While the recruiting process is time-consuming and arduous, once those players commit to Missouri, some players struggle with the transition from high school football star to bench rider.
Tyler Gabbert’s commitment to play football for Missouri last weekend marks the second time in the past three years a high school quarterback from Ballwin named Gabbert committed to Nebraska only to later switch his college choice to Missouri. But an aborted future in Lincoln is merely the easiest similarity to see between the two brothers who are slated to once again share a sideline next season.
The senior defensive end is one of three finalists.
Missouri football players Danario Alexander and Sean Weatherspoon were named to The Associated Press All-America second team Tuesday.
Missouri accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl, which had the last choice in the Big 12 bowl selection hierarchy. At Missouri's official bowl announcement Sunday evening, coach Gary Pinkel addressed the league's bowl selection system, but only after being asked about it.
Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, a Texas native, has heard good things about Reliant Stadium, the home of the NFL's Houston Texans, but he has never been to the facility. He will get his first visit when the Tigers play Navy on Dec. 31 in the Texas Bowl.
Missouri athletic department spokesman Chad Moller said Missouri is reaching out to the Sun, Insight, Independence and Texas Bowls with information promoting the Tigers' football team.
Sophomore kicker Grant Ressel was named the Big 12 Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week
Offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory's jerseys have scattered over the years.
Let the argument begin: This year's Danario Alexander vs. last year's Jeremy Maclin.
Some Kansas fans wore Mangino gear in case it was the coach's last game.
A Brian Coulter safety with less than three minutes left cut the Kansas lead to 39-38. The following Missouri drive got the Tigers inside the 10-yard line. Grant Ressel's 27-yard field goal as time expired clinched Missouri's eighth win of the year.
It's KU. We live in Columbia. Not seeming like a blatant homer is not the easiest of tasks. Especially when you consider the material those people have left us with.
A variety of bowls with a Big 12 affiliation could extend invitations to the Missouri football team this season.
Before senior safety Del Howard arrived at Missouri, he didn't know much about the school's rivalry with Kansas.
Nick Demien, a standout senior offensive lineman at Timberland High School in Wentzville, committed to play football at Missouri on Aug. 15. "In my mind, I was stupid not to go there," he said.
For two tense weeks, Kansas has been conducting an internal investigation into Mark Mangino's treatment of players where many former players have come forward with stories of insensitive comments they claim Mangino made to them and other players, past and present, have leapt to his defense.
The seniors on the team created the mantra for the season during the summer.
Kansas' Mark Mangino said he is fine with his school's investigation into how he has coached his football team, but he said he wishes word of the investigation had not leaked to the public.
A new uniform, which was designed by Nike, will be used only once. A black "M" that blends into the charcoal gray of the helmet is the uniform's most distinctive feature. Missouri is not making any changes to its standard uniform.