MISSOURI TIGERS NEWS

2015 Missouri football team to be honored by ESPN

The Missouri Tigers struggled throughout the 2015 season as they finished 5-7 and declined a bowl invitation. However, it wasn’t their play on the field that showed them being a strong and unified unit. Near the end of the season, the team banded together and staged a protest of a game against BYU amid escalating racial tensions on campus. The protest lasted until university president...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Sam issues touching statement to LGBTQ community after Orlando shooting

Early Sunday morning, an unspeakable tragedy took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando which left 50 people dead and another 53 injured. Since the news surfaced, the country has been mourning the horrific incident and coming together to share its deepest condolences to the LGBTQ community. The latest person to speak out is former Missouri Tigers star Michael Sam, who is a prominent...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou QB Maty Mauk transferring to Eastern Kentucky

Former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has signed an athletic grant-in-aid to play this season for Eastern Kentucky.EKU athletics spokesman Kevin Britton confirmed Saturday that Mauk will join the FCS program after going 17-5 over three seasons as the Tigers' starter and leading them to back-to-back Southeastern Conference Eastern titles. He will have one season of eligibility remaining...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Missouri QB Maty Mauk signs with Eastern Kentucky

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Former Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has signed an athletic grant-in-aid to play this season for Eastern Kentucky. EKU athletics spokesman Kevin Britton confirmed Saturday that Mauk will join the FCS program after going 17-5 over three seasons as the Tigers' starter and leading them to back-to-back Southeastern Conference Eastern titles. He will have one season...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri fan flies hot air balloon over stadium in support of embattled coach

Just how much do Missouri Tigers fans support softball coach Ehren Earleywine? One flew a hot air balloon across University Stadium on Thursday to show love for the embattled coach. You may recall that two weeks ago, Missouri’s players announced they were playing in protest of the athletic department’s investigation into Coach Earleywine. The athletic department cited complaints...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Mizzou QB Maty Mauk heading to Eastern Kentucky?

The internet is abuzz regarding the latest speculation surrounding former Missouri Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk. Mauk graduated from the university following his dismissal from the football team for repeated drug-related incidents, but now it looks like he is ready to begin a new chapter in his life and resume his football career. “Officially done in Columbia and ready to start...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Maty Mauk hints at Eastern Kentucky being transfer destination

Maty Mauk’s career at Missouri certainly did not end the way he would have hoped it to. He was dismissed from the team in January after multiple cases of his conduct being detrimental to the team with the last straw being a video of him snorting a substance jumping around Twitter. It looks like the former SEC quarterback has found his next stop on his college football journey....
Via Campus Sports Net
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Maty Mauk appears headed to Eastern Kentucky

Maty Mauk appears to be headed to Eastern Kentucky as a graduate transfer. Mauk, who played quarterback at Missouri for three seasons before being kicked off the team, made some moves on his social media profiles that seem to show he is going to Eastern Kentucky. Not only did he place on his Twitter and Instagram profiles Ohio-to-Missouri-to-EKU, but he also followed Eastern Kentucky...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou’s Andy Bauer retires due to hip issues

The collegiate career of Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Andy Bauer has ended due to injury. On Saturday, it was announced that Bauer has decided to walk away from football due to persistent hip issues that first began bothering him following an injury in high school. “Despite his dedication and commitment to post-surgical and sport specific rehabilitation over a long period...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Chase Daniel will compete with Sam Bradford for starting job

The Philadelphia Eagles’ signing of Chase Daniel apparently is nothing to gloss over. The team may be giving him a chance to earn the starting job. NFL Media’s Albert Breer reports that Daniel will be competing with Sam Bradford for the starting quarterback job of the Eagles: The Eagles will be giving new QB Chase Daniel every chance to wrest the starting job from Sam Bradford...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Spike Lee working on ’30 for 30′ about Missouri football protests?

Academy Award-nominated director and screenwriter Spike Lee is working on an ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about the Missouri Tigers football team protests that rocked the campus this past season, according to IndieWire. The report was born out of Lee’s presence at the True/False Film Festival, held annually in Columbia, specifically in Lee taking in the 30-minute documentary...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Spike Lee to direct documentary about Mizzou boycott?

