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Kemp prefers direct route

Wes Kemp, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound freshman wide receiver out of DeSmet in St. Louis, is hoping to impress his coaches enough to avoid a redshirt season.

MU’s Costello showing steady improvement at quarterback

Reserve redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Costello has developed into a more complete player in the offseason, and he took snaps against defensive starters for the first time this fall in the Tigers’ final preseason scrimmage Thursday.

Tiger football fans face new security restrictions

In addition to the standard bag check at entrances to the stadium, fans' items must be able to fit in a 16-inch square plastic box, no deeper than 9 inches, roughly equal to the amount of space under each seat.

Egnew eager for future

Michael Egnew, a 6-foot-5 Plainview, Texas, native, was one of eight true freshmen Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel pinpointed after Monday’s practice as a possibility to bypass a redshirt season. Egnew’s transition from standout high school wide receiver to potential contributor as a reserve tight end behind senior Chase Coffman and junior Jon Gissinger represents a movement with the Tigers’ future in mind.

MU working to improve No. 6 ranking

Freshman Wes Kemp highlighted the scrimmage with two impressive catches.

Quarterbacks dominate offensive powered Big 12 Conference

The once defense-minded league has now become a hot bed for great offenses and even better quarterbacks.

Trainers getting Van Alexander set for opener

Senior Missouri linebacker Van Alexander tore his right ACL during spring practices in April. Alexander says he was thankful his trainers have a strategy to have him ready to play when the season starts.

MU not afraid of new play clock rule

The NCAA will now use a 40-second clock, which coach Gary Pinkel thinks will make his offense more productive.

With Coffman injured, replacement players take field

Tigers tight end Chase Coffman’s right pinkie was broken last week, but coach Gary Pinkel said he is expected to return in time for the Aug. 30 game against Illinois.

MU football players will wait to get in licks

The Missouri football team’s practice drills and scrimmages are set up to avoid the injuries that could spell doom for any team’s season.

MU football players take time for fans

One Tiger said that events such as Missouri’s Sixth Annual Football Fan Day keep him grounded. 

Tigers try out replacement snappers

One problem the Missouri football team has entering the new season is one most people don’t know about.
Three-year long snapper Steven Blair graduated after last season, leaving a need for someone to snap on punts and field goals.

MU linebackers turning heads on first day in pads

MU finished its first full pad practice Friday morning on Kadlec Athletic Fields.

Garrett relishing role as starting safety

Last year, Justin Garrett stepped in to take the place of Pig Brown. Now that he’s entering camp as the starter, he’s refusing to let his opportunity get away from him.

Mental strength proves most important for MU football kicker

When talking about kicking, Jeff Wolfert never mentions his leg, only how he mentally prepares for the task at hand. Coach Gary Pinkel says what makes Wolfert one of the best kickers in the country is his head.

Freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally gets to practice with MU football team

Heralded freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally joined the MU team for practice on Tuesday. He says learning the mental aspect of the college game is his main goal.

Tigers start preseason football practice

Quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season after leading MU to a No. 4 season-ending ranking. That makes Kurtis Gregory, an offensive tackle, important, too. His job is to keep Daniel out of harm’s way.

Stewart recovering from heart surgery

Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is recovering from open-heart surgery.

Judge grants continuance in Horton assault trial

The former MU basketball player’s trial on a third-degree assault charge was scheduled to start Wednesday.

Size no big deal for Big 12 QBs

Nearly half the returning quarterbacks on the Big 12 Conference football teams, including MU’s Chase Daniel, are considered undersized by today’s standards.



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