• Former Mizzou, JCHS standout Justin Smith retires from NFL

    Former Mizzou, JCHS standout  Justin Smith retires from NFL

    Posted 7:32 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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  • Missouri's Bud Sasser and Marcus Murphy selected in third day of NFL Draft

    Missouri's Bud Sasser and Marcus Murphy selected in third day of NFL Draft

    Posted 5:04 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)

  • Former Tiger Dorial Green-Beckham taken in round two of NFL Draft

    Former Tiger Dorial Green-Beckham taken in round two of NFL Draft

    Posted 6:54 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)

  • Fans react to Shane Ray's fall in the NFL Draft

    Posted 10:36 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)

  • Shane Ray selected No. 23 overall by Denver Broncos

    Shane Ray selected No. 23 overall by Denver Broncos

    Posted 10:24 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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  • Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    Posted 8:39 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."

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  • Live Blog: 2015 NFL Draft day one

    Live Blog: 2015 NFL Draft day one

    Posted 9:37 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)

  • Plenty of SEC East teams exit spring unsettled at QB

    Plenty of SEC East teams exit spring unsettled at QB

    Posted 8:24 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)

  • Former Missouri football player cited for marijuana possession

    Former Missouri football player cited for marijuana possession

    Posted 7:29 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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  • Mizzou, Pinkel reach terms on restructured contract

    Mizzou, Pinkel reach terms on restructured contract

    Posted 5:27 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)

  • St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

    St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

    Posted 2:46 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)

  • Chiefs' Dorsey still speaking with Houston's representatives

    Chiefs' Dorsey still speaking with Houston's representatives

    Posted 2:17 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)

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