Posted 8:32 PM 5/18/2015 by The Associated Press
SANTA CLARA, Califonia (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.
Smith announced Monday that he is retiring after 14 seasons as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, dealing yet another (More)
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Posted 6:04 PM 5/2/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
CHICAGO - After seeing four of their teammates drafted in the first two days of the 2015 NFL Draft, wide receiver Bud Sasser and running back Marcus Murphy saw their names called in the third day.
The St. Louis Rams selected Sasser in the sixth round with the 201st selection in the draft. (More)
Posted 7:54 PM 5/1/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
CHICAGO - Former Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Green-Beckham, who was dismissed from the Mizzou football team in April 2014, was the nation's number one recruit in the Class of 2012 (More)
Posted 11:36 PM 4/30/2015 by Ebony Holmon and Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporters
COLUMBIA - NFL teams picked their most promising players for the coming season Thursday. Two former tigers with checkered pasts were in the spotlight as the draft kicked off in Chicago.
One was drafted and one was not.
The Denver Broncos drafted defensive end/outside linebacker (More)
Posted 11:24 PM 4/30/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
CHICAGO - With the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Mizzou's Shane Ray on Thursday.
"All teams that passed on me, that were in the top 10, I felt like they made a huge mistake," Ray told the Associated Press. "As a Denver Bronco, I (More)
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Posted 9:39 PM 4/30/2015 by The Associated Press
COLUMBIA (AP) - Asked how to raise attendance at sporting events, new Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said simply, "Win games."
"That's just human nature," Rhoades said. "People want to be associated with a winning program. They want to be associated with the next great thing."(More)
Posted 10:37 AM 4/30/2015 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer
CHICAGO - The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft has come to an end. Tweets are posted below in descending chronological order.
Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray, who was originally predicted to be drafted in the Top 10 until he was (More)
Posted 9:24 AM 4/28/2015 by The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Missouri has a head start in at least one respect as the Tigers aim for their third consecutive Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title.
With Maty Mauk returning for his junior season, Missouri is one of only two SEC East teams that exits spring practice (More)
Posted 8:29 PM 4/27/2015 by KOMU 8 News Digital Staff
COOPER COUNTY - Early Monday morning, Missouri State Highway Patrol pulled over 21-year-old Shane Ray in Cooper County. Ray is a former Missouri football player and is expected to be drafted on Thursday.
MSHP said the trooper pulled him over for speeding and illegally driving in the (More)
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Posted 6:27 PM 4/24/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri announced on Friday it agreed to a restructured contract for head football coach Gary Pinkel that includes both a pay raise and slight contract extension.
Pinkel, who will turn 63 on April 27, is now under contract through Dec. 31, 2021 and will make (More)
Posted 3:46 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Leaders of the effort to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis say they remain optimistic about a plan that they say would keep a team and help redevelop a blighted part of the city.
Members of the St. Louis stadium task force made their case directly to league officials in (More)
Posted 3:17 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey says he's spoken to representatives of All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston "in the last three days" as the sides negotiate a long-term contract.
Speaking in advance of next week's draft, Dorsey said Friday that the lines of (More)
The 2014-15 academic year at the University of Missouri has concluded, and Mizzou volleyball finished with the team's highest GPA in over a decade. The 14 girl roster posted a Spring 2015 semester GPA of 3.55 and finished with a cumulative 3.51 GPA this past school year.
No. 10-seed Mizzou Softall is set to face No. 7 UCLA in a best-of-three series at the Los Angeles Super Regional from May 23-24. All games will be televised on ESPNU. Saturday's Super Regional opener is slated to begin at 7 p.m. CT.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Twenty-four Tigers will move onto the second stage of the 2015 outdoor post-season, as their marks were good for qualification into the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round in Austin, Tx., from May 28-30. The NCAA released the list of final entries on Thursday (May 21), which is...
Alabama catcher Will Haynie hit a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning as Mizzou baseball was eliminated from the SEC Tournament with a 4-3 loss on Thursday morning (May 21) at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The loss drops the Tigers to 30-28 on the season while Alabama...
Vanderbilt scored four runs over the final four innings as it completed a 7-6 comeback win over Mizzou baseball in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon (May 20) in game six of the 2015 SEC Tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Mizzou junior righty Peter Fairbanks (St. Louis, Mo.) struck out 10...