Saturday Sports: Missouri soccer expects good year

Darren Hellwege logoDarren Hellwege talks with Missouri soccer’s associate coach Brian Dooley, who expects the Tigers to be a much better team this year, coming off a 8-9-3 year. The freshman class is expected to be strong, lead by Jessica Johnson and Alli Magaletta. Missouri beat No. 4 North Carolina 2-1 in an exhibition game last week. The Tigers played to a scoreless tie with Syracuse on Friday and faces West Virginia Sunday morning in the Penn State Invitational.

Length: 11:01

Listen to Darren’s interview with senior Kaysie Clark from earlier this week.

Pinkel, Alden say Mizzou followed protocol for Washington

By The Associated Press

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden say they followed what they believed to be the school’s protocol when former running back Derrick Washington was accused of rape in 2008.

Pinkel said Friday at a news conference that he learned of the allegation in October 2008 but did not take action Read more of this post

Green-Beckham denied eligibility at OU after NCAA decision

By The Associated Press
NORMAN, Okla. — Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school’s request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play right now.

“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA,” the university said in a statement released Friday night. “The University accepts that Read more of this post

New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

By The Associated Press

Derrick Washington

Derrick Washington

ST. LOUIS — Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women’s soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 bar fight.

The second woman accuses Washington of raping her in a dorm room as a sophomore in 2008. Local prosecutors in that case declined to file criminal charges, despite a request to do so by campus police. Washington instead agreed to not contact the woman and to complete a rape awareness class under a deferred prosecution agreement.

The women made the statements to ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” for a report published Thursday.

The report did not name either woman. Police reports and university documents connected to the two incidents also don’t identify the complainants.

University Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, who came to the Columbia campus in February, said Thursday that the school Read more of this post

Saturday Sports special: Mizzou soccer’s Kaysie Clark

Missouri's Kaysie Clark, right, is pressured by Texas defender Julie Arnold Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Missouri scored first in the game was lost to Texas 2-1.

Missouri’s Kaysie Clark, right, is pressured by Texas defender Julie Arnold in this October 2011 file photo.

Darren Hellwege logo“Be the Change” is the motto for this year’s Missouri soccer team and they hope it will drive them to do things a bit differently a more successful than last year. Senior attack Kaysie Clark talks with KBIA sports commentator Darren Hellwege talks about the upcoming soccer season. Clark also talks about the fitness work they did in the off-season to help the players be stronger throughout the season. Last week the Tigers beat No. 4 North Carolina 2-1. Missouri plays in the Penn State Invitational this weekend, taking on Syracuse on Friday and West Virginia on Sunday.

Length: 6:34

Saturday Sports special: Wayne Kreklow on Mizzou volleyball

Darren Hellwege logoLast year the Missouri volleyball team captured the university’s first SEC championship, finishing 18-0 in the conference, 35-1 overall, with the team’s one loss coming in the second round of the NCAA tournament. KBIA’s Darren Hellwege talks with coach Wayne Kreklow about the upcoming season. The team is young at many key positions this year and will be looking for strong contributions from two freshmen to replace four-year starters Lisa Henning  Molly Kreklow. Wayne Kreklow anticipates using more players in more different positions than he’s done in previous years. The Tigers host the annual Black and Gold Game Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Hearnes Center. The season starts Aug. 29 at the North Texas Tournament with the first home games coming in the Tiger Invitational, Sept. 5 and 6 at Hearnes.

Length: 14:34.

Men’s basketball 2015 conference schedule announced

The Southeastern Conference today released its 2015 men’s basketball schedules, including the schedule for Missouri.

The Tigers’ conference play opens at home against the LSU Tigers on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. All of Missouri’s SEC games are scheduled to be televised.

Home games include top teams from last year: NCAA Final Four qualifiers Kentucky (Jan. 29) and Florida (Feb. 24), Read more of this post

Missouri under-rated coming off 12-win year

By The Associated Press
It’s a new year and the same old story at Missouri, coming off a 12-win season and once again lightly regarded. Time to show ‘em all — again.
Getting picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division should serve as motivation for a program being marked down Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Arkansas

Missouri vs. Arkansas
: Nov. 28
Record: Arkansas was 3-9 in 2013. The Razorbacks lost to Missouri 38-7 in the 2008 Cotton Bowl. Missouri leads the series 3-2.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

Like Tennessee, this is a once great program that’s gone through a revolving door of coaches the last few years and it’s left the Razorbacks as one of the lower teams in the SEC. I like the hire of Bret Bielema from Wisconsin, but his first year in Fayetteville obviously left a lot to be desired.

Junior Brandon Allen is pretty well agreed upon as the Razorbacks starting quarterback. He wasn’t especially sharp in 2013, throwing almost as many interceptions (10) as touchdowns (13) as the Hogs finished dead last in the SEC in passing yards. Needless to say, improvement will need to be Read more of this post

SEC coaches pick Florida to win the conference this year

Mizzou picked to fall toward bottom of the pack

Birmingham, Alabama – Florida narrowly edged Texas A&M as the favorite to claim the 2014 Southeastern Conference women’s soccer title in voting by the league’s 14 head coaches. This marks the 16th time that Florida has been tabbed by the coaches to win the title. The results were announced in a media release today.

Missouri finished 8-9-3 overall in 2013, 4-4-3 in the SEC, and was picked to tie for ninth place with Ole Miss. Read more of this post


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