Tracie Ford just might have found a new calling this season.
The senior, who started at outside hitter in Columbia College's 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-22) victory over Lindenwood switched to setter for the Cougars' 3-0 (30-25, 30-18, 30-18) victory over the University of Illinois-Springfield.
The MU soccer team was once again the victim of a slow start, falling to the University of Wisconsin 2-1 Friday night at the Nike Tiger Invitational, with junior Jennifer Nobis scoring the lone goal.
When senior quarterback Blake Tekotte went down with an injury early in the first quarter, junior Andrew Perkins knew he was prepared to step in under center.
Perkins proved it on the field, throwing for 226 yards and two touchdowns and running for a running for a score, in Hickman’s 37-7 rout over Lee’s Summit North Friday night.
The spotlight was shining squarely on the shoulders of Rock Bridge quarterback Logan Gray on Friday, and he knew it.
The sophomore admitted he was a little nervous in his first game as a starter in the Bruins' season opener at Cecil Naylor Field in Marshall. Gray threw two interceptions in the first half. The butterflies eventually left, and Gray threw the only touchdown of the evening late in the game. The Bruins won, 7-0.
Entering the season ranked for the first time since 1980, the Missouri football team has high expectations placed on it.
But no one’s standards for the Tigers are higher than those of coach Gary Pinkel.
MU soccer coach Bryan Blitz hopes his team will show how quickly it can learn from mistakes at this weekend’s Nike Tiger Invitational.
The Tigers are 1-1 after losing 4-1 to Illinois on Sunday. MU had a rough first half against the Illini, but was able to recover and play a much better second half. Junior forward Jennifer Nobis, who scored the lone goal against Illinois, said the improvement in the second half shows the team can learn quickly from its mistakes.
The last time the Rock Bridge football team played Marshall, quarterback Paul Wayne Thomas wasn’t a factor.
Thomas, the son of Marshall coach Paul Thomas, threw two touchdown passes at last week’s Higginsville jamboree and led an offense that successfully converted all seven third-down attempts.
For Hickman football coach Gregg Nesbitt, it’s always a challenge preparing for a season opener, especially against an opponent he has never faced.
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The spotlight returned to the Missouri football program this season, with the team ranked in preseason polls for the first time since 1980. The team has a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback and nine starters back on defense, creating high expectations for the team.
Many questions remain, though, and here are 20 Missourian reporters have tried to answer.
Jenny Duitsman and Lindsey Hunter have taken different paths to their roles as leaders of the Missouri volleyball team.
After her team’s victory against Lindenwood University on Wednesday, Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington had a lot to say about the play of her team.
By BRENDAN SHEA
For a team to have a good defense, it needs a strong front four.
For Missouri’s season to be a successful one, it needs its front four to excel on a consistent basis.
Every player has a bad day.
For Rock Bridge tennis player Kara Hickey, Tuesday wasn’t one of those days.
It wasn’t his first choice, but Rickey Paulding will play pro basketball overseas next season.
Paulding’s agent, Doug Neustadt, said on Tuesday that Paulding signed a one-year contract to play basketball in Jerusalem.
The Rock Bridge boys’ soccer team sent a message to the rest of the state: We can beat you.
Striker Michael Ferguson scored the game’s only two goals and the Bruins knocked off state runner-up Chaminade Tuesday at Cosmopolitan Park.
If there were a pill for golfing consistency, the Rock Bridge girls’ golf team must have filled the prescription on Tuesday.
Rock Bridge finished second at a tri-meet with solid rounds from each of its top four golfers, for a total of 173. The Bruins finished one stroke behind Rolla and four ahead of Hickman at L.A. Nickell Golf Course.
The Rock Bridge volleyball team dug hard for its first victory Tuesday against Jefferson City but came up empty-handed.
The Bruins won the first game 25-22 but dropped the next two, 26-24, 26-24, because of their inconsistent play and the inability to hold several leads.
Fans of the Missouri Tigers who subscribe to Sirius Satellite Radio can get their fix on a new program.
The commercial-free satellite radio company has joined with College Sports Television to offer live play-by-play coverage of 23 universities, including games from the 2004 Tigers’ football season.