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    Mizzou Earns SEC Sportsmanship Award for Support of Sam

    Mizzou Earns SEC Sportsmanship Award for Support of Sam

    Posted 1:24 PM 6/19/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri football team was named one of four SEC Sportsmanship Award recipients on Thursday for the support it showed to Michael Sam. During the 2013 season, senior defensive end Michael Sam came out to his teammates as being gay.

    After sharing his sexual orientation with (More)

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    SEC Summer Summit Picnic With Commissioner Slive

    SEC Summer Summit Picnic With Commissioner Slive

    Posted 5:03 PM 6/3/2014 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The St. Louis Mizzou Tiger Club and the St. Louis Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association will host an SEC Summer Summit Picnic at De Smet High School in Creve Coeur, Mo., this Sunday.

    Many food options and activities will be available for kids and adults, including food (More)

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    Taylor Gadbois Mom Battles Leukemia

    Taylor Gadbois Mom Battles Leukemia

    Posted 3:53 PM 6/3/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports

    COLUMBIA - Missouri softball star Taylor Gadbois has always wanted to be just like her mom. Her mom, Dana Austin, played softball and actually taught Gadbois how to play the game. 

    "She's been my role model," Gadbois said. "She was a center fielder and that's why I wanted to be a (More)

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    Cranes Removed From Memorial Stadium Expansion Project

    Posted 7:17 AM 6/2/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mick Deaver Memorial Drive will be closed from June 2 until June 13 so construction crews can remove cranes from the Memorial Stadium Expansion Project.

    On the day of the Black & Gold Game in mid-April, Missouri Associate Athletic Director Tim Hickman said the project is (More)

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    SEC Announces $309.6 Million in Revenue Distribution

    SEC Announces $309.6 Million in Revenue Distribution

    Posted 1:02 PM 5/30/2014 by Blair Miller, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SANDESTIN, Florida - The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced Friday it will distribute approximately $309.6 million among the 14 universities of the conference, the highest distribution in conference history.

    The average amount each school will receive, excluding bowl money, is (More)

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    St. Louis to Host SEC Men's Basketball Tournament in 2018

    St. Louis to Host SEC Men's Basketball Tournament in 2018

    Posted 7:44 PM 5/27/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - For the first time ever, the state of Missouri will host the SEC men's basketball tournament in 2018. 

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday that the league's directors of athletics made the Scottrade Center in St. Louis the site of the (More)

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    Mizzou Football Slated to Host Arkansas on Thanksgiving Friday

    Posted 10:07 AM 5/27/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri will host its new cross-division rival Arkansas in the final 2014 regular season game on Friday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. CT on CBS. The game was announced on Tuesday as part of the 2014 SEC on CBS Schedule.

    The Friday match-up between the Tigers and Razorbacks will be (More)

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    Oprah's Network Postpones Sam Documentary

    Oprah's Network Postpones Sam Documentary

    Posted 9:43 AM 5/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - The planned documentary by the Oprah Winfrey Network on Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, has been postponed.

    Erik Logan, president of the network, says Friday that the postponement will allow Sam "the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the (More)

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    Oprah's Network Plans Series on NFL's Michael Sam

    Oprah's Network Plans Series on NFL's Michael Sam

    Posted 5:49 PM 5/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

    The series will take an up-close look at the man recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams in a groundbreaking moment (More)

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    Anderson Adds UCM Assistant to Mizzou Staff

    Anderson Adds UCM Assistant to Mizzou Staff

    Posted 10:30 AM 5/13/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Basketball Head Coach Kim Anderson announced on Tuesday a member of his coaching staff at the University of Central Missouri would be joining him at Mizzou. Brad Loos, 35, spent 12 seasons with Anderson at UCM and served as his associate head coach the past five years.

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    MU Basketball Coaches Have Breakfast with Fans

    Posted 10:58 AM 5/9/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Dozens of Mizzou basketball fans had breakfast with the men's and women's basketball coaches at the MU Student Center Friday.

    The coaches helped serve breakfast to the fans and then sat and interacted with them. The coaches also took pictures and signed autographs at the (More)

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    Michael Sam Wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

    Michael Sam Wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

    Posted 9:55 AM 5/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Sam has been selected the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

    The Missouri defensive end, who likely will be drafted by an NFL team this weekend, will receive the award at The 2014 ESPYS on July 16.

    Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, has (More)

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