Missouri Rumors & News

  • Ex-Missouri QB Maty Mauk lands at Eastern Kentucky

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is heading to Eastern Kentucky. Mauk updated his Twitter bio to include the school as his current location earlier this week and the school confirmed Friday that he has signed a financial aid agreement." May 20

  • Former Syracuse football DE Qaadir Sheppard says he's committed to Ole Miss

    Syracuse.com "Former Syracuse football defensive end Qaadir Sheppard says he has committed to Ole Miss, according to a post on Instagram. It's unclear when Sheppard will join the Ole Miss program. By transferring to another FBS school, Sheppard would be required to sit out the 2016 season, per NCAA rules. He..." May 14

  • Missouri running back Morgan Steward retires from football

    Kansas City Star "Missouri running back Morgan Steward, who would have been a redshirt senior next fall, has retired from football, a team spokesman confirmed. Steward, a Staley graduate and Kansas City native appeared in only three games during the last two seasons after suffering a hip injury Aug. 8, 2014,..." February 08

  • Mizzou commit couldn't sign letter of intent because he was in jail

    CBS Sports "Marvin Terry, a three-star linebacker out of Dallas, Texas, was the first player to commit to Missouri once Barry Odom took over as its coach. When National Signing Day came and went on Wednesday, however, the Tigers never received Terry's National Letter of Intent. But he had a good excuse ......" February 05

  • Alabama wide receiver Chris Black announces transfer to Mizzou

    Rock M Nation "A four-star wide receiver out of Jacksonville (Fla.), the 6'0, 192-pound graduate transfer originally commited to Alabama back in August 2011 and was in the same recruiting class as Dorial Green-Beckham and Amari Cooper. Black was a redshirting freshman in 2012 when the Crimson Tide won..." February 01

  • Missouri dismisses QB Maty Mauk despite determining video to be old

    CBS Sports "Missouri has dismissed quarterback Maty Mauk from the football program, first-year head coach Barry Odom announced Thursday. Mauk was suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced of him allegedly snorting a white powder; it was his third suspension since the start of the 2015 season. "I met..." January 28

  • Teammates say video of Mizzou QB Maty Mauk is 2 years old

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "A video that surfaced Monday night appearing to show Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk snorting a powdery substance is two years old, according to two of his teammates. One teammate, who wished to remain anonymous, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Mauk has “been really turning things around”..." January 27

  • Mizzou suspends QB Maty Mauk as video goes viral

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the third time in four months Missouri has suspended quarterback Maty Mauk. In a joint statement released Monday night, Mizzou athletics director Mack Rhoades and football coach Barry Odom said they were gathering information about a video posted on social media depicting Mauk appearing to..." January 26

  • Missouri officially reinstates quarterback Maty Mauk

    Kansas City Star "Missouri coach Barry Odom confirmed Wednesday that quarterback Maty Mauk has been reinstated to the football team during a brief session with reporters before the 35th annual Braggin’ Rights game between Missouri and Illinois at the Scottrade Center. Odom met with Mauk, who was suspended for..." December 24

  • Mizzou QB Maty Mauk reinstated, remains in school, father says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Amid conflicting reports about his son's status in the Missouri football program, rising senior quarterback Maty Mauk's father on Friday night said his son has been reinstated to the team and, as far as Mike Mauk knows, plans to remain at Mizzou next semester, the Columbia Tribune reported. The..." December 21

  • Missouri hires Josh Heupel as offensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Missouri has made Josh Heupel -- formerly Utah State's offensive coordinator and both a quarterback and assistant coach at Oklahoma -- its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Heupel played two years at Oklahoma and, in his senior season of 2000, led the Sooners to a national..." December 18

  • Nation's No. 2 prospect Greg Little commits to Ole Miss over Alabama, Auburn

    Alabama "Alabama and Auburn each hosted Greg Little on official visits this fall, but the nation's No. 2 prospect has committed to Ole Miss. Little, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive tackle from Allen, Texas., announced his commitment to Ole Miss on a Bleacher Report video. He chose the Rebels over..." December 16

