Mizzou Sports

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.

Missouri football's Travis Ruth hopes to be next great center

Ruth, a man of diverse interests and traits, replaces Tim Barnes at center.

Jackson's leadership helps young group of Missouri safeties

Of the Missouri safeties, Kenji Jackson is the lone senior. With many young players in his unit, Jackson is leading by example.

Tailgating lot gets new name, new rules

A university-sponsored tailgating program has been revamped to encourage attendance.

Missouri's Haith will cooperate with NCAA investigation of Miami

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith was the head coach at Miami for the past seven seasons before being hired by the Tigers in April.

Former booster tells Yahoo! he gave improper benefits to Miami athletes

Nevin Shapiro, who is now in prison for running $930 million Ponzi scheme, was a Miami booster between 2002 and 2010.

Missouri football team hunting for return man

A large group of players are competing to succeed Carl Gettis as the Missouri football team's punt returner.

Wives of Pinkel, Alden to host football clinic for women

Attendees will have brunch while watching a Missouri Tigers football practice.

UPDATE: Missouri left tackle out for season with knee injury

Senior offensive lineman Elvis Fisher is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday to repair an injured tendon in his left knee.

Texas A&M president says future conference realignment still possible

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin spoke Monday after receiving authority from the board of regents to take any action he deems necessary in terms of conference realignment.

Missouri offensive tackle Fisher injures knee

Missouri senior offensive tackle Elvis Fisher left practice with what coach Gary Pinkel characterized as a serious knee injury.