Missouri athletic director Mike Alden addressed the likelihood coach Gary Pinkel will be sought for the Washington opening, raising the possibility of a contract extension after the season.
Games played Dec. 5, 2013
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Alexis Jones scored to lead No. 2 Duke in a 99-78 victory over No. 16 Purdue on Thursday night in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.
Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points and Jabari Brown added 18 to help Missouri defeat West Virginia 80-71 Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Tournaments played Dec. 5, 2013
GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Zach Johnson birdied four of the par 5s and shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead Thursday over Matt Kuchar in the World Challenge.
Work to improve Missouri State University’s athletic and recreation facilities will begin this month, after the executive committee of the university’s Board of Governors approved a $21.8-million contract for the work.
Lincoln wide receiver Maurice Woodard was recently invited to play in the 2013 American Bowl, an All-Star game for the top players in NCAA Division II, Division III and the NAIA.
Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over the lingering effects of head injuries they say they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports’ governing body related to traumatic brain injuries.
The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter Thursday, which also means the Brewers are likely to shift Ryan Braun to right field.
O.G. Anunoby will likely be the focal point for many opposing defenses this season. But the 6-foot-6 junior, who has already received several scholarship offers from NCAA Division I programs, is not the only player the Jefferson City Jays can rely upon when they open the 2013-2014 campaign at 7:30 p.m. today at Smith-Cotton.
As the Missouri National Guard Shootout enters its fourth incarnation, the event will be getting a bit of a makeover. That’s because two teams — Tipton and Belle — will be making their inaugural appearance in the boys portion of the event, and those two will actually square off with one another. They’ll become just the 13th and 14th different boys programs to take part in the Shootout.
The Calfornia Lady Pintos are becoming regular participants in the Missouri National Guard Shootout. And they’d like to keep it that way.
The Joe Machens Great 8 Classic is always full of interesting matchups, but if things go to plan, perhaps the most intriguing will take place on the event’s second day. The day reserved for winner’s and loser’s bracket semifinals normally just sets the table for the final day. There’s added importance this time around because of one of those matchups.
One of the main goals of a basketball tournament is putting together a competitive field for the event. Organizers believe they’ve accomplished that for the annual holiday events in Jefferson City later this month.
Missouri gets a shot at a team from its old conference. And no, it’s not that blue and white team from across the border. The Tigers (7-0) take on West Virginia (6-2), a team that replaced Missouri in the Big 12, at 6 p.m. today (ESPN2-TV) at Mizzou Arena as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Chamois topped Smithton 50-20 in the loser’s bracket semifinals Wednesday in the Tipton Tournament.
California is off to the championship game. The top-seeded Lady Pintos defeated the fourth-seeded Russellville Lady Indians 62-56 in the semifinals Wednesday night. California will play third-seeded Boonville in the title game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Missouri women’s basketball team cruised to a 86-64 victory against Oral Roberts on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena.
The death of a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Kansas City’s game this weekend was ruled a homicide Wednesday, but police said it could still take weeks before they know what killed him.
Games played Dec. 4, 2013
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Natalie Achonwa had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 4 Notre Dame in a 77-67 victory over No. 10 Penn State on Wednesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.
An inexperienced Jefferson City Jays wrestling team took to the mat for the first time Wednesday night. Nine new starters had Jays coach Phil Cagle wondering how the team would perform under the pressure of varsity competition. He needn’t have worried.