When invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine were sent out to prospective draft picks, Missouri defensive end Xzavie Jackson figured that he would be one of three or four Tigers going.
Normal human beings can’t do what Leo Lyons did at practice Thursday.
Before the Missouri women’s basketball team played Kansas State on Wednesday night, it was one loss away from being tied with Kansas for last place in the Big 12 Conference.
The Missouri gymnastics team may be preparing for its largest home meet of the year, but that didn’t stop coach Rob Drass from canceling Thursday’s practice.
JEFFERSON CITY — Thirty minutes before the District 10 semifinal game between the Rock Bridge Bruins and the Jefferson City Jays, the gym at Helias High School’s James L. Rackers Fieldhouse was still nearly empty.
Having a chance to make the final basket to advance your team in postseason play is what basketball players dream about. Making that crucial free throw or desperately throwing up the 3-pointer at the buzzer are practiced
The tattoo on Columbia College forward Bryant Chambly’s left biceps reads “B-Nice,” while the matching tattoo on his right biceps says “B-Nasty.” It was fitting that his right arm — the nasty one — recorded his two thunderous blocks Thursday night at Southwell Complex. The most impressive might have been stonewalling Hannibal-LaGrange’s Haakon Skuggedal as Skuggedal went up for a dunk in the first half of the Cougars men’s basketball team’s 64-52 victory.
Douglass sophomore guard Brandon Gleason said he had been waiting to play Slater for over a year. On Thursday night at Smithton Middle School, Gleason finally got his chance.
At any given time, Tiffany Brooks has the ability to create her own shot.
Six lines of girls and a handful of boys stood facing Tracy Benne, the Missouri coordinator of women’s basketball operations, learning the fundamentals of shooting a basketball.
Missouri coach Mike Anderson almost acted surprised when asked about the Tigers possibly making the NCAA tournament after winning Tuesday night to improve their conference record to 6-7. It was a question he didn’t seem to enjoy answering, either.
New uniforms, same result.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat host Jefferson City 49-34 Wednesday night in the Class 5 District 10 tournament.
As it prepares for the Big 12 Championships on March 3 in Columbia, the Missouri wrestling team’s biggest concern isn’t an Iowa State team that ended the Tigers’ perfect Big 12 Conference record Feb. 11. Nor is MU worried about any of the other three teams in the conference, all ranked in the top 20 in the nation.
The Missouri Grand Prix held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center last weekend was the most well-attended event at the MU Student Recreation Complex, officials from the Department of Recreation Services and Facilities said.
Jessra Johnson isn’t known for her defense. In fact, the freshman forward for the Missouri women’s basketball team is almost known for her lack of it.
Stefhon Hannah stuck his head into the doorway to peek out at the reporters waiting for him after Missouri’s win against Oklahoma. For Hannah, it’s been a custom of his to duck back into the hallway to act as if he’s hiding from the reporters.
It’s not one that is consistently dependable. But every Lyons jumper isn’t a waste of a Missouri possession either. When Lyons is making his jump shots, he’s even tougher for opposing big men to guard, players who usually aren’t as quick as he is.
When the Rock Bridge girls basketball team takes the court tonight at 7:30, Bruin senior Ashley Dressler will be focused.
No. 3 seed Hickman won its first round game in the Class 5 District 10 Tournament with a 57-27 rout of Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tuesday night in Jefferson City.