)

  • Rams sign punter Hekker to 6-year deal

    Rams sign punter Hekker to 6-year deal

    Posted 8:41 PM 12/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams signed punter John Hekker to a six-year contract extension Friday, keeping him with the team through the 2020 season.

    The 24-year-old Hekker was scheduled to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Terms were not disclosed.

    Signed (More)

  • Williams, Stanton lead Cardinals by Chiefs 17-14

    Williams, Stanton lead Cardinals by Chiefs 17-14

    Posted 6:38 PM 12/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards two days after being elevated from the Arizona practice squad and the Cardinals rallied to beat Kansas City 17-14 on Sunday in a matchup of teams that had lost two in a row.

    The NFC West-leading Cardinals (10-3) took the lead (More)

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  • Missouri to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day

    Missouri to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day

    Posted 4:00 PM 12/7/2014 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers' football team will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl after finishing the season 10-3. 

    The game will be played in Orlando, Florida on January 1, 2015 at 12 p.m.

    The Tigers finished the season 16th in the (More)

  • Rams top Redskins 24-0 for 2nd straight shutout

    Rams top Redskins 24-0 for 2nd straight shutout

    Posted 3:22 PM 12/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945, beating the Washington Redskins 24-0 Sunday and giving them their first winning streak of the season.

    Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes, Tavon Austin returned a punt 78 yards for a score (More)

  • No. 16 Missouri falls to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta

    No. 16 Missouri falls to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta

    Posted 7:00 PM 12/6/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ATLANTA - The No. 16 Missouri Tigers fell to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 42-13 in the SEC championship game. The Tigers were within a possession until Alabama scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to roll to victory. 

    The Crimson Tide opened up the scoring with a (More)

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