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The University of Missouri football team played its final home game of the year on Saturday, which also marks the end of a football season dorm rental program.

The goal of the new program was to help counteract financial problems linked with lower enrollment. Visitors for home football games were able to rent a two-room, four-bed suite for $120 a night.

MU representative Liz McCune says the program proved successful with visiting fans.

Mizzou encouraging fans to go green against Georgia

Oct 9, 2014
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In an effort to promote environmental sustainability, the Missouri Athletics Department is offering prizes for people who ride their bikes to the football game against Georgia.

MU is encouraging people to park their bikes at racks on the west side of the Hearnes Center. Volunteers will be there to hand out raffle tickets to enter people into a drawing for prizes.

Fans who participate have the chance to win Mizzou apparel or a football autographed by Coach Gary Pinkel.

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Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 fight.

A second woman says Washington raped her on campus. Prosecutors declined to file charges in that case, despite a request to do so by campus police.

The women made the statements to ESPN's "Outside the Lines" for a report published Thursday.

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Recently, former MU football player and alumni Michael Sam announced he was gay. KBIA, ESPN and other media outlets continue to thoroughly cover this story. On this weeks' Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Darren Hellwege looks at how MU's sports administration reacted to Sam's announcement.

Michael Sam has been a star defensive end at the University of Missouri. He's been an All-American and The Associated Press SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

A senior, he's been among the players scouts have said are sure to be selected by an NFL team when the league holds its draft on May 8-9.

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Former Missouri Tigers football player Michael Sam publicly came out as gay Sunday in interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports.

In a Sunday 'New York Times' feature, MU football's former defensive lineman Michael Sam, says he is gay, and that he's already come out to his fellow team mates, who voted him most valuable player. The 'New York Times' reports this is the first time Sam's spoken publicly about being gay.

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The New York Jets picked Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The Jets and coach Rex Ryan loaded up on defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

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Columbia will host its third Southeastern Conference MU football game this weekend against the top ranked University of Alabama.

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was arrested Tuesday morning for leaving the scene of an accident.