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Breaking News: Todd Gurley

Georgia Running Back Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely

Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely, allegedly for benefits received through signing autographs. He could face at least a one game suspension. The tipster initially brought this story to SBN last week.

Here's all we know.

Georgia's Gurley suspended indefinitely : Dave Matter

Georgia star back Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely - Columbia Daily Tribune | David Morrison

Georgia RB Todd Gurley suspended for alleged NCAA violation | Tod Palmer

UGASports.com - Devastating news

Todd Gurley is out for Missouri, but is he out at Georgia for good? | Georgia Bulldogs blog

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Georgia is still playing Saturday

Pace in college football (through six weeks of 2014) - Football Study Hall

Who are most up-tempo offenses in college football in 2014?

Missouri-Georgia college football preview | The Kansas City Star | Tod Palmer

Control of the SEC East. Only Missouri, Georgia and Florida control their own fate in the division-title race. The Tigers, who are host to Georgia and travel to Florida next weekend, have a chance to bury all three teams who were picked ahead of them in the preseason media poll and get a leg up on returning to Atlanta.

Know Your Enemy: Georgia Bulldogs > insideSTL.com

"Mathematically, it doesn't assure anybody anything. It doesn't assure the winner of winning the league and it doesn't assure the loser of not winning the East," Richt said. "But the more games we play, the more valuable they are… If we lose, we're—in essence—three games behind Missouri. That's pretty tough to overcome. They'd have to lose three times to give us a chance. We don't want to think about that. We want to try to get this thing and not have to worry about somebody getting beat."

Line play crucial in Mizzou-Georgia matchup : Sports

Bulldogs feature best pass rush Tigers have seen this year, plus a cohesive offensive line.

Tigers would rather not dwell on poor passing performance vs. South Carolina - Columbia Daily Tribune | David Morrison

Gary Pinkel reversed course in the middle of an answer Monday. After delving into the Tigers’ passing issues against South Carolina on Sept. 27, Missouri’s coach started to expand further on the topic before halting himself.

Mizzou seeks patience in the pocket from Mauk : Dave Matter

Back on Sept. 13, Mauk proved he could. Against Central Florida, Mauk rifled an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt while scrambling away from pressure to his left. With a linebacker chasing him toward the sideline, Mauk squared his shoulders just long enough to flick a strike to Hunt that traveled 28 yards in the air.

Stat Spotlight: Bud Sasser...1,000-yard receiver? - Columbia Daily Tribune | David Morrison

In Gary Pinkel's first 13 years coaching Missouri, four receivers eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for a season.

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Missouri football's Hunt, White hope to challenge Georgia secondary - Columbia Missourian

Head coach Gary Pinkel said there is a "greater than 50 percent chance" the Tigers' top two recieving threats will play Saturday against the Bulldogs. Both missed Missouri's win over South Carolina on Sept. 27 with injuries.

Meet MLB Michael Scherer, the new anchor of Mizzou's defense | FOX Sports

You might not have heard of sophomore middle linebacker Michael Scherer before this season, but Mizzou's tackle machine has been preparing for greatness since second grade.

Chase Daniel in the house!

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Senior Day Programs

MUTIGERS.COM Senior Gameday Program Feature - Duron Singleton

MUTIGERS.COM Senior Gameday Program Feature - Bud Sasser

MUTIGERS.COM Senior Gameday Program Feature - Christian Brinser

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#DLineZou

Missouri’s Shane Ray Could Be the Next Great DE Prospect | Football Insiders

Ray is the son of former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Wendell Ray and a redshirt junior defensive end for the Missouri Tigers. Until this year, he was a reserve defensive end behind former Co-SEC Player of the Year Michael Sam and Carolina Panthers second-round pick Kony Ealy. Now that Ray has finally been given the chance to shine as a starter, he hasn’t disappointed. Through the first five games of the 2014 college football season, Ray has recorded eight sacks (second in college football), 11.5 tackles for loss (also second) to go with 30 tackles (26 solo and four assisted). Ray’s production may lead some to wonder whether he is the best defensive end to come out of Missouri since Aldon Smith.

Missouri’s Lucas Vincent overcomes physical, mental hurdles after injury | Tod Palmer

Like all football players, Vincent has had his shares of bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes, but he had never dealt with a significant muscle or joint injury.

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SEC Nation coming for Kentucky

MU plays host to 'SEC Nation' on Nov. 1 - Columbia Daily Tribune | David Morrison

The show, which airs live from 9 to 11 a.m. each Saturday, will set up on the Francis Quadrangle on the day Missouri hosts Kentucky. Kickoff time and network for the game have not been announced.

MUTIGERS.COM SEC Nation Plans Live Show from Missouri's Francis Quadrangle for Nov. 1

On Saturday, Nov. 1, SEC Network’s traveling pre-game show, SEC Nation, will air live from Columbia, Mo. prior to the Kentucky at No. 23 Missouri football game. Host Joe Tessitore alongside Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum and reporter Kaylee Hartung will report on the sights and sounds of the Tigers’ game day against the backdrop of the University of Missouri’s famous Columns. Fans are invited to visit the show’s set at Francis Quadrangle. The show is live from 9 -11 a.m. CT/10-noon ET.

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#ThrowBackThursday (a day late)

Throwback Video: Justin Smith in College

Watch highlights of the San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle from his college days at the University of Missouri. Smith returns to his home state this Monday to face the St. Louis Rams.


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Basketball

Coach says Tigers squarely in running for Bryant as visit looms - Columbia Daily Tribune

Huntington Prep Coach Arkell Bruce -- who replaced MU assistant Rob Fulford in that role after spending the past six seasons as his assistant coach -- discussed the status of Bryant's recruitment in a phone interview Thursday and said Missouri is squarely in the running to land his services. "Missouri is in the top three along with Indiana and Syracuse," Bruce said. "I don’t know what order he may have them in. I don’t know if he’s leaning one way or the other, but I know Missouri is very strong as far as his consideration is concerned.

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VolleyZou and Soccer

MUTIGERS.COM Volleyball Match Central: Mizzou vs. Auburn

MUTIGERS.COM No. 25 Mizzou to Face Auburn in Clash of Tigers

More in a separate post from Chris Turner later today

Breaking down Missouri volleyball's strengths and weaknesses - Columbia Missourian

With their fifth conference match approaching, the Tigers need to find consistency now more than ever.

MUTIGERS.COM Mizzou Wrestling Ranked Preseason No. 1 By MAC Coaches

Mizzou wrestling earned top honors in the team preseason rankings by the conference coaches, as announced today by the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Based on the individual rankings, two-time defending MAC Champion Missouri Tigers (27 points) were tabbed first in the conference.

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