  • Nkemdiche Denies Synthetic Drug Use in Statement

    Inside Ole Miss Sports "The following statement was just released from Ole Miss media relations and is attributed to Robert Nkemdiche. He makes a formal apology. He cites a media report and denies using synthetic drugs. He does not deny or address the possibility of the use of other drugs after having been charged..." December 16

  • Report: Robert Nkemdiche Fell From A 4th-Story Window And Suffered "Multiple Cuts"

    Deadspin "Probable top-five NFL draft pick and Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche reportedly fell from the 4th floor of a building, and suffered “multiple cuts” according to Cody Chaffins of Fox 5 Sports." December 13

  • Utah State offensive coordinator Josh Heupel taking same position with Missouri, per report

    Mountain West Connection "For the second straight year, Utah State will be needing a new offensive coordinator as Josh Heupel is reportedly headed to Missouri to take over the same position, according to Scout.com. Heupel was considered a candidate to join Barry Odom's new staff less than a week ago and is now apparently..." December 08

  • Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom promoted to head coach

    ESPN "Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom has been named the program's new coach, the school announced Thursday night. Odom, who agreed to a five-year contract, replaces Gary Pinkel, whose retirement became effective after the Tigers' season-ending loss to Arkansas on Nov. 27. Odom, a Missouri..." December 04

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    Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

    Missouri DC Barry Odom is new head coach at Missouri, sources told @ESPN

  • Missouri to interview Utah State coach Matt Wells

    Larry Brown Sports "Missouri is in the market for a new head coach with Gary Pinkel retiring, and their attention is now on Matt Wells. PowerMizzou.com’s Gabe DeArmond reports that the Tigers are going to interview Wells, who has been the head coach at Utah State since the 2013 season. Wells took over from..." December 01

  • Missouri to decline bowl game invitations

    The Score "Coach Gary Pinkel's tenure with Missouri won't be extended by one more game, as the school announced Monday it will decline any invitation to play in a bowl game. "After careful consideration, we have decided it is not in the best interest of our football program to seek permission from the..." December 01

  • Terry Beckner Jr. to miss the rest of the 2015 season with torn ACL, MCL

    Rock M Nation "This morning, Missouri sports information director Chad Moller sent a note to the media regarding Terry Beckner's knee injury. Here is part of that release: Per our Head Athletic Trainer Rex Sharp, MRI testing shows that Terry sustained a torn ACL and MCL ligament in the knee, in addition to..." November 20

  • How much of a role will race play in replacing Gary Pinkel at Missouri?

    CBS Sports "The letter was sent to Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades on Monday. It suggested a replacement for the retiring Gary Pinkel. “I told him,” former Michigan State AD Merritt Norvell said, “I thought he ought to interview a minority candidate for the job.” That, among other reasons, is..." November 17

  • Missouri DT Terry Beckner Jr., to undergo MRI for knee injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Missouri star defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr., will undergo an MRI on his right knee and will miss Saturday’s home finale against Tennessee, coach Gary Pinkel announced Monday. Beckner suffered the injury during the first defensive play against BYU last weekend when left guard Ryker Mathews..." November 17

  • Missouri coach Gary Pinkel to resign after season due to health issues

    Yahoo! Sports "Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel will resign following the conclusion of the 2015 season, the school announced Friday. According to a release from the school, the decision is due to health issues. Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma in May. The school said he received “multiple treatments” in May..." November 14

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    BREAKING: Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigns amid criticism of handling of racial issues. pic.twitter.com/ip7Dcfp4X5

  • Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigns

    ESPN "University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of racial issues on campus. Graduate student Jonathan Butler began a hunger strike last Monday, saying Wolfe should step down after failing to respond to student concerns about racial tension in the wake..." November 09

