First it was Matt Lawrence. Next it was Stefhon Hannah, followed by Kalen Grimes. The Missouri men’s basketball team knew it was only a matter of time before Keon Lawrence led the team in scoring.
Football players need quick bursts of fury and passion to make plays. Basketball players need the endurance to sprint up and down the court for minutes at a time. Transitioning from one tempo to the other is a process that can take weeks before a two-sport athlete is comfortable.
After scoring 11 points against Lipscomb on Thursday, Darryl Butterfield’s work for the evening wasn’t done. But instead of talking to the media, Butterfield had better things to do.
It’s fourth-and-4 on your opponent’s 35-yard line. Your team is down by six points. There are three minutes left in the game. What do you do?
When Missouri plays Iowa State on Saturday the last thing players will be thinking about is hoisting the Telephone Trophy.
A 7-3 start and an all-but-official three bowls in the last four seasons was enough for the University of Missouri and coach Gary Pinkel to agree to terms on a new five-year contract that will run through 2011.
"I want a deflection!" Midway coach Timothy Southers screams from the sideline, and his Eagles on the court are happy to oblige. Sophomore guard Desiree Haney gets her fingertips on an errant Stephens College pass, just one of 13 first-half Stars turnovers, and the rowdy Eagles bench explodes behind her.
Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow often says it’s his team’s job to play hard, entertain fans and give them exciting volleyball to watch. If it does that, he says, fans will keep coming to matches whether the Tigers win or lose.
If there were no roof on the Arena at Southwell Complex, you would probably be able to see Mike Davis’ smirk from the far reaches of the galaxy.
The Missouri men’s basketball team will face its toughest challenge of the season at 7 tonight against Lipscomb at Mizzou Arena. The Bisons finished 21-11 last season and fell one game short of reaching the NCAA tournament.
This season could have been a lot diffferent for the Iowa State football team.
ST. LOUIS — Getting a starting assignment is no huge news for Tye Hill, the St. Louis Rams’ first-round pick. He’s already been in the lineup three times, twice due to injuries and a third because the team opened a game in a nickel package.
KANSAS CITY — Trent Green is back as Kansas City’s starting quarterback, 10 weeks after a brutal head-snapping hit knocked him unconscious with a severe concussion.
Domonique Johnson began Monday listed third on the Missouri depth chart at cornerback. By the time Saturday’s game at Iowa State begins, he expects that to change.
The Missouri Tigers made coach Cindy Stein’s 200th career win look easy.
When the Missouri volleyball team takes on No. 14 Oklahoma at 6:30 tonight at Hearnes Center, chances are Kate Faust and Lindsay Smith won’t play a point.
At game point of the first game in the Columbia College volleyball team’s 30-21, 30-22, 30-19 sweep of Benedictine College on Tuesday, setter Luana Branco received a pass, jumped, and instead of setting to a hitter, tipped the ball behind her, hitting the Ravens’ sideline perfectly to end the game.
You might not have known it, but Columbia has a championship cross country team and no, it’s not the Tigers, Bruins or Kewpies.
Dane Pavlovich stands pensively outside the door to his tiny office next to the men’s restroom in Silverthorne Arena. A pair of Little League teams are doing battle on Stephens College’s home hardwood, though turnovers far outnumber points in the contest, and the atmosphere falls somewhat short of intense. The young girls on the floor are participating in an activity that might be called basketball, one where benevolent referees ignore traveling violations as if Michael Jordan committed them. The 10-foot-tall rim may as well measure 50 feet.
Maybe freshman guard Keon Lawrence should be believed when he speaks.