Calling the shots

The entrances are already decorated with white and blue NCAA tournament posters, and trash cans with fresh bags line the hallway. The advertisements that are usually on display are being covered, per NCAA tournament rules. Shouts of “Mine!” mix with the squeaking of sneakers, the thudding sound of the ball making contact with arms and hands and the soft electrical hum of the lighting.

‘Lip’ helps Missouri with team chemistry

Alyssa Hollins’ initiation to the Missouri women’s basketball team came in the form of stitches.

Missouri's source of intensity

The Missouri volleyball team must match Missouri State’s intensity to win tonight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament according to Tigers senior Lindsey Hunter.

Parallels in coaches’ careers leave both at a crossroads

At Arkansas and Missouri, the basketball resumés look awfully similar these days: NCAA tournament absence and middle-of-the-pack conference finishes.

Cox races to big victory

Just call Drae Cox, “Corvette.”

MU volleyball defeats Missouri State

The Missouri volleyball team defeated Missouri State 30-27, 30-18, 30-26 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at Hearnes Center in front of 6,294 people, the second largest crowd in MU volleyball history.

Arkansas 66-MU 63

Missouri erased a double digit deficit in the second half of Friday night’s game in Fayetteville, but Arkansas ultimately held on for a 66-63 victory.

No small task

At 5 feet 2 inches tall, Venicia Vaughn hardly looks like she belongs on the basketball court for the Stephens College Stars (2-8), much less as the team captain and the starting point guard.

Bruins wrestlers rise and shine

With dawn breaking on another season of high school wrestling, the wrestlers at Rock Bridge High School are doing their part to get an early start on their competition.

Signs hint Rams will start rookie

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams interim coach Joe Vitt has been coy all week about whether rookie Ryan Fitzpatrick had earned his first career start.

K.C.’s Sims expects to return Sunday

KANSAS CITY — Ryan Sims hasn’t exactly slimmed down. Going from 315 pounds to 310 hardly qualifies as an ad campaign for a trendy new reducing salon.

Washington learns his lesson

To be honest, Sean Washington said he didn’t know much about College of the Ozarks forward Michael Bonaparte.

Tigers dismiss UMKC

Quinton Day should be familiar by now. The University of Missouri-Kansas City standout’s story has been written, as has that of his teammate, Tim Blackwell.

Sluggish opening dooms Kewpies

The Hickman boys’ basketball team knows it will go through some growing pains this year. The team has one senior and its lack of experience showed Tuesday.

‘Pooh’ has poor showing for UMKC

Some things just take on a life of their own.

Seabaugh scores 17 to lead Rock Bridge

Andrea Seabaugh was perfect from the free-throw line and the Bruins girls’ basketball team outlasted Cor Jesu Academy 51-40 in St. Louis on Tuesday.

Kewpies loose to Kirksville

The Kewpies lost to Kirksville 44-32 on the road Tuesday.

MU athletic department donates to Red Cross

The MU athletic department made a donation of $3,431 to the American Red Cross. The money is going to the Red Cross’ hurricane-relief fund. The organization received the donation Nov. 21 and the money represented a portion of the funds collected during the annual Fall Craft Show on Nov. 6.

Hard act to follow

Comparisons to an NBA player while still in high school can be a hard thing to live up to, just ask UMKC’s Quinton Day.

New defense sparks Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — The half-eaten hot dog that sat on Gunther Cunningham’s desk overnight was looking awfully stale.