There were no dramatic twists, no last-minute changes or surprises. Just the announcement everyone was expecting: Missouri will play in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., for the second time in three years.
Jason Simpson has long been considered Missouri’s unofficial player spokesman; the man to talk for an anecdote or analysis, an obscenity or an outburst.
Missouri’s Independence Bowl foe won’t be the famed Florida Gators as anticipated the past few weeks, but the Tigers will take on Steve Spurrier, one of the greatest coaches in Florida football history.
Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow said in the days before Tigers’ NCAA Tournament first- and second-round matches that serving and the team’s home-court advantage needed to be the difference for the team to be successful.
The fast pace of New York City impresses Carl Edwards, which might be surprising coming from a guy who drives 200 mph for a living.
The scoreboard read 70-3. But it said much, much more than that.
After Friday’s game, MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein made a promise.
Missouri’s basketball team returned from Fayetteville, Ark., with a worse record and many of the same concerns as when they left.
The Hickman girls’ basketball team’s defensive philosophy is simple: pressure, trap, steal.
Along with the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball teams’ swarming, physical defense comes an onslaught of something else. Loud, emphatic chants.
When Stephens College basketball coach Dane Pavlovich recruited Debbie Dooley, he thought she would lead the Stars as a sophomore in the 2006-07 season and spend her freshman year learning under the instruction of two senior point guards - Amy Burklund and Venicia Vaughn.
The entrances are already decorated with white and blue NCAA tournament posters, and trash cans with fresh bags line the hallway. The advertisements that are usually on display are being covered, per NCAA tournament rules. Shouts of “Mine!” mix with the squeaking of sneakers, the thudding sound of the ball making contact with arms and hands and the soft electrical hum of the lighting.
Alyssa Hollins’ initiation to the Missouri women’s basketball team came in the form of stitches.
The Missouri volleyball team must match Missouri State’s intensity to win tonight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament according to Tigers senior Lindsey Hunter.
At Arkansas and Missouri, the basketball resumés look awfully similar these days: NCAA tournament absence and middle-of-the-pack conference finishes.
Just call Drae Cox, “Corvette.”
The Missouri volleyball team defeated Missouri State 30-27, 30-18, 30-26 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at Hearnes Center in front of 6,294 people, the second largest crowd in MU volleyball history.
Missouri erased a double digit deficit in the second half of Friday night’s game in Fayetteville, but Arkansas ultimately held on for a 66-63 victory.
At 5 feet 2 inches tall, Venicia Vaughn hardly looks like she belongs on the basketball court for the Stephens College Stars (2-8), much less as the team captain and the starting point guard.
With dawn breaking on another season of high school wrestling, the wrestlers at Rock Bridge High School are doing their part to get an early start on their competition.