Missouri forward Vaidotas Volkus doesn’t mind contact. In fact, he admits at times he enjoys it during basketball games. Maybe that’s why most of the time, he is the one creating the rough play.
OKLAHOMA CITY — At Monday’s practice at the Cox Convention Center, Bryan Mann wasn’t thinking about jump shots or hustling.
Rock Bridge High School dance coach Tracey Pfeiffer wasn’t able to make the trip to Orlando, Fl., where her team competed in the national championships.
Missouri senior gymnast Whitney Crater never practices an ending pose for her floor routine. Instead, she prefers to wait for competition and let her emotions guide her.
It’s usually easy to tell when one of the Missouri baseball team’s practices has finished.
Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah calls his rivalry with Iowa State guard Mike Taylor a “friendly one, at least most of the time.”
Waiting out mother nature proved to be a good decision for the Missouri baseball team over the weekend.
The Missouri softball team lost 8-7 to No. 2-ranked Arizona on Sunday. With the loss, Missouri falls to 14-9. Senior outfielder Leanne Bowers
SEDALIA — In basketball, the “Sixth Man” is a name given to the first player off the bench. Usually, the sixth man is a team’s best bench player, one who coaches rely on to provide scoring, defense and intensity once they enter the game. Many coaches struggle to find one player who fits this role consistently.
LeAnn Fossum didn’t want to feel that way again.
STURGEON — The Douglass boys basketball team scrapped until the end, but ultimately fell 54-46 to Harrisburg (22-4) in the Class 2, District 5 championship game Saturday at Sturgeon High School.
The state dance championship that took place last weekend at Francis Howell Central in St. Peters involved 65 high school teams. Two of the teams that performed well are from Columbia.
All season, the Missouri wrestling team has depended on strong performances in the upper weight classes. And most of the time, Ben and Max Askren and Raymond Jordan have delivered everything it needed.
Anyone who has seen Texas standout Kevin Durant play this year knows of his immense capabilities.
For the first time, Missouri freshman tennis player Kaitlin Dunham played No. 4 singles Saturday against Kansas State. Before Saturday, in her previous seven matches, she played No. 5 six times and No. 6 once.
They came to see her and to talk about basketball.
It may have seemed a little odd on the Wednesday evening before the Daytona 500 to see Columbia’s Carl Edwards and his Roush Racing teammates playing some pickup baseball on a minor league baseball field in their driver’s suits, but thanks to a new partnership with John Henry, majority owner of the Boston Red Sox, Edwards and company will now be associated with Major League Baseball.
After three weekends of up-and-down road trips, the Missouri baseball team (6-5) returns to Columbia to host its home opener at 6:30 tonight at Taylor Stadium against Youngstown State. Only 11 games into their 56-game schedule, the Tigers have relied heavily on several freshman to contribute.
Senior Tiffany Brooks scored the first two points against Kansas with two free throws. She went on to score nine of the team’s first 11.
Missouri is hoping to get help from the home crowd when they host the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Hearnes Center. At the same time, the tournament could provide a boost for the entire wrestling community in the area.