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Vanderbilt athletics director expects championship-caliber football team

Commodores athletics director David Williams said winning the College World Series sent a message to Vanderbilt's other coaches that titles are possible. He told The Associated Press the Commodores are pleased and proud but ready to go after the next one.

Kentucky must turn touted recruits into wins

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is still looking for his first victory in the Southeastern Conference following a 2-10 season in 2013, including an 0-8 mark in conference.

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace feels slighted by SEC, media

Mississippi's senior learned the media had selected him for the All-SEC preseason third team, putting Auburn's Nick Marshall on the first team and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott on the second team.

He wasn't happy about it.

Show-Me State Games to open Friday

The opening ceremony of the 2014 Show-Me State Games is 7 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia College hires Jessica Keller as women's basketball coach

Jessica Keller becomes the second coach since the Cougars reinstated the women's team in 2001. She was an assistant coach at Minnesota State for three seasons before accepting the Columbia College position.

SEC Network availability gives some fans jitters

Cable and satellite providers such as DISH Network, Cox Communications and AT&T U-Verse have signed deals to carry the league's network. ESPN and the SEC are still in talks with other major distributors, including DirecTV and Comcast.

Razorbacks hope for big turnaround in 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is hardly guaranteeing a dramatic turnaround in Year 2, but said positives he's seen in areas like academics, off-the-field behavior should translate into more success on the field.

LSU faces turnover, but coach Les Miles isn't concerned

The Tigers had nine players selected in May's draft — including several underclassmen — but expectations are still very high in Death Valley. LSU returns 13 starters from last season, including most of the offensive line.

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson, Butch Jones aim for winning season

The Volunteers are gearing up for a chance to earn their first winning record since 2009.

Spurrier, South Carolina trying to take next step

The Gamecocks have posted that record three years running, but still were relegated to spectators for the Southeastern Conference championship game. So, Spurrier sells a shot at making history to prospects.

Stephens College names new cross country coach

The co-founder of a youth triathlon team will be taking her coaching to Stephens College. The school announced Nancy Yaeger as head coach of the cross country team on Monday.

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

Argentina and Germany will meet Sunday with the World Cup on the line.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Show-Me Senior Games Pickleball

When pickleball took over Cosmopolitan Park on a Saturday morning last month as part of the 2014 Missouri State Senior Games, we went and captured some of the action. Check it out in our latest Missourian Minute.

NCAA President calls for 'scholarships for life'

NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated.

Au revoir, Froome: Tour champ drops out in Stage 5

An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.

NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice

The NCAA's practice guidelines recommend four contact practices per week during the preseason and no more than eight of the 15 sessions during spring football. The NCAA already has legislation regarding preseason and spring practices.

Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest

The top four contestants in the annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island weighed in Thursday with seven-time champ Joey Chestnut tilting the scales at a solid 205 pounds, 75 more than his top competitor, Matt Stonie, who finished second last year.

U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team considers itself a family

The U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team is a tight knit group that has been practicing for the World Championship, which will be held in Incheon, South Korea.

Kansas' Andrew Wiggins goes No. 1 in NBA Draft

With Andrew Wiggins at No. 1, it was a big night for Canada and Kansas. And it better be the right one for the Cavaliers.

Vanderbilt's baseball championship run built on young players

Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin figured last year was his baseball program's best chance to win its first national championship.

It was the 2014 team that got the job done.

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