Zaviar Gooden is not only an impressive physical specimen but a great player and great person, according to his teammates.
Preparations for Saturday's Missouri football opener have begun throughout Columbia, and many stores in town are preparing for the expected increase in shoppers.
The move, which had been expected, might set off another round of conference realignment in college sports.
Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been a Tiger for less than a month. Although he's been called the most-hyped Missouri football player ever, he's proving himself on the field as a humble young man ready for some field time.
Here is a glimpse into how people are reacting to the news on Twitter.
News outlets across the country are buzzing with the reality of another bout of conference realignment in college athletics.
It was difficult for universities in the Lone Star State not to react to Wednesday's news that Texas A&M, which has been in the Big 12 since the conference's founding in 1996, plans to leave the league.
After three straight Women’s College World Series appearances, Earleywine was given a seven-year contract extension.
Whether the Big 12 Conference stays together or dissolves, Missouri is not going to end up out in the cold.
SMU, which currently plays in Conference USA, has been the only school to publicly campaign for an invite into the Big 12 if Texas A&M leaves as expected.
Members of the media covering the Tigers this season have become used to quarterback James Franklin speaking his mind.
An injury to center Travis Ruth has shook up the Tigers' offensive line, and Jayson Palmgren will be playing center in a game for the first time.
An up-tempo style and an improved James Franklin helped the Tigers' offense look as good as it had all month during Thursday's preseason scrimmage.
Henry Josey was one of four running backs thrust into the spotlight when Derrick Washington was dismissed from the team last season. A year later, he's working hard to stay in the mix with the help of an injured teammate.
Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said in a letter to Big 12 Conference Commissioner Dan Beebe that the Aggies are exploring all their options.
The Missouri Tigers finished the last scrimmage of the season Thursday at Faurot Field. The team will take Friday off before "game week" preparations begin Saturday.
Mike Alden, MU's athletics director, discussed Frank Haith for the first time Wednesday at a kickoff party for Missouri football boosters. When asked if he supports Haith, Alden replied, "We support the NCAA process."
After an injury derailed his season last year, Donovan Bonner used his time on the sidelines to get ahead as a linebacker. Now he has the chance to prove it on the field.
With the temperatures in the 90s and humidity making things even more miserable, the Missouri football team held a relatively light practice Wednesday.
Teammates call redshirt freshman cornerback Xavier Smith the "Swag King." He has the upbeat personality and sense of humor to warrant the nickname.