Missouri Rumors & News

  • 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.com "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

  • Memphis defensive coordinator Barry Odom takes same position at Missouri

    Yahoo! Sports "Missouri will turn to a familiar face to fill its vacancy at defensive coordinator. The school announced Tuesday morning that Barry Odom, a former Mizzou linebacker and assistant coach, will take over as defensive coordinator, beginning Jan. 1. Odom, who just finished his third season as..." December 23

  • Shane Ray ejected for targeting

    ESPN.com "Missouri standout defensive end Shane Ray was ejected for targeting early in the second quarter of the SEC championship game against No. 1 Alabama on Saturday. Ray's helmet and hands appeared to hit Alabama quarterback Blake Sims' facemask as Sims was in a prone position after releasing a..." December 07

  • How Missouri could keep the SEC out of the College Football Playoff

    College Football Talk "The SEC West has been the story of the season in the conference, but Missouri is looking to capture its second straight SEC East Division crown. Three years ago when the Tigers joined the SEC after leaving the Big 12, not many would have predicted that happening. Not at a time when Georgia and..." November 10

  • Missouri CB Aarion Penton Arrested

    Bleacher Report "Missouri has suspended sophomore cornerback Aarion Penton indefinitely. Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that local authorities arrested Penton on suspicion of marijuana possession early Friday morning. Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com reported that since Penton had fewer..." November 08

  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell suffers broken leg

    CBSSports.com "Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell left Saturday night's loss to Auburn after suffering gruesome injury to his lower left leg while fighting to cross the goal line for a potential go-ahead touchdown. Ole Miss team writer Austin Miller confirmed on Twitter late Saturday that Treadwell..." November 02

  • Muschamp says Driskel and Harris will play QB for Florida vs. Mizzou

    CBSSports.com "Florida QB Treon Harris will be back on the field Saturday against Missouri, Gators coach Will Muschamp said at his Monday press conference, but that doesn't mean Jeff Driskel is about to be pushed out of the picture, either. "They both will play this week," Muschamp said. "We'll work through..." October 14

  • Good things are happening for Mizzou when do-it-all senior Marcus Murphy gets touches

    Fox Sports North "Missouri senior Marcus Murphy earned his reputation as an elusive playmaker in the return game, where he's been a starter when healthy since arriving in Columbia. Now in his final season, the 5-foot-9 all-purpose back is out to prove he can also be a consistently reliable option out of the..." September 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • OU waiting to file Dorial Green-Beckham waiver appeal

    Tulsa World "With Joe Mixon not with the Oklahoma football team currently, and with police hoping to have their report filed to the DA late next week, perhaps this is a good time to revisit Dorial Green-Beckham. Remember him? The wide receiving phenom who showed up on the OU campus July 3 and officially..." July 31

  • NCAA suspends Missouri WR Levi Copelin for 2014 season

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Sophomore wide receiver Levi Copelin has been suspended for the 2014 season by the NCAA, Missouri announced Tuesday. Copelin, in a statement, said he used a legal, over-the-counter supplement and used it as part of a workout regimen, but he did not clear it with the Missouri staff. "This..." July 29

  • Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk had viral infection

    ESPN.com "Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk will enter fall camp a little lighter than expected. The redshirt sophomore, who is listed on Missouri's official website at 200 pounds, said he lost "8 or 9 pounds" about a week ago and had to undergo treatment with the team's trainers. Coach Gary Pinkel said..." July 18

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma

    Kansas City Star "Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will enroll at Oklahoma, Sooners football coach Bob Stoops announced on Thursday. Green-Beckham, who was dismissed from Missouri after a series of off-field troubles after two seasons, will sit out this season and become eligible to play for..." July 03

  • Dorial Green-Beckham could sit out 2014 season, enter NFL draft

    CBSSports.com "With the calendar approaching June and Dorial Green-Beckham still not signed with a school, questions persist about whether the talented former Mizzou receiver will take the path of Tyrann Mathieu. Sit out a year of eligibility after a team dismissal, then enter the NFL draft. Sources from..." May 27

  • Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito Cammisano comes from line of Midwest mobsters

    New York Daily News "The main squeeze of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam comes from a family of Midwest mobsters. Vito Cammisano, the hunky 23-year-old former collegiate swimmer, is the grandson of the late Mafia boss William (Willie the Rat) Cammisano. His father, Gerlarmo (Jerry) Cammisano, 60, followed in..." May 14

  • Ex-Mizzou QB Trent Hosick will transfer to BYU

    College Football Talk "Former Mizzou backup quarterback Trent Hosick is on his way to Provo, though he’ll have a layover in Miami, Okla. Hosick will transfer to BYU in 2015, but instead of sitting on the sidelines for a year will ply his craft at the junior college level with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Hosick, a..." May 13

  • Dorial Green-Beckham still a Missouri Tiger?

