Arkansas coach Mike Anderson left little doubt Tuesday on the first day of practice that reaching the school's first NCAA tournament since 2008 is the goal this season.
Things may have bottomed out earlier this year when Mike Moustakas was drawing the ire of Royals fans. Many thought he should be released, but the Royals stuck with him.
"These are good people, God-fearing people," said the perrenial Pro Bowler. "But this is a Third World country. They need help."
China's team score of 273.369 points was just enough to win gold, and Japan took silver with 273.269 points.
Stars registered more attack errors than kills in the match.
Known more for offense, the Tigers (5-0, 2-0 SEC) have had one of the league's best defenses so far this season but have only faced two quarterbacks ranked in the Top 100 nationally in total offense.
For a brief time last week, there may have been reason to question Mason's hold on the starting job. But then he threw a 44-yard scoring pass to Chris Conley.
The Commodores are 1-5 and have lost three straight. And quarterback Patton Robinette continues to recover from a concussion.
Cougars drop six spots in the NAIA's Top 25 poll after going 1-1 last week.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five National League Division Series.
The sophomore is the first Columbia player to claim the award this season.
Phelps will lose training funding from USA Swimming while he is suspended.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and staved off elimination in the National League Division Series with a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.
The 21-year-old first-round pick Brandon Finnegan could be a poster child for rousing rookies taking the baseball playoffs by storm this year.
The victory on Saturday puts Columbia soccer at 3-1 in the American Midwest Conference and sets up a crucial matchup in Fulton on Wednesday against William Woods, also 3-1.
The match, a 2-1 Columbia victory over Benedictine University of Springfield, Illinois, was delayed for a couple minutes as officials struggled to corral a dog that ran across the pitch and up the sidelines.
The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a sensational Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll getting beat.
Bulldogs' quarterback Dak Prescott called the win a "Mississippi State-ment." The junior quarterback threw for two touchdowns and ran for three of his own in his team's 48-31 victory in Starkville, Mississippi.
Stephens College soccer struggled against Lyon College in a 11-0 loss on Friday night.
Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild American League wild-card game Tuesday night.