Michael Sam showed it all year long. Now the Missouri defensive end has the honor to back up that he’s among the best. The senior has been named a Walter Camp Football Foundation First-Team All-American for his stellar play in 2013, it was announced Thursday. Sam becomes the 33rd first-team All-American in school history and the seventh under head coach Gary Pinkel.
Just let Jordan Clarkson describe him. “That dude is an animal. He’s a machine,” the Missouri point guard said. That person would be Johnathan Williams III, the freshman forward for the 24th-ranked Tigers. The 6-foot-9, 208-pounder leads the Tigers with an average of 8.6 rebounds.
Fresh off its most successful campaign in program history, the Missouri volleyball team announced Wednesday the additions of three prospects. California standout Sydney Deeken, Rock Bridge’s Ali Kreklow and Kasy Reuter of Hinton, Iowa recently signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers in 2014.
The awards keep coming in for Michael Sam and the Missouri Tigers. Sam, who was named Wednesday as the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches, led the conference in quarterback sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss (18.0), ranking in the top-10 nationally in both categories.
The Missouri Tigers’ run to the Southeastern Conference championship game has reaped some individual awards. A total of seven Tigers made the Associated Press’ All-SEC team released Monday. Four of the Tigers were first-team picks, while two were on the second team and the other was honorable mention. Michael Sam, a senior defensive end, led the Missouri contingent by being named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Aaron Donald called it the perfect birthday present for his father. The Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation’s top college defensive player.
Auburn was the only school that didn’t have anyone on last year’s Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team. Not surprising, since the Tigers failed to win a league game. What a turnaround for the Tigers this season, in every respect.
Missouri junior guard Jordan Clarkson was named the National Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Monday as well as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.
The hottest place in Mid-Missouri on Sunday may have been Mizzou Arena.
Missouri and Oklahoma State came so close to conference titles and being in the Bowl Championship Series.
Missouri fans are used to heartbreak. Yet it never gets any easier. When the Cinderella story came to an end at 7:06 CST, it was just another kick in the pants. But what a ride it was.
The No. 4-seeded and undefeated Missouri women’s volleyball team bowed out in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 18-25, 25-23, 16-25, 25-27 loss to Purdue on Saturday night at the Hearnes Center.
Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
Aretha Franklin would be proud. That’s because respect is the tune the Missouri Tigers are singing. As in they’re not getting enough.