Mizzou baseball loses 3-2 in 11 innings

Eric Anderson (44) objects to being called out by third base umpire Todd Henderson in Friday's game. Missouri’s Josh Lester bunted to try to move Anderson to third base.

Eric Anderson (44) objects to being called out by third base umpire Todd Henderson in Friday’s game. Missouri’s Josh Lester bunted to try to move Anderson to third base.

By Erik Hall

After holding on for four innings, the Missouri baseball team lost 3-2 in 11 innings against Mississippi State on Friday.

The Tigers scored first, with a run in the third inning. Mississippi State responded with two runs in the fourth and Missouri tied it up in the bottom of the sixth. Mississippi State’s Seth Heck scored the game-winning run on a single by Read more of this post

Tigers take two versus Rebels


Story by Sam Richmond
Photos by Sam Hustis

The Missouri softball team grabbed two more victories in a doubleheader versus Ole Miss on Friday, April 19, 2014 at University Field.

The wins snap a two-game losing streak and put the Tigers at 34-12 overall and 11-6 in the Southeastern Conference.

The first game saw Missouri come out on top 5-3 in a nail-biter.

The Tigers were down to their final out with nobody on base when junior designated player Angela Randazzo singled sparking a rally. Junior shortstop Corrin Genovese followed with another base hit, leading to a 3-run walkoff home run by freshman third basemen Natalie Fleming.

Randazzo knocked in the Tigers’ other two runs from a first-inning double to right-center field.

Missouri received five innings of one-run ball from freshman pitcher Casey Stangel before senior Alora Marble earned the win by pitching the final two frames of relief. She allowed one hit and a run in the top of the seventh on an Ole Miss double-steal attempt from runners on first and third.

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Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel extends his contract, including an incentives package

By Mary Kate Burgess

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel had his contract extended after transforming his first season record in the SEC from 5-7 with no bowl appearance to a 12-2 record in the second season, making it to the SEC Championship game and winning the Cotton Bowl.

Pinkel’s contract extension guarantees him as Missouri’s football coach through 2020 and gives his salary a bump up to $3.1 million.

Along with the guaranteed $3.1 million salary, Pinkel can earn up to $1,825,000 in incentives.

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Haith leaves Mizzou, excited for chance to build program at Tulsa

Missouri begins search for new men’s basketball coach

By The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. —Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men’s basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane’s transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.

The 48-year-old Haith said the move came quickly: He was contacted Thursday and was particularly interested by Tulsa’s upcoming move to the home of national champion UConn and teams like Memphis and Cincinnati.

“It’s truly a blessing,” Haith said. “There’s no question that Tulsa’s move into the American Athletic Conference was a Read more of this post

Missouri Coach Frank Haith To Become Tulsa Coach

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith during an exhibition game on Oct. 29, 2012, at Mizzou Arena. Haith is in his second year at Missouri. Photo by Karen Mitchell

ESPN is reporting that Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith shown here during an exhibition game on Oct. 29, 2012, will be the next men’s basketball coach at Tulsa.

By Michael Losch and Cody Mroczka

COLUMBIA – Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith has reached a verbal agreement with Tulsa to become the next head basketball coach, according to ESPN basketball insider, Jeff Goodman.

Reports from multiple media outlets began circulating this afternoon saying Haith had emerged as a front-runner to replace Danny Manning, who accepted the coaching position at Wake Forest. He coached the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA tournament this season.

According to Frank Cusumano of KSDK television in St. Louis, Haith called a team meeting with players at 2:45 p.m. But Gabe DeArmond of Power Mizzou reported that Haith did not tell his players he was leaving.

