The spread offense is relatively new to the Big 12 Conference, and defenses are still struggling to figure out how to stop it.
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, 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.
The center sent a survey to MU football season ticket holders asking for their opinions on tailgating and fan behavior before football games.
Craig Heimburger, a offensive lineman for the Cleveland Gladiators, has extended his professional football career by playing for the team.
The Kansas City Chiefs said Wednesday they have reached agreement on a four-year contract with former Missouri receiver Will Franklin.
He is the second MU player to pull his name from the draft. Junior forward Leo Lyons withdrew his name May 9.
Former Missouri walk-on Adam Crossett will try to earn a kicking spot in the NFL with the Colts.
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.
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.
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?’”
Eight players from last year’s Missouri football team have a chance to be taken in this weekend’s NFL 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 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
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.
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.
Ten starters return on defense for the Missouri football team.
Doshia Woods comes from Oregon State to be recruiting coordinator for the Missouri women’s basketball team.
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.
The injury is one of several Alexander has suffered over the course of his career with the Missouri football team.