All season Big 12 Conference coaches praised the talent and competition their teams faced in the league.
When choosing the best players Missouri faced this year, it would be easy to pick Kansas State’s front four of Kendra Wecker, Laurie Koehn, Nicole Ohlde and Megan Mahoney. To do so, though, would overlook many other great players.
No one is saying how soon the National Collegiate Athletic Association will reveal details of its nearly 6-month-old investigation into MU’s troubled men’s basketball program.
The NCAA won’t discuss its investigation, and it also bars MU officials from discussing it. And even if investigators do discover the team violated NCAA rules, depending on how serious the infractions are, details might never be revealed.
No one could have predicted this.
A 16-14 record? A trip to the National Invitation Tournament, the lesser of the two postseason tournaments? A quick, disappointing exit from that?
Rickey Paulding learned a few things about certainty this season.
When Missouri finished its most up-and-down season 16-14, he found out that, in college basketball, it doesn’t exist.
Chad Moller, Missouri’s sports information director, confirmed Monday that MU suspended Alex Woodley, a redshirt freshman defensive back, from the football team.
MU police arrested Woodley on Thursday for theft of more than $750 and fraudulent use of a credit card.
For spring break, Megan Kuntze wants to go snorkeling.
Krista Viefhaus wants to escape the drizzle and work on her tan.
A quest for tougher competition found the Jefferson City Capitals in Chicago.
A league championship wasn’t enough for them; coach Matt Hart and his players wanted to test their skills against teams from the northern part of the country, where winter weather is synonymous with youth hockey.
TEMPE, Ariz. – Although perseverance and overcoming the odds defined Missouri this season, both were absent in the Tigers’ past two games.
Neither Saturday’s 68-44 loss to No. 6 seed Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, nor the 79-58 loss to Kansas State on March 10 in the second round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament were how Missouri wanted to end its season, but it happened just the same.
In less than one year, Jim Trainer overcame one obstacle after another to create the Hickman bowling teams and bring them to the district finals.
Trainer, with the help of an eager group of young bowlers, organized two Kewpies teams, which competed March 7 at the district finals in St. Louis.
As much as some would like, not all of the blame for Missouri’s disappointing season can be placed on the shoulders of the Tigers.
From bruising interior play to clutch, late-game heroics, several Missouri opponents deserve recognition for their memorable performances.
There was one zero on the scoreboard for the Missouri baseball team after its game against Chicago State on Sunday.
The Tigers won 21-1 and scored in every inning, except the fourth, to complete their first three-game series sweep this season.
The Missouri tennis team lost 7-0 to Fresno State on Sunday in Fresno, Calif.
Hana Kraftova and Lucie Ruskova had the only Tigers victory, an 8-6 doubles win. No. 14 Fresno State won the other two doubles matches. A knee injury to Urska Juric caused the Tigers to default a singles match.
The Centralia Panthers brought home their second Class 3A state championship trophy of the school year on Friday, becoming only the fourth team in Missouri to capture state championship titles in football and basketball in the same school year.
The Panthers not only made history, they made a small town beam with pride.
ST. LOUIS — Ben Askren fought back the tears after his loss Saturday to Oklahoma State’s Chris Pendleton in the finals of the 2004 NCAA Championships.
Missouri’s redshirt freshman finished second after losing 11-4 to Pendleton at 174 on Saturday at Savvis Center. Askren had defeated Pendleton at the Big 12 Conference Championships.
TEMPE, Ariz. – A glimmer of hope wasn’t enough to keep Missouri around for a second day of play.
An early departure probably isn’t what No. 11 seed Missouri women’s basketball team wanted, but No. 6 seed Stanford didn’t give the Tigers much choice, winning 68-44 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Wells Fargo Arena.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Missouri picked a bad night to have its worst offensive performance of the season.
The Tigers’ offense sputtered at the end of the first half and then completely stalled in the second, allowing Stanford to run away with a 68-44 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday.
With its court named, Missouri’s new basketball complex received a title Friday: Paige Sports Arena.
Bill and Nancy Laurie, who donated $25 million toward the arena’s construction, the largest amount given to the Missouri athletic department, received naming rights as a stipulation of their gift.
The score was one of the few things that went right for the Missouri baseball team Saturday.
The Tigers defeated Chicago State 8-1 at Taylor Stadium in a game that included numerous base running miscues, confusion about the rules and a powerful wind that made judging fly balls a challenge.
Adam Hinspeter thought winning the Class 2 football championship this season was sweet.
Centralia won its first state basketball title Friday, beating Maryville 41-32 in the Class 3 final.
JACKSON, Tenn. — It was a season of firsts for the Columbia College women’s basketball team. Unfortunately for the Cougars, that didn’t include their first national title.
Houston Baptist beat the Cougars 79-66 in the second round of the NAIA Championship Tournament on Friday at Oman Arena to snap the Cougars’ 20-game winning streak. On Thursday, the Cougars beat Wayland Baptist (Texas) 71-57 in the first round.