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Missouri tennis survives in SEC tournament first round


Story and pictures by Ky Bright 

No. 13 seed Missouri shutout No.12 seed Arkansas for a 4-0 match victory in the first round of the SEC women’s tennis tournament on Wednesday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

The Tigers captured the doubles point with victories in the No. 1 and No. 3 sets. Missouri singles won three sets out of six to secure the victory. Missouri will advance to face No. 5 seed Texas A&M on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Singles Results

  1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach, Missouri defeated Shannon Hudson, Arkanasas 7-6(7-3), 7-5
  2. Kelli Hine, Missouri vs. Yang Pang, Arkansas 6-1, 4-6, 4-5 unfinished
  3. Rachel Stuhlmann, Missouri vs. Sarah McLean, Arkansas 0-6, 6-2, 4-4 unfinished
  4. Madison Rhyner, Missouri defeated Oleksandra Shkorupeieva, Arkansas 7-5, 6-3
  5. Alex Clark, Missouri vs. Kimberly-Ann Surin, Arkansas 5-7, 6-0, 4-1 unfinished
  6. Cassidy Spearman, Missouri defeated Flavia Araujo, Arkansas 6-3, 6-1

Doubles Results

  1. Cierra Gayan-Leach/Rachel Stuhlmann, Missouri defeated Kimberly-Ann Surin/Shannon Hudson, Arkansas 8-3
  2. Yang Pang/Oleksandra Shorupeleva, Arkansas defeated Alex Clark/Madison Rhyner 8-1
  3. Kelli Hine/Cassidy Spearman, Missouri defeated Sarah McLean/Flavia Araujo, Arkansas 8-6

Missouri set to host SEC women’s tennis tournament

By Ky Bright

Missouri will host its first SEC women’s tennis tournament beginning Wednesday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

In only its second SEC season, coach Sasha Schmid said hosting the tournament is a very important event for the program.

“We‘re really excited about the tournament. It truly is the best tennis in the nation,” Schmid said.

The Tigers enter the tournament as the No. 13 seed after finishing the regular season with a 1-12 conference record. Missouri will look for its first SEC tournament victory against Read more of this post

Talking Out Loud: Dorial Green-Beckham and Mizzou tennis

Darren Hellwege logoOn the show host Darren Hellwege discusses the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham from the Missouri football program. He talks with Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports radio in Kansas City and we’ll hear cuts from the news conference with MU athletics director Mike Alden.

We’ll also have coverage of the first scrimmage of MU’s spring football drills, and a big win on an important weekend for the Tigers women’s tennis team.

Length: 59:10.
(This show aired on KBIA 91.3 on Saturday, April 12, 2014)

Missouri Tennis gets first SEC victory

By Ky Bright 

The Missouri women’s tennis team captured its first conference victory over Mississippi State 4-2. The Tigers came into the match with a 0-11 conference record. Head coach Sasha Schmid gathered the team before the start of the match and told them how it would play out.

“I have a vision of how this is going to go. Let me tell you. I think Alex is going to clinch it,” said coach Schmid.

A little over three hours later coach’s vision came to reality as Alex Clark clinched the victory for the Tigers with a cross-court forehand winner. Clark dropped her racquet and embraced her coach as the rest of the team followed.

“It’s so so emotional and it just feels great,” said Clark.

This was Clark’s first victory since the passing of her mother in December 2013. Clark’s mother, Ali Clark lost her battle with breast cancer. Ali Clark was the one who taught Alex Clark the game of tennis and her mom was her best friend said coach Schmid. Ali Clark was huge fan of Missouri tennis she said. Her mom’s passing would sideline her for most of the season until the beginning of April.

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Full interview video from Mike Alden news conference

By Mary Kate Burgess

This is the unedited video from the news conference. Length: 16:59

Mike Alden, director of athletics for the University of Missouri, talks with media on Friday, April 10, 2014, about the dismissal of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Mizzou football team. Green-Beckham, a junior, has been involved in several incidents which Alden and coach Gary Pinkel said were not the behavior the university wants from its student athletes.

“Actions we’ve seen such as what we have seen over the past couple months are unacceptable,” Alden said. “That is not the way we are going to represent the University of Missouri, and the thing that is so unfortunate is the significant majority of our kids are doing amazing things.”


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