Mizzou Sports

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU football players prepare for season opener

With the season opener a little more than a week away, the MU football team is working on its final preparations for the 2011 season.

Missouri football team nears end of preseason practice

As the Tigers begin their final 10 days of practice before the season starts, some players are trying to make one last effort to move up, or stay atop, the depth chart.

Deaton clarifies comments on NCAA investigation of Haith

In a email statement released Saturday, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton clarified his comments on the vetting process of new Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith, who has come under NCAA investigation.

Nothing left to chance at Missouri football practice

The Tigers' practices are meticulously planned to maximize the team's use of its practice time.

Tackling drill a challenge for Missouri football team's defensive line

The drill looks scary. The hits are hard, the hits are loud and no evasive maneuvers are allowed by the players getting tackled.

A roundup of what others are saying about Frank Haith

The controversy surrounding MU's head basketball coach has journalists and fans talking. We put together some links to help you navigate the conversations.

Missouri football walk-on Tyler Hunt trades baseball potential for football love

The freshman from Huntsville, Mo., could have played professional baseball but instead chose to play college football.

Missouri linebacker takes healthy eating habits to campus

Classmates give him funny looks. Teammates give him a hard time. But Tony Randolph stays in shape by eating healthy wherever he goes.

Not known how Missouri will proceed with Haith situation

New Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith, who was the head coach at Miami for the past seven seasons before being hired by Missouri in April, was accused of NCAA violations Tuesday in a Yahoo Sports report about numerous problems at Miami.