• Chiefs take down Rams in Governor's Cup battle

    Chiefs take down Rams in Governor's Cup battle

    Posted 3:30 PM 10/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, Knile Davis returned a kick 99 yards for another score and the Kansas City Chiefs trounced the St. Louis Rams 34-7 on Sunday.

    Cairo Santos added a pair of field goals for Kansas City (4-3), including a career-best 53-yarder. Alex (More)

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  • Sasser and Mauk lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14

    Sasser and Mauk lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14

    Posted 6:46 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Bud Sasser scored two touchdowns and Russell Hansbrough added another to lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14 Saturday and end a two-game home losing streak.

    After scoring twice apiece on special teams and defense last week at Florida, the Tigers (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern (More)

  • Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: news, stats and scores

    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: news, stats and scores

    Posted 2:06 PM 10/25/2014 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer and Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri hosts Vanderbilt in a SEC East matchup. It is Missouri's annual homecoming game. The Tigers and Commodores have split games against each other in Missouri's first two years in the SEC. Vanderbilt won the first matchup in Columbia. In his last three games, Maty Mauk has (More)

  • Community gathers for homecoming campus decorations

    Posted 9:49 PM 10/24/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Community members and those coming from out of the area gathered in the University's "Greek Town" Friday to take part in the campus decorations for this year's 103rd homecoming.

    "I'm really excited to see everyone's hard work showcased," Freshman Christy Purst said. "I know the (More)

  • FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    Posted 5:43 PM 10/23/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs began Friday night.

    Blair Oaks beat Boonville 37-7 in the KOMU 8 Sports game of the week. The Falcons will play Fulton next week.

    Several teams advanced with shutouts, including Jefferson City scoring 39 against Hickman and Moberly (More)

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  • Economy benefits from SEC, homecoming

    Posted 3:00 PM 10/24/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU homecoming brings a lot more to Columbia than alumni and families.

    Homecoming is a source of revenue for the city, and in combination with other sporting activities, it has increased over the past few years.

    A study done by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (More)

  • Greek community showcases house decorations

    Posted 8:01 AM 10/24/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Greek Town will be decked out Friday night for House Decs. The sororities and fraternities decorate their houses and the crowds are able to walk around and enjoy the sights.

    The University of Missouri is credited for creating Homecoming. This year marks the 103rd Homecoming, as (More)

  • California player wears pink socks for deceased mother

    Posted 5:17 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MONITEAU - When the calendar pages flip to October, the colors you normally think of are red, brown, and orange.

    But Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought a new color to that palette: pink.

    "Everyone has somebody in the family that's been touched by cancer in some way," (More)

  • Opening Drive, previewing high school football: district playoffs

    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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  • Local high school teammates bonded by more than football

    Posted 2:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - Many teams base their success on the number of wins and losses at the end of the season.

    The Missouri Military Academy Colonels are not one of those teams.

    On paper, this small college preparatory school in Mexico, MO is failing on the football field. Over a stretch of (More)

  • Chiefs' Charles passes battery of concussion tests

    Chiefs' Charles passes battery of concussion tests

    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)

  • Murphy sets pace as Missouri's offense stumbles

    Murphy sets pace as Missouri's offense stumbles

    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)

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