Tearing around the offensive tackle, senior defensive end Brian Smith spotted his prey. Locking in on his target, Smith crashed into New Mexico quarterback Chris Nelson, promptly ending the play.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This was the type of game where Missouri teams of the past would have tripped up.
DENVER — Rod Smith was on the sideline with a concussion, Jake Plummer was having an awful day and nothing Mike Shanahan and his offensive staff came up with seemed to work.
SAN FRANCISCO — When Antonio Bryant heard the next play-call, he stuck his head in the San Francisco 49ers’ huddle and yelled something foolish.
KANSAS CITY — Gil Meche was glad Seattle hitters had a better day than he did.
The Missouri soccer team lost its first game of the year Sunday, falling 1-0 to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers at the Wisconsin Soccer Classic in Madison, Wisc. The Tigers, ranked No. 16 in the nation, dropped to 7-1. It was the first time that the Panthers (6-2-1) have defeated a ranked opponent since 1998. The next game for Missouri is Friday at home against Nebraska.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Missouri’s defense led the Tigers to a 27-17 victory against New Mexico Saturday.
Jessica Vander Kooi was not going to let her team lose again.
The Missouri soccer team remains unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Soccer Classic. Senior Elyse Nikonchuk scored Missouri’s first goal in the final minute of the first half. Three minutes into the second half, Missouri freshman Kristin Andrighetto scored MU’s second goal. Meghan Pfeiffer got the assist.
When Garett Jeffries made the transition from being one of the best high school runners in the state to being just another talented runner on the Missouri cross country team, he knew he was getting a bigger chance to showcase what he enjoys.
ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter was dominant again, showing no mercy to a former teammate.
KANSAS CITY — Mike Hargrove is in his second season managing the Seattle Mariners and he’s still amazed by Ichiro Suzuki.
After a game that went so wrong for Hickman, Kewpies coach Jason Wright said remedying his team’s woes starts in the film room.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It knew what was coming. But Missouri’s offense found out on Saturday that having knowledge doesn’t necessarily mean you can apply it well.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cleo Hughes is the epitome of a New Mexico fan from his silver and cherry school color shoes to his truck.
A good quarterback possesses qualities that go beyond the physical ability to play the position. Experts call these qualities “intangibles,” the aspects of the game that can not be quantified into statistical measurements but can easily be observed. These intangibles stem from the personality of the player taking snaps.
Last year is in the past.
Forget Celine Dion, Wayne Newton and all the showgirls. The biggest star in Las Vegas is Po’u Palelei.
While Rock Bridge girls’ golf coach Melissa Melahn wants to win every tournament the team plays, she knows that there is more to life than winning a high school golf meet.
Missouri’s 7 p.m. game Saturday against New Mexico will be televised across the state.