OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Gordon says he is ready for the big leagues.
The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated visiting Helias, 40-16, on Wednesday night. The Bruins said the victory, their second in a row over Helias, was also their third victory against the Crusaders in 20 years.
Almost winning a game at Allen Fieldhouse may be considered an accomplishment, especially for a team that hasn’t won there since 1999. And coming within three points of upsetting the No. 5 team in the country could be something to be proud of for a team that hasn’t won a conference game.
Tamika Jackson wasn’t really taught how to play basketball when she first started in seventh grade. She didn’t learn fundamentals on dribbling and setting screens. She was tall, so she only learned to post up.
COLUMBIA — When University of Missouri curators meet next week in St. Louis, finding a replacement for departing system President Elson Floyd is certain to top their agenda.
WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday that even in a losing streak, it is possible to win by sticking with your goal and showing character no matter what the doubters say about you.
ST. LOUIS — Busch Stadium in St. Louis will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2009.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Saying that toughness is a valuable quality in sports is obvious. But sometimes, the obvious needs to be emphasized.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — With Missouri coming in to Lawrence, Kan., ranked last in the Big 12 Conference in rebounding in its first three games and the Jayhawks leading the conference in the category, the advantage was seemingly obvious for Kansas.
ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols was honored as St. Louis baseball man of the year Monday at a dinner also featuring Ryan Howard of the Phillies, the player who beat him out for the NL MVP.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two teams that went from bad to a whole lot better in recent weeks squared off on Monday.
Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah said he doesn’t know what to expect when the he and the Tigers take the court at Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas tonight.
At 3 p.m. in Hickman’s lower common area, wrestlers meet at the concrete bench under the staircase for practice. Within minutes, their afternoon ritual begins.
With a nearly full moon as the only light, Team Inertia huddled around three containers of Tupperware holding gear including Pringles, bike pumps and extra socks. Even before 7 a.m., the group searched for the right carabiner, the filed-down purple one, not to be confused with the pink, yellow or red ones. Checking for the fourth time to make sure all the gear was in place, the team offered words of comfort to one another.
An 11-2 record going into the conference season had Missouri wondering if it could maybe reach the NCAA tournament.
After the Kansas State men’s basketball team flew into the Columbia airport on Friday, the Missouri women boarded the same plane and left a day earlier than scheduled for Manhattan, Kan. to beat the ice storm that hit most of Missouri
After Saturday’s game, Marshall Brown sat alone on the bleachers in the dimly-lit practice gym at Mizzou Arena. His head was down, his body slumped as he waited for the questions.
It’s hard to call the third game of the Big 12 Conference season a must-win game. But when you’re 0-2 going into the game and its followed by a trip to Lawrence, Kan., that might be the best way to describe it.
Martin Rucker finally knows where he will play next year.
K-Kay Pickens dances to music no one else hears. She grooves in the locker room, at teammates’ houses and even on the court.