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Mizzou Sports

Big 12 football notes: Spread challenges defenses

The spread offense is relatively new to the Big 12 Conference, and defenses are still struggling to figure out how to stop it.

Big 12 football gaining respect

After a surprising season when four of its football teams finished in the top 10 in the final 2007 AP poll, the Big 12 Conference is no longer behind powerhouses like the SEC, Big 10 and Pac-10. The Big 12 is back among the elite, perhaps as strong as it’s been in 12 years as a conference.

Chase Daniel named Preseason All-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year

Chase Daniel, along with Chase Coffman, Jeremy MacLin and a few more Tiger football players, received national recognition from the media when they were named preseason all-conference players.

Wellness Resource Center gathers information about MU fan behavior

The center sent a survey to MU football season ticket holders asking for their opinions on tailgating and fan behavior before football games.

Missouri grad heads to Arena Football League playoffs

Craig Heimburger, a offensive lineman for the Cleveland Gladiators, has extended his professional football career by playing for the team.

Franklin set to sign with Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs said Wednesday they have reached agreement on a four-year contract with former Missouri receiver Will Franklin.

MU's DeMarre Carroll pulls out of NBA draft

He is the second MU player to pull his name from the draft. Junior forward Leo Lyons withdrew his name May 9.

Crossett nets free agent deal with Colts

Former Missouri walk-on Adam Crossett will try to earn a kicking spot in the NFL with the Colts.

Lyons withdraws from NBA draft

The MU forward will remain with the Tigers for another year. There is no word yet on whether fellow player DeMarre Carroll will also remove his name from consideration.

Son of former Mizzou, NFL player to try to walk on

MU sophomore Mike Taylor, a member of the Mizzou Strength Club, will attempt to walk-on to the Missouri football team this fall, despite never having played organized football in his life.

Two Missouri football players drafted into action

Will Franklin wasn’t waiting by the phone when the fourth round of the NFL Draft got under way. With the second day of the draft starting at 9 a.m. central time Sunday, he had other things on his mind.

“I was actually asleep in bed and I got the phone call,” he said. “It was an unknown number, and I was like, ‘Who could be calling me unknown, a reporter or a team?’”

Tigers prepared for the draft

Eight players from last year’s Missouri football team have a chance to be taken in this weekend’s NFL Draft.

Carroll and Lyons declare for NBA draft

MU forwards DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons have entered their names in the 2008 NBA Draft, but will not hire agents.

Last year's senior players see more ahead for MU football team

Last year's senior players were on hand for the Tiger's Black and Gold football game on Saturday. They said another successful season for the Tigers will help improve the program's reputation

Walk-on getting his chance with MU football team

Running back Titus Wonsey didn’t get to suit up for the Tigers this fall. After waiting until the spring to strap on a helmet, Wonsey is turning heads.

 

Thomas makes switch from cornerback to receiver

La'Rocderick Thomas spent his redshirt and freshman seasons as a cornerback, but never saw playing time. Then when Missouri was preparing for the Cotton Bowl, Thomas was selected to imitate Darren McFadden for the scout team. The Missouri coaches saw a player with good speed who could help the team elsewhere.

Tigers defense returns lots of experience

Ten starters return on defense for the Missouri football team.

Missouri women’s basketball team hires assistant coach

Doshia Woods comes from Oregon State to be recruiting coordinator for the Missouri women’s basketball team.

Starters in secondary a proven commodity

There’s only one position in the secondary that doesn’t have a returning starter from 2007 atop the depth chart in the spring. That’s because free safety William Moore needed surgery after an injury in the Cotton Bowl and won’t be able to reclaim his position until the fall.

MU Linebacker Alexander to have surgery for torn ACL

The injury is one of several Alexander has suffered over the course of his career with the Missouri football team.



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