Missouri junior Brad Smith is included on the preseason watch list for the 2004 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. The list of 42 athletes was released Monday. The award is the oldest and most prestigious in the country for college quarterbacks.
Smith has set the Missouri career offense record with 6,745 yards in 25 games for the Tigers and has 4,310 career passing yards.
This time Derrick Peterson went faster than he ever had and made it.
He knew that was what it would take.
After not picking up a club for about nine months, Leslie Fischer started playing again at the start of the summer. In a tournament last year, Fischer, 16, dug her club into the ground and jammed her rotator cuff.
Injuries haunted Fischer, a Rock Bridge golfer, again Monday in the first round of the Missouri Big I Youth Championship at A. L. Gustin Golf Course. On the back nine, Fischer fell while walking on the fairway and hurt her knee.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks beat the Windy City Thunderbolts 16-4 on Monday night in Crestwood, Ill. to win their first series of the season.
The Mavericks (10-40) came from behind to beat Windy City 5-4 on Sunday after losing to the Thunderbolts 10-5 on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — Kerry Wood came off the disabled and list kept the Chicago Cubs’ six-game trip from being a total loss.
Wood won in his first start in two months and Sammy Sosa hit a home run and drove in five runs, helping the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday night to enter the All-Star break on a positive note.
Columbia golfers Leah Bowring and D.J. Chung said they will have the hometown advantage at the Missouri Big I Youth Championship.
The Missouri Big I is today and Tuesday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course. Tee-time is 8 a.m.
The 66th Missouri Women’s Amateur Championship will be held today through Wednesday at the Country Club of Missouri. This is the third time the tournament will be played at the course.
There are 78 players entered with handicaps ranging from 2 to 28. Ellen Port of St. Louis won last year’s championship at Millwood Golf Club in Springfield, Mo. Barb Berkmeyer of St. Louis won her fifth straight senior championship and was last year’s runner-up. Denise Knaebel of Moberly has one of the lowest handicaps in the competition and placed third last year.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ricky Clemons once told a newspaper he saw an eight-foot moose during a basketball trip to Alaska, but he never visited the state.
Clemons denied Jessica Bunge was his girlfriend. Later, though, he acknowledged the relationship in court, as he pleaded guilty to assaulting her.
The seconds ticked down. I knew that I was sure to remember the following minutes of July 11, 1999, for the rest of my life. Even the ones who had done this before took one last deep breath, and then it got quiet.
I couldn’t recognize the silence. My head was spinning with thoughts.
Christian Cantwell entered the men’s shot put final Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento as the No. 1 shot putter in the world.
He left with a fourth-place finish, and without a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
As easy as it looks, dressage tests the best riders and horses.
Reba Bryson, 58, of Rolla, began competing about 28 years ago.
The Rock Bridge Bruins are bringing Kevin Giese back to Columbia and his family.
Giese, who was hired in May to be the new girls’ basketball coach at Rock Bridge, spent the past year as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville while his wife Beth and his two children, Andrea, 8, and Kenneth, 2, stayed in Columbia.
The sixth time proved to be the charm for Rafael Lara Friday night.
Lara singled home the game-winning run as the Mid-Missouri Mavericks defeated the Gateway Grizzlies 2-1 in 13 innings at Taylor Stadium.
On Tuesday afternoon, Conrad Woolsey was en route to the 2004 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif., when he found out he was eligible to compete.
“I was really excited, but at the same time I never thought they wouldn’t let me throw,” Woolsey said.
The chants of U-S-A grow as the crowd rises and welcomes Christian Cantwell into the ring.
Cantwell briefly acknowledges the cheers, readies himself and, in one fluent motion, releases the 16-pound shot put.
The Mavericks’ performance improved Thursday night, but there was plenty of room for it after losing in a one-hitter the night before.
The Gateway Grizzlies routed the Mavericks again at Taylor Stadium, this time 11-3.
In her first year as a U.S. citizen Fiona Asigbee hopes to represent her country as a heptathlete in the Olympics this August in Athens, Greece.
Missouri’s Asigbee, 22, will travel to Sacramento, Calf., to compete in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials today. With 5,669 points, Asigbee is the 16th seed in a field of 27.
Since Michelle Moran was 9, she has competed in road races with her father, Michael.
By the time she reached high school, they had run about 125 races together.
It’s going to be a busy offseason for Arthur Johnson.
Johnson, a former star center at Missouri, who is playing on the rookie team for the expansion Charlotte Bobcats in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Summer League, will also play in the Phoenix Suns’ rookie camp July 10-12. The Timberwolves’ league runs through Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had nothing but good things to say Wednesday about Missouri coach Quin Snyder, a former Blue Devils player and assistant caught up in an NCAA investigation.
“Quin is like a member of my family,” Krzyzewski said. “I love Quin.”