Marcus Murphy making a habit of ‘game-breaking’ plays for Mizzou

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Marcus Murphy recorded 204 all-purpose yards on Saturday, including a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Murphy’s versatility could be a key to Missouri’s offensive success this season.

Marcus Murphy recorded 204 all-purpose yards on Saturday, including a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Murphy’s versatility could be a key to Missouri’s offensive success this season. Photo by Karen Mitchell.

Early in the third quarter Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Missouri found itself clinging to a 21-18 lead after South Dakota State reserve quarterback Zach Lujan connected with Jason Schneider for a successful two-point conversion. What was once a 14-point advantage for 24th-ranked Missouri had been whittled down to three. A hush fell over the Read more of this post

Missouri offense struggling to convert third downs

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sport

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk awaited a snap on third-and-long at the South Dakota State 29-yard line. The redshirt sophomore felt the pass rush coming from his blindside so he stepped up into the pocket, scrambled to his right and let the ball fly. The pass found senior Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser in the corner of the end zone.

This was the first — and only — third down conversion for the Tiger offense in the second half of their 38-18 victory Read more of this post

Missouri relies on big plays from wide receivers in 38-18 win

Maty Mauk passes for three touchdowns

Story by Brandon Kiley
Photos by Christian Clark and Karen Mitchell

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COLUMBIA– The last time Missouri took the football field was for the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State in early January. The Tigers exploded for 24 points in the fourth quarter of that game, finishing the 2013 season with a 12-2 record and as the Cotton Bowl champions.

Missouri picked up the 2014 season where it left off in 2013. Missouri redshirt sophomore quarterback Maty Mauk connected with senior wide receiver Darius White on the second play from scrimmage for a 44-yard touchdown, giving Read more of this post

Saturday Sports: More on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Darren Hellwege logoIn this session KBIA sports commentator Darren Hellwege talks with Terry Vandrovec, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits beat writer for the Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota about Missouri’s first football opponent.


Length: 25:27

Saturday Sports: Mizzou’s Meister ready to see what a young team can do

Missouri defensive specialist Sarah Meister makes a dig on Wednesday night against Arkansas at the Hearnes Center.

Missouri defensive specialist Sarah Meister makes a dig in this photo from last season.

Darren visits with senior and long-time starting libero Sarah Meister about the upcoming season and this weekend’s North Texas Invitational tournament, and another run at an NCAA championship. Tigers will take on Mississippi Valley State, Northwestern State and North Texas. They will be at home next weekend, hosting the Tiger Invitational.

Length: 7:20

 

Pinkel, players have faith in Mauk to lead No. 24 Mizzou

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Missouri vs. Florida football, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Karen Mitchell

Maty Mauk (7) will lead the Missouri Tigers at quarterback in the season opener Saturday. Photo by Karen Mitchell

For just the fifth time since 2003, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will have a new starting quarterback under center to start a season.

Redshirt sophomore Maty Mauk earned the role after going 3-1 in place of injured starter James Franklin last year. The Kenton, Ohio, native completed 51 percent of his passes for 1,0171 yards and 11 touchdowns in the Tigers’ 12-2 campaign.

This year, Mauk will attempt to navigate an entire season as No. 24 Missouri’s starter, a task that begins Saturday against South Dakota State at Faurot Field.

“He’s a very natural leader,” “He’s a very non-threatening leader, you know,” Pinkel said, adding that Mauk is a natural Read more of this post

Saturday Sports: Team captain Braylon Webb

Darren Hellwege logoAs we count the days to the start of football season, Darren Hellwege talks with Tiger safety Braylon Webb about the importance of his experience in the young Tiger defense, and his having been named a team captain. Missouri’s football season begins Saturday at home, facing the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The game is scheduled for 2:30 Central time.


Length: 4:13

 

Missouri volleyball learning how to bounce back from loss

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

For the Southeastern Conference volleyball champions, this season is all about experimenting and taking on new challenges.

The Missouri volleyball team, which shocked many last year with its 35-1 record, still needs to establish an identity going into this season, coach Wayne Kreklow said at Wednesday’s media day session.

The Tigers lost two major pieces to the rotation — outside hitter Lisa Henning and setter Molly Kreklow. Henning, who Read more of this post

Saturday Sports: Tribune’s David Morrison on MIzzou football

Darren Hellwege logoIn this excerpt from Thinking Out Loud: Saturday Sports from Aug. 23, 2014, Darren Hellwege talks with David Morrison, the Missouri football beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. They look back over fall camp and offer a comprehensive preview of the 2014 Tigers, which still has a lot of question marks at a lot of positions.


Length: 31:25

Mizzou QB Mauk set to become full-time starter 


By The Associated Press

Missouri vs. Florida football, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Karen Mitchell

Maty Mauk has earned the starting quarterback position for Missouri.

Growing up in Kenton, Ohio, Maty Mauk didn’t know much about Missouri. But he got an offer to play quarterback for the Tigers, and decided to visit them during the Fourth of July weekend in 2011.

Five hundred miles later, he knew where he wanted to attend college.

“When I came on that first visit, it was a lot different than the other ones,” Mauk said Monday. “Here I knew it was Read more of this post

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