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Award-winning journalists give a behind-the-scenes look at their book

In Print: Award-winning journalists give a behind-the-scenes look at their book

By Peter Baugh | Sept. 16, 2015

Steve Fainaru wrote one story for The Maneater in 1980.

Column: Mock drafts are useless

By Daniel Schmidt | April 29, 2015

I'm sure we all fondly remember the “mock” mock draft column I wrote last year; hell, I wouldn't be surprised if some of my more die-hard readers had taken the time to memorize my prediction for their favorite team. The point of that column was not just to ...

Column: Ray’s arrest an injustice, hurts NFL future

By Andrew McCulloch | April 29, 2015

After several vanilla months of sports coverage, the busiest week of the sports calendar is finally upon us. This weekend marks the beginning of the second round of both the NBA and NHL playoffs. Additionally, the weekend will play host to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby and the ...

Column: Tebow signing hurts NFL

By Andrew McCulloch | April 22, 2015

It’s April and that means it’s the busiest time of year on the sports calendar. The Masters and Final Four are officially in the books, but now it’s time for the NBA and NHL playoffs to take center stage. And along with handing out the Stanley Cup ...

Sports Blog: Alumni Watch: Jeremy Maclin signs with Chiefs

Posted to Sports Blog by Michael Natelli on March 11, 2015 at 9:29 p.m.

After six years with the Eagles, former Missouri wideout Jeremy Maclin has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 27-year-old will return to his home state and reunite with coach Andy Reid, who drafted him in 2009. Maclin’s deal will reportedly pay him $11 million per season, surpassing Randall ...

Column: NFL Combine: The ‘underwear Olympics’

By Andrew McCulloch | Feb. 25, 2015

The NFL Combine was a revolutionary idea when it was started in 1977. With hundreds of draft prospects and NFL scouts in the same building, every team would get a look at every player and the entire draft process would be streamlined. It’s a relatively simple idea, but somewhere ...

Column: An emotionally traumatizing post-Super Bowl scene

By Daniel Schmidt | Feb. 4, 2015

It took me nearly a decade to get over the Patriots beating the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. That Rams team will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest to never win a Super Bowl, a sentence that causes me physical pain to type. However, a combination of the ...

Column: No Pack No

By Daniel Schmidt | Jan. 21, 2015

There are few situations where I use the word “hate” to describe my feelings about someone or something. It's a strong word with a lot of emotional weight behind and I do not use it lightly. As they say, “I'm a lover, not a hater.” That said, 8 ...

Column: From Lambs to Rams

By Daniel Schmidt | Dec. 11, 2014

Have I ever told you guys how much I love the St. Louis Rams? I've had my moments of doubt, where I've begged them to move to LA or sworn on all that is holy that I would never watch another one of their games. Yet here I ...

Column: An ode to Arrowhead

By Daniel Schmidt | Oct. 27, 2014

For opposing quarterbacks to just get the snap off on third downs is a legitimate accomplishment.

Sports Blog: 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 ...

Column: Confessions of a Rams addict

By Daniel Schmidt | Oct. 21, 2014

It seems like the Rams will always find a way to lose — until they don’t.

Column: Root cautiously, Tiger fans

By Daniel Schmidt | Sept. 25, 2014

Saturday’s loss was one of the worst games in Mizzou football history.

Column: 2014 NFL season predictions

By Daniel Schmidt | Sept. 4, 2014

Regarding the Jacksonville Jaguars: LOL

Michael Sam cut by St. Louis Rams

By Michael Natelli | Aug. 30, 2014

So close. On the final day of preseason cuts, the St. Louis Rams announced former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam did not make the team’s 53-man roster. Sam, a seventh-round pick by St. Louis, is the first openly gay player in the NFL. The news was first reported by ...

In Print: Hard to love: Bradford and the Rams disappoint once again

By Daniel Schmidt | Aug. 26, 2014

The Rams are cursed and it’s ruining our relationship.

Sam picked by Rams, becomes first openly gay player to be drafted

By Matt Muenzberg | May 10, 2014

Michael Sam made history. The St. Louis Rams selected the former Missouri defensive end in the seventh round of the NFL Draft Saturday, making Sam the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The MU graduate announced that he is gay on Feb. 9. He told his ...

Official, most accurate mock 2014 NFL Draft

By Daniel Schmidt | May 6, 2014

The number of Super Bowls Johnny Manziel wins will only be rivaled by number of Playboy models he dates.

Column: Goddell’s plan: How to make NFL playoffs worse

By Derek Franks | Oct. 2, 2013

2010 Seattle Seahawks. Remember them? You probably shouldn’t. They made the playoffs despite finishing the regular season at 7-9, the only team in NFL history (with the exception of two teams in a strike-shortened nine-game season) to make the playoffs with a losing record. Everyone was up in arms ...

Column: Sometimes it’s good to be confused

By Derek Franks | Sept. 25, 2013

Who doesn’t love the NFL’s early surprises?

Column: The Chiefs may get it right this time

By Derek Franks | March 1, 2013

The situation is oddly similar to Matt Cassel, but it could work this time.

In Print: The players on the field should not be second fiddle to Clydesdales and Taco Bell

By Kalen Wagoner | Feb. 5, 2013

An event that should be about football is just background noise to a commercialized mess.

In Print: The Quest for Six Denied: An Obituary

By Danielle Lerner | Feb. 5, 2013

One 49ers fan's heartbreaking retelling of Sunday's defeat

Column: After 'Bountygate,' Gregg Williams should not be allowed to coach again

By Derek Franks | Feb. 1, 2013

The former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator interviewed with the Tennessee Titans on Monday.