Mizzou Sports

Newcomers figure into Missouri football's plans this season

When you’re coming off consecutive division championships, experience is always a plus. The Missouri football team returns 13 starters on offense and defense, and a handful of positions such as offensive line, secondary and quarterback are particularly experienced.

Lock listed behind Mauk at quarterback for Missouri

COLUMBIA — The Missouri football team released its first game-week depth chart of the year Monday, and a few lingering questions were answered.

Defense steps up in final Missouri scrimmage

Through the Missouri football team’s first two preseason scrimmages, the Tigers’ unproven passing game displayed great improvement, racking up 10 passing touchdowns without allowing an interception. The defense got its comeuppance Thursday.

Missouri agrees to three-game football deal with Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee has agreed to a three-game deal with Missouri with the series starting in 2016 and featuring a trip by the Southeastern Conference team to Tennessee in 2022.

Tigers host final scrimmage of camp as season looms

When the Citrus Bowl ended on January 1 and brought a conclusion to the Missouri football team’s season, a clock in the Tigers’ locker room began counting down to the first game of the following season.

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Berkstresser wants to get on the field as a senior at Missouri

Corbin Berkstresser’s timing could have been better. The Missouri quarterback was thrust into a starting role in 2012 as a redshirt freshman when starter James Franklin was sidelined with injuries.

Missouri offense tops defense in second scrimmage

Thursday’s score won’t go in the Missouri football team’s record book, but it was a meaningful win for the Tigers nonetheless. Half the Tigers, anyway.

Tigers ready for second scrimmage

The Missouri football team plays its second intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp at 7:15 a.m. today at Faurot Field.

Bulked-up Burkett looking to contribute for Missouri

After a redshirt season and a year of mainly special-teams work, Joey Burkett is now set to see the field as Missouri’s second-string weakside linebacker. But his role isn’t the only thing that’s bigger about Burkett this training camp.

Moore, Blair among injured WRs at Missouri

Missouri is banged up at wide receiver heading into the second scrimmage set for Thursday.

Inexperienced Missouri receivers have plenty to prove

Thirty-two catches were made by Missouri wide receivers in the Tigers’ first fall scrimmage Saturday. That might not sound like a noteworthy statistic, considering the Tigers ran 172 plays by coach Gary Pinkel’s count.

Copeland in the movies

COLUMBIA — Former University of Missouri football player Max Copeland, once known on the field for his role on the offensive line, has landed a movie role that highlights what he says he’s good at: acting crazy.

Steward back on the field for Tigers

COLUMBIA — Morgan Steward thought he would be doing this last August.

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Saints eager to see more of Murphy in return game

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Marcus Murphy, who was the last of the Saints’ nine 2015 draft picks, is showing the potential to emerge as one of their top kick and punt returners in his rookie season.

Good, bad and ugly on display as Missouri holds first scrimmage

Saddled as they are with a requisite grain of salt, preseason scrimmages provide many with their first chance to see a football team compete in anything resembling live gameplay.

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