Campus Corner

MU Notebook | Tigers surpass 45,000 season tickets

The University of Missouri announced today that it has reached its goal of selling more than 45,000 football season tickets for 2012, the most in school history. According to the athletic department, the previous season high was 41,413, set in 2008. Last year, MU sold 39,879 tickets.

And it looks like Missouri isn’t done quite yet. The school says 300 season tickets and 600 football-only student tickets remain. These tickets, plus single-game tickets for the three non-conference home games against Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 1), Arizona State (Sept. 15) and Syracuse (Nov. 17), are currently on sale.

Starting Wednesday, Tiger Scholarship Fund members at designated levels can purchase single-game tickets to SEC games. Season-ticket holders will follow, and any remaining tickets for those games will go on sale to the general public on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 800-228-7297.

Day 6 practice observations

Today marks the first two-a-day of the fall for the football team. During the morning session, freshman running back

Morgan Steward Henry Josey
Elvis Fisher Dorial Green-Beckham Randy "Big Possum" Ponder
Cornell Ford Kip Edwards

, who he said is "a little banged up."

Injury report

Senior offensive lineman

Travis Ruth Gary Pinkel

said he is waiting to hear how long Ruth will be out.

"We don't know the extent of it," Pinkel said.

True freshman and Lee's Summit West grad

Evan Boehm

took Ruth's spot with the first-team offense all practice.

Junior tight end

Eric Waters Michael Egnew

at tight end, suffered a knee injury during spring camp.

Redshirt freshmen offensive lineman

Taylor Chappell Justin Britt Michael Boddie Chris Freeman Anthony Gatti

all received first-team reps at offensive tackle today.

Nothing changed for defensive end

Brad Madison Russell Hansbrough T.J. Moe Lucas Vincent Henry Josey

(knee) and Britt (foot), all of whom continued to wear red non-contact jerseys this morning.

Worth noting

The circumstances surrounding the brief departure of Freeman, a 6-foot-8, 320-pound offensive tackle from Trotwood, Ohio., remain unclear. Freeman missed practice on Monday, and team spokesman

Chad Moller

said he left the team.

Today, however, Freeman was right back on the field -- and Pinkel declined to offer much of an explanation.

"That's just between us," Pinkel said. "But he's back, that's good."

Whatever happened, it appears Freeman's teammates didn't hold it against him. During a grueling conditioning session at the end of practice, at least five players ran alongside Freeman, encouraging him to finish the drill.