MISSOURI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Missouri football went from defense-first to offensive powerhouse overnight

The Missouri Tigers ranked 125th in the country in total offense during 2015. Just a year removed from back-to-back SEC East titles, Mizzou plummeted and the team’s inability to move the football was a large part of that fall. The defense kept the team afloat well enough to go 5-7, then a staffing change occurred. Longtime coach Gary Pinkel departed, and in came Barry Odom, a former...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago

Missouri Takes The Field With Texas Flag To Honor Hurricane Harvey Victims

Teams around the country are finding ways to honor the victims of Hurricane Harvey. While most have opted to wear a decal on their helmet, the Missouri Tigers decided to take things a step further. Taking the field for the season opener, the Tigers stepped onto the turf with the Texas flag waving. Despite the fact that the two locations are separated by more than 800 miles, it was...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago

Missouri Gets 75-Yard TD Called Back For ‘Excessive Celebration’

While the NFL is loosening up on their rules for celebrations on touchdowns, the NCAA appears to have picked up the slack. Following a long run that resulted in a touchdown for Missouri, it was called back for excessive celebration. There were no flags on the field until the instant that Damarea Crockett crossed the goal line. Judge for yourself whether his celebration crossed the...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago

Missouri has touchdown taken away for excessive celebration

Missouri had little difficulty scoring during their season opener against Missouri State, but one of their touchdowns was taken off the board due to excessive celebration.During Saturday’s game, Tigers running back Damarea Crockett was on his way to a sure touchdown when he left his feet and dove for the end zone. Unfortunately, the score did not count and Crockett picked up a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Porter Jr.’s brother Jontay reclassifies to play at Missouri this year

The Missouri Tigers are going to be a problem next season, folks.After going 8-24 last season, the Tigers fired Kim Anderson and hired Cuonzo Martin as their new head coach. Cuonzo hired Michael Porter Sr. away from Washington to join his staff. Porter brought his son, Michael Jr., who is expected to be a top pick in next year’s draft. And guess what? Michael Sr.’s son Jontay...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Baylor, Vanderbilt among college football’s most volatile coaching jobs

With Bob Stoops announcing his retirement from Oklahoma this month, college football’s FBS level now has just one coach who started at his current school before the year 2000: Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz. Coaching for over 15 years at the same place is relatively unheard of today, but Ferentz’s stay at Iowa is one of a few to buck that trend. The rest of the country, on the other hand...
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

5-star Jontay Porter: Missouri ‘could win a national championship’ with him and No. 1-ranked brother Michael

INDIANAPOLIS — Just how big a turnaround could Missouri basketball make next season if 5-star big man Jontay Porter moves from the Class of 2018 up to the Class of 2017 to join his brother Michael, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit, in Columbia this fall? “One of the biggest I’ve ever seen,” Jontay told SEC Country on Saturday after dropping 21 points, 15 rebounds and...
Via SEC Country
April 29, 2017

Michael Porter Jr: ‘I want to win in college’

Michael Porter Jr. doesn’t want to be the next top lottery pick to get his numbers in his one-and-done season but miss the NCAA Tournament.Speaking at the Jordan Brand Classic earlier this week, the five-star forward said that he doesn’t want to follow the mold of Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons, a pair who could go as the back-to-back No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft despite...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Missouri defensive end Spencer Williams will transfer

Missouri defensive end Spencer Williams will transfer, according to a report citing head coach Barry Odom. The report comes from Blake Toppmeyer of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Williams started five games and played in 12 for the Tigers last season, making 15 tackles, including six against West Virginia. Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star said Williams is moving closer to home and...
Via SEC Country
April 11, 2017

Missouri guard K.J. Walton reportedly will transfer

On Tuesday evening, Missouri sophomore guard K.J. Walton was reportedly granted his release to transfer, according to Jim Reamer, Walton’s AAU coach for Indy Heat EYBL. Walton, as noted by Reamer, will have two years of eligibility remaining. The news comes in the wake of a woeful 8-24 season for the Tigers, who lost seven of their final eight games. Walton enjoyed success in spots...
Via SEC Country
April 04, 2017

