MISSOURI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Louisiana-Lafayette lands Mizzou transfer Jakeenan Gant

Earlier this year, it was reported that the Missouri Tigers would lose power forward Jakeenan Gant to transfer. Now, it seems he has found his future home as he will take his talents to play for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. Josh Parrott of basketballtimes.com reported that Gant would be heading to play in the Sun Belt going into the future. This is a huge get for the...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou must improve its historically anemic rush attack

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Highlighted by Leonard Fournette of LSU and Alabama's Derrick Henry, the eventual Heisman trophy winner, the Southeastern Conference boasted some of the nation's top rushing attacks in 2015.Missouri's was not one of them.In the wake of back-to-back division championships, the Tigers' struggles in 2015 were historic. Tallying 1,385 rushing yards and only five rushing...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri looks to beef up anemic rush attack

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Highlighted by Leonard Fournette of LSU and Alabama's Derrick Henry, the eventual Heisman trophy winner, the Southeastern Conference boasted some of the nation's top rushing attacks in 2015. Missouri's was not one of them. In the wake of back-to-back division championships, the Tigers' struggles in 2015 were historic. Tallying 1,385 rushing yards and only five...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Odom thinking championships as fall workouts begin

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It's up to Barry Odom to put a halt to the negativity surrounding Missouri. The new coach certainly seems confident he can get the program back on its feet."Well, it's going to be really hard to get me down," Odom said after the first day of fall workouts. "I think we've got a chance to win championships here."The news has been all dismal, on and off the field, the...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New AD Sterk looks to help Missouri 'heal and move forward'

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) New athletic director Jim Sterk did not shy away from addressing the social issues that have beset the Missouri campus the last 12 months, saying Thursday that he wants to foster an ''inclusive, diverse and successful'' environment. ''I have a fresh start,'' Sterk said. ''We're not a campus of turmoil. Obviously in every place, there's issues, but I feel very...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Kaine wants to restore Missouri-Kansas football rivalry

Tim Kaine, the Virginia senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate, has his sights set on reinstating the Border War. No, he’s not talking about the US-Mexico border and building a wall; rather, Kaine is aiming to make the Kansas-Missouri rivalry great again. Kaine tweeted today in response to a Kansas City Star piece asking if he could possibly re-ignite the rivalry...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Mizzou starts preseason camp

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Missouri Tigers were a bit short-handed for the start of preseason camp Thursday after defensive linemen Walter Brady and Harold Brantley were dismissed from the team.Brady, a freshman All-America last season, was kicked off for violating undisclosed team policies. He made nine starts last season and tied for the team lead with seven sacks, plus led Southeastern...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Mizzou RB Chase Abbington not retiring, transferring to FCS

Earlier this year, the Missouri Tigers lost a piece of their depth chart at running back in Chase Abbington. While they are still losing his services, it won’t be to a retirement as originally reported. Head coach Barry Odom said back in March that Abbington had left football all together, but it was reported by Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he had been listed...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 11, 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 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

Missouri suspends QB Maty Mauk indefinitely after alleged cocaine snorting video surfaces

Missouri has suspended quarterback Maty Mauk from the football program indefinitely as they investigate a video that allegedly shows the Tigers QB snorting cocaine. The video below was circulated on social media, and it shows a man snorting a white powder substance off a table: Matty Mauk missing the line, just like he misses his receivers. #Mizzou #Rocktober #MattyIce @TMAFanpage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 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 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

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
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