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MU’s new addition

It didn’t take long for the Missouri men’s basketball program to fill its vacant position of associate head coach.

The Tigers announced Monday that Melvin Watkins, the former coach at Texas A&M, will join coach Quin Snyder’s staff. Watkins will take the position that Tony Harvey resigned Friday.

Bullpen keeping Cards in game

ST. LOUIS — More than timely offense was responsible for the St. Louis Cardinals’ three straight comeback victories last week.

Without stingy work from a rebuilt bullpen, the rallies wouldn’t have been possible. Entering a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs today, the relievers haven’t allowed a run in their past 10 home games.

MU players honored

Missouri’s Lee Laskowski, an outfielder, and Garrett Broshuis, a right-handed pitcher, were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings All-Midwest Region Team. Both were All-Big 12 Conference selections.

Laskowski had eight home runs, 45 RBIs and hit .355. His .381 batting average was third best in the Big 12 Conference. Laskowski was named to the Big 12 Tournament team, hitting .400, driving in five runs and scoring eight runs in the four games.

Youth prevails

The championship cup held PowerAde again this year. The winner of the Francis Hagan Match Play Championship was not 21.

Michael Unger, 20, overcame a strong round by Joe Bellmer, the runner-up the past two years, to win 1-up in 19 holes Sunday at Lake of the Woods Golf Course.

Tigers naming new assistant

Quin Snyder, the Missouri men’s basketball coach, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. today to announce an addition to his coaching staff.

The press conference, which comes three days after assistant coach Tony Harvey resigned, will be held at Hearnes Center.

Mavericks fall apart in eighth against Rascals

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks lost 13-6 to the River City Rascals on Sunday in O’Fallon.

The Rascals’ (15-13) scored seven runs on six hits in the eighth inning to break at tie at 6.

Friendship set aside for golf championship

During the college golf season, they are friends; Saturday they were competitors.

Michael Unger and John Weston shared the course many times before Saturday; Unger as a player on the Missouri men’s team and Weston as one of his supporters.

Harvey leaves Tigers

Fewer than two weeks before the Missouri basketball program will respond to the NCAA’s letter of allegations, another key member of the program resigned.

Tony Harvey, the associate head coach, resigned Friday afternoon, the basketball program announced in a release.

Rock Bridge student earns goat tying title

Adrienne Vought hopes to earn a college rodeo scholarship, and a state title will look good on her resume.

Vought, who just finished her junior year at Rock Bridge, won the goat tying championship at the Missouri High School Rodeo Association state finals at Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Cantwell’s streak hits 14

Christian Cantwell has again proved he is consistent.

Cantwell, a Missouri graduate, won his 14th straight shot put title, throwing 71 feet, 4 inches on Saturday at the 2004 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.

Mavs’ Bill Clark resigns; cites his lack of contributions

Bill Clark resigned as the director of player procurement for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks on Thursday.

Clark, who joined the Mavericks in December, said he felt like he did not help the Mavericks as much as he would have liked.

Mavericks end nine-game losing streak

Mid-Missouri beat the River City Rascals 9-7 on Saturday in O’Fallon to end a nine-game losing streak.

Blake Blase’s two-run home run in the top of the ninth was the winner. It was his 10th of the season.

Extra frustrating

After a string of blowout losses, the Mid-Missouri Mavericks found a more agonizing way to lose Thursday night.

A Mavericks rally fell just short as the Windy City ThunderBolts defeated Mid-Missouri 8-7 in 10 innings at Taylor Stadium.

Final 16 prepare for conclusion at Francis Hagan Match Play

Ed Paten believes in himself, but when it comes to others, he isn’t so sure they feel the same.

“I have never placed well in this tournament (Francis Hagan Match Play Championship),” Paten said. “I tied for fifth once. Some people, deep in their hearts, don’t give me a chance.”

Viers leaves Westminster athletics

Chris Viers, the Westminster College volleyball and softball coach, resigned Thursday.

Viers, a 1982 Missouri graduate, coached at Westminster for the past four years, leading the Blue Jays volleyball team to a 72-52 record and the softball team to an 18-78 mark.. He began his career in 1983 as the Columbia College volleyball coach.

Harvey resigns from basketball coaching staff

Less than two weeks before the Missouri basketball program will respond to the NCAA's letter of allegations, another key member of the program resigned his position.

Windy City rides offense

The Mid-Missouri Mavericks still can’t solve the Windy City offense.

The Mavs lost 8-2 to the Windy City ThunderBolts on Wednesday night at Taylor Stadium, after allowing 16 runs Tuesday night.

Broshuis earns All-American

Missouri pitcher Garrett Broshuis earned third team All-American honors Tuesday from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Broshuis, a right-hander with a 2.61 ERA and 91 strikeouts, went 11-0 this season for the Tigers, who finished second at the Big 12 Conference Tournament and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. He was the third pitcher at Missouri to earn 11 wins in a season and the first since 1979.

Peanut’s bat shells Mavs

This Peanut broke out of his shell at the wrong time for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks.

Peanut Williams, Windy City’s center fielder, had a career day as the Thunderbolts pounded the Mavericks 16-10 at Taylor Stadium on Tuesday.

Cougars report ineligible player

Columbia College self-reported to the NAIA on Tuesday that Ursulla Jose of Brazil played on the women’s basketball team despite being ineligible last season.

Jose, a freshman last year, played despite having a degree from the Universidade Salgado de Oliveira in Brazil. According to NAIA rules, a player has exhausted his or her eligibility once he or she has graduated.

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