Mizzou Sports

Michael Sam lightens mood for Missouri football, one song at a time

Michael Sam, a starting defensive end for Missouri, acts differently depending on the situation. On the field, he's a warrior. Off of it, he carries a lighter tune.

Missouri football opening game available on pay-per-view

The Tigers will play the Southeastern Louisiana Lions for their first game.

Missouri volleyball defeats North Florida, Virginia Tech on first day of Tiger Invitational

Missouri volleyball defeated North Florida, 3-0, and Virginia Tech, 3-1, in its first two matches of the 2012 Tiger Invitational. Sophomore Whitney Little had 23 kills and seven blocks against the Hokies.

Maclin makes another contribution to Missouri football

The Jeremy Maclin Football Scholarship will grant a full ride to one player, preferably a hard-working student-athlete from Kirkwood, Mo.

Tickets for Missouri's SEC home football games go on sale Friday evening

A limited number of general admission tickets for the Georgia game (Sept. 8) and the Alabama game (Oct. 13) will be available.

Missouri soccer team not satisfied with early success

With the MU soccer team off to a hot start, Coach Bryan Blitz urges his Tigers — who have been burned by high expectations the past two years — to "pump their brakes" before thinking too far ahead.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cedar Ridge students score lunch from Kim English

Kim English, the former Missouri basketball player who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, donated sandwiches Thursday to students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Columbia.

Missouri football's Hoch thrives after position change

Missouri defensive tackle Matt Hoch came into the program planning to play tight end. However, after switching to the other side of the ball, he has risen to the top of the Tigers' depth chart.

Missouri soccer's Alyssa Diggs earns honors after opening weekend

Missouri forward Alyssa Diggs scored three goals in two matches last weekend and won two awards.

Missouri football team relies on Bonner — in any linebacker position

The Tigers have established starters at each of the three linebacker positions, but because of injuries, Donovan Bonner has worked with the first-team defense multiple times during training camp.

Josey has extra motivation to come back from injury for Missouri football team

The recovery process from last year's season-ending knee injury has not been easy for Tigers running back Henry Josey. There have been times when he feels like giving up, but one thing always keeps him going — his son, Henry Josey Jr.

Missouri football's McGaffie hopes to rise above memorable 2010 play

In 2010, Tigers receiver Gahn McGaffie made one of the biggest plays in the team's history. Now, he's trying to distance himself from that play by producing more memorable moments in his senior season.

Missouri soccer team beats UC Santa Barbara 2-0

Missouri soccer improved its record to 2-0 after beating UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon.

Cornerback Randy Ponder looking to make more plays for Missouri football

Tigers junior cornerback Randy Ponder is expected to get significant playing time this season, even if starter Kip Edwards recovers from a knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines.

Missouri basketball finishes Europe trip with win

Tigers use fourth quarter to beat Cergy, France, 81-61. The team will return to Columbia late Saturday.

Missouri football's Ebner takes second shot at senior season

Missouri linebacker Will Ebner, who has battled injuries throughout his college career, is hoping to stay on the field during his final season. He used his missed season in 2011 to become a more well-rounded player.

Missouri volleyball opens season with scrimmage

Transfer Taylor Simpson led the Gold Team to a 3-0 win over the BlackTeam.

Missouri women's basketball team schedule released

The Tigers will open the season Nov. 9, when they host Saint Louis University. Southeastern Conference play begins for Missouri on Jan. 3, when the team travels to play Georgia.

Missouri football's Simon vies to be his hometown's next great safety

Ian Simon, a redshirt freshman safety for Missouri, grew up in the same hometown as former safety Kenji Jackson. But while Jackson certainly influenced Simon's decision to come to MU, Simon is striving to create his own legacy.

Missouri football's Max Copeland gets weird on Tigers' offensive line

Missouri left guard Max Copeland, who hopes to start this fall for the Tigers, has taken the meaning of vocal leader to a new level. His shouting during practice and untamed mane of blond hair make him stand out on the football field.