Columbia College softball coach Wendy Spratt can scan her roster and see one thing: depth.
Thomas Gardner was chosen by league coaches for the All-Big 12 Third Team announced Wednesday, and Jimmy McKinney was a Big 12 Honorable Mention player.
The Missouri gymnastics team earned the nation’s top ranking on the beam this week. Tigers senior Lauren Schwartzman, who won the event with a 9.900 at Sunday’s Southeast Missouri State invitational is the nation’s top beam performer.
It’s been the kind of season where clinching an 11th-place finish can be considered reason to celebrate.
When Nebraska freshman Marcus Walker came out onto Norm Stewart Court for warmups Sunday, he couldn’t help thinking about his most recent game in Mizzou Arena.
Less than a minute into his press conference to preview spring football practice, the lights went out on Gary Pinkel.
The Chicago Cubs have the “Bleacher Bums.” The New York Yankees have their “Bleacher Creatures.” Even Missouri’s men’s basketball team has the “Antlers”.
Trappers convened in the fur-cleaning garage of Columbia resident Clarence Woodard two nights before the last fur auction of the year.
The fans and their cheers filled the gyms and soon the state, growing until the sound of budding stardom went national.
With standout center fielder Hunter Mense struggling at the plate, Missouri (8-4) has needed other hitters to step up. This weekend, the player who stepped up was first basemen/designated hitter John McKee.
Missouri wrestler Ben Askren proved his undefeated record was no fluke Saturday at the Big 12 Conference Championships in Ames, Iowa.
Amid the poise and elegance on display Friday night during the Missouri gymnastics team’s home win against Centenary, lurked the unmistakable feel of Mardi Gras.
Darting to her right, Hana Kraftova stretched out and knocked the ball over the net. Racing back across the court, she whacked a backhand perfectly up the line. But then, on perhaps the easiest shot in the rally, she slapped the ball into the mesh of the net.
Four MU Army ROTC cadets stand with glazed eyes as their chests move in and out in a struggle to suck up oxygen. They look like they jumped in a pool with their uniforms on, but the sweat-drenched clothes are a result of a 15-mile hike they completed Wednesday afternoon in less than three hours.
What now for the Columbia College Cougars?
The reason that Rock Bridge boys’ basketball coach Jim Scanlon quit coaching after the 1999-2000 season was so he wouldn’t have to feel the way he felt on Thursday.
Many colleges and universities across the country hold “pro days” for NFL scouts to get a better look at players who did not attend the NFL scouting combine. Most schools only have players from their team participate, but MU invited players from other Missouri schools such as Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, Southeast Missouri State, Missouri Valley and Missouri Western State to come and participate Thursday at the Devine Pavilion.
Missouri 174-pound wrestler Ben Askren showed how at ease the Missouri wrestling team was about the Big 12 Conference Championships when he walked in 5 minutes late to the Tigers’ media day wearing a tie-dyed shirt and a red bandana .
At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the sun was high and strong, the breeze light and gentle. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” was appropriately blaring from the baseball stadium. An hour away from game time, and one stadium over at the Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the Missouri track and field team gathered for its first outdoor practice this season. A few members of the team arrived early in shorts and tank tops to enjoy the warmth and lay in the sunshine before they got to work.
The Missouri softball team doesn’t perform much music. If it does, it’s not in front of large audiences or at famous venues. But that doesn’t stop the Tigers from touring the country in a bus fit for rock stars.