Missouri quarterback Brad Smith was one of eight Division I-A football players named as a 2005 National Scholar-Athlete on Thursday. Smith will receive a postgraduate scholarship worth $18,000. He is the 10th MU football player to win this award; offensive lineman Rob Droege was the last Tiger to be given the award, in 2003.
MU MEN’S BASKETBALL: If Missouri wins in the first round, ESPN2 will televise the Tigers’ second-round game in the National Invitation Tournament on Nov. 17 at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers would face either Drexel or Princeton in the second round. MU’s first-round home game against Sam Houston State will be played Nov. 14.
MU BASEBALL: The Black team won the Tigers’ Fall World Series. It won the fifth and decisive game 11-8 Thursday at Taylor Stadium. Trevor Helms went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs for the Black team.