DALLAS — As always, the expectations are high for the Texas Longhorns after they won their second national championship in four years. The preseason hype for Missouri is a new experience.
The lights were dimmed for introductions, and a spotlight shown on the mat. The Rock Bridge wrestlers jogged into the gymnasium to the “Rocky” theme song for their final home meet of the season, only to be knocked out early in a 37-28 loss to talented Moberly.
When Missouri women’s basketballcoach Cindy Stein said her team spent its practice time working on new wrinkles to add to its game plan Saturday against Texas Tech, one wrinkle stuck out when she was asked how to stop Texas Tech forward LaToya Davis.
When it came to recruiting Kansas City prep star Marcus Walker, Nebraska had an ace in the hole.
Sitting at No. 10 in the national rankings, Missouri might technically be considered the favorite heading into Sunday’s meet at Big 12 Conference rival Nebraska, which is ranked No. 12.
Beginning at the 10-minute mark of the second half, the aisles began to fill with fans full of frustration. They had had enough.
The discussion of Jimmy McKinney’s career tends to be a polarizing topic for Tiger fans.
Neither team was at its best Wednesday night.
Before warm-ups, drills and scrimmages at a recent evening practice, the Stephens College basketball team took some time to get to know one another.
Hickman will face Park Hill South on Tuesday after more than a week without competition. The dual meet is also senior night.
The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team defeated the team that handed the Bruins their only loss of the season, downing the Kickapoo Chiefs 61-40 on Tuesday.
Quin Snyder calls rebounding a constant for Missouri. Exactly what is constant — constant worry or struggle might apply — isn’t clear, but it’s safe to assume he doesn’t mean constant success.
Thanks to a quirk in their schedule, the next game the Columbia College Cougars play will be their first in a week.
Callie Johnson is superstitious.
Thespians are taking over Hickman wrestling.
The Columbia College women’s basketball team defeated the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans 79-71 in Hannibal on Tuesday in an American Midwest Conference contest.
The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team defeated visiting Smith-Cotton 58-29 on Monday.
The Stars lost 76071 to Principia College on Monday in Elsah, Il.
The Tigers tied their highest rank in team history, coming in at No. 10 in Monday’s GymInfo poll. Missouri entered the season at No. 16 in the national rankings and have been steadily climbing after their first three meets.
When a team draws a record crowd to watch it compete, it should want to do its best.