  • Missouri player strike could cost Tigers $1 million to BYU

    College Football Talk "The threat of a cancellation to this week’s game between Missouri and BYU became a bit more realistic Sunday afternoon following a released statement from University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe. Boiling in controversy related to alleged negligence toward marginalized students’..." November 09

  • Missouri player says many on team don't support practice boycott

    ESPN "A Missouri Tigers player said Sunday night that the entire team is not united over the decision to stop practicing until grad student Jonathan Butler ends his hunger strike. "As much as we want to say everyone is united, half the team and coaches -- black and white -- are pissed," the player,..." November 09

  • Missouri suspends football activities until grad student ends hunger strike

    The Score "Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mack Rhoades released a joint statement Sunday, siding with their football team. The statement said the Tigers will halt football activities until Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler ends his hunger strike against school president Tim..." November 09

  • Missouri president does not resign as pressure from football team mounts

    CBS Sports "Embattled University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe did not resign Sunday, despite demands from activists and the football team during ongoing racial tensions. Instead, Wolfe said in a statement that there would be a system-wide diversity examination. Activists referring to..." November 08

  • Missouri Football Players Go On Strike To Force Removal Of School President

    Deadspin "The University of Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians released a statement tonight from the collective athletes of color on the Tigers football team stating they are on strike from football-related activities until the school president steps down in the wake of several racist acts on..." November 08

  • Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk suspended for remainder of season

    Kansas City Star "Less than a week after being reinstated from a monthlong suspension, Missouri junior quarterback Maty Mauk was suspended for the season Sunday by coach Gary Pinkel. Pinkel’s decision, citing disciplinary reasons, was announced in a release from the MU athletic department. Mauk was suspended..." November 02

  • Quarterback Maty Mauk cleared to rejoin Tigers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk was reinstated Sunday after serving what amounted to a four-week suspension for violating undisclosed team rules, multiple sources told the Post-Dispatch. Mauk has rejoined team activities during MU's bye week, but it’s unclear if he’ll play in the Tigers' next..." October 27

  • Robert Nkemdiche suffers concussion while playing offense, ruled out

    ESPN "Ole Miss star defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche will not return to Saturday's game against Memphis after being diagnosed with a concussion. Nkemdiche, a preseason All-SEC first-team choice and potential first-round NFL draft pick, suffered the injury after taking a handoff while playing..." October 17

  • Missouri's Maty Mauk still indefinitely suspended, probably won't play against Georgia

    Macon Telegraph "As of noon Tuesday, Georgia head coach Mark Richt needed to know who Missouri's starting quarterback will be on Saturday. Naturally, he asked the media horde for help. "Their quarterback, I'm not 100 percent sure, are we hearing that (Maty) Mauk is not going to play, or do we know -- is..." October 13

  • Reports: Mizzou QB Maty Mauk remains suspended for Florida game

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Drew Lock will get a chance to lead the Missouri Tigers to an upset over No. 11 Florida. Lock started in place of suspended quarterback Maty Mauk on Saturday against South Carolina. He'll get a second start on Saturday as Mauk will remain suspended for the game. Mauk, along with offensive..." October 06

  • Missouri QB Maty Mauk suspended for South Carolina game

    CBS Sports "Missouri announced Tuesday starting quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for Saturday's home game against South Carolina for "disciplinary reasons related to a violation of team policies," the Columbia Daily Tribune reports. Per the announcement, Mauk's "status going forward will be..." September 30

  • CB David Johnson to transfer from football program

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Missouri senior cornerback David Johnson has decided to transfer from the football program, team spokesman Chad Moller said Tuesday. Johnson, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior, is finishing up his degree and is on schedule to graduate at the end of the summer semester. He had eight solo tackles in..." July 22

  • Gary Pinkel says Notre Dame should join conference or miss playoffs

    Sporting News - NCAAF "As long as Notre Dame remains an independent, it shouldn't be part of the playoff discussion. At least that's what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday as SEC coaches visited ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., and appeared on TV and radio throughout the day." July 20

