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Michael Sam #52 of the University of Missouri Tigers looks to sack Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Fighting Illini 23-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Michael Sam, Missouri All-American And NFL Hopeful, Announces He’s Gay

Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, the defensive end says he came out to his teammates and coaches in August.

02/09/2014

David Nail (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City Of Hope)

Musicians + Sports: David Nail Reveals His Dream Sports Job

A native of the tiny town of Kennett, Missouri, Nail’s well-documented love of sports is a very close second to music in his heart, always rooting for teams that hail from his home state.

01/24/2014

Jordan Clarkson (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Mizzou, UMass & More

Missouri’s perimeter triumvirate of Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown, and Earnest Ross wasn’t mentioned in the same breath at the start of the season with the back courts at UConn, Memphis, Louisville and Oklahoma State, but that will all change moving forward.

12/09/2013

ACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Members of the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field during warmups at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Ohio State A Win Away From BCS Title Shot, Whether SEC Likes It Or Not

If Ohio State gets by the defensive juggernaut of Michigan State in Indianapolis, the Buckeyes absolutely deserve to head to the final BCS Championship Game of the BCS era regardless of what happens at the SEC Championship in Atlanta.

12/03/2013

Willie Cauley-Stein of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s SEC Offseason Notebook

Who will lead Kentucky? It’s going to be one of the major questions surrounding this team, and it will be one of the keys to the Wildcats potentially winning their second national title in three seasons.

08/12/2013

Sheldon Richardson of the Missouri Tigers stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) as they hold up a jersey on stage after Richardson was picked #13 overall by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Jets Take DT Richardson From Missouri 13th Overall In 2013 NFL Draft

The New York Jets are loading up on defense by taking Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/25/2013

Arsalan Kazemi of the Oregon Ducks (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Thursday’s NCAA Tournament Storylines, Picks, Upset Alerts & More

Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.

03/21/2013

Louisville's Rick Pitino (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA Tournament

Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!

03/19/2013

Colorado Buffaloes head coach Tad Boyle (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rothstein: 5 Teams That Can Break Open A Bracket; Colorado, Cal & More

The Buffaloes have NCAA Tournament experience and really defend. Colorado is good enough to win two games in the field of 68.

03/15/2013

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Rothstein: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops; Ole Miss’ Chances & Other Notes

By Jon Rothstein » More Columns SAINT LOUIS AT BUTLER Just how good are the Billikens? Good enough to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Saint Louis has a group of tough […]

02/22/2013

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Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops

Cuonzo Martin has built a culture of toughness and discipline in the short time he’s been in Knoxville and it’s yet to be determined if Josh Pastner’s team can respond well in what’s sure to be a hostile environment.

01/04/2013

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Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops

This is a major opportunity for UCLA. The Bruins have yet to earn a marquee victory in the non-conference portion of their schedule and the Tigers will enter Pauley Pavilion as the seventh-ranked team in the country.

12/28/2012

Jim Boeheim (credit: Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops

Jim Boeheim earned his 900th win earlier in the week and it says here that 901 won’t be far behind.

12/21/2012

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Casey’s Call: Week 2 College Football Preview

I know Syracuse likes to market themselves as “New York’s team” and there are a lot of Orange fans in the area—but this one will be U-G-L-Y.

09/07/2012

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Rothstein Files: SEC Offseason Notebook; Questions, Power Rankings And Players To Watch

Will a lack of experience affect Kentucky? Maybe in the first month of the season, but it shouldn’t be a real factor in February and March.

08/27/2012

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