Missouri travels to Las Vegas in search of first road victory

Missouri could play in Timbuktu for all Quin Snyder cares.

At this point, it doesn’t matter that his team is traveling almost 1,500 miles to play because all he knows is the Tigers are struggling on the road, regardless of the location.

Turner, Austin lead Bruins past Mexico

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team defeated the Mexico Bulldogs 66-36 on the road Tuesday night to pick up its fifth straight victory.

Senior Terrell Turner led the Bruins (20-3) with 18 points, and junior Alex Austin scored 11. Brett Gifford, a 6-9 center, dominated on the defensive end, pulling down nine rebounds and collecting seven blocks.

Speedy victory

Rock Bridge just keeps on rolling.

The Bruins (19-3) used solid defense and balanced offense to win their fourth straight, beating Smith Cotton 70-38 on Monday at Rock Bridge.

Stephens’ season of change critical to athletic future

For a two-week span this season, the Stephens College basketball team wore unique jerseys at practice.

Coach Dane Pavlovich gave his team white T-shirts and told them to design their own practice uniforms.

Red Raiders shadowing Big 12’s elite

For the past four years there has been little disparity among the top teams in the Big 12 Conference.

Since the 2001-02 season, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma have all jockeyed for the top spot, with the Cowboys winning the regular season title last season and Kansas the two seasons before.

Pizza blitz

Some of the central figures of Super Bowl Sunday had the speed of Terrell Owens and the sure-shot delivery of Tom Brady, but they weren’t on the field. They weren’t cheering in the stands or in front of their TV sets. And they certainly weren’t in Jacksonville.

Still, they managed to deliver some of the most sizzling, memorable moments of the day. They delivered the pizzas — lots of pizzas.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dynasty? Definitely. The New England Patriots don’t have to proclaim greatness. The NFL record book does it for them.

The Patriots won their third Super Bowl in four years Sunday, 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles, and now they are challenging history.

Making the jump

Rachel Witt needed to learn how to dive again.

A broken foot and a case of mononucleosis sidelined her for most of her senior year of high school in Illinois.

New England solid in all facets

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — New England’s third Super Bowl victory in four years came down to the most basic of football rules: The Patriots ran the ball and made sure the Eagles couldn’t.

So New England won 24-21, established itself as the team of the century (early though it is) and put Bill Belichick ahead of even the great Vince Lombardi with a 10-1 postseason record.

Tigers continue tailspin

There’s something about the Missouri men’s basketball team that seems to bring out the best in its opponents.

That was definitely the case Saturday, as Texas A&M played an impeccable second half to defeat the Tigers 91-63.

Extra Points

Missouri’s performance at the Meyo Classic this weekend at Notre Dame featured provisional qualifying marks to the NCAA indoor finals for six Tigers athletes.

Junior Tim Ross set an indoor record for the Tigers in the 3000-meter run at 8:04.86. Ross also holds the 5000-meter indoor record.

Kleiza needs to lead Tigers

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — With his arms crossed in his lap, Linas Kleiza sat in the middle of the Missouri bench.

Solemn and silent, he would occasionally rest his chin on his fist to watch the game. He never removed his warm-up. He seldom stood up.

MU officials support Snyder

The University of Missouri left no question as to who would be the men’s basketball coach next season.

Athletic Director Mike Alden met privately with top university officials, including the governing Board of Curators, and unanimously agreed Friday that Missouri would retain Quin Snyder as coach.

Kowalewski sets scoring mark

The Columbia College women’s basketball team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 90-66 on Saturday in Hannibal to improve to 8-0 in conference play.

Senior Lisa Kowalewski of St. Charles became Columbia College’s all-time leading scorer in men’s and women’s basketball early in the first half. Her 20 points put her 19 ahead of former record-holder Mike Kiehne, who played from 1990-1994. She has 1,887 points for her career.

Missouri stays winless on road

COLLEGE STATION, Texas –Yet again, Missouri failed to play a solid 40 minutes, and the Tigers lost their fourth straight.

The unfamiliar surroundings of an opposing court proved too ominous for the Tigers, and Texas A&M handed them a 91-63 beating. The loss dropped Missouri to 10-12 and 2-7 in the Big 12 Conference. While crushing to Missouri’s season, the game moved Texas A&M one step closer to the NCAA tournament.

Aggies spoil Watkins’ return to A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Before the game, the Texas A&M crowd applauded when Missouri assistant coach Melvin Watkins, who formerly coached the Aggies, was announced. But one gets the feeling Watkins is forgotten around College Station.

Twenty games into his tenure at Texas A&M, Billy Gilllispie is more successful than Watkins was in his six years at the Aggies’ helm.

Fan support, temperature ease Tigers

Some filed in after the Missouri women’s basketball game ended. Others were there from the first pitch until the final out.

But no matter how long they stayed Saturday afternoon, one thing was certain about Missouri softball fans: They were in midseason form.

High-scoring second half propels Kewpies

The Kewpies’ victory on Saturday was, in many ways, a rarity.

For the first time this season, the Hickman boys’ basketball team won two in a row, beating visiting Branson 65-54.

Jayhawks catch Tigers flat-footed

To call it a bad start would be an understatement.

“I think that any coach in America who got off to a jump like that might have been a little bit surprised,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said.

Children unaffected by loss, turn to Truman for good time

It was hard not to notice Tyler Lee.

The two-year-old, who was perfectly coordinated in his Missouri tracksuit, was after something.