AUSTIN, Texas – When Cedric Benson got finished with the Missouri football team, he had it in a furious mood.
Benson’s effort Saturday, especially in the second half, carried No. 9 Texas to a gritty 28-20 victory against Missouri on Saturday at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
AUSTIN, Texas – Missouri entered Saturday’s game at No. 9 Texas as the Big 12 Conference’s top defensive unit. Although the Tigers allowed 299 yards against the Longhorns after averaging 259.4 yards, the defense did its part in keeping Missouri close.
Texas marched 70 yards down the field on its opening possession and was ready to push the ball in the end zone when Missouri’s defense made its first big play of the day to keep the Tigers in the game.
AUSTIN, Texas—A 28-yard completion by Missouri on the opening play Saturday caught Texas by surprise, but was not an indication of what would fuel a Tigers comeback late in the first half.
After beginning with an emphasis on passing, attempting 12 passes and rushing nine times in the first quarter, the Tigers went to their running game and finished the first half with 139 rushing yards on 24 tries.
JOPLIN — The Rock Bridge tennis team was in a dancing mood Saturday.
Playing with something extra, namely urgency, the Bruins raced through their two Class 2 sectional matches so they could return home to meet dinner reservations.
Margaret Ritter isn’t allowing age to get in the way of taking her life to new heights.
The 92-year-old great-great-grandmother didn’t hesitate when her family planned to send her on a trip 300 feet high in a basket beneath a balloon just for the thrill of it.
The first day of practice is always like a holiday for Jimmy McKinney, but this year he found a $75-million present under the tree.
McKinney and the Missouri men’s basketball team started the season Saturday with an early morning practice at Paige Arena, the Tigers’ new state-of-the-art home.
Sophomore Scott Concannon could get used to playing on his home field.
With a 14-0 lead and the ball on his own 1-yard line, Concannon took the hand -off from his quarterback, broke a few tackles, and ran 99 yards to the end zone.
On a cold October evening in front of half-empty stands, Hickman seemed to be on fire all night.
With district play creeping around the corner, the Kewpies went on the road and put together one of its most complete games of the season, shutting out Riverview Gardens 54-0.
Hickman (5-1) dominated the Rams from the outset, giving up just 84 yards on defense and totaling 366 offensive yards.
The word the Missouri football team has been using this week is, appropriately, “challenge.”
That word is a good choice with the Tigers facing No. 9 Texas in Austin.
Don’t let Brandon Kendrick’s stature fool you.
The Hickman running back’s 5-foot-8, 165-pound frame is all that’s small.
Brandon Gerau, a sophomore wide receiver for the Bruins, said his surprising performance was a result of perseverance.
After making 14 receptions for one touchdown through the first five weeks of the season, Gerau had a breakout game last week against Francis Howell Central.
From sideline to sideline, baseline to the net, the tennis player is alone covering the court. Professional tennis is as much of an individual sport as there is.
Not so in high school.
The nationally ranked Cougars have perservered despite the numerous injuries of teamates this season. Cougars coach Melinda Wrye-Washington and the team have counteracted this hardship with optimism and a readiness for whatever comes, including various lineups. The teammates are ready for today's challenge at the Houston Baptist University Invitational today.
It was during the summer that Rock Bridge senior Jimmy Keown began realizing what might be in store for this year’s Bruins cross country team. He could feel the expectations of the upcoming season rising while running with other teammates.
“We hoped we could do our best,” Keown said, “and in the back of my mind, there was the possibility that maybe we could do this.”
Hickman almost got a little too comfortable with its lead Thursday night.
The Kewpies volleyball team defeated visiting Jefferson City 29-27, 25-14 and improved to 14-7-1.
Although Missouri’s Homecoming game is Oct. 23 against Oklahoma State, Saturday’s game at Texas will be a homecoming for many of the Tigers.
There are 23 players on the Missouri roster who will face old high school opponents when the Tigers travel to Texas to play the No. 9 Longhorns.
The world of staunch St. Louis Cardinals fan and 9-year-old Colin Glennon turned upside down on a winter day in 1988.
As he walked into the kitchen of his family’s Columbia home before school one morning, he heard the news: The Cardinals traded beloved second baseman Tommy Herr to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Tom Brunansky.
Texas snapped Missouri’s four-match winning streak Wednesday night in Austin.
Missouri dropped to 10-5 on the season and 5-3 in the Big 12 Conference.
After losing his redshirt status last season, Brad Ekwerekwu entered his sophomore season with high expectations and a starting position.
But as the Arlington, Texas, native prepares to face No. 9 Texas (4-1, 1-1 Big 12 Conference), he has yet to live up to the preseason hype.
It wasn’t a soccer match Tuesday night. It was a heavyweight fight, and a wet one at that.
At the end of 90 minutes the scorecard gave the nod to No. 6 Lindenwood as the Lions beat Columbia College 2-1 at Owens Soccer Stadium.