On Wednesday night, Linas Kleiza played wing, forward, center and even a little point. He did everything.
Everything but play defense.
The Missouri volleyball team won against Iowa State for the 16th straight time Wednesday night in Ames, Iowa.
Coming back from a five-point deficit in the third game to win 30-22, the Tigers (16-6, 11-4 Big 12) swept the Cyclones for the 13th time in the past 16 meetings.
Rock Bridge’s dream season ended in a nightmare Tuesday night.
The Bruins fell to Francis Howell North 1-0 in a Class 3 sectional in Jefferson City. The Knights (21-7-1) advanced to play Rolla in a state quarterfinal on Saturday. Rock Bridge finished 21-2-2.
Quin Snyder may not remember the last time Missouri and Northwest Missouri State University played each other, but Steve Tappmeyer does.
Tappmeyer, now in his 17th season at Northwest, was at the helm when the Tigers and Bearcats played for the only time, on Dec. 17, 1996. Missouri handed Northwest a 77-56 loss. It was the last Division I game for the Bearcats until today.
To say that Hickman senior Blake Tekotte has had a trying year is an understatement.
He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the first game of the Kewpies’ 2004 season, ending his high school football career. So he’s been forced to watch from the sidelines as the Kewpies have marched to the No. 1 spot in Missouri’s Class 6 high school football poll.
Entering the Big 12 Conference season, the Missouri football team appeared to be on the rise.
But after a four-game losing streak, the Tigers (4-5, 2-4 in the Big 12) are on the verge of failing to win the six games necessary to qualify for a bowl game. Below is the Missourian’s assessment of the Tigers’ play since the conference season began.
The performance that earned the Columbia College volleyball team its first 45 points against Williams Baptist College couldn’t be called inspired.
But the performance that earned the Cougars their last 45 points couldn’t be called anything but inspired.
Juan Pablo Irrera has had one of the most spectacular careers of any Cougar soccer player.
At least that’s the opinion of coach John Klein.
Rebecca (Davis) Wilmes sees MU athletic director Mike Alden often. As an assistant coach with the Missouri track and cross country teams, Wilmes crosses paths with her boss regularly.
A recent meeting was a little more out of the ordinary, however.
The bond between brothers is one of the strongest. The Rock Bridge soccer players say their bond is just as strong.
Tonight, the Bruins’ “Band of Brothers” (21-1-2) hopes to gain a berth in the Class 3 quarterfinals by beating Francis Howell North (20-7-1) in a sectional game at 7 p.m. at 179 Soccer Park in Jefferson City.
This statement might be hard for MU students to believe, but once upon a time, Missouri football fans and the university’s administrators were arguably spoiled by success.
During the 1960s, Missouri was a legitimate football power. The Tigers were 77-22-6 in the decade, including wins in the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl and two Big Eight Conference championships.
In the language of postseason play, experience is a bit of a paradox.
To win, many people believe a team needs to have played far into the postseason before, but to gain that experience, a team must win.
ST. LOUIS — Consecutive dispiriting losses have left the St. Louis Rams at .500 and their coach near the boiling point.
A day after a 40-22 loss to the New England Patriots, Mike Martz said Monday he is tired of taking the heat for the team’s failures. He said it is time for Rams players to stand up and be counted.
Texas linebacker Derrick Johnson is a one-man nightmare for Big 12 Conference coaches.
When opposing coaches begin to game plan for the No. 6 Longhorns, it begins with how to keep the senior playmaker from disrupting their offense. Although, like Kansas coach Mark Mangino said during the Big 12 coaches’ teleconference Monday, that is “easier said than done.”
The Missouri defense pursued Darren Sproles as he sprinted toward the right sideline at Memorial Stadium in the third quarter. The Tigers desperately needed to contain Kansas State’s star running back to preserve a lead that could help save their disappointing season.
With a wave of black shirts blocking his path to the sideline, Sproles abruptly came to a stop, cutting back through a hole in the defense, blazing past the secondary for a 74-yard touchdown run that pulled the Wildcats within a touchdown and highlighted Missouri’s inability to make plays in key situations.
ST. LOUIS — Adam Vinatieri beat the St. Louis Rams with his leg in the 2002 Super Bowl. This time, he used his leg and his arm.
New England’s place-kicker hit a season-best four field goals, then threw his first career touchdown pass on a fake to Troy Brown to help the Patriots bounce back from their only loss with a 40-22 victory Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. — All week long, Jon Gruden kept telling his offense it could keep pace with the high-scoring Kansas City Chiefs.
It turns out the Tampa Bay coach was right.
Steve Williams, a senior goalkeeper for the Columbia College soccer team, earned the American Midwest Conference’ Most Valuable Player Award. Williams has allowed 12 goals in 16 games and has six shutouts for the Cougars, who enter NAIA Region V tournament play Wednesday.
John Klein, who has led Columbia College to a 14-3-1 regular season record for the top seed in the tournament, was named Coach of the Year for the third time in five seasons at the school.
The lofty goals, the great prognostications, the tremendous praise: All of it has vanished, and it all vanished in a familiar fashion.
A crippling 35-24 loss to Kansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium pushes the Tigers to the brink of missing a bowl and greatly damages their chances to play in the Big 12 Conference Championship. Missouri, which lost its 12th in a row to the Wildcats, has lost four straight for the first time since 2000.
Kansas State might have answered its quarterback questions in the second half of its 35-24 win against Missouri on Saturday.
Backup quarterback Alan Webb, who has started three games this season, came in for the Wildcats in the second half and combined with tailback Darren Sproles to provide the offensive energy that erased a 21-point deficit.