Missouri Tigers

49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon Smith

Maybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Dajuan Graf #35, Eddie Murray #23 and Brett Comer #0 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 81-71 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Top 5 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Stories Ever

Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.


Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

Hoge: NFL Has No Choice But To Accept Michael Sam

Come May, an NFL team will have to draft or pick up the first openly gay player.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let’s Mock Stupid Reactions To Michael Sam

Some people are as ignorant as ever in their social media responses to Michael Sam coming out.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

NFL Draft Prospect Michael Sam Announces He’s Gay

Michael Sam could be the first openly gay NFL player.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2014

Nathan Scheelhaase scrambles against the Missouri Tigers.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: A New Illinois-Mizzou Football Series Shouldn’t Be Arch Madness

In the entire country, there is no nonconference college basketball rivalry better than Illinois-Missouri. But in all of America, there was no nonconference college football rivalry worse than Illinois-Missouri.

670 The Score–06/07/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Groce Completes Illini Staff By Hiring Missouri’s Chew

New Illinois head coach John Groce completed his staff Wednesday by hiring Missouri assistant Isaac Chew.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Draymond Green. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

670 The Score Experts Make Their Final Four Picks

Final Four picks from a number of 670 The Score personalities, including their pick to win it all.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini’s Leonard Named Big Ten Player Of The Week

Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Bruce Weber

Wisch: Just How Hot Is Bruce Weber’s Seat?

Heading into tonight’s annual “Braggin’ Rights” basketball battle vs. the streaking Missouri Tigers in St. Louis, Illinois is 11-1.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Gary Pinkel. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Mizzou Coach Gary Pinkel Could Face DWI Charge

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel offered a public apology Thursday after his overnight arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

West Virginia To Big 12 Not Done Deal

West Virginia appeared to be the choice of the Big 12 presidents after a Monday board of directors’ meeting, but now Big East rival Louisville is back in the picture.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers drops back to pass. The Big 12 approved WVU to replace Missouri.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

AP Source: Big 12 approves WVU to replace Missouri

The Big 12 has approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Xavier Silas

Slow Start Costs NIU Game

Northern Illinois had a rough start facing the Missouri Tigers. They finished the first half scoring only 17 points. A second-half push showed the Huskies could compete but they had already fallen too far behind.