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    Missouri Defeats Davidson to Advance in NIT

    Missouri Defeats Davidson to Advance in NIT

    Posted 8:58 PM 3/18/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The shorthanded Missouri Tigers battled back from 13 points down to defeat the Davidson Wildcats 85-77 in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

    The Tigers entered the matchup against Davidson with only seven scholarship players (More)

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    MU Football Players Account for More Than 20 Arrests Since 2010

    Posted 6:26 PM 3/17/2014 by Nick Chabarria, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Four arrests Saturday add to a list of alcohol and drug related incidents involving University of Missouri student-athletes over the past four years.

    Columbia Police said they arrested basketball freshmen point guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector, sophomore football cornerback (More)

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    Police Arrest Four Mizzou Athletes on Marijuana Charges

    Police Arrest Four Mizzou Athletes on Marijuana Charges

    Posted 1:39 PM 3/17/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Four University of Missouri athletes were arrested Saturday for what Columbia Police said was possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana.

    The athletes include basketball freshmen point guards Wes Clark and Shane Rector, sophomore football cornerback Aarion Penton and redshirt (More)

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    Missouri Football Holds First Spring Practice

    Missouri Football Holds First Spring Practice

    Posted 7:00 PM 3/11/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The 2014-2015 Missouri Tigers football season officially got underway Tuesday afternoon with the first spring practice of the year.  The home team taking Faurot Field this year will certainly look a bit different from that SEC East Championship team of a year ago.

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    Criswell to Miss SEC Tournament, Owes Thousands in Late Rent

    Criswell to Miss SEC Tournament, Owes Thousands in Late Rent

    Posted 4:42 PM 3/10/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA -- Missouri Basketball Head Coach Frank Haith announced Monday that senior forward Tony Criswell will not travel to the SEC Tournament in Atlanta this week with the team. Haith said Criswell, "needs to get things taken care of at home."

    Since then, KOMU 8 News has learned Criswell (More)

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    Antlers Guided Back To Creative Ways

    Posted 6:42 PM 3/3/2014 by Jack Wascher, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - They scream, they yell, they act silly, and they're not afraid to let the refs know how they feel.

    They are the Antlers, a student group not supported by the university. Their purpose is simple: attend Mizzou Basketball Games and act enthusiastic. There's no grey area.

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    Missouri's At-Large NCAA Tournament Hopes Take Critical Blow

    Missouri's At-Large NCAA Tournament Hopes Take Critical Blow

    Posted 10:01 PM 2/25/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ATHENS, Ga. - With a 71-56 loss Tuesday against the Georgia Bulldogs, the Missouri Tigers moved below .500 in the SEC, and suffered a critical blow to their NCAA Tournament hopes.

    The usual combination of Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown was not enough for Missouri this time.  Each (More)

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    ESPN Radio Listeners Offer Michael Sam Support

    Posted 5:52 PM 2/10/2014 by Nick Chabarria, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Callers from around mid-Missouri offered their support Monday to former Mizzou football player Michael Sam on KTGR's The Big Show.

    "A group of young men, like a typical university like Mizzou can deal with something like this and not turn it into something negative. It (More)

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    Q&A With Gary Pinkel on Michael Sam Announcement

    Q&A With Gary Pinkel on Michael Sam Announcement

    Posted 5:34 PM 2/10/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel spoke to the media Monday in response to Michael Sam's announcement that he's gay. Here is a select transcript of the interview.

    Q: Did Michael have a team meeting?

    A: "We have dinners. We call them cross-over dinners. (More)

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    Mizzou Staff, Coaches Show Support for Michael Sam

    Posted 5:30 PM 2/10/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Members of the Missouri football team and the athletic department showed their support for former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam Monday. Sam made the announcement Sunday he is gay with the help of ESPN. Since the announcement, several players, students and officials from the (More)

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    Big Names Show Support for Michael Sam on Twitter

    Big Names Show Support for Michael Sam on Twitter

    Posted 12:22 PM 2/10/2014 by Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Former Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay on ESPN. Big names in the NFL, Sam's former teammates, and some celebrities tweeted at Sam showing support.

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    Mizzou Players React to Michael Sam's Announcement

    Mizzou Players React to Michael Sam's Announcement

    Posted 7:37 PM 2/9/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Former Missouri football player Michael Sam told ESPN's Outside the Lines in a recorded segment that aired Sunday, he is gay. Sam told ESPN that he told the team this past August and "they supported me." Several teammates took to Twitter Sunday reacting to Sam's announcement. 

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