Michael Porter Jr. wants to play Missouri G Terrence Phillips 1-on-1 for the chance to wear jersey No. 1

Michael Porter Jr. wants to win the chance to wear the No. 1 jersey at Missouri. The top recruit’s commitment to the Tigers last week has been all the rage among Mizzou fans lately. The development represents hope for the program after Missouri went 27-68 under Kim Anderson the past three seasons. Turns out, Porter’s competitive streak has already begun. As relayed by the Kansas...
Via SEC Country
March 28, 2017

No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr. is headed to Mizzou

It was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened. One day after getting his release from Washington, five-star recruit Michael Porter Jr. announced his commitment to Missouri.He is widely considered the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2017. After endless mediocrity at Missouri ever since No. 15 seed Norfolk State upset the Tigers in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament...
Via The Comeback
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cuonzo Martin hiring father of top recruits to Missouri staff

Cuonzo Martin has wasted no time getting to work at Missouri.Missouri announced on Wednesday that they have hired Martin to be their new head basketball coach on a 7-year deal worth around $3 million per season, according to a report. Martin resigned from his job at Cal in order to become the head coach in his hometown state.Missouri was dreadful at 2-16 in SEC play and 8-24 overall...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Mizzou shocks Auburn with buzzer-beating win, extends KA's coaching tenure

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kevin Puryear hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer, and Missouri rallied to beat Auburn 86-83 in overtime Wednesday night at the Southeastern Conference Tournament to keep coach Kim Anderson working at least one game longer. The 14th-seeded Tigers (8-23) snapped a six-game skid by rallying from 10 points down in the final five minutes of regulation, including...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Missouri TE Kendall Blanton to miss spring practice after ankle surgery

Missouri will be without tight end Kendall Blanton for the entirety of spring practice. A team spokesman confirmed to Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star that Blanton had surgery to repair torn ligaments suffered as a result of a right ankle sprain. Blanton is wearing a protective boot and using crutches, but is expected to be completely ready to go by the time fall camp comes around...
Via SEC Country
February 22, 2017

WATCH: Missouri, Georgia staff members fight at halftime

There weren’t a whole lot of fireworks during the first half of the Missouri-Georgia basketball game on Saturday, but that all changed as soon as the half ended. Two men got into a fight before their teams cleared the court at halftime, leading to a scuffle the referees had to break up. According to Dawg Nation, it was Georgia director of basketball operations Kent Davison and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Missouri ends non-conference play with disappointing 81-76 loss to Lipscomb

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Nathan Moran shot 5-for-10 from 3-point range and led all scorers with 22 points to help Lipscomb defeat Missouri 81-76 Thursday.Garrison Matthews had 16 points and six rebounds despite fouling out with 2:09 remaining, and Josh Williams and Rob Marberry scored 14 points apiece.Jordan Geist led the way for Missouri, scoring 18 points in his first start for the Tigers...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou loses Braggin' Rights game 75-66 to Illinois

ST. LOUIS  -- Malcolm Hill scored 21 points and Maverick Morgan had a double-double to lead Illinois to a 75-66 win over Missouri on Wednesday.Morgan hit 7 of 8 free throws and finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 12.The Illini (10-3) have won six in a row including the last four in the border series.Kevin Puryear led Missouri (5-6) with 17 points...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou WR Dilosa charged with domestic assault

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Authorities have charged former Missouri wide receiver Keyon Dilosa with assault after a woman accused him of punching her in the face.The Boone County prosecutor's office said Dilosa was charged Friday with third-degree domestic assault. The prosecutor's office also said it's asking that Dilosa's bond terms include him not having any contact with the alleged victim...
Via Associated Press
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Missouri wide receiver faces assault charge

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Authorities have charged former Missouri wide receiver Keyon Dilosa with assault after a woman accused him of punching her in the face. The Boone County prosecutor's office said Dilosa was charged Friday with third-degree domestic assault. The prosecutor's office also said it's asking that Dilosa's bond terms include him not having any contact with the alleged...
Via Associated Press
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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