Missouri Football Media Day Notes

Missouri offense tries to rebound, White expected to play, Steward still out, Defense prepares for two Florida quarterbacks

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

COLUMBIA — Maty Mauk and his receivers were awake into the wee hours of the morning Monday following a 34-0 drubbing against Georgia on Saturday.

Still smarting from what senior wideout Bud Sasser called a “pathetic” performance, the sophomore and his pass Read more of this post

Howard, Ivory shine in Fall World Series

Ryan Howard fileBy Tim Leible, KBIA Sports

The Missouri baseball team split up for the first three games of an inter-squad matchup this past weekend for their Fall World Series. The team, which was divided into a Black team and a Gold team, featured strong performances by sophomore Ryan Howard and senior Jake Ivory.

The first game, played on Wednesday, was powered by the long ball.

Both the Black and Gold teams used freshman starting pitchers, redshirt freshman Ryan Lee and true freshman Lake Dabney, respectively. Both pitched well, but Dabney made a couple of mistakes to Howard and Ivory, who each launched home runs to power a 3-2 victory by the black team.

Game 2, which was played on Friday, Oct. 10, Read more of this post

5 turnovers doom Missouri in 34-0 loss to Georgia

The Missouri defense collapses on Georgia tight end/running back Quayvon Hicks (48). Georgia had 58 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Faurot Field.

The Missouri defense collapses on Georgia tight end/running back Quayvon Hicks (48). Georgia had 58 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Faurot Field.

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports
Photos by Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

A Missouri offense that had been up-and-down through the first five games of the season finally exhibited some consistency Saturday. Unfortunately for the No. 23 Tigers (4-2, 1-1 in Southeastern Conference play), it was not the type of consistency head coach Gary Pinkel sought from the group.

Quarterback Maty Mauk committed five turnovers — including four interceptions —and the Missouri offense managed just 147 total yards and 10 first downs in a 34-0 loss to No. 13 Georgia (5-1, 3-1) at Faurot Field.

“If you have that stat that extreme on one side, it’s very difficult to win any any game,” Pinkel said after the game. “Five-to-nothing on turnovers — most likely you don’t have a chance to beat anybody.”

Mauk’s first miscue of the day came midway through the first quarter Read more of this post

Mizzou volleyball dominates Auburn, 3-0

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan high fives her teammates during her introduction in Missouri's matchup against Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

Sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan high fives her teammates during her introduction in Missouri’s matchup against Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team’s recent improvements in Southeastern Conference play finally produced a win.

The Tigers defeated Auburn 3-0(25-23, 25-20, 25-14) at the Hearnes Center Friday night, giving coach Wayne Kreklow his 200th career victory as Missouri’s head coach. Missouri is now 12-7 overall and 3-2 in the SEC.

Both teams battled for the lead in the first set, Read more of this post

Mizzou volleyball improving despite two SEC losses

Outside hitter Emily Wilson kills a ball with a block.

Outside hitter Emily Wilson kills a ball with a block.

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

The Missouri volleyball team has been improving, despite dropping two Southeastern Conference games on the road this past week.

The Tigers lost to Ole Miss
0-3(18-25,23-25,22-25) on Wednesday and fell to Georgia 1-3 (25-17,18-25, 17-25, 20-25) on Sunday. They are now 11-7 overall and 2-2 in the SEC.

Middle blocker Whitney Little said Missouri never gave up and performed well from a serving and passing standpoint in the Georgia match.

After the loss, coach Wayne Kreklow gave a talk to the players, Read more of this post

Georgia’s Gurley suspended indefinitely, likely big impact for game against Mizzou

By The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules.

The stunning announcement came two days before the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0) in a crucial Eastern Division game, a huge blow to both the team and Gurley’s Heisman Trophy Read more of this post

Georgia preview update: On paper, Mizzou could win this one

By Darren Hellwege

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

Prior to the 2014 season, I went through each of the Tigers scheduled opponents to preview each. With Saturday’s game against Georgia being a key game and many changes since we last looked into Georgia, let’s update a few things, and see what I got right, and what I got wrong…sometimes very wrong.

Offense

I get plus grades for quarterback discussion, sort of. I said Hutson Mason looked good, but to watch for young guys. The good news from a Georgia fan’s perspective is I was right, the young guys have looked good. The bad news? Rather than pick one, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt is splitting time between not two but three QBs: Mason, redshirt freshman Brice Read more of this post

Media Day Notes: Timing is everything, containing Gurley and early kickoffs

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Good time for a bye:

Missouri (4-1) went into the bye week with momentum after picking up a much-needed 21-20 win over South Carolina.

“The bye was at a very good time,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. “We played five games, had a bye and play four more (before Missouri’s next bye). In this league, I think that’s a great setup. I think you would probably take that every year.”

The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Missouri players. Senior receivers Darius White and Jimmie Hunt were not able to play against South Carolina because of injuries. White was out with a torn groin muscle and Hunt was out with a burst bursa sac in his knee.

“I’m not trying to rush anything,” White said. “I’m just trying to get back (to being) healthy. Get back out there to help the team. But I really feel like I’ll be out there this weekend.”

Hunt expects to be back this weekend as well. He was hoping to play against South Carolina, but Read more of this post

Mizzou’s Allie Hess Is Conference Freshman of the Week

By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

For the second time this season, the Southeastern Conference has awarded a Missouri player its Freshman of the Week honor.

Forward Allie Hess from Kearney, Mo., scored Missouri’s equalizing goal in Friday’s victory over Kentucky and assisted both goals in Sunday’s win against Vanderbilt. The goal was the first of her collegiate career.

Just two weeks ago, Kaitlyn Clark was given the weekly award.

Hess and Clark join senior Read more of this post

Mizzou soccer shuts out Vanderbilt

By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium, completing a home weekend sweep.

The Tigers scored in the first minute and never looked back, Read more of this post

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