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National media descend on Columbia in light of Michael Sam announcement

The scene in Columbia is a calm one just 24 hours after Sam's announcement in comparison to the virtual social media firestorm that is still ongoing. 

Missouri men's basketball team voices support for Michael Sam

Basketball coach Frank Haith said he applauds Sam and the football team's leadership.



Howard Bragman: Helping Michael Sam make a statement

Bragman focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual public relations issues and events.

Missouri senator cites Sam in call for anti-bias bill

State Sen. Scott Sifton, a St. Louis Democrat, said Monday that lawmakers should use Sam's announcement as a rallying cry to pass anti-discrimination legislation.

UPDATE: Missouri defensive end Michael Sam comes out publicly as gay

After coming out as gay to his teammates in August, Sam announced his sexuality publicly on Sunday. He is attempting to become the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.

Michael Sam: I believe it's the right time

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam spoke with the Columbia Missourian on Sunday night about how he came to a decision to announce publicly he is gay.

UPDATE: Celebrities, athletes react to Michael Sam coming out

The former Missouri defensive end will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine later this month.

Gay MLS player, formerly closeted NFL player speak out on Sam

Former NFL player Wade Davis and soccer player Robbie Rogers, both gay, chime in on Michael Sam's announcement.

BEHIND THE STORY: The Michael Sam story began brewing in August

When do you out a college football player? Not when you know.

Columbia's gay community rejoices after Sam's announcement

Michael Sam's announcement creates pride and inspiration within Columbia's LGBT community

Missouri athletes, alumni react to Michael Sam announcement

Several people shared their thoughts with the Missourian about Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay.

ANALYSIS: Excitement about Missouri football recruiting class could be premature

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is pleased with his latest recruiting class — and perhaps with good reason.

Missouri football excited about 2014 recruits despite class rankings

Missouri's successful 2013 season wasn't reflected in the recruiting rankings, but coach Gary Pinkel isn't worried. 

Missouri football's low recruiting rankings similar to past classes

Gary Pinkel's recruiting classes average 31st in the nation. The class of 2014 is ranked 35th.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Tigers' recruiting class hails from Midwest, Southeast

As of Monday evening, the Missouri Tigers had 27 committed new players for next season. Click on our interactive map to see the name, hometown and high school of each of Missouri's new players.

De Smet offensive lineman Andy Bauer picks Missouri

Four-star prospect Andy Bauer chose Missouri over Ole Miss.

The ones that got away: Best recruits Missouri football missed out on

Thousands of high school football players made their decision on which institution they will call home for the foreseeable future. But some of these soon-to-be student-athletes chose not to attend Missouri. 

National Signing Day could bring some drama for Missouri football

Missouri's recruiting prowess has the attention of the rest of the Southeastern Conference and could cause a bit of drama Wednesday.

Dorial Green-Beckham's friends take blame for drugs in January arrest

Two men arrested with the Missouri wide receiver have told police the estimated 1 pound of marijuana found in their car did not belong to the star football player.

Missouri football recruits enroll early

Five football recruits began classes on Tuesday in order to participate in spring football. The recruits hope that the additional practice time will help them better grasp the Tigers' system and give them an edge over other incoming players.