    CBSSports.com "Nearly a month after Missouri dismissed Dorial Green-Beckham over legal troubles, it appears the electric receiver has not yet been released by the school for a transfer. Eastern Illinois, considered a potential landing strip for Green-Beckham, checked on the matter Monday and was told the..." May 07

  • Former No. 1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham and Kentucky QB reportedly to EIU

    SB Nation "After being dismissed from the Missouri football team earlier this month, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has reportedly found a new home. According to Josh Newberg of 247 Sports, Green-Beckham will transfer to FCS Eastern Illinois next season, meaning he will be eligible to play..." April 29

  • Backup QB Trent Hosick decides to transfer

    Columbia Daily Tribune "Redshirt freshman quarterback Trent Hosick has decided to transfer from the Missouri football program, team spokesman Chad Moller said Monday. ShowMeMizzou.com first reported the news. "First and most importantly, I would like to thank MIZZOU for giving me the opportunity," Hosick said in a..." April 22

  • Missouri lands another star recruit from Georgia, tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe

    Kansas City Star "Missouri landed another commitment from Georgia on Wednesday when North Gwinnett tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe committed to the Tigers. " April 17

  • Mizzou cuts Dorial Green-Beckham

    ESPN.com "Missouri has dismissed star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the football team, coach Gary Pinkel announced Friday. "This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind," Pinkel said in a statement. "Dorial's priority going forward needs to be focusing on getting the..." April 12

  • Police: Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham won't be charged

    CBSSports.com "Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not face charges stemming from an incident over the weekend, Columbia police announced Thursday. Green-Beckham was suspended indefinitely by Missouri on Monday for a violation of team policies. The school would not elaborate on the nature of the..." April 11

  • DGB: 'I have been young and dumb'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "John Beckham, the father of Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, called the Post-Dispatch Friday to read a statement from Green-Beckham in response to his legal situation this week. Columbia Police announced Thursday that there will be no arrests made in the burglary investigation from..." April 11

  • Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham suspended indefinitely

    CBSSports.com "Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefintely for a violation of team policies, Tigers coach Gary Pinkel announced on Monday. Green-Beckham received a one-game suspension in 2012 following a marijuana possession charge, then was arrested in a car which contained..." April 07

  • Missouri starting DT to undergo surgery for broken ankle

    College Football Talk "Missouri defensive tackle Matt Hoch, a starter last season and expected to be one once again in the fall, will have surgery to repair a broken ankle. Hoch shared the injury news himself by tweeting the news Saturday. Given the time of the tweet, that would set the surgery for today (Sunday)...." April 06

  • Mizzou football reloading at skill positions

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Marcus Murphy wasn’t sure what to make of his friend Henry Josey’s subtle mentions of the NFL draft. The tailbacks from Texas had both come to Missouri in 2010, both had missed a full season with an injury, both starred in the backfield during Mizzou’s 12-win breakthrough season in the..." April 04

  • Missouri hauled in record football revenue in 2013

    Kansas City Star "Missouri’s athletics department reported a 50 percent jump in operating revenue for the 2013 fiscal year, raking in $76.3 million compared to $50.7 million in 2012, according to figures submitted to the NCAA. Of course, much of that was expected. The Tigers received only $1.81 million in..." March 29

  • Fans 'proud' of Michael Sam

    ESPN.com "More than 300 people showed up to the first public autograph signing by former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday. The turnout for Sam, who could become the first openly gay NFL player, bested the crowds at signings by four of his Missouri draft-eligible teammates, including..." March 23

  • Michael Sam lets his workout do the talking

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the advice of his publicist, defensive end Michael Sam wasn’t talking Thursday. But plenty of others were talking about him following the University of Missouri pro day. “He’s not a guy that’s gonna wow you with his drills,” said now-former Mizzou teammate L’Damian Washington. “But you put..." March 22

