Red Zone

Tony Dungy says he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam

It’s a storyline that’s bound to be scrutinized — even over-scrutinized — during Rams training camp, as the roster cuts are made and, if Michael Sam sticks on the 53-man roster, week by week during the NFL season. Former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune, “I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”

University of Missouri

Quarterback Maty Mauk has developed into new leader for Mizzou

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk’s preparation for the 2014 season isn’t a laughing matter, like it was when he went into a game at Georgia with an underinflated helmet that nearly popped off as he ran for a first down. Mauk’s offseason growth cemented his status as the new face of the Tigers and highlights his evolution from unprepared backup to one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the SEC Eastern Division.

Q&A with former Jayhawk Tyshawn Taylor

Tyshawn Taylor was once a precocious freshman on a reloading roster. Then he was a senior playmaker who led the Jayhawks to the 2012 NCAA championship game. Now, two years later, Taylor is looking for his next move in basketball, studying options overseas — Russia or China? — and working with his second agent after spending parts of two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets.

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno writes in a new book that his father said he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky might be a child molester because he wasn't sure whether they were true.

Q&A with former Jayhawk Tyshawn Taylor

Tyshawn Taylor was once a precocious freshman on a reloading roster. Then he was a senior playmaker who led the Jayhawks to the 2012 NCAA championship game. Now, two years later, Taylor is looking for his next move in basketball, studying options overseas — Russia or China? — and working with his second agent after spending parts of two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets.

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno writes in a new book that his father said he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky might be a child molester because he wasn't sure whether they were true.

University of Missouri