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Oct. 21, 2014

Sam cut from Cowboys’ practice squad

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 21, 2014 at 5:02 p.m.

The Dallas Cowboys announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have released former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam from their practice squad. Sam was cut to make room for linebacker Troy Davis, who impressed the Cowboys enough in his workout on Monday to earn a practice squad job. After being cut ...

Oct. 20, 2014

Murphy, Ray collect weekly SEC honors

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 20, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.

Following a 42-13 thrashing of Florida in “the Swamp,” Missouri saw two of its players receive weekly Southeastern Conference honors. Senior Marcus Murphy was named special teams player of the week, while junior Shane Ray earned defensive lineman of the week recognition for the second time this season. Murphy became ...

Oct. 19, 2014

Tigers beat Bulldogs in five sets

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 19, 2014 at 10:50 p.m.

Missouri dropped the first set at Mississippi State on Sunday. It was starting to look all too familiar. But a 9-2 run to start the second set changed that. After blowing a 21-19 lead and losing the first set, the Tigers managed to flip a switch and recapture momentum in ...

SEC West controls four of top five spots in AP poll

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 19, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

The Southeastern Conference Western Division showed its dominance in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll, holding four of the top five spots. Mississippi State remained in the top spot following a bye week. The Bulldogs had knocked off three consecutive top 10 opponents to reach No. 1 in the ...

Oct. 18, 2014

Mascot Mashup: Florida

Posted to Sports Blog by Andrew McCulloch on Oct. 18, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

The college sports landscape is littered with some of the most bizarre and unique mascots and traditions you will ever know. To explore this realm of collegiate athletics, we here at The Maneater will be providing a look at the history and significance of opposing team’s mascots throughout the 2014 ...

Oct. 17, 2014

Tigers beat Bulldogs 2-0

Posted to Sports Blog by Bruno Vernaschi on Oct. 17, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.

The match seemed even, but the final scoreboard showed anything but. The Missouri soccer team (10-3-2, 5-2-0 SEC) took out the No. 17 Georgia Bulldogs (9-3-1, 4-2-1 SEC) 2-0 in a game of redemption from last weekend’s football faceoff. Despite a tight first half, in which a total of 16 ...

Oct. 14, 2014

Bello wins Black and Gold dunk contest

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 14, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.
Bello wins Black and Gold dunk contest

The Missouri men’s and women’s basketball programs hosted their annual Black and Gold Game intrasquad scrimmages on Tuesday night, and while both were entertaining, the entertainment highlight of the night came from the dunk contest that came in between the two. Freshman forward Jakeenan Gant, sophomore guard Wes Clark and ...

Mizzou announces 2015 football schedule

Posted to Sports Blog by Jason Lowenthal on Oct. 14, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

The Missouri football program announced its football schedule for the 2015 season Tuesday evening. The Tigers will host non-conference games against Southeast Missouri State (Sept. 5) and Connecticut (Sept. 19) and will travel to face Arkansas State (Sept. 12). In its Southeastern Conference slate, Mizzou will face South Carolina (Oct. ...

Oct. 13, 2014

Tigers fall in upset loss to UMKC

Posted to Sports Blog by Will Jarvis on Oct. 13, 2014 at 11:20 p.m.

It happened again. Monday’s loss to the University of Missouri–Kansas City epitomized the Missouri volleyball’s season thus far: losing matches it should not lose. The Kangaroos defeated Missouri (12-8) in four sets. It was the first matchup between the two teams since 2009, when the Tigers swept UMKC. The Tigers ...

Four 2015 men’s hoops recruits make visits

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on Oct. 13, 2014 at 11:28 a.m.

Several top basketball recruits were on hand at this weekend’s football game against the Georgia Bulldogs for visits. Class of 2015 recruits included five-star guards Antonio Blankeney and Isaiah Briscoe, four-star forward Thomas Bryant and three-star forward Kevin Puryear. Puryear is the only one of the bunch to have already ...