CHICAGO — With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field, the conditions were perfect for the St. Louis Cardinals to get their offense out of a season-long funk.
KANSAS CITY — Jorge De La Rosa got into a groove after working out of a jam in the first inning.
Hickman senior Chris Johnson has extremely high expectations for himself. And those close to him say that he should.
An improving sophomore who finished 2006 strong and a star recruit ready to make his long-awaited debut are ready to add two more weapons to a Missouri offense already filled with them.
The Missouri baseball team had to change its style to defeat Baylor on Saturday night. The Tigers have grown accustomed to quality starts from their pitching rotation in support of its largely inconsistent offense. Saturday, it was Missouri’s bats that secured the team’s 14-11 win over the Bears.
In a game that started with a 15-minute delay because of an over-watered field, it was only fitting that Missouri’s 5-0 win over No. 5 Texas A&M Saturday at University Field hinged on a bizarre play.
John Kadlec, former Missouri football coach and current radio announcer, milled around the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. He was never alone, always telling a story or shaking a hand.
BLACKSBURG, Va. — The student slouched into his chair, his face wrapped in sunglasses, the brim of his baseball cap pulled down so low his eyes were almost lost. The Virginia Tech professor who took a seat across from him did so because there didn’t really seem to be any other option.
The Tigers are Marcus Mayes’ first team.
Mayes competed for Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Okla., but was the only consistent runner all four years. Mayes didn’t have a high school coach, either. Alvin Mayes, his father, coached him all four years.
As an undergrad at Texas Tech, a friend approached me after a big win by the football team.
Shakara Jones, a forward from St. Charles who has signed to play for the Missouri women’s basketball team, was named 2007 Miss Show-Me Basketball by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. She is the sixth winner of the award to play for the Tigers.
Ziggy Hood’s importance to the Missouri football team goes beyond his large frame.
Playing aggressively at the net is something senior Erika Josbena has been comfortable doing since she was a freshman on the Missouri women’s tennis team.
After the defense blocked Jeff Wolfert’s 55—yard field goal attempt during Tuesday’s scrimmage in preparation for the Black and Gold game, momentary chaos reigned on Faurot Field.
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Frank Beamer grew up about an hour from Blacksburg, played football for Virginia Tech and has become the very familiar face of the university as the man who built the Hokies into one of the nation’s elite football programs.
JEFFERSON CITY — When a hitter who represents the final out of the game is faced with a two-strike count, his mind-set isn’t always the most stable.
The Rock Bridge Bruins boys golf team was second and the Hickman Kewpies were third at the 14-team Helias Invitational on Monday in New Bloomfield.
Coming down with hypothermia Monday at the 111th Boston Marathon was an adventure that Stacy Reed will remember.
Baseball was a hot topic of the Columbia City Council on Monday night.
There haven’t been many occasions this season for the Missouri baseball team to lack confidence. With a 14-game winning streak, a winning record in Big 12 Conference play, and a perfect 6-0 record in three-game series, the Tigers have had plenty of reasons to feel good about themselves.