Missouri reinstates QB Maty Mauk from suspension

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri has reinstated Maty Mauk, the quarterback who was twice suspended last season. New coach Barry Odom confirmed the move Wednesday before the annual Braggin’ Rights basketball game between Illinois and Missouri. Odom said he was convinced after meeting with Mauk that he was excited about rejoining the program. Mauk has…

Missouri bill would strip scholarships if athletes strike

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A state representative is proposing a bill that would take scholarships away from Missouri student athletes if they refuse to play. Republican Rep. Rick Brattin pre-filed the legislation last week in response to a threatened strike in November by the University of Missouri football team. The bill would require colleges…

Missouri beats Arkansas State 88-78

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Namon Wright scored 14 points, including nine in the second half, helping Missouri defeat Arkansas State 88-78 on Tuesday night. Arkansas State’s Devin Carter led all scorers with 24 points on 8-of 14-shooting. Carter entered the game averaging 15.5 points per game. Tramaine Isabell scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting and…