Northwest Missouri’s Matt Longacre was chosen Division II defensive player of the year Thursday as the College Sports Information Directors of America announced its All-America team.
By his own prerogative, Missouri senior defensive end Michael Sam chose not to talk to reporters much during the regular season, but it left a lot of questions lingering. Sam’s fellow Tigers frequently mentioned his ceaseless serenades. Now Sam has explained the reasons behind them.
Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk was chosen to the Southeastern Conference all-freshman team announced Thursday.
Missouri landed two players on the All-Southeastern Conference coaches’ first team announced Tuesday: Defensive end Michael Sam and defensive back E.J. Gaines.
All five starters scored in double figures for UMKC, led by Nelson Kirksey’s 24 points, and the Kangaroos defeated Youngstown State 88-80 on Saturday.
Facing first-year UMKC coach Kareem Richardson, No. 7 Louisville reminded the former Cardinals assistant what he left behind in 90-62 win Wednesday night.