MANHATTAN, Kan. — When Kansas State quarterback Allen Webb strolled to the line of scrimmage in the early minutes of the third quarter against Missouri on Saturday, he had all but planned out the events that would soon transpire.
Carl Edwards doesn’t feel like he should be in this position. But with the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship down to one race, the Columbia native is still in contention to win the title in his first full season in the Nextel Cup series.
It’s a tough week to be a member of the Missouri football team.
Freezing temperatures and sleet. Roaring swarms of purple-clad undergrads. Darren Sproles chopping off 10 yards at a time.
With all eyes turned toward their coach, members of the Tiger women’s basketball team apprehensively awaited the verdict.
Columbia College’s Helen Ogunjimi looks calm and collected when she’s on the court, hardly changing expressions whether she’s just missed a shot or made it.
When Josy Sanders sees room for improvement on the Stephens College basketball team, she finds it hard to keep her mouth shut.
Missouri wide receiver Sean Coffey knows what a deep passing threat can do for an offense. He understands that beyond gaining large chunks of yardage, connecting on a deep pass forces opposing defenses to make adjustments.
One is outgoing, has dreadlocks and a 270-pound frame, says he’s from Miami’s “hood” and sports a mouth full of gold teeth. The other is a smaller, soft-spoken freshman who hails from a town in the Austin, Texas, area, talks about his grandmother in a drawl and has a mop-top haircut.
The Missouri men’s basketball team added another recruit to its 2006 class Wednesday with the signing of Vaidatos Volkus, a forward from Redlands College, Okla.
KANSAS CITY — NFL owners voted Wednesday to tentatively award Kansas City a Super Bowl, largely as a tribute to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave the game its name.
Bouncing back from a loss is one thing. Bouncing back from a loss that ended a 12-year championship streak is another.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said it was the right time for him to retire. As far as the Missouri Tigers are concerned, though, the timing is about as bad as it gets.
Missouri is bowl-eligible, but its destination for a postseason game remains as wide open as a talented receiver.
Six recruits have inked with the Missouri wrestling team for the 2006-2007 season, coach Brian Smith announced Tuesday. Ashtin Primus of South Connelsville, Penn., who will compete at 141 pounds; Willie Saxton of Rayland, Ohio, at 133; Zach Schuller of St. Clairesville, Ohio, at 149; Emanuel Brooks of Cahokia, Ill., at 149; Andrew Wood of Hannibal at 165; and Tyler Perry of Hannibal at 275.
As his team prepares for its season-finale Saturday against Kansas State, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel vowed Monday to remain silent about the status of two of his top offensive players.
During pregame introductions at Missouri’s home opener, a fan in the Tigers’ student section mockingly held up a sign that read Kat-tastrophe.
Columbia College junior forward Valerie Suarez knows she struggles with her temper on the court.
They knew this game was coming. No phone calls, e-mails or Post-It Notes were needed. After starring together for Cedar Hill High School in Dallas, Missouri guard Jason Horton and Sam Houston State forward Kelvin Williams were well aware they would be playing against each other.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — After two straight victories catapulted Carl Edwards up the standings in NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship the 26-year-old Columbia native was disappointed Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.