• KOMU 8 News travels to Gopher territory

    Posted 6:07 PM 12/29/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MINNEAPOLIS - KOMU 8 News visited the land of 10,000 lakes to see what Minnesota fans thought about their chances of winning Thursday's Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl game.

    University of Minnesota senior Muhammad Mire said he thinks playing in Minnesota's bitter cold temperatures has (More)

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  • Smith out, Daniel in as Chiefs QB for Sunday

    Smith out, Daniel in as Chiefs QB for Sunday

    Posted 2:25 PM 12/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen. Former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel will start in his place.

    Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday that Smith was likely hurt on a hit during the (More)

  • Rams Wells tries to rebound from costly botched snaps

    Rams Wells tries to rebound from costly botched snaps

    Posted 12:40 AM 12/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Over and over, Scott Wells refused to make excuses for the ones that got away.

    The St. Louis Rams center accepts a lot of the blame for last week's loss to the Giants. He botched two crucial shotgun snaps, twice hiking it over Shaun Hill's head, and playing hurt is not (More)

  • Barry Odom returns to Mizzou as defensive coordinator

    Barry Odom returns to Mizzou as defensive coordinator

    Posted 9:57 AM 12/23/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel is bringing back a familiar face to help fill the void of Dave Steckel. Former Missouri player and coach Barry Odom was announced as the new defensive coordinator on Tuesday.

    Odom will re-join the Mizzou staff at the conclusion of the season when (More)

  • St. Louis Rams lose 37-27 to Giants at home

    St. Louis Rams lose 37-27 to Giants at home

    Posted 11:29 PM 12/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams had not allowed a touchdown in three straight games.

    But they had trouble stopping anything Sunday, allowing a season-worst 514 yards in a 37-27 loss to the New York Giants that clinched their eighth straight losing season.

    "I mean, 500 yards of (More)

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  • 2 Giants, 1 Rams player ejected

    2 Giants, 1 Rams player ejected

    Posted 4:46 PM 12/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two Giants players and one Rams player were ejected after a short brawl when Odell Beckham Jr. was tackled late out of bounds after a short reception.

    Wide receiver Preston Parker and defensive end Damontre' Moore were ejected for New York while Rams defensive end William (More)

  • Chiefs playoff hopes dim in 20-12 loss to Steelers

    Chiefs playoff hopes dim in 20-12 loss to Steelers

    Posted 3:24 PM 12/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andy Reid refused to take the easy path. His aggressive decision made Kansas City's fading road to the postseason decidedly more difficult.

    Needing all of an inch on fourth down deep in Pittsburgh territory late in the first half Sunday, Reid ordered the Chiefs to go for (More)

  • Chiefs' Bowe questionable for Steelers with flu

    Chiefs' Bowe questionable for Steelers with flu

    Posted 7:00 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe missed his third straight day of practice with the flu Friday and is questionable for Sunday's pivotal game at Pittsburgh.

    The Chiefs (8-6) would not be eliminated from the playoff race with a loss to the Steelers, but they would need a lot of (More)

  • Missouri WR Hunt to undergo shoulder surgery

    Missouri WR Hunt to undergo shoulder surgery

    Posted 6:58 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - Missouri wide receiver Jimmie Hunt will undergo surgery for a left shoulder injury and miss the Citrus Bowl.

    The senior had been day to day before consulting with team doctors, who determined the injury was too painful for him to play in the Jan. 1 game against Minnesota in Orlando, Florida.

    In 12 games this season, Hunt had 40 catches for 698 yards and seven touchdowns.

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  • 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)

  • 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)

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  • Track. Rushin Claims All-SEC Finish

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Senior Jill Rushin found herself back on the podium for the fifth consecutive SEC Championship shot put competition on Friday, placing second in the field with a lifetime best mark of 17.61m (57-9.50). Rushin, who has finished in the top three for the conference in every shot...

  • Softball. Mizzou Falls to Notre Dame, 3-2, to Open Citrus Classic

    Mizzou Softball lost to Notre Dame after a seventh-inning rally fell short in a tight battle. Mizzou moved to 9-3 on the season.

  • Softball. Mizzou Splits Pair of Games to Open Citrus Classic

    Mizzou Softball split a pair of contests to open play at the Citrus Classic on Feb. 27 in Kissimmee, Fla. A seventh-inning rally fell short in a tight battle with Notre Dame, but the Tigers responded to clip Penn State, 11-7, in a nail-biting, eight-inning game. Mizzou moves to 9-3...

  • W. Gymnastics. No. 23 Mizzou Posts 195.275 in Close Loss to No. 17 Arkansas

    The No. 23 Mizzou gymnastics team posted its sixth team score this season of 195.000 or higher but fell to No. 17 Arkansas 195.825-195.275 Friday night at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Ark. Senior Briana Conkle claimed the beam event title with a meet best 9.825 on the apparatus.

  • W. Basketball. Mizzou Welcomes Arkansas in Regular Season Finale

    Tiger Fans should plan to arrive at Mizzou Arena no later than 1:30 on Sunday to help honor Mizzou's two seniors, Bree Fowler and Morgan Eye. As always, it will be Family Funday, offering pregame activities on the concourse and free admission for kids 12 and under. Not only that...