It appears that the investigation into the departure of MU basketball coach Quin Snyder, which supposedly ended Thursday evening, might just be getting started.
Just about anyone who follows MU sports will tell you the athletic department has had its share of public relations headaches.
Despite the brisk weather, more people than usual piled into the the Rock Bridge gym Thursday night to see the Bruins girls’ basketball team beat Helias 48-34.
Kansas coach Bill Self returned to the press conference room at Mizzou Arena dejected and worn out.
After Thursday’s game, senior Terrance Smith experienced something for the first time: two fans asked him to pose with them for a photograph. And if they had any basketball savvy, they also would have pictures of his jump shot.
Their eyes were big and their breathing deep. The nervous faces of the competitors at this season’s state wrestling tournament peered at the crowd as they walked united into Mizzou Arena to the Olympic theme song. The wrestlers walked into the arena to possibly the biggest matches of their young careers.
The gym filled with the echoes of bouncing basketballs and players dripping in sweat. The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team isn’t taking it easy despite its top ranking in the state Class 5A poll.
Senior guard Taylor Florence scored on a putback to put Hickman up 62-61 with under 30 seconds to play against Jefferson City. He later hit two free throws to secure a 64-61 victory over the Jays and guarantee the team’s first winning streak since the beginning of January.
Vault hasn’t been the Missouri gymnastics team’s strongest event this year, but you wouldn’t have known that Saturday.
Angela Bennett, the UM System Board of Curators president, has asked UM System President Elson Floyd for an additional investigation into the Athletic Department’s handling of the Quin Snyder resignation.
The Kewpies’ bus will probably be lively tonight on the trip to Jackson.
This weekend, Missouri track and field athletes will get a break from the bus and long weekend travel as MU will host the 22nd annual Missouri All-Comers meet on Saturday at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.
Some MU fans said Thursday that they agreed for the most part with Athletic Director Mike Alden’s handling of former basketball coach Quin Snyder’s departure and are anxious for the program to move on.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — There is no joy in the coaching community over what’s happened to Quin Snyder at Missouri, says the last coach Snyder beat.
EeTisha Riddle’s baseline jumper with 21 seconds left gave the Missouri women’s basketball team the lead for good after a back-and-forth game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater Wednesday night.
Ashley Patten and Trisa Nickoley adhere perfectly to the production line of talented middle-distance runners that are continually delivered by the Missouri’s track and field program. The girls are so similar, they could be sisters, albeit sisters who just happened to be hand picked for their excellence in the 800-meter run.
Even though his investigation into a meeting between resigned MU basketball coach Quin Snyder and Gary Link is ongoing, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton on Wednesday denied any knowledge of that meeting prior to it taking place.
Doug Black is back. The former Hickman wrestling coach will coach again in Columbia when the state tournament starts today.
Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington said she has known Kristen Stevens since the Rock Bridge senior was in ninth grade. The two worked together many times at summer camps and local volleyball clubs such as Club COMO and Vipers 18. Stevens also job-shadowed the coach for a school assignment when she was a freshman. Wrye-Washington said Stevens sat next to her on the bench and learned firsthand what it was like to be a coach. Stevens will return to that bench next year as a player on Wrye-Washington’s team.
In a statement released this afternoon, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said he finished with his investigation into the circumstances surrounding the departure of former men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder.