THE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED THEM: The story of how Kenny G inspired a minimalistic approach that became the staple of Bob Burchard's legendary NAIA basketball dynasty at Columbia College.

THE MOMENTS THAT SHAPED THEM: It's hidden in history among Ben Loeb's 19 championships, but this 1999 girls tennis state final might be the most incredible moment in the history of Columbia sports.

Some of the best sports journalists in the nation started their careers on the pages of the Columbia Missourian. To recognize and celebrate that legacy, we asked a number of notable alums to contribute an account of their favorite sports memory from their time at the Missourian.

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