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Mizzou Sports

Missouri's Gooden a linebacker of exceptional ability

Zaviar Gooden is not only an impressive physical specimen but a great player and great person, according to his teammates.

Preparations in full gear for the Missouri football home opener

Preparations for Saturday's Missouri football opener have begun throughout Columbia, and many stores in town are preparing for the expected increase in shoppers.

Texas A&M plans to leave Big 12 by July 2012

The move, which had been expected, might set off another round of conference realignment in college sports.

Sheldon Richardson can't wait for Saturday's Missouri football opener

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.

Twitter reactions to Texas A&M's departure from the Big 12

Here is a glimpse into how people are reacting to the news on Twitter.

What others say about Texas A&M's Big 12 departure

News outlets across the country are buzzing with the reality of another bout of conference realignment in college athletics.

Texas schools react to Aggies' decision

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.

 

Earleywine given contract extension as Missouri softball coach

After three straight Women’s College World Series appearances, Earleywine was given a seven-year contract extension.

COMMENT: Even without Big 12, Missouri will find a home

Whether the Big 12 Conference stays together or dissolves, Missouri is not going to end up out in the cold.

SMU ready to take advantage of a Big 12 opening

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.

ON THE BLOG: Hard to call Missouri quarterback shy

Members of the media covering the Tigers this season have become used to quarterback James Franklin speaking his mind.

Missouri football opener will have new-look offensive line

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.

Missouri offense crisp in final preseason scrimmage

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.

Missouri running back hopes to repeat success from last season

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 still weighing Big 12 exit

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers play final scrimmage before season

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.

UPDATE: Athletics director offers qualified support of Haith

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."

Missouri linebacker poised for comeback football season

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Temperature holds back Missouri football team

With the temperatures in the 90s and humidity making things even more miserable, the Missouri football team held a relatively light practice Wednesday.

Missouri reserve cornerback Xavier Smith not short on personality

Teammates call redshirt freshman cornerback Xavier Smith the "Swag King." He has the upbeat personality and sense of humor to warrant the nickname.



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