Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.
Missouri wide receiver Levi Copelin, who had used a nutritional supplement not approved by the NCAA, was part of an already-thinning wide receiver corps for the 2014 season.
Visitors to the team's training camp Saturday saw moments like this that evoked Sam's incredible 2013 season at Missouri. Other times, though, they were reminded why Sam was considered a late-round prospect for the NFL draft.
Maty Mauk inspires belief in his teammates. Even in a pickup basketball gym.
As the preseason fast approaches, Michael Sam and other St. Louis Rams draft picks are back on the practice field.
Tickets for Missouri football nonconference home games, along with options that include select SEC home games, will go on sale Thursday for season ticket holders and Tiger Scholarship Fund members and Friday for the public.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker and former Missouri football player Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.
The life of major college football players and coaches could change drastically in upcoming years once the NCAA and Big Five conferences are done revamping the current system.
In his acceptance speech, Michael Sam thanked Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel for serving as a mentor to him. He thanked the entire Mizzou family and said, "you will always be home."
Even with the question marks, Missouri enters the season with nearly universal respect across the league after it made its impressive run through the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division.
The Missouri football program got its moment in the spotlight Wednesday morning at the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala.
Cable and satellite providers such as DISH Network, Cox Communications and AT&T U-Verse have signed deals to carry the league's network. ESPN and the SEC are still in talks with other major distributors, including DirecTV and Comcast.
While a player at Missouri, A.J. Ricker started 47 consecutive games — the fifth highest number in program history — and anchored the offensive-line for the 2003 team, the first bowl-eligible Tiger team since 1998.
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Sliver said college athletics "must be willing to make appropriate changes," including giving the Big Five conferences autonomy to make their own bylaws.
The league opened its annual media days — four days instead of three now — on Monday in Hoover, Ala., with radical change in the college athletic model appearing imminent and the SEC Network soon to take the airwaves.
Markus Golden and Evan Boehm were named to the Rimington Award and Outland Trophy watch lists respectively.
Markus Golden and Marcus Murphy were named to award watch lists.
Bruce Walker coached the tight ends and served as an assistant offensive line coach from 2001 to 2008. Two of his tight ends, Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman, earned All-American honors during that time.
Sam was contacted by a couple organizations to attend events at PrideFest, but he was unable to attend.
Gaines, a cornerback, was a sixth-round selection and the 188th overall pick in this year's draft. Sam, a defensive lineman, was one of the team's two seventh-round selections and the 249th overall.