On the field, 2015 was not a banner season for Mizzou football. Off of it, the Tigers were involved in one of the most interesting stories of the year. Mizzou football joined in a protest by campus group “Concerned Student 1950,” which protested a string of racially-charged incidents on campus, boycotting play until school president Tim Wolfe resigned. The Tigers did not miss...
Via College Spun
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Simmons' 22 points leads LSU past Missouri, 80-71

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Ben Simmons had 22 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and LSU held off struggling Missouri 80-71 on Tuesday night to stay alive for at least a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season title. Antonio Blakeney scored 18 points, hitting a late 3-pointer and mid-range jumper to help LSU (18-12, 11-6) secure what initially looked to be an easy victory...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Softball pitcher Paige Lowary hit in face by line drive, stays in game (Video)

Less than a year after one Missouri softball pitcher was hit in the face by a line drive, the same thing happened to another. Amazingly, the fierce comebacker did not knock Paige Lowary out of the game. Lowary was pitching for the No. 12-ranked Missouri Tigers at the Mary Nutter Classic against No. 7 Oregon Saturday night and was cruising through three innings with her team up 7...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

University of Missouri sees a decrease in donation money after turbulent season

The University of Missouri saw generous donations after winning an unexpected second consecutive SEC East title in 2014. It also helped that the basketball team had won at least 23 games from 2008-2014, that included a pair of 30 win seasons. The athletic department received $685,000 in December of 2014 according to The Columbia Tribune, but that changed just a year later, after...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri’s athletic department looks to bounce back from decline in donations

The University of Missouri’s athletic department has seen donations decrease due to turmoil on campus as well as a disappointing season, according to a report by The Columbia Daily Tribune. Per the report, the athletic department received more than $685,000 in donations in December 2014, which is understandable given how the Tigers’ football team won the SEC East, its second...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Barry Odom approaches first season at Mizzou with confidence

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Barry Odom stops short of hard promises and immediate expectations.The last few months have not been easy for Missouri football -- a player boycott and a major drop on the field after consecutive SEC East titles. The Tigers also said goodbye to coach Gary Pinkel and dismissed its most experienced quarterback.Pinkel, the school's career leader in victories, stepped...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Barry Odom approaches 1st season at Missouri with confidence

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Barry Odom stops short of hard promises and immediate expectations. The last few months have not been easy for Missouri football - a player boycott and a major drop on the field after consecutive SEC East titles. The Tigers also said goodbye to coach Gary Pinkel and dismissed its most experienced quarterback. Pinkel, the school's career leader in victories...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri senator suggests Gary Pinkel ‘held the university hostage’

Missouri state Senator Paul Wieland has reportedly threatened to file a complaint about Pinkel’s support of the strike in support of the Concerned Student 1950 movement on Missouri’s campus last November. Wieland suggested that Pinkel held Mizzou hostage and was later rewarded for it. From the Columbia Tribune, “Wieland told interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley ‘my constituents...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

New Missouri coach Odom, staff attend fan 'welcome'

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Drew Lock has an entire offseason to prepare to be the starting quarterback at Missouri, both in mind and body. The school's new offensive coordinator, Josh Heupel, isn't sure the freshman was totally ready when he stepped into the job last fall. ''This might not be fair of me to say: I don't think he was necessarily overly purposeful in his preparation, maybe...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou beats Tennessee 75-64, snapping 9-game skid

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ryan Rosburg scored 21 points with five rebounds, shooting 8-for-9 from the field, as Missouri snapped a nine-game losing streak, beating Tennessee 75-64 Saturday.The Tigers closed the game on a 7-0 run, which was capped with a breakaway dunk by Rosburg in front of the student section.Despite committing nine turnovers in the first half, Missouri led 38-27 at halftime...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri beats Tennessee 75-64, snapping 9-game skid

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Ryan Rosburg scored 21 points with five rebounds, shooting 8-for-9 from the field, as Missouri snapped a nine-game losing streak, beating Tennessee 75-64 Saturday. The Tigers closed the game on a 7-0 run, which was capped with a breakaway dunk by Rosburg in front of the student section. Despite committing nine turnovers in the first half, Missouri led 38-27 at...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou RB Morgan Steward forced to retire

Back in November of 2014, Morgan Steward sustained a hip injury during the early portion of Missouri’s summer camp. Steward at the time Steward said of his injury, “[m]y hip joint popped out of place, tore things around, pulled off some of the bone.” He was out until camp the following year, and managed to play the first three games of 2015 before he was shut down for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Signing Day: Mizzou adds two running backs in Odom's first recruiting class

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- New Missouri coach Barry Odom addressed two areas of need with his first recruiting class, adding a pair of highly touted running backs from East St. Louis, Illinois, High School, and two experienced wide receivers. Missouri's offense was among the worst in the nation last year, averaging 13.6 points, and scored in single digits five of the last seven games. One...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri's Odom adds 2 RBs in first recruiting class

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) New Missouri coach Barry Odom addressed two areas of need with his first recruiting class, added a pair of highly touted running backs from East St. Louis, Illinois, High School, and two experienced wide receivers. Missouri's offense was among the worst in the nation last year, averaging 13.6 points, and scored in single digits five of the last seven games....
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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