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Add the Missouri football team’s Big 12 Conference championships (zero) to its wins against Nebraska in the past 25 years (zero) and that’s how many games outside safety Dedrick Harrington has started.
Harrington, a probable starter at rover when the Tigers play Illinois on Saturday, is one of several redshirt freshmen who might get significant playing time this season.
Former Missouri guard Ricky Clemons was released from Boone County Jail on Sunday after completing a 60-day sentence.
Clemons had been jailed for misdemeanor third-degree assault and false imprisonment of Jessica Bunge, his former girlfriend. Bunge said he choked her and prevented her from leaving his apartment in January. Clemons pleaded guilty in April. He will have two years of supervised probation.
Amid recent developments, including the start of an FBI investigation and the expansion of the NCAA’s inquiry, former Missouri guard Ricky Clemons will be released from Boone County Jail this afternoon.
Darius Outlaw has made some mistakes and gone through some hard times, but he doesn’t have any regrets. Just ask him, and he will gladly tell you all about it.
Balance has always been a major focus for Hickman football teams. With a young team this season, though, coach Gregg Nesbitt and the Kewpies will be challenged to achieve it.
Rick Bueltmann, Sue Gerard, Wendy Mertz Slifka, Marvin Malone and Amy Lodes Witte have something new in common.
They make up the inaugural class to be inducted into the Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 3 at the Country Club of Missouri.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is sick of talking about the turf.
He understands, though, why Faurot Field’s new FieldTurf excites so many people.
Coach Gary Pinkel’s opinion of the Missouri football team hasn’t changed in the past four days.
He isn’t impressed.
The NCAA has talked with coaches at the College of Southern Idaho, a junior college program that has sent two players to Missouri, during its investigation of the MU program.
The NCAA has twice talked with Jay Cyriac, a former College of Southern Idaho assistant coach, during its search for potential rules violations. Cyriac, who coached former Tigers Ricky Clemons and Uche Okafor at CSI, said Wednesday that the Missouri coaching staff had no influence over him during the school’s recruitment of the players.
Missouri volleyball coach Susan Kreklow stood quietly Wednesday night on the floor of Hearnes Center as she watched her team scrimmage in the Black and Gold match.
It was not an angry quiet, nor was it one of satisfaction.
During the first week of the Missouri football team’s summer practice, junior linebacker James Kinney said receiver Jason Ray was the most impressive freshman in camp. Three days later, Kinney had added a name to the list.
“I forgot to tell you about Victor Sesay,” Kinney said. “He’s real good, too.”
Columbia native Carl Edwards is not satisfied with winning the past two races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
Edwards said there is always room for improvement.
If baseball could be compared to a foot race, the Mid-Missouri Mavericks have developed a startling tendency to stumble out of the starting blocks.
Attempting to avoid a series sweep and the prospect of going winless in their six-game home stand, the Mavericks fell behind early to the River City Rascals and could not come back in a 6-5 loss Tuesday night at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri’s 2004 basketball recruiting class welcomed another member this week.
Jason Horton, a point guard from Cedar Hill, Texas, orally committed to the Tigers on Monday night. Horton is the fourth player to commit for the 2004 season, joining Kalen Grimes of Hazelwood; Marshall Brown of Austin, Texas; and Glen Dandridge of Durham, N.C. Each can sign binding national letters of intent during the early signing period, which begins in November.
When he is on the field, Missouri cornerback Calvin Washington follows a motto he would never try in school. Forget, and as quickly as possible.
“That’s a little DB thing, you’ve got to have a short memory,” Washington said. “The life of a DB, you’re going to get beat sometimes. You’ve just got to forget that, go out on the next play and try to capitalize.”
There are 13 games left on the Mid-Missouri Mavericks’ schedule, but after their performance Monday night, the Mavericks might be wishing the season was over.
Starter Luis Reyes was ineffective and the Mavericks’ offense sputtered in a 12-2 loss to River City at Taylor Stadium.
Papo Davila resigned as manager of the Mid-Missouri Mavericks on Sunday afternoon before the team’s game against River City.
Davila said he is leaving the team because of his health but would not detail a specific illness.
Much red stood out among the black and gold on the Missouri practice field Sunday evening, but one particular bit of red drew the most attention.
Senior tailback Zack Abron, the incumbent starter who is listed first on the depth chart, wore a red no contact jersey after injuring his left ankle early in Saturday’s scrimmage.
There was a new manager, but in the end a similar result.
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks struggles continued Sunday night. They lost to the River City Rascals 7-1 at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is glad there are two weeks left until his team plays Illinois.
He’s just not sure that’s enough.