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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.”
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
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.
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 starting pitcher Peter Fairbanks recorded a career-best six innings, striking out four hitters and taking the win to improve to 3-2 on the year. Missouri beat the Missouri State Bears 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Tiger third baseman Ryan Howard grabs a routine ground ball in the Tigers’ 9-4 win over Missouri State on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The Tigers improve to 15-16 on the year.
Missouri catcher Dylan Kelly went 2-5 in Missouri’s win over Missouri State. The Tigers beat the Bears 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Tiger pitcher Peter Fairbanks gave up two runs to Missouri State in the first inning and only allowed two more inthe seventh inning. Missouri’s overall record improves to 15-16 following the 9-4 win over the Bears.
Tigers shortstop Josh Lester rounds second base following a single by Kendall Keeton in the bottom of the third inning. The 9-4 win improved the Tigers record to 15-16 overall. The game was played Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri DH Eric Anderson hits a single in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tigers beat Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri second baseman Shane Segovia attempts to grab a passed ball as Missouri State’s Spencer Johnson advances to second. It wouldn’t be enough, as Missouri would go on to beat the Bears 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri third baseman Ryan Howard bunts in the bottom of the fourth inning to advance two Tiger baserunners. The Tigers beat Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Shane Segovia became the second Missouri player this season to record three doubles in one game. The Tigers would beat Missouri State 9-4 and improve to 15-16 on the year.
Missouri left fielder Dillon Everett advances to third on an Eric Anderson single in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tigers beat in-state rival Missouri State 9-4 on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
Four Missouri student athletes are suspended after getting arrested over the weekend. Freshman basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, and football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of possession 35 grams or less of marijuana.
The arrests follow a string of Tiger run-ins with the law and suspensions recently. Last week, senior forward Tony Criswell did not travel to Atlanta for the SEC tournament after failing to pay around $2,700 in back rent and $823 in Read more of this post
COLUMBIA — Missouri freshman Jake Ring came to bat with one out and two on in the top of the seventh inning. Ring delivered with a single to right field that scored two runs to tie the game. An RBI sacrifice fly by Eric Anderson brought Ring in from third to give Missouri the lead.
Missouri added two more runs in the eighth inning to win 5-2 against Tennessee on the opening night of Southeastern Conference baseball.
Tiger’s starting pitcher Brett Graves threw seven innings and earned the win. He allowed two runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
Jake Ring, standing in the outfield at Taylor Stadium on Thursday, March 13, 2014, earned the nickname “Squirrel” from his Missouri teammates for his ability to get to balls all over the outfield.
Missouri freshman Jake Ring runs toward home during practice Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Ring has started 12 of Missouri’s first 15 games this season.
Missouri freshman Jake Ring practices bunting during practice Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Taylor Stadium. Ring has 32 putouts this season for the Tigers in the outfield, trailing only the first baseman and catcher.
When No. 25 comes to bat for the Missouri baseball team, the Tiger dugout starts shouting “Squirrel!” The affectionate nickname belongs to freshman center fielder Jake Ring. KBIA’s Erik Hall went to Taylor Stadium to find out more about the new Missouri outfielder.
Wait…I’m a T.V. star and STILL have to write columns?
Hope you got the chance to see me on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Sunday morning. To get the mushy stuff out of the way first, it was a thrill to work even briefly with the legendary Bob Ley, to talk with Jay Williams and Ken Paulson, and after 30 years on the radio it’s kind of a kick that my mom and dad can watch me on TV at least this one time.
I want to thank Ryan Franklin and Shelly Silvey at KOMU and the crew at ESPN, and especially Missouri grad John Anderson and Shelly Smith who put in a good word for me. It’s seriously been a thrill. And the notion of putting me on TV was preposterous before Chris Gervino started Read more of this post
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, with headset, on the sidelines during a game at Memorial Stadium.
COLUMBIA- Missouri’s winningest football coach in history has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around through 2020 an bump his salary to $3.1 million.
Gary Pinkel had his best season to date in 2013, taking the Tigers from a 5-7 record and a failure to qualify for a bowl game to 12-2, a second-place finish in the Southeastern Conference Championship game and a victory in the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma State. With his win in the Cotton Bowl, Pinkel passed legendary Missouri coach Don Faurot as the Read more of this post
Missouri senior guard Earnest Ross (33) tries to block the shot of a Texas A&M shooter. Ross scored seven points that included a pair of game-winning free throws.
COLUMBIA – For the first 38 minutes and 54 seconds, Missouri guard Earnest Ross was hardly noticeable. For the last 66 seconds, Ross was the only player that mattered.
With 1:06 remaining, Ross stepped to the free-throw line with the Missouri Tigers (21-9, 9-8 Southeastern Conference) trailing visiting Texas A&M (17-13, 8-9 SEC) by a score of 54-51 and NCAA Tournament hopes hanging on by a thread. Ross took over from that point, scoring the Tigers final seven points and delivering a much-needed Read more of this post