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GARY PINKEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mizzou hires Gary Pinkel for $1 million to be fundraising ambassador

Gary Pinkel may not be coaching football at Missouri anymore, but he’s still getting paid a pretty penny. Mizzou’s Board of Curators approved Thursday “initial new employment terms” for Pinkel. Late last year the university announced that move into a role as an ambassador and fundraiser for school. Pinkel will be paid nearly $1 million over the next three years — $350...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinkel to earn almost $1 million as Mizzou fundraiser, ambassador

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel will remain at the university as a fundraiser and ambassador, earning nearly $1 million over the length of a three-year contract, the university announced Thursday.Pinkel, 63, announced his retirement in November, citing his diagnosis of a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that was discovered in the spring. The...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou keeps ex-coach Pinkel as fundraiser, ambassador

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Former University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel will remain at the university as a fundraiser and ambassador, earning nearly $1 million over the length of a three-year contract, the university announced Thursday. Pinkel, 63, announced his retirement in November, citing his diagnosis of a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that was discovered in the spring...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri won’t accept bowl bid at 5-7, despite qualifying score

Not too long ago, one of the most extraordinary weeks in the history of the University of Missouri football program unfolded before the eyes of a nation. From Saturday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 14, the Tigers endured (and to some degree created) a level of upheaval unmatched by any other program this season… and in recent college football memory. On Nov. 7, some Mizzou football...
Via The Student Section
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Pinkel dances after win over BYU

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced Friday that he would stepping down at the end of this season due to health reasons. Whether it’s been his team’s up-and-down season, the unrest on campus, or his personal battle with lymphoma, Pinkel has faced more than his fair share of adversity this fall.  So perhaps that’s why the scene following Missouri’s 20-16 win over BYU...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel’s tenure at Missouri was simply 'Devine'

The word “extraordinary” can be used casually, to the point that the word loses its heft and its force. The past week for Missouri football was truly extraordinary … and it’s not even over. A chaotic and bewildering week ends for Missouri with the Tigers’ game against BYU on Saturday night in Arrowhead Stadium. The dramatic events surrounding a program and a college...
Via The Student Section
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pinkel to resign as Missouri head coach after lymphoma diagnosis

Gary Pinkel will step down as Missouri football coach at the end of the year due to health reasons. Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma in May and has coached the entire season with the diagnosis. “I made the decision in May, after visiting with my family, that I wanted to keep coaching, as long as I felt good and had the energy I needed,” Pinkel said in a statement released...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A step toward equality: Univ. of Missouri president resigns

In a press conference on Monday morning, University of Missouri school president, Tim Wolfe, announced his resignation amid the growing criticism of the way he’s handled racism on the school’s campus. “I am resigning as president of the University of Missouri system,” Wolfe began as he addressed the press. “The motivation in making this decision comes from love.” Wolfe’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri boycott not supported by all players, coaches

On the campus of the University of Missouri, there is a watch going on waiting to see if the school’s president will resign as requested by some student groups and faculty. As the student body continues to deal with racial tension (something many prominent black students say hasn’t been addressed by the school’s leadership), the football team is joining in the calls for change...
Via Gamedayr
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel tweets support for striking Missouri players

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted a full team photo in support of his striking players. The strike was originally started by the black members of the team in response to a series of racist incidents on campus and called for the removal of university president Tim Wolfe for his lack of response. Today, the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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