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • Mizzou announces contract extension that raises Pinkel’s salary to $3.1 million

    Kansas City Star "The coach with the most wins in Missouri football history will be sticking around for a while longer after the university announced Thursday that it had reached a contract extension through the 2020 season with coach Gary Pinkel. Under terms of the new deal, Pinkel’s annual base salary will..." March 07

  • Missouri gives Gary Pinkel a contract extension

    CBSSports.com "Coming into the 2013 season Gary Pinkel was mentioned as a coach on the hot seat. Missouri was coming off a 5-7 season in 2012, it's first year in the SEC, and many fans wondered if Pinkel would make it through a second. Well, a 12-2 record and an SEC East title later, it turns out Pinkel will..." March 06

  • Missouri students block Westboro Baptist protest of Michael Sam

    CBSSports.com "The Missouri community has shown overwhelming support for Michael Sam since the Tigers' football star announced that he was gay earlier this month. On Saturday a group of students united to drown out the protest efforts of the Westboro Baptist Church. The group was in town for the Tigers' home..." February 16

  • Guard Andy Bauer is prized recruit on offensive line for Mizzou

    Kansas City Star "The trenches are critical for any team, and Missouri felt like it needed to replenish the ranks at offensive line heading into the 2014 season. “The last couple years, our depth has been lacking there,” Tigers offensive coordinator Josh Henson said. “It’s kind of like the wideout spot. We..." February 15

  • In light of Michael Sam, college ADs reviewing policies to foster diversity

    College Football Talk "Missouri’s Michael Sam may or may not be drafted by an NFL team. He may or may not ever play a down in the NFL. Time will tell how many doors he has helped open to those hiding their sexual preferences from others. One thing we do know is that Sam’s announcement earlier this week has forced..." February 15

  • Michael Sam's dad claims he was 'terribly misquoted' by NY Times

    CBSSports.com "After former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced he was gay on Sunday, one of the more interesting reactions came from Sam's father, Michael Sam Sr. In an interview with the New York Times just after Michael Jr.'s announcement, the elder Sam said he didn't want his 'grandkids raised in..." February 13

  • Michael Sam's dad changes tune over son's homosexuality

    Fox Sports "Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay has been met with mostly positive responses. However, after initially saying he was proud of his son, the father of the former University of Missouri star had some critical comments in an interview with The New York Times. According to the Times,..." February 12

  • Michael Sam, defensive star of Missouri Tigers, announces he is gay

    Kansas City Star "University of Missouri senior defensive end Michael Sam on Sunday became the most prominent, and apparently the first, active male athlete on the major U.S. sports scene to publicly disclose that he’s gay. His declaration to two national media outlets Sunday night was a bold contradiction of..." February 09

  • Bauer finds peace with Mizzou decision

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Of all the football recruits who will punch a 573 area code into their high school’s fax machine today to ship their national letter of intent, there’s been one the Missouri coaches have been waiting for the longest. Mizzou first offered offensive lineman Andy Bauer a scholarship shortly after..." February 05

  • Mizzou's haul stands at 28 signees

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Time to catch up on Missouri’s football recruiting class. Missouri has now announced the signings of 28 players, including the five who enrolled at the semester break. Since our last update, Missouri has confirmed letters of intent from the following players: Spencer Williams (6-4, 220),..." February 05

  • Missouri tells police of alleged rape

    ESPN.com "The University of Missouri released a statement Sunday saying university police have turned over to municipal police names and information about the alleged rape of former Tigers swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who committed suicide in 2011. "Outside the Lines" on Friday published a story detailing..." January 26

  • Missouri responds to ESPN story of alleged sexual assault

    College Football Talk "n investigative report by ESPN says Missouri did not investigate or contact police regarding an alleged sexual assault involving one or more Missouri football players and may have led to the suicide of a Missouri swimmer in 2011. Missouri officials were made aware of the story before it was..." January 25

  • Mizzou did not pursue alleged assault

    ESPN.com "The University of Missouri did not investigate or tell law enforcement officials about an alleged rape, possibly by one or more members of its football team, despite administrators finding out about the alleged 2010 incident more than a year ago, an "Outside the Lines" investigation has found. The..." January 24