Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday he feels responsible for the disciplinary problems his team is facing, but thinks the program has a good system for dealing with such difficulties.
Missouri wide receiver Jerrell Jackson was supposed to be out until October with a wrist injury, but some fast healing put him back in the lineup against Illinois on Saturday.
A Boone County prosecutor said the decision to charge MU football player Derrick Washington with a felony was reached after an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in June at the Campus View apartment complex.
The single count against the suspended running back was filed Monday.
Long snapper and backup tight end Beau Brinkley was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The freshman has received an education from his teammates while sitting on the sidelines with an sprained ankle. He has missed the crucial on-field experience that he needs in order to play, though, so there's a good chance he will redshirt this season.
Missouri prepares for first home game Sept. 11 against McNeese State
Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Hayes, who is handling the legal action for the woman who said that Missouri running back Washington sexually assaulted her, would not reveal specifics about Washington's legal issues. She did acknowledge her connection to the matter.
The MU tailback was issued an order of protection in June after allegations of sexual assault. He was suspended from the team indefinitely by head coach Gary Pinkel on Thursday for disciplinary reasons.
The senior tailback was suspended for disciplinary reasons according to team spokesman Chad Moller
Missouri junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson was expected to be out until October with a broken bone in his wrist, but he was catching passes in practice on Wednesday.
Both of the starting defensive tackles on the Missouri football team say their signature move is the bull rush.
Missouri linebacker Will Ebner returned to the practice field Tuesday, two days after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Alexander said he got a congratulatory text message from Missouri coach Gary Pinkel.
Ashton Glaser, who is currently the fourth-string quarterback, has performed well in scrimmages, displaying a physical style of play. He is trying to battle his way up the Tigers depth chart.
Missouri receiver Wes Kemp's role in the offense goes beyond catching the ball. When the ball isn't in his hands, Kemp takes pride in his blocking abilities. His teammates are noticing.
Teammates tease Jared Culver about being a cheerleader in high school, but it's difficult to laugh too hard. Culver is the biggest running back on the Missouri football team and gets lots of respect for his punishing style.
On Friday, seven Tigers wore the red jerseys of an injured player, keeping them off the practice field and making injuries an unwanted distraction at Devine Pavilion 13 days before the Tigers' Sept. 4 game against Illinois.
If all goes to plan, the Missouri defense will force two turnovers a game, and to do that, the Tigers will need improved performance from a secondary that ranked second to last in the Big 12 in pass defense in 2009.