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Bryan Bevel named head coach for Drury men’s rugby

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Drury University Vice President and Director of Athletics, Corey Bray, announced Bryan Bevel as the first-ever head coach for the men’s rugby program.   Men’s rugby is one of seven new club sports Drury will launch in the 2022-23 academic year.   Bevel has been a fixture of …

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Raabe Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Thursday, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2020-21 Softball Academic All-District selections. Mizzou Softball junior Emma Raabe was among the names listed. She is the 24th Mizzou Softball player to be named to the Academic All-District team and the first since 2019. …

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NIL at Mizzou

Name, Image, and Likeness As of July 1, 2021, NCAA rules permit student-athletes to promote commercial businesses using their name, image, and likeness (NIL). NIL activities may include, but are not limited to; social media endorsements, commercials, appearances, autograph signings, and other business activities. With this change, Mizzou student-athletes are …

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Baseball’s Duffy Selected to Academic All-District Team

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State center fielder Jack Duffy was recognized for his efforts in the classroom Thursday (July 1) with a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team. Duffy is the first baseball Bear to earn Academic All-District honors since Alex Jefferson in 2017 and advances to the …

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NCAA Approves Name, Image, and Likeness

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The NCAA Board of Directors officially adopted the interim name, image and likeness policy on Wednesday. The policy provides the following guidance to college athletes, recruits, their families and member schools: Individuals can engage in NIL activities that are consistent with the law of the state where …

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Former Bear Jake Burger Selected to MLB All-Star Futures Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former Missouri State All-American Jake Burger was selected Wednesday to participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game as part of Major League Baseball All-Star weekend. The seven-inning contest features some of MLB’s top prospects takes place at 2 p.m. Central time on Sunday, July 11 at Coors …

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Eleven Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Birmingham, Ala. – A total of 1,130 student-athletes – including 11 members of the Mizzou football team – were named to the 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll, Tuesday by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. The First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2020-21 academic calendar. From …

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Mizzou Athletics Places 86 on First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

COLUMBIA, Mo.  – Mizzou Athletics placed 86 student-athletes on the 2020-21 First-Year Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey. The First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2020-21 academic calendar. A total of 1,130 student-athletes were named to this year’s list. …

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SEC Announces 2021-22 Executive Committee

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – University of Georgia President Jere Morehead will begin a two-year term as the President of the SEC’s Executive Committee beginning July 1, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday. Morehead moves into the role of president after a two-year term as vice president. University of Florida President Dr. Kent …

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