The bases were loaded, and home-plate umpire Curtis Alexander wasn’t moving.
The fans roared, thinking they had just seen Missouri’s Taylor Parker throw strike three to Aaron Ivey. The Missouri players started out of their dugout, ready to celebrate a victory. But Alexander stood still behind the plate.
There was a happy ending for Damien Nash.
Nash, Missouri’s starting running back as a junior last season, left the team at the end of the year to declare for the NFL draft.
Jacob Priday might just be Doug Mathis’ new best friend.
Mathis gave up two runs to Oklahoma in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game at Taylor Stadium, giving the Sooners a 3-2 lead.
The Missouri women’s golf team earned fourth at the Big 12 Championships on Sunday at the University of Texas Golf Course in Austin.
The Tigers totaled 923 and their final round 304 was the best of the weekend. Oklahoma State won with a 900.
The Missouri men’s basketball team may soon be without its best player.
Contradicting his previous statements, sophomore forward Linas Kleiza said Saturday that he planned to file for the 2005 NBA Draft, potentially leaving the Tigers for the professional league next season.
Mid-Missouri Mavericks president and co-owner Gary Wendt is up front about his team’s miserable 2004 season.
The season in which the Mavericks finished 28-66, 30 games back of the first-place Rockford RiverHawks in the Frontier League’s West Division.
At Missouri lacrosse alumni games, Eddie Hedrick marches out to the field, wearing equipment he has had since he played in college during the ’60s. Unlike the slick, expensive gear that his players don, Hedrick’s equipment is outdated and falling apart.
“Back in the day when I played,” Hedrick said, “we didn’t have all that protective gear.”
Former Missouri defensive tackle Atiyyah Ellison’s dream came true Saturday night when the Carolina Panthers made Ellison the 89th pick in the NFL Draft.
The Panthers selected Ellison with the 25th pick of the third round after trading up to acquire the pick. They sent two fourth round picks (No. 115 and No. 126 overall) to the Green Bay Packers.
Mike Kelly has called a lot of football games as “The Voice of the Tigers” on KFRU/1400 AM.
He has seen the “Fifth Down,” “kicked ball” and numerous other Missouri blunders and successes on the field.
Two years ago, a game of baseball and a soft blooper to shallow right put Hickman second baseman Chad Hatcher’s life in jeopardy.
You wouldn’t know it by watching him play today as a senior.
Brad Smith dropped back to pass. His target ran a smooth slant route over the middle through traffic. Smith’s eyes darted across the field as he lofted a deep ball towards the goal line.
His target was 11-year-old Corey Reuter.
The Saturday sun had begun its descent into the west, a subtle reminder for the slumping Missouri baseball team. The Tigers needed something good to happen, and they needed it fast.
Earlier in the day, Missouri had lost the first game of its series with Oklahoma, 2-1 in 10 innings, wasting chance after chance in the completion of a game that had been suspended by rain Friday night.
Kyle Kinderknecht and his Rock Bridge teammates remember last year’s Mid-Missouri invitational well.
Rock Bridge and DeSmet were tied at four in the semifinal round with one match left. It was all left up to Kinderknecht, who lost in a tiebreaker. The loss was the Bruin’s only defeat in the regular season last year.
The Missouri women’s tennis team lost its third straight match on Saturday, falling to Texas 7-0 at the Green Tennis Center.
Katka Sevcikova and Carolyn Kramer, both seniors playing in their final home match at Missouri (14-8, 4-7), were the lone winners for the Tigers. They won the No. 1 doubles match.
As a young boy, Zac Schlader’s March afternoons consisted of shooting baskets at the hoop in his driveway and watching the NCAA tournament on television. The high energy, excitement and frequent upsets in the tournament enthralled Schlader.
Growing up in Columbia, Schlader said his dream was to one day be a Missouri Tiger and play in the tournament. With age, Schlader came to a harsh realization.
The Missouri baseball team was looking to break a three-game conference losing streak Friday night at Taylor Stadium, but rain forced the Tigers to wait at least one more day.
Friday's game between the Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners was suspended in the bottom of the sixth inning with one out and the score 1-1.
Former Missouri defensive tackles Atiyyah Ellison and C.J. Mosley might have a strange feeling after this weekend’s NFL Draft.
It’s likely they won’t be lining up side-by-side on the field for the first time in more than three years.
Some dedication from the Missouri coaching staff and a little faith lured James Boone to the Tigers baseball team three years ago.
Boone was a standout player at Clinton High School in Clinton, Okla. As a child, he wanted to be an Oklahoma Sooner.
John Hall remembers the first time he saw Mickey Mantle play.
The first time Hall had gone to a professional game was in 1949, when Mantle was playing for the Independence (Kan.) Yankees at Missouri’s Municipal Park Stadium in Carthage.
ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter has faced the Chicago Cubs six times since the start of the 2004 season. Apparently, familiarity isn’t helping the opposition.
St. Louis blanked Chicago 4-0 on Thursday behind Carpenter, who improved to 5-1 against the Cubs.