Brandon Hoops's Profile

Just call him Hoops. And, yes, he does play basketball. He also coaches it. He even covered it years ago for the Missourian sports department.

Hoops is a teaching assistant at the Missourian. Originally from Freeport, Ill., he has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Missouri.

When he tweets, he does so from @courtsidehoops and when he writes, it's for an online travel magazine called

Office phone: 573-882-5726