With injuries to left guard Travis Ruth and right tackle Taylor Chappell, young Missouri offensive linemen are gaining valuable experience at Tiger practices.
With Missouri tailback Henry Josey likely out for the season, the Tigers are preparing to fill the void.
MU sophomores Whitney Little and Katie O'Brien spent two weeks in Europe this summer competing with the USA Development Team.
Although the Missouri offense spreads receivers across the field, running backs are still a large part of the team's offense.
The Missouri Athletics Department announced Tuesday that it surpassed its preseason goal of 45,000 season tickets by about 500.
The grass at Simmons Field at Taylor Stadium will be replaced with Latitude 36, a type of Bermuda grass. Other changes to the field will include the removal of grass on the infield and the replacement of the turf collar around home plate.
The athletes will enter the new season with a relatively young team, new players and no seniors.
Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow, members of the Missouri women's volleyball team, are named to the nine-person preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team.
Cornerbacks E.J. Gaines and Kip Edwards' experience, along with extended practice time against Missouri's tall receivers, should make them extremely successful this season.
Fans waiting for autographs held helmets, footballs and jerseys and stood in lines extending past the width of Faurot Field, curving into the stands and up the aisles.
Expectations for Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri's heralded recruit, are high, and he says his own are even higher.
James Franklin, Missouri's starting quarterback last season, practiced with the team Thursday and is expected to be ready for the Tigers' opening game Sept. 1 against Southeast Louisiana.
On the third day of training camp, the Tigers' offense worked on using their receivers' height to their advantage in the end zone.
The Tigers will be taking classes, bonding with one another and playing against European teams.
The coaching staff of MU's football team is looking for members of its team to evolve into star athletes this season.
After recovering from surgery for an injured shoulder, the Tigers' starting quarterback fully participated in the helmets-only practice and said he had no problems throwing.
Missouri basketball will travel to the Bahamas to compete in the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament from Nov. 22-24.
Missouri senior wide receiver T.J. Moe was one of 49 players named to the watch list for the Hornung Award, which recognizes the most versatile player in college football.
Although the two block party-style events were canceled this year, Tiger Town organizers hope to hold similar events next year.
The Missouri Tigers open their first season in the Southeastern Conference this fall.