Mizzou volleyball looks to bounce back against Arkansas and Texas A&M

 By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

Lack of confidence. Errors. These two things have plagued the Missouri volleyball team so far this season and prevented the team from winning close matches.

The Tigers lost to No. 8 Florida 3-0 (17-25, 19-25, 13-25) and South Carolina 3-1(25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 17-25) this weekend. They are now 13-11 overall and 4-5 in the Southeastern Conference.

The past two matches allowed players to be accountable for their own actions, Whitney Little said.

“Not really trying to blame others if something goes wrong, “ she said. “Like if we don’t win the play, then instead of being…that was a bat hit or a bad set or a bad pass; instead (we should be) thinking well, I could have covered or I could have called out where the hitters were.”

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Tigers roll past William Jewell 72-31

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports 

The Missouri Tigers steamrolled William Jewell in an exhibition game on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in the Hearnes Center. Wes Clark led the Tigers with 14
points, while fan favorite Ryan Rosburg put up 13 points with eight rebounds. The
Tigers as a whole dominated the boards, besting William Jewell 72-31.

After getting a steal, Wes Clark broke away and slammed it home in an exhibition against William Jewell on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Clark would end up with 14  points and three steals on the game.

After getting a steal, Wes Clark broke away and slammed it home in an exhibition against William Jewell on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Clark would end up with 14
points and three steals on the game.

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Anderson has a strong start with his first media day

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports 

Kim Anderson may be new to coaching at the University of Missouri, but he can
handle the media like a veteran.

Anderson walked confidently into his first media day as Missouri’s head men’s
basketball coach and didn’t miss a beat. He joked with reporters and never seemed
to be caught off guard.

After filling media members in about the team’s current health situation, he talked Read more of this post

Mizzou Football Media Day Notes

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Ground game trending upward: A Missouri offense that looked listless through four games of Southeastern Conference play finally showed signs of life in its weekend win over Vanderbilt.

While was it not a dominant performance, the Tigers at least showed the ability to sustain long scoring drives en-route to racking up 385 yards of total offense — by far their healthiest output through four games of conference play.

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Missouri relies on strong running game in 24-14 win over Vanderbilt

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Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser (21) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. Sasser finished the game with 74 yards receiving and two touchdowns in Missouri’s 24-14 win over Vanderbilt.

 

Story by Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Photos by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

The Missouri Tigers (6-2) had the ball on the Vanderbilt (2-6) 26-yard line, clinging to a 17-14 lead with just over 2 minutes remaining. Maty Mauk was struggling to complete passes for the fourth straight week.

Conventional wisdom said the Tigers should run the football and drain what remained on the clock, but Mauk and the Missouri offense had other plans. The redshirt sophomore quarterback looked to his right, saw Marcus Murphy, and gave his running back a pre-play prediction.

“Touchdown,” Mauk said.

One word was all that was spoken between Mauk and Murphy. It was all that needed to be said. Murphy understood, and moments later, so would the 60, 524 fans in attendance for Homecoming at Faurot Field.

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Gold team brings the offense in the final game of Missouri’s Fall World Series

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports

Josh Lester (17) reaches third safely on a triple on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Third baseman Zach Lavy (14) attempts to make a play, but was unable to come up with the throw.

Josh Lester (17) reaches third safely on a triple on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Third baseman Zach Lavy (14) attempts to make a play, but was unable to come up with the throw.

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Mauk back on track

andy hill maukWith no touchdown passes over the last three weeks, Maty Mauk’s first season as starting quarterback for the Missouri Tigers has stalled. KBIA Sports’ Brandon Kiley has a midseason report.

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Young Mizzou women’s basketball team hopeful for better season

Darren Hellwege logoThe start of Missouri basketball seasons is less than two weeks away and expectations are high, as they are at the start of every season. The women’s team finished the season 17-14 overall and 6-10 in the Southeastern Conference.

The team is still young, having just two seniors, only one of whom is a starter.

KBIA’s Darren Hellwege talks with Morgan Eye, one of the key players on the MU women’s basketball team. Already the all-time leader in 3-point shots for Missouri, the senior has a chance to set the all-time NCAA record, currently Read more of this post

Fairbanks shines for Gold team in Game 7 of Fall World Series

by Tim Leible, KBIA Sports

First baseman Logan Bone (7) and pitcher Nolan Gromacki converge on a groundball at first base. Logan would end up fielding the ball cleanly and making the out.

First baseman Logan Bone (7) and pitcher Nolan Gromacki converge on a groundball at first base. Logan would end up fielding the ball cleanly and making the out.

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Media Day Notes: Murphy makes history, Brantley breaks out and Mauk’s struggles continue

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Marcus Murphy honored for his historic performance vs. Florida: Every football team needs a player that can make something out of nothing. For the 2014 Missouri Tigers, that player seems to be Marcus Murphy. Murphy was honored for his playmaking ability on Monday when the Southeastern Conference named him the SEC’s special teams player of the week.

It started on Saturday when the fifth-year senior returned Florida’s opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown.

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