Missouri football's Darvin Ruise turns defense into offense

Missouri linebacker Darvin Ruise runs an interception back for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 42-13 win over the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday.

Darvin Ruise's interception Saturday against Florida at The Swamp, just 50 miles from his high school, inspired memories of the linebacker at his former position — running back.

TIGER KICKOFF: For Michael Scherer and brothers, fewer Pop-Tarts, more sports

There was a "great Pop-Tarts fight" on the day Missouri middle linebacker Michael Scherer was born. There were very few Pop-Tarts allowed thereafter.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about Vanderbilt

From hot chicken to a horse-chasing basset hound, here are 10 things you didn't know about Vanderbilt and Nashville.

SEC teams not done knocking each other off

No. 9 Georgia (4-1 in SEC games) sits in the East drivers seat but Missouri (2-1) and surprising Kentucky (2-2) also are in the mix going into the second half of the season.

TIGER KICKOFF: Fast Five, Vandy version

Four veteran players tackled a batch of homecoming-related questions.

No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

Gurley, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits.

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

This year's version of the Royals has taken an entire city on a magical ride, the players from yesteryear have tagged right along with them. Members of the World Series 1985 team recall the thrill of their victory.

Missouri basketball picked to finish middle of the pack in SEC

Arkansas was third, followed by LSU, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri.

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

Yusmeiro Petit was playing in the Venezuela winter league when two San Francisco Giants coaches discovered him. Petit has become a crucial part of the Giants bullpen, with two wins in relied during the playoffs.

Rams will stick with running back by committee

Zac Stacy just missed 1,000 yards rushing as a rookie last year, but wasn't in the mix last week because he was hurt and Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason played well in a victory over Seattle.

Chiefs' Charles passes battery of concussion tests

Charles took a vicious blow from Brandon Flowers when he dove into the end zone in the Chiefs' 23-20 victory Sunday. Flowers received a concussion from the collision and missed the rest of the game, but Charles popped up and trotted off the field, where he was met by team trainers. He played the rest of the game.

Blue October: Kansas City erupts as Royals begin home stretch of World Series

Kansas City shook off a nearly three-decade-long World Series drought with unbridled passion Tuesday as the Royals' best-of-four matchup with the San Francisco Giants began.

Maty Mauk off the mark yet again

Maty Mauk and the Missouri offense did little to help Missouri achieve its win over Florida on Saturday.

UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam

Former Missouri football player Michael Sam, who was signed to the Dallas practice squad on Sept. 3, was released Tuesday afternoon.



Mother, daughter find escape in Columbia College volleyball

It was Breast Cancer Awareness Night for the Columbia College volleyball team Tuesday, a night that hit home for senior outside hitter Sarah Schwentker.

Missouri women's basketball star battles injury in buildup to season

Missouri women's basketball star Morgan Eye suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain Oct. 2. Eye, who is Missouri's all-time 3-point leader, is continuing her role as a leader from the sidelines as she prepares for the upcoming season.

UPDATE: Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

Columbia College men's and women's soccer on very different paths entering last week

The Cougar women have outscored conference foes 37-2 en route to an 8-0 record in American Midwest Conference play. The Cougar men are 7-4-2 with all four defeats being a 1-0.

Missouri women's basketball coach enters big season

Four freshmen, including one who was ranked as a top-50 recruit by multiple websites, are bringing a diverse set of skills to the team.


Show-Me State Games recognitions to be before Missouri game

Ten honorees will be recognized on Faurot Field.