The Wisconsin pipeline has brought Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith something valuable.
Smith has signed five Wisconsin natives in the past three years and, more importantly than adding to the tally of “W’s” in states represented on the team’s roster, Ben Askren, Matt Pell, Chase Wetenkampand Josh Wagner have contributed to put “W’s” in the box score.
Defense sparked offense. Noise broke through silence. Hugs replaced heartache.
Finally there were some smiles.
All year long, Missouri coach Quin Snyder has told Jason Horton he could judge his play by his team’s performance.
If that’s the case, Horton had the best game of his short career against Oklahoma.
Emotions ran high after Missouri defeated No. 16 Oklahoma 68-65 in overtime at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
As fans rushed onto the court, sophomore forward Linas Kleiza peeled off his jersey and threw it into the air.
The Tigers cannot be with their coach to help ease her grief.
Instead, Missouri is sending a long- distance consolation to Cindy Stein.
Just call him Dr. Dad.
For Missouri women’s basketball team doctor Steven Kane, every home game is “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.” Kane and his 13-year-old daughter Lauren are some of the team’s most dedicated fans.
For at least one game, Lee’s Summit’s Danielle Adams was the Moses Malone of girls’ high school basketball.
“I was pretty impressed with what I did today,” Adams said after her team’s 60-47 win against host Hickman on Saturday.
A loss isn’t always disappointing to coach Jim Sutherland.
The Kewpies lost at home 61-57 to the Lee’s Summit Tigers on Saturday night, adding another close loss to their struggle-filled season. Their record is now 7-17.
ST. PETERS — Hickman and Rock Bridge had athletes in three events each during the second day of the Missouri State High School Activities Association boys’ swimming and diving championships Saturday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.
Hickman senior John Willett, favored to win the 100-yard backstroke, took second place instead, the highest finish from Columbia swimmers.
As they warmed up before facing each other Saturday night, the Sturgeon and Douglass boys’ basketball teams seemed eerily similar.
Both shared the same nickname (Bulldogs) and were coming off double-digit road losses the night before. Their blue-and-white warm-ups looked alike. Even their logos matched.
Marcus Mayes doesn’t talk about it much.
When he does, he says he started doing it because it was different. He wanted to try something new.
Jen Bruck made the first two starts of her collegiate softball career on Friday. Both were impressive and led to wins for the Missouri softball team (2-0).
The Missouri baseball team might have traveled west to elude the ice and snow of the Show-Me-State, but it could not escape the rain.
The Tiger gymnasts performed at a higher level than they had all season. It showed in their smiles, celebrations, and record-breaking scores.
Missouri beat Illinois 196.225-193.775 in a meet that displayed the depth and talent of the team.
Douglass continued to struggle through its 2004-05 season as it lost at Tipton 69-39 Friday night. The Bulldogs' record now stands at 4-14.
Rock Bridge finished its home season undefeated with a 64-46 win over Hannibal on Friday.
Disastrous early-season road trips have prepared Ty Singleton for the worst.
Since he began his tenure as Missouri’s softball coach in 2003, his team’s travel schedule has seldom got off on the right foot.
The Columbia College men’s basketball team might have committed the ultimate sports taboo Thursday: overlooking one’s opponent.
“You never want to admit that,” said sophomore guard Ryan Steinhoff after an unimpressive 80-60 win against Harris-Stowe.
Rock Bridge was inspired in its last regular season home game of the season Thursday night.
A strong effort made it possible to play the team’s four seniors, and they stole the show. All four helped their team to a 59-29 victory against Hannibal.
After a spirited performance to beat Colorado 55-53 on Wednesday, a question remains for Missouri women’s basketball fans. Which team will show up for the rest of the season? The one that beat Colorado with heart or the one that passively accepted a 60-42 thrashing by Kansas at Mizzou Arena?
Against Colorado, the Tigers came out with fire in their eyes. Associate head coach Betsy Yonkman, who served as head coach in Cindy Stein’s absence Wednesday, said she thought the team came out and played hard for 40 minutes.