Defense key for Bruins

The gym filled with the echoes of bouncing basketballs and players dripping in sweat. The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team isn’t taking it easy despite its top ranking in the state Class 5A poll.

Kewps’ layoff almost done

Senior guard Taylor Florence scored on a putback to put Hickman up 62-61 with under 30 seconds to play against Jefferson City. He later hit two free throws to secure a 64-61 victory over the Jays and guarantee the team’s first winning streak since the beginning of January.

MU gymnasts brace for No. 6 Oklahoma

Vault hasn’t been the Missouri gymnastics team’s strongest event this year, but you wouldn’t have known that Saturday.

UM Curators president asks for new investigation

Angela Bennett, the UM System Board of Curators president, has asked UM System President Elson Floyd for an additional investigation into the Athletic Department’s handling of the Quin Snyder resignation.

Kewpies hope to sing a victory tune

The Kewpies’ bus will probably be lively tonight on the trip to Jackson.

Tigers ready for All-Comers meet

This weekend, Missouri track and field athletes will get a break from the bus and long weekend travel as MU will host the 22nd annual Missouri All-Comers meet on Saturday at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.

Fans upset with Alden, Deaton’s handling of Snyder

Some MU fans said Thursday that they agreed for the most part with Athletic Director Mike Alden’s handling of former basketball coach Quin Snyder’s departure and are anxious for the program to move on.

Kansas’ Self calls Snyder to wish him well

LAWRENCE, Kan. — There is no joy in the coaching community over what’s happened to Quin Snyder at Missouri, says the last coach Snyder beat.

Missouri squeaks by OSU

EeTisha Riddle’s baseline jumper with 21 seconds left gave the Missouri women’s basketball team the lead for good after a back-and-forth game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater Wednesday night.

Sisters at heart

Ashley Patten and Trisa Nickoley adhere perfectly to the production line of talented middle-distance runners that are continually delivered by the Missouri’s track and field program. The girls are so similar, they could be sisters, albeit sisters who just happened to be hand picked for their excellence in the 800-meter run.

Deaton denies role in Snyder’s leaving

Even though his investigation into a meeting between resigned MU basketball coach Quin Snyder and Gary Link is ongoing, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton on Wednesday denied any knowledge of that meeting prior to it taking place.

Blue Springs South coach back in familiar setting

Doug Black is back. The former Hickman wrestling coach will coach again in Columbia when the state tournament starts today.

Rock Bridge senior signs on with Cougars volleyball

Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington said she has known Kristen Stevens since the Rock Bridge senior was in ninth grade. The two worked together many times at summer camps and local volleyball clubs such as Club COMO and Vipers 18. Stevens also job-shadowed the coach for a school assignment when she was a freshman. Wrye-Washington said Stevens sat next to her on the bench and learned firsthand what it was like to be a coach. Stevens will return to that bench next year as a player on Wrye-Washington’s team.

Deaton releases findings of investigation

In a statement released this afternoon, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton said he finished with his investigation into the circumstances surrounding the departure of former men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder.

Snyder breaks silence

Recently departed MU men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder spoke for the first time Tuesday since quitting, and his comments added a layer to the controversy surrounding his resignation last Friday.

Deaton to look into circumstances of resignation

UM System President Elson Floyd has asked MU Chancellor Brady Deaton to investigate the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder.

Coaching vacancy endangers recruiting

When former Missouri men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder resigned Friday afternoon, a groundswell of speculation arose concerning the status of Snyder’s three commitments for the class of 2006.

Rock Bridge seniors strive to fulfill pact

The clock is ticking and the last of the sand is about to fall through the hour glass. If three Rock Bridge boys basketball seniors want to make good on a pact, the time is now.

Extra points

MISSOURI SOFTBALL: First baseman Amanda Renth was named co-Big 12 Player of the Week on Tuesday. Renth shared the honor with Nebraska outfielder Lizzy Aumua.

Deaton denies knowledge of Snyder's status

In a statement released Wednesday morning, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton denied knowledge of any contact made last week regarding the job status of former Missouri men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder.