Former Central Missouri All-American running back LaVance Taylor has signed a free agent contract with his hometown Kansas City Chiefs.

Taylor signed a free agent deal with the Chiefs on Thursday and will report to training camp in St. Joseph. He was a First Team AP Little All-American last season and earned multiple All-America honors after leading the MIAA in rushing and setting new Central Missouri single-season records in rushing yards and all-purpose yards as well as career marks in all-purpose yards and kickoff returns for touchdowns.

The Central Missouri Mules Golf team earned All-Academic Team honors as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday afternoon. The Mules were one of 27 Division II schools to earn academic distinction from the GCAA.

To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must have a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Teams must submit GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. UCM was the only MIAA school to earn the award.