The annual Braggin’ Rights basketball game between Missouri and Illinois is often an eye-opening experience for newcomers to the rivalry.
A team with a record of 10-1 playing a 2-6 squad appeared to be a mismatch.
Michael Sam laughed when asked if he was the most famous person from Hitchcock, Texas.
The annual event has always held a place in Ryan Rosburg’s heart.
Four Missouri volleyball players were named American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Americans on Wednesday.
It’s unanimous. Missouri senior defensive end Michael Sam was named a first-team All-American on Wednesday by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). That makes Sam 5-for-5 in first-team honors, joining earlier honors by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News, the Associated Press and the America Football Coaches Association.
Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was selected to the first team after a dominant senior campaign. Sam led the Southeastern Conference in sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss (18).
At least it wasn’t a loss.
The 24th-ranked Missouri Tigers (9-0) are in the midst of an odd portion of their schedule that sees them play just once a week for a month.
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.