MU, Cumulus reach new deal

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:28 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The University of Missouri and its multimedia rights holder, Mizzou Sports Properties, signed a five-year deal with Cumulus Media, Inc. to keep the Tigers on Cumulus radio affiliates in mid-Missouri.

Missouri football and basketball games, along with “Tiger Talk,” will continue on KFRU 1400 AM and KBXR 102.3 FM in Columbia through 2010.

Missouri athletics in Columbia have been on Cumulus stations since 1926, making it one of the longest affiliate relationships in the country.

ROCK BRIDGE TENNIS: The Bruins’ boys’ tennis match at Hannibal was rained out Tuesday.

Rock Bridge held the lead in every singles match, but they were called due to the weather conditions. The doubles matches were not played.

Rock Bridge coach Ben Loeb said it’s uncertain whether the dual meet will be completed.

HICKMAN GOLF: The Kewpies placed second in a triangular golf meet at Rockhurst on Tuesday.

Rockhurst shot a 293 to win the meet, and Hickman finished with 308. Blue Springs shot 328.

Kyle Kovar’s 75 led Hickman. Other Kewpies included D.J. Chung (76), Chris Johnson (78), Josh Brady (79) and Drew Wier (80).

Patrick Roth from Rockhurst was the medalist with a score of 72. The schools played 18 holes with par at 71.

STEROIDS: The NBA and NHL were among six groups that turned over documents about their drug-testing policies to the congressional committee looking into steroids in sports.

The House Government Reform Committee had set Tuesday as a deadline for getting information about drug programs and test results. Major League Soccer, the ATP, USA Track & Field and the U.S. Soccer Federation responded in time, while USA Cycling asked for and was granted an extension because of a snowstorm near its headquarters.

The NFL was given until last Friday and turned in its documents then.

“Committee investigators are reviewing these documents, and they are continuing to examine the documents received from the NFL on Friday,” committee chairman Tom Davis of Virginia and ranking Democrat Henry Waxman of California said in a statement. “We will withhold comment until our review of documents is complete.”

In letters sent to the various sports, the committee asked for information such as the number of drug tests each year, the number of positive results and which substances are tested for.

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