Jeremy Maclin lines up on the right side of the field during the final play of Monday’s football practice. He takes a few steps forward when the ball is snapped, then the freshman wide receiver runs to the center of the field where backup quarterback Chase Patton throws a short pass. Maclin catches the ball and is immediately hit hard on his left and right side by defenders.
Illinois has won the past six matchups against Missouri in the Braggin’ Rights series.
The first time Kalen Grimes went to a Braggin’ Rights game, he was a freshman in high school. He was also sitting on the Illinois side as a potential recruit.
Eleven rows behind the Missouri women’s basketball team’s bench sits 17 seventh- and eighth-grade girls, waving black and gold pompoms and looking at the team picture handed to them with player information and the season’s schedule on the back. They’re eager for the game to end so they can head to the court and get autographs from their favorite players.
More than a dozen red-faced young boys with untied shoes strategically position themselves on the green and gold matted floor of the Rock Bridge wrestling room. Waiting intently on all fours for their coach’s signal, a few of the boys grin knowingly in anticipation of the ensuing mayhem. On cue, the boys rumble toward each other, ultimately engaging in desperate attempts to remove their opponents’ footwear.
For Marshall Brown, Tuesday night’s game is going to be big, almost as big a game as the Missouri men’s basketball team will play all season.
ST. LOUIS — Given 11 power-play chances, the Nashville Predators finally cashed in.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Five more turnovers, a seventh straight loss and a third shutout this season.
The video board at Memorial Stadium had a message on it throughout Friday and Saturday’s football practice.
They see you. They’re watching you. They’re waiting for their chance. If you’re handling the ball, don’t be sloppy with it. If you’re going to make a pass, don’t try to send it across the court.
The Rock Bridge Tournament of Champions saw two Bruins take first place and three more take second place Saturday at Rock Bridge High School.
Last spring, Missouri assistant gymnastics coach Paul Scardina was frustrated with the women of the 2004 recruiting class. Despite there being five gymnasts, the most of any class on the team, they only made up four of 24 routines for the Tigers at the Big 12 Championships and five of 24 at the Southeast Regional Meet.
Higher and higher he went, pumping his legs on the baby sitter’s swing set, the tops of his feet nearly touched the sun-baked clouds.
Their arms are pistons, propelling their black, custom-made wheelchairs across the basketball courts. Tires leave faint white trails on the floor, like airplanes tracing paths in the sky. Their flights briefly stop at the sideline but quickly resume once the coach blows his whistle.
Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson wants to play up-tempo all the time – at least on the defensive end.
Away from the spotlight, the cheering fans, and the game he has grown to depend upon, DeAndre’ Carroll’s breakthrough is confirmed in the form of an indiscreet phone call from a familiar voice.
You don’t have to win anything to be in Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions.
It’s Wednesday afternoon, and members of the MU women’s basketball team are trickling into the locker room to get ready for practice. Amanda Hanneman is sitting on a large black padded seat, her legs propped in the air. Eric McDonnell faces her with his back bent, his hands moving furiously about her feet.
The return of Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions made for a successful Friday for the Bruins wrestling team.
Basketball coaches spend the months in between seasons blazing around the country trying to find new recruits. Most visit countless high schools and usually stop by smaller colleges to talk to older players considering a change of schools.