MISSOURI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Media pick Mizzou to finish fifth in SEC East

Missouri Tigers college football   HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama is the pick to win another Southeastern Conference title. The Crimson Tide received 223 of 331 total votes by the league's media one year after winning the league and national titles. LSU received the second-most votes with 59 while Tennessee had 29. Alabama and Tennessee were the overwhelming favorites to win their respective...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Scherer on AD's departure: 'You just have to move forward'

HOOVER, Ala. -- First-year coach Barry Odom's goal of creating more stability at Missouri became more challenging Wednesday with the departure of athletic director Mack Rhoades.The unexpected news made for an interesting SEC media day for the Tigers, who faced more questions about off-the-field issues than the on-the-field progress they're trying to make following a 5-7 season.The...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC media day topic for Missouri: AD's surprising departure

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) First-year coach Barry Odom's goal of creating more stability at Missouri became more challenging Wednesday with the departure of athletic director Mack Rhoades. The unexpected news made for an interesting SEC media day for the Tigers, who faced more questions about off-the-field issues than the on-the-field progress they're trying to make following a 5-7 season...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
June 18, 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

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

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

Maty Mauk posts handwritten note about Missouri dismissal

Maty Mauk was dismissed from the Missouri football program earlier today.  The dismissal comes a couple days after a video surfaced of a man believed to be Mauk snorting a wide powdery substance. The Tigers’ administration says Mauk’s dismissal is not a result of the video (“we believe it is from a long time ago,” they say) but rather his “failure to live up to expectations...
Via College Spun
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Maty Mauk kicked off Missouri football team, but not for video

Missouri football coach Barry Odom announced on Thursday that quarterback Maty Mauk has been dismissed from the program. However, Mauk’s dismissal supposedly has nothing to do with a video that recently surfaced on social media that appeared to show him snorting cocaine. Odom said that Mauk has been kicked off the team for “violating team rules.” “I met with Maty Mauk this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Maty Mauk cocaine video could be two years old?

Missouri suspended Maty Mauk from the football program indefinitely this week as they investigate a video that appears to show the Tigers quarterback snorting cocaine, but there’s a possibility the school could find that the video is fairly old. An anonymous Mizzou teammate told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday that the video of Mauk was taken two years ago and that the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Banned Missouri booster says he meant no harm in benefits scandal

It looks like one man who was nearly responsible for some big NCAA violations for the Missouri Tigers has stepped forward. He said that he was in no way trying to violate any rules when he gave three former players and a recruit illegal benefits in 2013 and 2014. According to the Columbia Tribune, Christopher Mark Tuley admitted to being the person accused of these violations. Tuley...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri Basketball Hit With ‘Major Violations’ From NCAA, Will Not Play In 2016 Postseason Tournaments

If you are a fan of the Missouri Tigers basketball team, your season is going to end a lot sooner than planned after the school announced it will not play in the SEC Tournament or any other postseason tournaments. This comes after the NCAA found major violations stemming from the time of former head coach Frank Haith: BREAKING: Details to come, but major NCAA violations found in...
Via Gamedayr
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball to vacate 2013-14 season

The Missouri basketball team was under investigation by the NCAA, which has found the program committed “major violations,” according to Jeff Rosen of the Kansas City Star. As a penalty, the school will vacate the entire 2013-14 season. BREAKING: Details to come, but major NCAA violations found in #Mizzou basketball program. Entire 2013-14 season to be vacated. — Jeff...
Via Sportsnaut
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Missouri QB Maty Mauk reinstated by program

The saga of Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk continues.  Just over a month after being suspended for the remainder of the season, after being reinstated from a previous suspension, the junior has once again been reinstated at Missouri, according to Columbia Daily Tribune’s David Morrison.  Mike Mauk adds that his son Maty has been reinstated to the Tigers. — David Morrison...
Via College Spun
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri Tigers name Josh Heupel offensive coordinator

The University of Missouri football team has named Josh Heupel as its new offensive coordinator. Heupel, who spent this past season as offensive coordinator of Utah State, is best remembered as the All-American quarterback who led the Oklahoma Sooners to a national championship in 2000. Heupel also finished second place in the Heisman voting that season. Heupel was also Oklahoma...
Via Yardbarker
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri state reps withdraw proposed student-athlete bill

Following widespread criticism, Missouri state legislators withdrew a proposed bill that would revoke student-athletes' scholarships if they boycott games, USA Today reported. Backers withdrew the proposal Wednesday morning, not even a week after representatives Rick Brattin and Kurt Bahr introduced the drafted legislation. In an interview on Tuesday, Brattin gave no indication...
Via Yardbarker
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri Politician Files Bill To Strip Scholarships From Players Who Strike

In the middle of November, it looked as if the football season for the Missouri Tigers was going to come to a halt. After players and coaches decided to strike amid racial tension on campus, the team demanded the school’s president be fired before they returned to the field. Ultimately, that’s exactly what happened, and the team was back at practice just two days after their...
Via Gamedayr
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri defensive coordinator promoted to head coach

The final weeks of college football always bring about a bunch of coaching changes. Along with the rest of the nation, Missouri has announced its choice for their new head coach this week. Missouri announced the promotion of defensive coordinator Barry Odom to head coach on Thursday night. His official introduction will be held in a news conference on Friday afternoon. Missouri...
Via Gamedayr
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri won’t accept bowl bid at 5-7, despite qualifying score

Not too long ago, one of the most extraordinary weeks in the history of the University of Missouri football program unfolded before the eyes of a nation. From Saturday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 14, the Tigers endured (and to some degree created) a level of upheaval unmatched by any other program this season… and in recent college football memory. On Nov. 7, some Mizzou football...
Via The Student Section
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri paints #ThanksGP for Gary Pinkel’s final home game

Gary Pinkel will coach his final home game as Missouri head coach today when his Tigers host Tennessee. To honor the outgoing coach, who is 118-71 in 15 years at Mizzou, the school has painted a large #ThanksGP hashtag at Faurot Field. #ThanksGP on the berms here at #TheZou pic.twitter.com/Cp06Y3ufrU — Shawn Davis (@ShawnDizzle77) November 21, 2015 #ThanksGP is spray painted...
Via College Spun
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Pinkel dances after win over BYU

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced Friday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall.  So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel’s tenure at Missouri was simply 'Devine'

The word “extraordinary” can be used casually, to the point that the word loses its heft and its force. The past week for Missouri football was truly extraordinary … and it’s not even over. A chaotic and bewildering week ends for Missouri with the Tigers’ game against BYU on Saturday night in Arrowhead Stadium. The dramatic events surrounding a program and a college...
Via The Student Section
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pinkel to resign as Missouri head coach after lymphoma diagnosis

Gary Pinkel will step down as Missouri football coach at the end of the year due to health reasons. Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma in May and has coached the entire season with the diagnosis. “I made the decision in May, after visiting with my family, that I wanted to keep coaching, as long as I felt good and had the energy I needed,” Pinkel said in a statement released...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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