Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington said her team’s match Wednesday night might have fooled some people.
“We like to see smooth games and tonight was a smooth game,” Wrye-Washington said. “But it’s going to look rougher than it was because (William Woods University) slowed us down and hesitated between serves and made us look worse than we played.”
Many Tigers fans breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after hearing the penalties the NCAA imposed on the Missouri men’s basketball team.
At Harpo’s, a downtown Columbia bar, Missouri basketball fan Matt Hawkins discussed the situation with a friend.
Quin Snyder isn’t going anywhere.
Not only will NCAA sanctions restrict the MU coach from leaving Columbia on recruiting visits, but Snyder’s job has apparently never been safer.
The MU women’s soccer team considers itself a family, and like any family about to embark on a road trip, the team is looking to its “big sisters” to help out.
After four years on the team, Lacey Moore and Melissa Peabody are comfortable in their roles as team leaders. Moore has been a captain since her sophomore season and leads on the defensive end of the field. Peabody is one of three seniors playing a major role in the Tiger offense.
Rock Bridge desperately needed a goal. The Bruins had less than a minute to score or they would lose an important game to district foe Jefferson City.
Adam Reed’s third shot in 10 seconds was blocked by Jays’ goalkeeper Dustin Dolce. Defeat seemed imminent.
Losing three straight games and not scoring a touchdown in six consecutive quarters is a blow to any team’s confidence.
The Missouri football team is no different.
In a Sept. 29 match against Iowa State, the Missouri volleyball team was dealt what appeared to be a major blow: Freshman outside hitter Na Yang, who had started the first 11 matches of the year, had to be helped off the court with a hamstring injury.
Seldom-used sophomore defensive specialist Abbie Booth entered to replace Na. Even with Na’s return, Booth hasn’t left the starting lineup.
Twice felt nice Tuesday night for Hickman’s soccer team.
The Kewpies (10-12-3) defeated Smith-Cotton 5-1 at Cosmopolitan Park in a rematch of a 1-0 Kewpie victory on Sept. 7.
Behind a dominating performance from senior Charliss Ridley, the Cougars picked up their second win of the season, beating Olivet Nazarene University 98-91 in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Ridley, a forward, finished with 33 points and 12 rebounds and Lisa Kowalewski added 17 points for Columbia College (2-0).
The National Collegiate Athletics Association will announce this afternoon whether and how it will sanction the MU men's basketball team for alleged violations. Thomas Yeager, chairman of the Division I Committee on Infractions, will hold a teleconference with reporters at 2 p.m. MU officials -- including University of Missouri system President Elson Floyd, coach Quin Snyder, Director of Athletics Mike Alden and Chancellor Brady Deaton - will follow with their own press conference at 3:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Alumni Center. Highlights of the NCAA's final report will be posted online as they become available.
The National Collegiate Athletics Association will announce this afternoon what sanctions it will impose on MU for violations on the men's basketball team. Those most intimately involved with the team knew sanctions were coming today.
MU will be placed on probation for three years for violations committed by the
men's basketball program, the NCAA said Wednesday.
The sanctions will include limits on scholarships, recruiting and official visits
by coaches. Post-season play and television appearances will not be affected.
One season after ranking sixth in the NCAA with 237.46 rushing yards per game, the Missouri football team’s rushing attack went flat with only 51 yards on 35 carries against Nebraska on Saturday.
That lack of production came after the suspension of the Tigers’ leading rusher, junior Damien Nash for disciplinary reasons following an Oct. 23 loss against Oklahoma State. Freshman Tony Temple played in his first collegiate game against Nebraksa, gaining only 13 yards on six carries. He left the contest in the fourth quarter with an injured left Achilles.
The high-pitched squeak of basketball shoes pivoting and shuffling filled the Hickman gym Monday night.
It didn’t feel like the first practice of the 2004-05 season for the Hickman girls’ basketball team.
In their three years as a couple, Columbia’s Erica Ainge and Alvin Banks have gone through the same experience each fall.
To Banks, the annual August release of the best-selling “Madden” NFL videogame is like a national holiday.
Adrian Peterson does not act or play like a freshman.
Perhaps that is why he is being mentioned as a possible Heisman Trophy winner with three games left in the regular season for No. 2 Oklahoma.
The Columbia College women’s basketball team opened its season Monday night by beating Purdue-Calumet 74-51 in Hammond, Ind. Columbia College led the defending Chicagoland Conference champions by 13 at halftime and held on for an easy victory in the second half.
It was the seniors who led the No. 13 Cougars. Forward Mindy Mitchem led Columbia College on defense. She recorded 12 rebounds and six blocks. Four other seniors scored in double figures for the Cougars. Guard Tiffany Foote led the team with 18 points, and forward Charliss Ridley scored 15, followed by guard Lisa Kowalewski with 13 and forward Tilly Payne with 12.
ST.LOUIS- The St. Louis Cardinals, fresh off their World Series loss, have dismissed their hitting coach because of an alcoholism problem, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Mitchell Page, the Cardinals’ hitting coach for 3 1/2 seasons, was informed of the team’s decision Thursday by general manager Walt Jocketty and manager Tony La Russa, according to STLtoday.com, the Web site of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Hickman’s Drew Huckla, at 5 feet, 10 inches and 190 pounds, looks more like a football team’s fullback than a soccer team’s goalkeeper.
Opposing strikers are finding out that Huckla brings the physicality of football to a sport known more for finesse and touch.
KANSAS CITY- On a day dominated by offense, it took a defensive back to settle things.
Indianapolis star Peyton Manning had thrown five touchdown passes when he lofted the ball into Kansas City’s end zone with just under 2 minutes left Sunday. This time, the catch in the end zone belonged to Chiefs safety Greg Wesley, who returned the ball 65 yards to seal Kansas City’s 45-35 victory.