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Dave Steckel adds three former MU grad assistants to Missouri State staff

Former Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is bringing along three other coaches with ties to the Tigers to fill out his Missouri State football staff. Steckel, who was introduced as the Bears’ head coach on Sunday, hired Kenji Jackson to coach safeties and Chris Morton to coach the defensive line. Steckel also hired former Northern Iowa assistant Mario Verduzco as offensive coordinator and former MU grad assistant Marcus Yokeley as defensive coordinator.

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Missouri defensive end Shane Ray hasn’t decided on NFL future, according to his mom

Sebrina Johnson, the mother of Missouri junior defensive end Shane Ray, told The Star on Tuesday that her son has yet to make a decision about his future beyond this season. “Nobody knows what Shane’s going to do, because we haven’t even discussed it,” said Johnson, has been fielding endless calls from agents, who are interested in signing her son if he opts to declare early for the draft.

UMKC tops Nebraska-Omaha 79-72, halts losing streak vs. Division I foes

UMKC came home and ended a seven-game losing streak to Division I opponents with a 79-72 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday in front of 2,719 at Municipal Auditorium. The Kangaroos got 25 points and six assists from point guard Martez Harrison. Frank Williams added 16 and Deshon Taylor 12 as UMKC improved to 4-7.

UMKC tops Nebraska-Omaha 79-72, halts losing streak vs. Division I foes

UMKC came home and ended a seven-game losing streak to Division I opponents with a 79-72 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday in front of 2,719 at Municipal Auditorium. The Kangaroos got 25 points and six assists from point guard Martez Harrison. Frank Williams added 16 and Deshon Taylor 12 as UMKC improved to 4-7.

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Shane Ray, Tyler Lockett chosen to AP All-America second team

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray missed a shot at going two for two on All-America teams Tuesday. The Associated Press released its annual team, one of five used by the NCAA to determine unanimous and consensus status, and Ray was left off the first team. He received second-team honors along with Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett, who was chosen as an all-purpose player.