Playing basketball in the Big 12 Conference has been a relatively new experience for Matt Lawrence. Although he is a sophomore, Lawrence didn’t get much playing time in conference play last year.
For sports fans in Columbia, if you’re yearning to see a good baseball team, or even just a 30-pound hunk of brass and pewter, you’ll need to drive a ways to find it.
Nine-year-old Hayden Johnson, clad in an oversized blue John Buck Kansas City Royals jersey, and his 11-year-old brother Riley waited anxiously, baseballs bearing old autographs in their hands. After going through the line three times, gathering autographs of catcher John Buck, pitcher Luke Hudson and former Royals pitcher Dennis Leonard, the brothers offered their prediction for the 2007 season.
A team is a unit. Each part, each player is only as strong as the whole.
Hickman kicks off its 12-team wrestling tournament tonight with redemption on its mind.
The Columbia College women’s basketball team knew they were going to see Missouri Baptist’s full-court press a lot.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team continued their winning ways Thursday night, beating Smith-Cotton 77-30.
The Columbia College men’s basketball team added to its win streak Thursday night, pulling away in the second half to post a 87-75 victory against Missouri Baptist for its fourth straight victory overall and third consecutive in conference.
The Hickman boys basketball team defeated Blue Springs South 67-56 on Wednesday to advance in the Culver’s Shootout at Lee’s Summit High School. The win improved the Kewpies to 9-7. Hickman will play the winner of the Raytown-Lee’s Summit game tonight at 7.
DALLAS — A few games ago, Avery Johnson turned to one of his assistant coaches and asked what the Dallas Mavericks’ record was.
Missouri has never beaten Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. The most recent time the two teams played there, Jan. 26, 2005, the Tigers lost by 30 points.
When Kevin Durant plays, he is usually the best player on the court. And for the past two weeks, Durant has been recognized as the Big 12 Conference’s best.
OMAHA, Neb. — Alex Gordon says he is ready for the big leagues.
The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated visiting Helias, 40-16, on Wednesday night. The Bruins said the victory, their second in a row over Helias, was also their third victory against the Crusaders in 20 years.
Almost winning a game at Allen Fieldhouse may be considered an accomplishment, especially for a team that hasn’t won there since 1999. And coming within three points of upsetting the No. 5 team in the country could be something to be proud of for a team that hasn’t won a conference game.
Tamika Jackson wasn’t really taught how to play basketball when she first started in seventh grade. She didn’t learn fundamentals on dribbling and setting screens. She was tall, so she only learned to post up.
COLUMBIA — When University of Missouri curators meet next week in St. Louis, finding a replacement for departing system President Elson Floyd is certain to top their agenda.
WASHINGTON — President Bush said Tuesday that even in a losing streak, it is possible to win by sticking with your goal and showing character no matter what the doubters say about you.
ST. LOUIS — Busch Stadium in St. Louis will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2009.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Saying that toughness is a valuable quality in sports is obvious. But sometimes, the obvious needs to be emphasized.