COMMENTARY: Knock Calipari if you want, but he prepares players for success better than anyone in the game

Kentucky's John Calipari hugs sophomore guard Aaron Harrison during a game against Vanderbilt in Lexington, Kentucky on Jan. 20.

Kentucky's head coach consistently churns out NBA-level talent, and the Wildcats' machine runs powerful and efficiently.


Tigers need 'perfect game' to beat Kentucky

It's only been two weeks since the Tigers woeful 49 point loss in Lexington, and Missouri hasn't won since then. How will Missouri approach the rematch against Kentucky?

Hickman girls basketball prepares for tall task in Rock Bridge

The Hickman girls basketball team hasn't defeated Rock Bridge since 2008.

Tolton boys basketball's success comes from more than just Porter

"I feel like the people that think it’s just Michael Porter haven’t come out to watch us play," Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School senior forward Josh Boyer said.

Tolton's Michael Porter Jr. stays hot as Trailblazers down Kirksville

The Trailblazers (14-2) led by nine at the half and outpaced the Tigers with solid rebounding and consistent free throw shooting down the stretch.

Russell Wilson, Tom Brady prepare to square off in Super Bowl

When Russell Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into the Super Bowl against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, both quarterbacks know the outcome will affect the way each is viewed for quite a while.

Columbia College men's basketball team jumps in rankings, women hold steady

The Columbia College men's basketball team jumped three spots to N0. 13 in the NAIA top-25 rankings Tuesday. The women's team (15-5, 11-3 AMC) held firm at No. 24.

Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis show respect ahead of Super Bowl

At Tuesday's media day, any animosity was buried. Two of the league's best cornerbacks expressed respect for the other, although New England's Darrelle Revis referred to the fact that in Seattle's defense, Richard Sherman plays only half the field.

Missouri diver Clark Thomas earns SEC diver of the week honors

Missouri junior diver Clark Thomas swept the 1- and 3-meter boards on Friday against reigning NCAA Division II champion Drury.

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt football players of raping woman

The victim, a 21-year-old neuroscience and economics major at the time of the June 2013 attack, cried as each guilty verdict was announced. The men face decades in prison when they are sentenced March 6.

Stephens College to launch new athletics website

Stephens College is set to unveil a new athletics website,, on Wednesday.

Martin Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office

The 10-time All-Star and four-time Vezina Trophy winner finished his career with St. Louis after a standout, two-decade run with New Jersey.

Super Bowl Media Day has international flair

Quite a few of the 2,000 journalists jammed across the floor of the US Airways Center at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday were from foreign outlets, including some of the more outrageous ones who gave the event some international flavor.

Tiger Woods all smiles after lost tooth incident

Tiger Woods bared a full set of teeth Tuesday despite the debacle at girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's downhill event earlier in the month.

Rafael Nadal's Australian Open goes true to his prediction

Nadal, who had played only eight matches since last June coming into the Australian Open because of a right wrist injury and appendix surgery in early November, was knocked out in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday by Berdych.

Belichick and The Beast talk but don't say much at Media Day

As expected, New England coach Bill Belichick wasn't forthcoming about much. But now, thanks to a question asked by a kid, we know his favorite stuffed animals are those cute little monkeys you put your fingers in to make them talk.

Kurt Busch remains focused on racing amid domestic violence case

Whether Kurt Busch is allowed to race this season will likely depend on the outcome of the case. Gene Haas, who hand-picked Busch to drive a car sponsored by Haas, said he believes Busch's testimony and that he will be exonerated. Haas said he hasn't considered suspending his driver.

Golfer Robert Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

Allenby posted a photo of his bloodied forehead and a swollen eye to his private Facebook account. He said he was robbed of wallet and phone, though the credit card he used to pay for dinner and wine was still in his front pocket.

After reports of departure, Craig Kuligowski staying with Missouri football

Citing an anonymous source, reported Sunday night that Missouri's highly regarded defensive line coach was expected to accept a co-defensive coordinator position at Illinois. But in a statement Monday, Kuligowski announced he would be staying put in Columbia.

CoMo Derby Dames return to Columbia

Thanks to a new flooring option and an open venue, the CoMo Derby Dames are back in Columbia after three years away in Jefferson City.