Once upon a time, the Missouri Tigers benefited in both fandom and recruiting by being the only team in the state from a major conference.
It’s that time of year again. The smell of freshly cut grass, the welcomed feeling of a cool breeze on a warm afternoon and the sound of softballs “pinging” off aluminum bats is in the air.
From the beginning, the game never had the chance of being close. The Columbia College women’s basketball team held Illinois-Springfield without a field goal past the 10 minute mark of the first half. The Cougars led 19-3 and the Prairie Stars didn’t even have a field goal.
A home loss to ISU sent Missouri sliding.
Round two of the investigation into Quin Snyder’s resignation began Monday.
Nahowan Saxon is still thin.
For the second straight week, the Missouri gymnastics team is ranked ninth in the GymInfo Top 25 poll. The Tigers are tied for first on the balance beam with Georgia, moving up two spots from last week. Senior Jodie Heinicka is tied for second in the nation on the uneven bars, while Lauren Schwartzman is second on the balance beam. The Tigers host Centenary on Friday before competing at Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.
Lubica Nadasska, a sophomore on the Missouri women’s tennis team, was not in the best condition to play an almost 3-hour match on Sunday. She won anyway, helping the Tigers beat Minnesota 5-2 at the Green Tennis Center for their second win in a row.
The tat-tat-tat of paintball guns can be heard as paint balls break on tree branches short of their intended targets.
The Missouri baseball team fell to Ohio State 4-2 in the final game of the Pepsi Baseball Classic on Sunday in Gainesville, Florida. Missouri batters had four hits and struck out 10 times. Freshman pitcher Aaron Crow struck out six and walked two in his first loss as a Tiger. Missouri finished the tournament 2-1. The Tigers (5-4) return to Columbia for their home opener against Illinois State on Wednesday.
Watching the team competition on the first day of the Cat Classic is like being pulled in four directions at once.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — All year long it’s been LaToya Bond with the ball in her hands at the end of tight games. And the Tigers have usually pulled out a victory.
Alex Austin wants to get back into playing shape, and he wants to get there badly.
The season came to a painful end for the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team on Saturday afternoon in Camdenton. Jefferson City defeated the Bruins 64-29 in the championship game of the Class 5 District 10 tournament.
It’s no secret poker has hit the big time.
Christian Cantwell hates to travel, but his love of competition demands otherwise. His title of International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Champion in the shot put means that traveling to say, Spain, is just a part of the weekly grind. The herculean powerhouse, who stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 330 pounds admits, in a fleeting moment of sensitivity, that the constant travel can get lonely. As the 2003 Missouri graduate progressed deeper into the start of his third year as a professional thrower, he reflected on the differences between collegiate and professional competition.
The look on the faces of Matt Lawrence, Leo Lyons and Marcus Watkins showed, in a brief moment, the toll of a season unraveled, spiraling around the drain.
Two independent investigators in charge of looking into the details surrounding Quin Snyder’s resignation as Missouri men’s basketball coach will officially begin their investigation Monday in Columbia.
Colors flash throughout the Mizzou Aquatics Center, with reds, blues, blacks and golds flying at each other. Swimmers splash randomly in every pool, warming up for their events. The air is laced with the overwhelming scent of chlorine.
Before every game, when the national anthem begins, Stephanie Dippold, a freshman guard for the Stephens College basketball team, looks at the flag and puts her hand over her heart.