  • Injured in car wreck, Harold Brantley won’t play for Mizzou in 2015

    College Football Talk "The good news for Missouri is that one of its best defensive linemen continues to recover from injuries sustained in a car wreck last month. The bad news? He won’t see the field this coming season. At the SEC media days Wednesday, head coach Gary Pinkel confirmed that Harold Brantley will not..." July 15

  • Brantley treated, released from hospital for injuries sustained in Father's Day wreck

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley has been treated and released from University Hospital for injuries he sustained in a single-car accident on Father’s Day, hospital and athletic department spokespeople confirmed Tuesday. “Harold is making great progress and is no longer at University..." July 01

  • Potential Top 5 draft pick Laremy Tunsil arrested

    Pro Football Talk "Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, a potential Top 5 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, was arrested Friday in Oxford, Mississippi, on domestic violence charges, accused of punching his stepfather. The incident took place at the home of Tunsil’s mother, and Tunsil says he was defending his..." June 28

  • Harold Brantley has fractured ribs, ligament damage after wreck

    ESPN "Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Harold Brantley has improved to good condition after undergoing surgery for a fractured left leg following a car crash on Sunday. Rex Sharp, the associate athletic director for sports medicine at Missouri, said in a news release Monday that Brantley, who also..." June 23

  • Missouri DL Harold Brantley seriously injured in car accident

    Yahoo! Sports "Missouri defensive lineman Harold Brantley was seriously injured in a car crash Sunday when his car swerved off the highway and overturned just outside of Columbia, Mo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, Brantley was the driver of a 2000 Chrysler Concorde when it..." June 22

  • Mizzou’s prized DT recruit cleared by NCAA

    College Football Talk "All systems are a go for Missouri defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. Beckner Jr., one of the top recruits in Missouri’s Class of 2015, has been cleared by the NCAA to be eligible to play this fall. Beckner Jr. committed to Missouri on signing day, but coaches admitted he still had some work to..." June 03

  • Three backup players leaving Mizzou

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Three Missouri football reserves have decided to transfer, team spokesman Chad Moller confirmed Monday. Safety Shaun Rupert, offensive lineman Jordan Williams and defensive tackle Evan Winston will not return to Mizzou for the upcoming season and will leave in good standing, Moller said...." May 05

  • Top prospect Shane Ray cited for possession of marijuana

    ESPN "Former Missouri Tigers defensive end/outside linebacker Shane Ray, a projected early-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft, was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana and a traffic violation early Monday in Missouri. Ray was pulled over for speeding while driving westbound on..." April 28

  • Terry Beckner Jr. signs with Missouri over Florida State, Ohio State, and Auburn

    Rock M Nation "This is a big one, literally and metaphorically. Terry Beckner Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the country according to ESPN.com and a top-40 recruit according to every recruiting service in existence, just chose Missouri over Florida State, Ohio State, and Auburn live on ESPNU. The East St. Louis..." February 04

  • MU's Kuligowski headed to Illinois?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A month after getting passed over for Missouri’s defensive coordinator position, defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski could be leaving the staff. Kuligowski has been offered and is expected to accept the co-coordinator job and defensive line coaching duties at Illinois, as reported Sunday by..." January 26

  • Report: Missouri DE Shane Ray entering 2015 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Missouri defensive end Shane Ray will reportedly enter the 2015 NFL Draft, adding one of college football's most dynamic pass rushers to the pool of prospects entering the pro ranks. Ray's decision was reported by Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, citing multiple league sources. Ray's early entry..." January 06

  • Hugh Freeze describes Chad Kelly as 'very remorseful'

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze reiterated Friday that he plans to wait before making a decision on quarterback Chad Kelly's status with the program. But Freeze told reporters that his quarterback commit is "very remorseful" after a weekend arrest on several charges stemming from an incident outside..." December 27

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