Maybe Hickman should have stayed in bed Monday.
Nothing went right for the Kewpies in Monday’s 10-0 loss to Francis Howell at Hickman Field. The Kewpies made seven errors that led to six unearned runs in a game that ended in five innings because of the 10-run rule.
The Columbia College bats made a windy day even windier.
The Cougars often swung and missed and failed to score any runs for Central Missouri State swept a doubleheader Monday at Columbia College.
Missouri just got back to Columbia, but it can’t wait to leave again.
Monday’s invitation to the three-day NCAA Central Regional gives the Tigers a chance to bounce back from a disappointing end in the Big 12 Conference Championship.
Hickman coach Steve Luetjen knew he had some stars this season.
Kaela Rorvig, Shannon Butler and Tim Cornell have been top performers for Hickman for a few years.
After five years of tugging a Missouri jersey over their pads, a number of former Tigers are ready to trade in the Black and Gold for a new look, but some might have to wait longer than others.
The NFL Draft concluded Sunday without any Missouri players hearing their names called, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get a chance to play at football’s highest level.
Numbers always seem to lie regarding Skip Walther.
Take his age: His birth certificate says he is 51, but Missouri tennis coach Blake Starkey says watching Walther play at Green Tennis Center brings that number into question.
When Kyle Hawkins arrived in Columbia in 1998, few in the city had ever heard of lacrosse, let alone played it.
“I came to Columbia just six years ago and there weren’t any stores in town that carried lacrosse equipment,” Hawkins said. “Most people didn’t know what the sport was.”
A select group of Missouri high school basketball players traded their uniforms for business-casual Sunday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association recognized the best athletic and academic performers at the Academic All-State Banquet on the MU campus.
When there are six courts available, the average tennis dual takes more than two hours to finish. On Saturday, four tennis teams needed 2 ½ hours to play two dual matches on four courts.
Rock Bridge coach Ben Loeb had fun figuring out how to make a tennis match so short. Time was not wasted. When one match finished, the next players were waiting to warm up and warm-ups lasted no more than 10 minutes.
It was a routine pass for Missouri tight end Josh Barbo, but for Wesley Leftwich it was the biggest reception of his career.
Leftwich, 10, was one of about 70 Columbia children who attended the Mike Jones Youth Activity Day on Saturday on the MU campus.
Cantwell gains shot put title
Christian Cantwell, an undergraduate assistant coach for Missouri, won the shot put title at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, with a throw of 67 feet, 8 3/4 inches Saturday.
Going into Friday’s game, Ben Martin’s pitching resume was anything but stellar.
One start. One loss.
Nearly everything that could have happened on the first day of the NFL Draft did.
Blockbuster trades, wide receivers and Hurricanes swept through New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday as teams made their annual selections of the nation’s best college talent.
Mindy Bullard was so excited she almost cried when Phil Mickelson won his first major a few weeks ago.
Imagine how excited Bullard, a junior golfer for Missouri, would be if the Tigers can win the Big 12 Conference Championships, which start today in College Station, Texas.
Omeed Latifi has come a long way, but he wants to go farther.
Latifi, a sophomore, is one of Hickman’s most consistent tennis players. Despite that, he always finds something to improve in his game.
In one of the most active weeks leading up to the NFL Draft in recent memory, there has been one trade.
Most of the action has been in courtrooms and general manager’s offices around the country. The draft starts at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Midfielder Janelle Cordia said Hickman’s recent losing streak has taught it a harsh lesson.
“It showed us we have to be a lot more aggressive,” Cordia said.
ST. LOUIS — Mike Martz, the St. Louis Rams coach, said Kurt Warner’s agent overreacted to a conversation he had with the quarterback, emphasizing there’s still a chance the two-time MVP could stay with the team.
Martz on Wednesday characterized his Monday conversation with Warner as a necessary “first step” in the process after he decided to go with Marc Bulger as his quarterback for next season. He said he had promised Warner and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, he would inform him when he had made a decision.
It wasn’t so long ago that Missouri football players were barely in the discussion when the NFL Draft came around.
After a lengthy drought of first-round talent, Justin Smith was the fourth pick in the draft in 2001 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Two years later, receiver Justin Gage followed his former Jefferson City teammate to football’s biggest stage, going in the fifth round to the Chicago Bears.
HOUSTON — Scott Rolen and the St. Louis Cardinals put on an impressive offensive display against the Houston Astros.
Rolen had three hits, including one of the Cardinals’ five home runs, in a 12-6 victory Wednesday night in Houston.