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Johnathan Williams, III looks to become leader for Mizzou basketball

By Mike Losch

Johnathan Williams III grabs one of his 15 rounds in the game against UCLA on Dec. 7, 2013. Williams also scored 10 points in the game.

Johnathan Williams III grabs one of his 15 rebounds against UCLA on Dec. 7, 2013. Williams also scored 10 points in the game.

Missouri did not finish the season the way it was hoping to. The Tigers missed the NCAA tournament and lost in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament, but there was one freshman that showed the future may have good things in store. Michael Losch tells us how Johnathan Williams is looking to make his mark at Missouri.

 

Johnathan Williams collected 227 rebounds and denied 57 shots his freshman year. If he stays all four years and continues at his current pace, this is where he would fall in Missouri basketball history.
CAREER REBOUNDS CAREER BLOCKS
Arthur Johnson 1,083 Arthur Johnson, 245
Doug Smith, 1053 Johnathan Williams, 228
Steve Stipanovich, 984 Laurence Bowers, 157
Derrick Chievous, 979 Steve Stipanovich, 149
Bill Stauffer, 964 Doug Smith, 129
Johnathan Williams, 908 Travon Bryant, 119


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Year in review:

The best players for Mizzou athletics this year

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

I walked away from Tiger sports for the summer on Sunday, the final event being a disappointing one —the MU softball team being swept by Nebraska. But all in all it was an exciting year for Tigers fans, from the rejuvenation of the Mizzou football program and undefeated regular season for Tiger volleyball, to a return to some great individual performances. While the Tigers golf team still has the NCAA championship ahead and several track athletes have also qualified for NCAAs, it’s time to take a look back at my thoughts for the best players and moments (and some not so great moments) for the major sports at MU and some unsung heroes from the sports that don’t get as much attention.

And, look on the bright side…football camp is just over two months away! Read more of this post

Mizzou predicted to win regional softball tournament

Play begins Friday at University Field

By Sam Hustis and Sam Richmond

COLUMBIA – Though the Missouri Tigers softball team enters the postseason tournament having lost three straight games, they remain the favorite to emerge from the regional they host beginning Friday.

Among the teams competing, No. 15 seed Missouri has the most wins, highest national rank and best RPI. Coach Ehren Earleywine’s squad will host Bradley, Kansas and Nebraska at University Field Friday through Sunday. This is the Read more of this post

Mizzou Selects Anderson To Lead Basketball Program

By Cody Mroczka

COLUMBIA – For the first time since Norm Stewart, a former player will lead the Missouri men’s basketball program.

On Monday, the University of Missouri announced that Kim Anderson, 58, will replace Frank Haith, who left for Tulsa last Friday. Anderson arrives in Columbia after winning the 2014 NCAA D-II National Championship at Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Anderson lead the Mules to 274 wins, five conference titles and two NCAA Final Fours since taking over the program in 2002.

“We are pleased and excited to have Kim Anderson leading our program,” Alden said. “He’s a man of great character, integrity and respect.  He has demonstrated the ability to mentor young men on and off the court, academically and Read more of this post

Full interview video from Mike Alden news conference

By Mary Kate Burgess

This is the unedited video from the news conference. Length: 16:59


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.”

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

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

Clark, Rector among four arrested before NIT opener

By Phil Bergman

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

Missouri wins against Tennessee with a final score of 5-2

By Erik Hall

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.

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