MU Football

Training camp shows glimpses of how Michael Sam fits with Rams roster

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.

COMMENTARY: Maty Mauk's confidence rubs off on teammates

Maty Mauk inspires belief in his teammates. Even in a pickup basketball gym.

Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

As the preseason fast approaches, Michael Sam and other St. Louis Rams draft picks are back on the practice field.

Single-game Missouri football tickets on sale this week

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.

Former Missouri football player Aldon Smith pleads no contest to charges

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.

SEC players would like benefits, but remain ambivalent on issue

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.

ESPY Awards recognize Michael Sam with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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."

Missouri's Pinkel, Mauk remain confident about coming football season

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.

VIDEO: Missouri football's Pinkel, three players speak at SEC Media Days

The Missouri football program got its moment in the spotlight Wednesday morning at the Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Ala.

SEC Network availability gives some fans jitters

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.

Former Tiger named Missouri offensive line coach

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.

SEC's Slive continues push for Big Five autonomy

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.

NCAA, quarterbacks shift among topics at SEC media days

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.

Missouri football's Boehm, Golden named to more preseason watch lists

Markus Golden and Evan Boehm were named to the Rimington Award and Outland Trophy watch lists respectively.

Missouri's Golden, Murphy deemed players to watch

Markus Golden and Marcus Murphy were named to award watch lists.

Missouri football assistant Bruce Walker retires at 53

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.


St. Louis residents happy for Michael Sam, show pride without him

Sam was contacted by a couple organizations to attend events at PrideFest, but he was unable to attend.


Former Missouri football players Sam, Gaines among 11 signing Rams rookies

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.

Michael Sam a regular rookie for the Rams

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam says his new Rams teammates "respect me as a human being and as a football player."

Missouri football sets time for road opener

Gary Pinkel will lead Missouri against Toledo, his former team, on Sept. 6. The game will begin at 11 a.m. Central time.