Missouri football 2013

Missouri's Pinkel names Franklin starting quarterback at SEC Media Days

Coach Gary Pinkel said James Franklin, who suffered through some injuries last season, will head into fall camp as the No. 1 quarterback ahead of Corbin Berkstresser and Maty Mauk.

SEC Commissioner Slive bullish on potential NCAA changes

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive reiterated proposals he made in Hoover, Ala., two years ago, including boosting financial aid for athletes and upgrading recruiting rules to fit the new technology and social media.

Missouri's Pinkel, Franklin to represent football team at SEC Media Days

Missouri's Gary Pinkel, quarterback James Franklin, wide receiver L'Damian Washington and linebacker Andrew Wilson will speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Missouri's James Franklin to work at Manning Passing Academy

The Missouri quarterback will serve as a counselor at the Academy, run by the Manning family, Archie Manning, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, in Louisiana.

New Texas Tech coach says no reason to slow down college football

New Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who has been a part of some of college football's most prolific offenses, sees no reason to slow down the game with rule changes.

Backup Missouri linebacker Torey Boozer dismissed

Team spokesman Chad Moller said redshirt freshman linebacker Torey Boozer is no longer a member of the Tigers.

Former Missouri football player Munir Prince overcomes injury, seeks coaching position

In 2010, it seemed an injury had abruptly ended Munir Prince's football career. Although he could no longer play on the field, his love of the game never faltered.

SEC coaches plan to avoid offseason jabs, jokes

Thanks partly to the growth of social media as well as a few recent slipups, Southeastern Conference football coaches are staying away from one-liners aimed at heated rivals.

Alabama's Saban calls for SEC to expand schedule

Alabama football coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he would like to see the Southeastern Conference expand from eight to nine games, an opinion that surely will draw debate at the league's annual spring meetings this week.

Zaviar Gooden goes to Titans with last pick in third round

After tallying 61 tackles his senior season, Gooden caught the attention of scouts with strong performances at the NFL Combine in February and Missouri's pro day in March. Among linebackers at the Combine, Gooden posted the fastest 40-yard dash as well as the best times in the three-cone drill, the 20-yard shuttle and the 60-yard shuttle.

College Football Playoff to replace BCS in 2014

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is the favorite to be the site of the first national championship game in the new system.

Missouri defense stays step ahead of offense in Black & Gold game

Missouri's defense dominated the final scrimmage of the spring, but that wasn't enough to excite the 18,384 fans in attendance. 

Missouri quarterbacks wilt in spring tilt

James Franklin appears to be the favorite for the starting quarterback job after Maty Mauk's poor performance at Missouri football's annual Black & Gold game.

10 questions as Missouri football team heads into spring game

Like last spring, there are many changes for the Tigers, but there are more questions than answers. Key positions for the Missouri football team are in flux.

Family helps Missouri's Zaviar Gooden prepare for NFL Draft

Zaviar Gooden enjoyed going through the process with his family, including his cousin and former Tiger cornerback Kip Edwards, who is also preparing for the NFL Draft.

Missouri football pro day a big event for all involved

Patriots, Rams, Chiefs, Packers, Seahawks, Steelers, 49ers — the logos were all there, printed on polo shirts and athletic caps of the various NFL scouts.

Three former Missouri football players work out at NFL Combine

Zaviar Gooden ran the fastest 40-yard dash of any linebacker, while T.J. Moe bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times, more than any other wide receiver. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, a projected first-round pick, also worked out.

Missouri football coaches not worried about low-ranked recruiting class

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is well aware that his program is behind the rest of the Southeastern Conference in recruiting class rankings. He just doesn't think it matters.

College coaches must evaluate character too in recruiting

On Wednesday, high school players around the country will sign their letters of intent to play college football. Coaches must evaluate more than just 40-yard dash times and tackling technique when they decide whether to offer a scholarship.