Missouri football: 4 notes about the Vanderbilt Commodores

The Commodores of 2014 are not the Commodores under James Franklin. Here are a few notes about the Tigers' incredibly young Southeastern Conference opponent.


Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants

The season is over for Giants pitcher Matt Cain, but he continues to watch his team in the World Series from the sidelines.

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in World Series

With the move from American League rules to National League rules for Game 3, Royals look to their pinch hitter, Billy Butler.

Chiefs quartback Alex Smith gets another crack at Rams

The Chiefs quarterback gets another shot at the Rams after an injury against the team two years ago cost him the starting spot on his former team, the 49ers. The teams face off at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

The Kansas City Royals catcher wore Victoria's Secret perfume in the late 2013 season and stuck with it after a four-hit game when Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him. He recently switched this year to 212 Men by Carolina Herrera cologne.

For high school football players, a question of when to return after concussions

In the past four years, two Kansas City-area high school athletes died playing football. Now doctors, parents and schools are facing a life-or-death question: When is a high school player ready to return to the football field after suffering head trauma?

Rams receiver Quick fined $8,268

Quick was penalized at the end of the first quarter after Rams running back Tre Mason lost 2 yards. His fine was announced by the league on Friday.

Cardinals Wainwright undergoes elbow surgery

The Cardinals say Friday's operation was an arthroscopic procedure to trim a small piece of cartilage from the right elbow. The 33-year-old Wainwright is expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks and resume his offseason throwing program in eight weeks.

Missouri football's Marcus Murphy a 'smooth' superstar

As a senior at DeSoto High School in Texas, Marcus Murphy could have scored more touchdowns. Instead, Tigers' return specialists gave up downs for one of his teammates.


Regan Peltier's discipline helps Missouri volleyball break conference slump

Junior Regan Peltier has emerged as an essential piece of the Tigers' offense and is posting new career records.

Special teams could make or break Battle football in playoffs

The Spartans have struggled to cover kickoffs this year, and that could haunt them in their first ever district playoff game.

Stephens College volleyball win embodies season long improvement

The Stephens College volleyball team used a 6-0 run to win in the first set and sweep Benedictine University at Springfield on Thursday. 

Missouri wrestler J'den Cox has big goals for upcoming season

J'den Cox and the Missouri wrestling team look to earn their first national title in the 2014-15 season.   

Hickman football sees new opportunity in playoffs

Hickman High School's football team had a disappointing regular season, finishing 1-8. But the Kewpies have a chance to leave their struggles behind them in the playoffs.

Stephens soccer falls to Freed-Hardeman as toughest matchups loom

The Stars remained winless in conference play with a 6-1 loss Thursday.

HOMECOMING: Oh, the places MU alumni go

The Missourian is collecting a roll call of where MU alumni are now. Take a look at the responses and share your own.


TIGER KICKOFF: Lorenzo Williams finds footing as football coach

Former Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams is best known for his sack that resulted in a Tiger victory against Kansas in the 2007 Border Showdown. After brief stints in the NFL and as an arcade owner, he couldn't bear to be away from his favorite sport.

TIGER KICKOFF: Tommy Saunders reinventing the ab wheel

You may remember Saunders as the Tigers’ scrappy receiver who came to Missouri as a walk-on in 2004 and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. Today, Saunders is a fitness entrepreneur who believes he’s finally poised for his big breakthroughafter re-imagining the ab wheel.

Tolton football's defense stocks up before district playoffs

Tolton has allowed just 14 points in its past five games and racked up three shutouts. 

Stalwart offensive line holds Rock Bridge football steady

The Rock Bridge High School football team is anchored by its offensive line, a group that is as talented as it is goofy.