Missouri coach Quin Snyder has heard the international style of basketball likened to hockey but said he didn’t know enough about hockey to take the analogy any further.
Although Snyder isn’t accustomed to the sport on ice, he knows basketball and he knows his team.
Michael Handshear’s clothing ensemble is glossed in Redbird glory. Whether it’s his vintage 1982 world champions ball cap or his personalized baby-blue Will Clark jersey, his ensemble is replete with Redbird glory. Even his white sneakers are punctuated with red trim.
Heather Grice and Lindsey Fleming aren’t the flashiest players on the volleyball court.
Their precise passes don’t illicit roaring cheers from the crowd like a powerful spike or rally-killing block, but Hickman coach Greg Gunn said his back row players have been crucial to the success of the team.
The Missouri volleyball team continued its inconsistent play on the road Wednesday. The Tigers fell 30-23, 30-28, 25-30, 30-26 to Texas A&M in College Station.
Missouri (13-6, 8-4) had its chances in the first game but twice allowed long runs, with the Aggies scoring four and five unanswered points after the game was tied at 8. The Tigers blew a lead of 26-22 in the second game.
The Missouri women’s basketball team isn’t fretting about the loss of two star players.
A new arena, new faces, and some added versatility could serve the Tigers well.
ST. LOUIS — Get ready, Boston. There’s no other outcome now.
The Red Sox will either win the World Series or add another historic collapse to their legend.
Inside Blake Tekotte’s Columbia living room, the Hickman High School senior is sprawled out in a blue leather chair on a Sunday afternoon. He is draped in a Hickman baseball T-shirt and purple Hickman shorts. The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys play on a TV in the corner, but the volume is turned down, making the game barely audible.
His right leg, a mess of ace bandages and metal rods, is propped up onto a footrest.
Demond Thorpe clearly remembers the first time he received a letter from a college recruiter.
With several teammates gathered around him before a practice last season, coach A.J. Ofodile approached Thorpe with an envelope.
Missouri quarterback Brad Smith developed into a Heisman Trophy contender with two seasons of dazzling runs through the heart of defenses.
On Saturday, however, it was Oklahoma State quarterback Donovan Woods who did damage running through the Missouri defense. He faked a handoff to Cowboys running back Vernand Morency and headed in the opposite direction. That counter play is a staple of the Tigers’ offense.
Columbia College defeated American Midwest Conference rival Hannibal-LaGrange on Tuesday, 30-12, 30-9 and 30-8.
Doris Wafwafwa finished with 15 kills, seven digs and three blocks. Shana Aubrey added 12 kills, six digs and five aces. The team totaled 16 service aces on the night.
Rock Bridge’s quick offense made the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars look anything but catlike.
The Bruins beat the Jaguars 23-25, 25-21, 25-15 Tuesday night at Hickman. The Bruins advance to the semifinals of the Class 4 District 8 tournament, where they will face Hickman at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
When it comes to Power Rangers or Pokemon cards, Ron Graves doesn’t see eye to eye with his 5-year-old son Matthew.
But father and son do share the bond of baseball, and it’s growing stronger during this year’s postseason play.
Missouri suspended running back Damien Nash indefinitely for disciplinary reasons, coach Gary Pinkelsaid Monday.
Pinkel would not elaborate further on Nash’s suspension.
Let’s face it, bowling isn’t the world’s most fast-paced, spectator-friendly sport.
In fact, many participants spend more time drinking beer and smoking than actually bowling.
Do-or-die district play has arrived for Hickman’s football team, and the buzz won’t confine itself to the field.
“It’s going to be crazy,” Hickman student Kale Davis said. “People are going to be running around the hallways yelling about how we’re in districts. It’s just what they do. It’s districts.”
This difference isn’t hard to spot. It is clear at first glance at the Big 12 Conference standings.
The disparity between the North and South divisions can be seen at the top. In the South, No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 16 Texas A&M lead with 4-0 records. In the North, nobody has a record above .500. Missouri and Nebraska lead with 2-2 records.
Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington said her team finally gave her a good night’s sleep.
The Cougars defeated Illinois-Springfield 30-13, 30-16, 30-13 on Monday at the Arena of Southwell Complex, clinching the program’s 12th consecutive American Midwest Conference regular season title.
The Rock Bridge volleyball team has had bigger struggles then trying to kill the ball at the end of a long rally.
Its struggle to disprove the label of a young, inexperienced team in a rebuilding season has been a far greater challenge than facing any 6-foot middle blocker.
Former Missouri quarterback Darrell Jackson was charged Monday with five counts of statutory rape according to a report.
He is accused of molesting an elementary school girl while he was a student at Webster Groves High School, the report on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Web site said.
ST. LOUIS — Curt Schilling and the pitchers are clicking. Little Mark Bellhorn and the hitters are delivering. Manager Terry Francona is making all the right moves.
Despite a defense that can’t quite seem to catch the ball, the Boston Red Sox are halfway to capturing something that has slipped out of reach since 1918: the World Series trophy.