Nate Rucker remembers sitting on the bus with his University of Dubuque track and field teammates waiting for their coach to give them the green light.
The case sits inconspicuously in the back corner of the foyer of Larry Young’s Columbia home. Young comments on how one of the gold medals needs to be shined. The National Track and Field Hall of Fame says there should be 30 of them, but Young can only find 25, each denoting a national title that he captured.
Gayle Johnson was never one to mock racewalkers. Actually, she had always found a sort of intrigue in the sport.
When Patrick Stroupe showed up at the Central Methodist University track in Fayette as a freshman in 2003, he saw then-junior Beth Lewis walking around the track and started laughing.
The Columbia College women’s basketball team improved to 16-3 Saturday night. It defeated the University of Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars 65-53.
The Stephens College women’s basketball team hosted the Stephens College Classic on Friday and Saturday at Silverthorne Arena in Columbia. The Stars started off the Stephens Classic by outscoring Johnson & Wales (Colo.) 54-16 in the first half of Friday night’s game, on the way to an 89-39 victory.
Kalen Grimes never experienced the kind of success he achieved the first few weeks of this season.
Missouri Track and Field athletes ran over the competition to help secure Team Big 12 a 223-114 victory over Team Mountain West at the Conference Challenge held in Lincoln, Neb. The Tigers had many outstanding performances, including four first-place finishers, and a record-breaking effort in the triple jump.
Playing basketball in the Big 12 Conference has been a relatively new experience for Matt Lawrence. Although he is a sophomore, Lawrence didn’t get much playing time in conference play last year.
For sports fans in Columbia, if you’re yearning to see a good baseball team, or even just a 30-pound hunk of brass and pewter, you’ll need to drive a ways to find it.
Nine-year-old Hayden Johnson, clad in an oversized blue John Buck Kansas City Royals jersey, and his 11-year-old brother Riley waited anxiously, baseballs bearing old autographs in their hands. After going through the line three times, gathering autographs of catcher John Buck, pitcher Luke Hudson and former Royals pitcher Dennis Leonard, the brothers offered their prediction for the 2007 season.
A team is a unit. Each part, each player is only as strong as the whole.
Hickman kicks off its 12-team wrestling tournament tonight with redemption on its mind.
The Columbia College women’s basketball team knew they were going to see Missouri Baptist’s full-court press a lot.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team continued their winning ways Thursday night, beating Smith-Cotton 77-30.
The Columbia College men’s basketball team added to its win streak Thursday night, pulling away in the second half to post a 87-75 victory against Missouri Baptist for its fourth straight victory overall and third consecutive in conference.
The Hickman boys basketball team defeated Blue Springs South 67-56 on Wednesday to advance in the Culver’s Shootout at Lee’s Summit High School. The win improved the Kewpies to 9-7. Hickman will play the winner of the Raytown-Lee’s Summit game tonight at 7.
DALLAS — A few games ago, Avery Johnson turned to one of his assistant coaches and asked what the Dallas Mavericks’ record was.
Missouri has never beaten Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The most recent time the two teams played there, Jan. 26, 2005, the Tigers lost by 30 points.
When Kevin Durant plays, he is usually the best player on the court. And for the past two weeks, Durant has been recognized as the Big 12 Conference’s best.