Amaya Williams stretches in a circle with her teammates, counting slowly to 10 while she reaches for her right foot with legs split. She counts quietly, as is her nature. Williams is the kind of girl who speaks only when spoken to, and even when that happens, conversations begin and end quickly.
Brian Smith will not play in the Sun Bowl, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said after practice Friday.
Missouri football coaches love playing in Texas.
Bennett Clark says he didn’t expect to become one of the best short-distance swimmers in the country.
When things went wrong for Ohio this week on the road, coach Sylvia Crawley didn’t get angry. She started snowball fights with her players.
For a wrestler, working out with a plastic trash bag over your body or turning up the thermostat in the weight room to resemble a sauna doesn’t seem strange. Dehydrating yourself to lose some weight works.
Ashley Khederian labored to push the cart across the indoor track at Hearnes Center field house.
The life of a basketball manager isn’t an easy one. There’s laundry to wash, stats to take and balls to hand out to players. But Theresa Brown takes care of the Missouri women’s basketball team just about every day, and there’s nothing else she’d rather be doing.
It was a tough day at the gym for Julie Abaray. Her stomach hurt, and the junior MU gymnast didn’t feel like competing, but now she had to do a balance beam routine in front of the team.
The past four days have brought individual and team recognition to the Missouri Tigers wrestlers.
The noise was deafening. Cougars fans were in a state of delirium, clapping and stomping with such force that the stands on both sides of the court were shaking noticeably.
It was a game of runs at Silverthorne Arena on Tuesday night.
At first glance, the Arena at Southwell Complex looks like a perfectly safe place to play basketball. The foundation feels sturdy, and the steel beams above look amply strong to support the roof. When the buzzer sounds and the Columbia College women’s basketball team takes the floor, however, four spots on the court become more dangerous than a pit full of rattlesnakes.
When the Columbia College men’s basketball team faces Missouri Valley College at 7 tonight at Southwell Complex, the arena may seem as foreign to the Cougars as it does to their opponents.
If Missouri coach Mike Anderson had a vote in a national poll, he wouldn’t have put the Tigers on his ballot. There were, however, a few voters who disagreed.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush had 13 points each and 12th-ranked Kansas rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 72-62 victory over Southern California on Monday night.
KANSAS CITY — As the schedule shapes up today, Kansas City’s biggest stumbling blocks to a playoff berth figure to be the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Jets.
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan stopped short of backing Marc Bulger on Monday, a day after the quarterback accused some offensive players of not caring. He said he didn’t even address the issue at a team meeting.
In some games, it’s been the outside shooting of Matt Lawrence. In other games, Stefhon Hannah has driven Missouri to victory. On Sunday, it was the energy of freshman guard J.T. Tiller.
The event had the makings of a highly-anticipated announcement. The lights were low, news stations’ cameras were set up and ready to go and there was a quiet buzz in the cozy Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena. The only problem was that the season ticket holders, members of the football program and members of the media who were gathered knew the news: Missouri was going to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, to play Oregon State.