football http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Michael Sam Just Wants To Play Football http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/michael-sam-just-wants-play-football <div><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michael Sam, the only openly gay professional football player, was introduced at a news conference at Rams Park Tuesday.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sam received unprecedented attention for a </span>249th<span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; w Wed, 14 May 2014 02:02:45 +0000 Jess Jiang 36108 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Michael Sam Just Wants To Play Football Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/football-and-conservative-politics-do-mix-some-nfl-fans There's nothing like a ready-made crowd to help a group get its message out. That's why a conservative political organization set up shop Sunday outside the St. Louis Rams-Washington Redskins NFL football game.<p>Why mix politics and football?<p>"People are here," explained Patrick Werner, Missouri state director for Americans for Prosperity.<p>Football fans are used to encountering promotional tents for sports-talk radio stations and brands of beer and mixed nuts on their way to the game. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:47:28 +0000 4624 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Football And (Conservative) Politics Do Mix For Some NFL Fans SEC football schedule includes Mizzou, despite uncertainty about transfer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sec-football-schedule-includes-mizzou-despite-uncertainty-about-transfer <p>On the football schedule at least, the University of Missouri is officially a member of the Southeastern Conference.</p><p>Though Mizzou does not officially <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mizzou-bolts-big-12-sec">join the SEC</a> until July 1, it&#39;s included on the conference football schedule released today. Here&#39;s what it looks like <a href="http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/122811aaa.html">for Mizzou</a>:</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 15:42:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2761 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SEC football schedule includes Mizzou, despite uncertainty about transfer Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/los-angeles-courting-rams-possible-return-california <p>A sports and entertainment company seeking to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles has spoken to the St. Louis Rams.</p><p>AEG President Tim Leiweke told the Orange County Register that he is reaching out to the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars.</p><p>The Rams future in St. Louis may hinge on the status of their downtown stadium, The Edward Jones Dome.</p><p>The Rams have the option of breaking their lease with the city of St. Louis if the Edward Jones Dome is not ranked in the top 25 percent of NFL venues by 2014.</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:57:49 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 1410 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Los Angeles courting Rams for possible return to California NFL players, owners appeal labor dispute in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nfl-players-owners-appeal-labor-dispute-st-louis <p>Adversaries in the contentious pro football labor battle convened in a Federal Appeals Court in St. Louis on Friday.</p><p>The National Football League is appealing an April injunction from a Minnesota Judge that temporarily lifted the lockout.</p><p>The NFL Players Association is in the process of suing the league, claiming that the lockout in violation of federal anti-trust laws.</p><p>Paul Clement is an attorney for the NFL team owners; he told a three-judge panel that the issue before them is one for labor laws to decide.</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:43:59 +0000 Adam Allington 1363 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NFL players, owners appeal labor dispute in St. Louis Broncos RB Maroney arrested in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/broncos-rb-maroney-arrested-st-louis <p>Denver Broncos running back <a href="http://www.nfl.com/players/laurencemaroney/profile?id=MAR273311">Laurence Maroney</a> has been arrested in St. Louis on drugs and weapons allegations.</p><p>Maroney's publicist, Jane Higgins, confirmed the arrest Tuesday. St. Louis police would say only that five people in an Infiniti were arrested Monday night, and are accused of possessing marijuana and weapons.</p><p>Three, including a 25-year-old man, were accused of unlawful use of a weapon. Maroney, 25, is a native of suburban St. Louis. No one has been formally charged.</p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:32:08 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 339 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Broncos RB Maroney arrested in St. Louis