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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

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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Missouri basketball dismisses Zach Price

By Cody Mroczka

COLUMBIA – Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith dismissed Zach Price from the team Thursday following the junior forward’s two arrests last week.

Haith released a statement through the school this afternoon.

“Last week’s situation was unacceptable and after a review, I have decided that Zach will no longer be a part of our program,” Haith said. “Our program represents the entire university and needs to be an asset. That’s my responsibility as our head coach at Mizzou and we’ll get it fixed.”

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Mauk more comfortable as Missouri QB 


By The Associated Press

COLUMBIA — Walking to practice one day this spring, Maty Mauk let his mind wander.

The Missouri quarterback thought about the “little things” that have changed in the first few practices of his second season playing with the Tigers, such as throwing a pass before a receiver cuts across the field, rather than after.

“The speed of the game went way down for me and now I can just go out there and be me,” Mauk said.

Even if he wasn’t quite himself last fall, Mauk impressed nearly everyone during his freshman season. He started four Read more of this post

Defense Shines at Missouri Spring Football Practice

By Mary Kate Burgess

The Missouri football team continued the spring training season with practice on Tuesday afternoon. Missing from practice was junior wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham who has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Coach Gary Pinkel voiced his frustrations on the issue but did not comment on what other actions will be taken with Green-Beckham. Starting linebacker Michael Scherer shares what he thinks the team needs to work on.

Earleywine achieves milestone as Tigers sweep doubleheader

By Sam Hustis
Photos by Sam Richmond

 

COLUMBIA – Missouri Tigers softball coach Ehren Earleywine earned career win No. 500 as the 16th-ranked Tigers swept the Western Illinois Leathernecks in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at University Field.

The Tigers and freshman pitcher Tori Finucane started Game 1 in a jam after Teagan Walsh doubled to right and scored Sammy Marshall in the first inning. Missouri answered with Read more of this post

MU Chancellor supports student athletes by showing up to games

New University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin has made an effort to attend as many MU athletic events as possible to show his support for all student athletes at the university. Loftin cheers on Missouri tennis at a match against Arkansas on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

New University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin has made an effort to attend as many MU athletic events as possible to show his support for all student athletes at the university. Loftin cheers on Missouri tennis at a match against Arkansas on Sunday, March 16, 2014.

By Daniel Shapiro

New University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin is becoming a familiar face at MU sporting events. Whether it is posing for photos with students at basketball games or sitting in the stands at tennis matches, Loftin is using the events to both meet students and show support for all of the university sports teams.


Missouri beats in-state rival Missouri State 9-4

The Missouri Tigers won a midweek game against Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Senior short stop Shane Segovia recorded three doubles in the game, making him the second Tiger to do so this season. The Tigers improve to 15-16 overall and will travel to Lexington, Kentucky this weekend for a weekend series against the Kentucky Wildcats.

By Caroline Hecker

Missouri indefinitely suspends wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham

Story by Philip Joens

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, shown in this January 2014 sheriff's arrest photo, was indefinitely suspended from the team on Monday, Apirl 7, 2014. “It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,” coach Gary Pinkel said. Source: Greene County Sheriff's office.

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, shown in this January 2014 sheriff’s arrest photo, was indefinitely suspended from the team on Monday, April 7, 2014. Source: Greene County Sheriff’s office.

COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri indefinitely suspended wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Monday for a violation of football team policies.

In an official Athletic Department release, coach Gary Pinkel said, “It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right thing to do for our football program, for the athletic department, and also for Dorial,”

This is the second suspension for the junior wide receiver. Green-Beckham, along with teammates Levi Copelin and Torey Boozer, were arrested on Oct. 3, 2012 for possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana.

Each player was suspended for one game following their arrests, and all three eventually pled guilty to second-degree trespassing.

In January 2014, Green-Beckham was arrested as a passenger in a car that contained close to one pound of marijuana. No charges were filed.

“We have high standards related to the expectations that come along with!–more–> being a <Missouri Tiger,” Pinkel said. “Dorial has not met those recently. Representing Mizzou and our fans is a privilege, and we’ll work with him during this process,”

The Springfield, Mo., native arrived at the university to great fanfare in 2012. Rivals.com ranked him as the top player of the 2011-2012 recruiting class.

Green-Beckham played an important role last season in Missouri’s march to its first SEC East title. He led the team with 59 receptions and 12 touchdowns. Averaging 15 yards per catch, for a total of 883 yards, he finished behind L’Damian Washington in both the total yards and yards per catch categories.

The official release states that Green-Beckham will continue to have access to the school’s athletic resource center during his suspension.

Anderson’s historic day propels Tigers to a 4-2 victory over Georgia

By Caroline Hecker
Photos by Erik Hall

Missouri pitcher Eric Anderson’s career high 12 strikeouts and first-ever complete game kept the Tigers from being swept by the Georgia Bulldogs in this weekend’s series.

After dropping the first two games of the series to the Bulldogs, Missouri came into Sunday’s game “angry.”

“I think we played with a little edge, you know, a little anger almost,” shortstop Josh Lester said. “Friday and Saturday just weren’t us and we wanted to prove we can beat them.”

The Tigers were solid on the mound, as Anderson scattered six hits over nine innings and allowed two runs.

“This win was huge, this game meant a lot to me,” Anderson said. “We’ve had some real tough losses but I hope today can get us going in the right direction. It’s tough to win when you’re not playing well.”

Anderson commanded control early on, something Josh Lester said he noticed immediately.

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