Hickman volleyball team gets back to basics

Thursday, September 11, 2008 | 7:50 p.m. CDT; updated 1:35 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 12, 2008

COLUMBIA - As an early season practice begins, Hickman volleyball coach Greg Gunn watches his team run laps around the school's football field. The laps aren't timed, but Gunn seems pleased with the team's hustle. He shouts encouragement and jokes with his assistant about how the players speed up as they pass the coaches. Considering where Gunn says the team was a month ago physically, he has reason for starting practice with grunt work.