SHREVEPORT, La. — The Independence Bowl gets some Americans to turn on their televisions for a few hours at the end of the year. For big college football fans, it might even be a reason for temporary excitement before it becomes an afterthought in the shadow of more prestigious bowls.
The last time Missouri beat a Southeastern Conference team in football, a young coach named Gary Pinkel had just been promoted to offensive coordinator at Washington, the Cold War was reaching its climax and Brad Smith was still in diapers.
The Missouri women’s basketball had three major milestones Thursday night.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- One last time, Missouri was able to count on Brad Smith. And, yet another time, the greatest offensive producer the school has ever seen came through.
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For the first time this season Missouri’s basketball team is two games above .500.
SHREVEPORT, La. — After three days of light-hearted, fun-filled activities, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and his team have officially set their game face.
Usually a coach empties the bench in the waning minutes of a blowout, allowing those relegated to mop-up duty, whether in a romp of a win or defeat, playing time and experience.
Becoming a Division I athlete is quite an accomplishment for a member of anyone’s family. But in Bil Duany’s family, it’s rather ordinary.
The Hickman boys’ basketball team lost Wednesday night in the second round of the 16-team Neosho Tournament, falling 73-56 to top seed Cypress, a top Texas team from Houston that boasts a 7-foot-2 center and a 23-2 record.
If members of the Missouri football team were worried about missing out on the festivities that Dec. 25 offers, they can rest easy.
LIBERTY — The second chair on the bench remained empty, the William Jewell College Cardinal logo glaring at the ceiling. Rock Bridge boys’ basketball coach Mark Scanlon finally sat down with four minutes to go in the game.
With almost a week to recover from the 32-point loss to Illinois last Wednesday, forward Marshall Brown found some resolution to his recent struggles during semester break back home in Texas.
ST. LOUIS — Interim coach or not, the buck stops at Joe Vitt’s door.
ST. LOUIS — Dallas goalie Johan Hedberg had a big game on offense and defense.
KANSAS CITY — Drawing dirty looks in the San Diego locker room was easy after Larry Johnson and the Kansas City Chiefs snuffed out the Chargers’ playoff hopes with a 20-7 victory Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — So who needs Reggie Bush? The San Francisco 49ers got a pair of big runs from backups in a victory over the St. Louis Rams.
ST. LOUIS — Outfielder Juan Encarnacion and second baseman Junior Spivey agreed to contracts with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, two more parts of the team’s offseason rebuilding.
KANSAS CITY, — If anybody knows how to win in Arrowhead Stadium in December, it’s Donnie Edwards.