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TIGER KICKOFF: Quarterback Maty Mauk becomes new face of Missouri football

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk prefers his nickname to his full given name, and he's one of the biggest names on a football-crazed campus.

Quarterback Maty — not Matt or Matthew — Mauk goes from rambunctious child to the Tigers' figurehead.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things to know about South Dakota State

On Saturday, Missouri football will face SDSU, a university that may have invented cookies and cream ice cream and that references Missouri in its school anthem.

TIGER KICKOFF: Toddler to Tiger: Vincent a model child

Before he clogged lanes in the Missouri defensive line, senior Lucas Vincent used his looks to get by.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri football captain Mitch Morse loses his lunch to avoid losing games

The left tackle has always put pressure on himself. Experience, along with a particular pregame ritual, helped him become a captain and stronghold on Missouri's offensive line entering his final season in Columbia.

TIGER KICKOFF: Five questions for players

Missouri football players tackle hot topics such as movies, classes, their early Super Bowl picks and essential summer attire.

Missouri football commit Drew Lock excited to play under Columbia lights

The Missouri-bound quarterback, now a senior at Lee's Summit High School, will make a visit to Columbia as his team takes on Hickman High School on Friday night.

Tolton volleyball earns first win

The Tolton volleyball team picked up its first win of the season against district foe Eugene.

Missouri quarterback Eddie Printz remembers Auburn tight end Lutzenkirchen

Philip Lutzenkirchen, who died in a single-car accident earlier this year, went to same high school and was a role model for Missouri quarterback Eddie Printz

Rock Bridge football not dwelling on slow start

The Bruins' focus turns to De Smet Jesuit High School after their loss the first week.

Tolton battles week-long heat in practice

The Tolton football team pushed through heat indexes in the triple digits this week as it prepare for Friday's game against Lutheran St. Charles at 7 p.m.

In first year of playoff eligibility, Battle football looks to grow

In 2013, Battle's inaugural year, the Spartans were not eligible for the playoffs so the team used that time to build the program's foundation, as well as to learn from mistakes.

Hickman football emphasizes defense to stop Drew Lock

As Friday's game approaches, Hickman looks to stop Lee's Summit's Drew Lock with a flurry of different coverages and blitz packages..

Missouri adds Doug Gillis to softball coaching staff

Doug Gillis, a former Team USA softball pitcher, will be an assistant coach for Missouri starting this upcoming season.

Battle volleyball falls to Union

The Battle varsity volleyball team lost its season opener to Union High School in two sets, 25-17 and 25-11.

Sasser's "Tremendous hands, big body" carrying heavy load for Tigers

Bud Sasser is known for his great hands and "big body," and he'll be shouldering a hefty load leading the Tigers' new-look receiving corps.

8 things MU students are thinking but the football team is tweeting

Thirty minutes spent wanting around looking for a classroom? Check. Read more first-week-of-school posts from football players.

Royals fall flat in extra innings against Twins

Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the American League Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and walked two in the 10th.

Michael Sam notches six tackles in Rams' final preseason game

"I'm very confident that I'll be playing on a NFL roster this fall," said Michael Sam, a former Missouri defensive end and the NFL's first openly gay player.

Goodell admits mistake, sets strict domestic violence penalties for NFL

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams to distribute his memo to all players and to post it in locker rooms. It reads in part: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal. They are never acceptable and have no place in the NFL under any circumstances."

Michael Sam, Rams tune up for final preseason showing

The NFL's first openly gay player is battling for a spot on St. Louis' defensive line, which just happens to be a position where the Rams are extremely deep. Sam has shown some flashes of great potential — his sacks of Johnny Manziel against Cleveland last week foremost among them — but knows those plays alone won't win him a job.

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