Missouri’s baseball coaches experimented with moving Dillon Everett, shown at Taylor Stadium in Columbia, Mo., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, from the infield to the outfield this season. But an injury to second baseman Brett Peel caused Everett to return to the infield before the end of the season’s second game. Photo by Erik Hall.
Dillon Everett started 112 games as an infielder for the Missouri baseball team entering his senior year. This year, Missouri coach Tim Jamieson asked Everett to try something new — move to the outfield. KBIA’s Erik Hall tells us how Everett handled the transition during Missouri’s opening weekend. Length: 2:11.
Jabari Brown leans against defenders as he drives to the basket against Georgia in this January 2014 photo. Brown is Missouri’s leading scorer.
As the basketball season comes to a close, the teams that are still on the bubble for the NCAA tournament need to begin worrying about being the first five out. In the Southeastern Conference, two teams are a lock. Florida and Kentucky have played solid ball all season and are locks for the tournament.
Missouri, on the other hand, is in the tournament as of right now. However, the Tigers are one bad loss away from having their tournament dreams go down the drain. In order to earn one of the 68 spots in the tournament, the Tigers need to win the rest of their remaining games, including a must-win at Georgia.
The Tigers had a good start to their season with a solid win over then- No. 18 UCLA, but a one-point loss to a bad Illinois team followed by losses to Georgia at home in overtime, a loss to Read more of this post
Inclement weather wasn’t enough to stop the Missouri baseball team from getting off to a solid start to the 2014 season. Despite last minute travel changes sending the Tigers to Louisiana instead of Florida, the team put together wins against Southern Mississippi, 4-2, and Chicago State, 6-3. The loss was to McNeese State, 3-2.
The 2-1 start is an improvement over last season, when the Tigers started out the season 0-6.
The Tigers traveled to the McNeese State Invite in Lake Charles, La., after traveling through harsh weather made it Read more of this post
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel talks with reporters about the 28 recruits Missouri signed during National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Ryan Shiner.
The recruiting period for next year’s incoming freshman class is now complete, and Missouri football walked away with 28 recruits.
The two most abundant positions for this year’s incoming class are wide receiver and defensive back each with six signees. According to coach Gary Pinkel, Missouri had a specific amount of players it wanted at these positions.
“We had a number we want to hit in every position and hit every number,” Pinkel said. “If you look at our receiving core, we were losing some high level players (this year) and some more players next year.”
Receivers coach Pat Washington explained why the number of receiver recruits is higher this year. Read more of this post
COLUMBIA- National Signing Day has become a sort of holiday for college football recruits and fans around the country. For recruits, the day may bring a sense of relief, and for fans it may bring excitement for the future. The Missouri football team announced the signing of 28 new players on Wednesday, and the coaching staff is excited about the future.
“It’s really the future of Mizzou and I feel very very good about our class,” football coach Gary Pinkel said.
Based on national recruiting class rankings, Missouri’s signing class is one of the lowest ranked recruiting classes in the Southeastern Conference. Pinkel said he has Read more of this post
Missouri’s Molly Kreklow (1) makes a play at the night against IUPUI defenders. Kreklow finished with 41 assists in Friday’s game.
It looked like Missouri was in for a long fight Friday night as the IUPUI Jaguars hung with the Tigers, losing by just three points in the first game. But Missouri came out strong in Read more of this post
Molly Kreklow, left, and Lisa Henning show off the volleyball team’s SEC championship trophy Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Missouri football game. Both players have been named to the All- SEC team. Photo by Karen Mitchell.
Senior Molly Kreklow was named Southeastern Conference player of the year it was announced today by the conference. Carly Kan was selected as freshman of the year. and coach Wayne Kreklow — Molly Kreklow’s uncle — was named coach of the year.
Molly Kreklow finished the regular season with a nation’s best 12.65 assists per set and helped lead Mizzou to its first SEC title. Kreklow guided a Tiger offense that ranks first in the nation in hitting (.362), kills per set (15.30) and assists Read more of this post
This week Darren talks about the selection pick of James Franklin as starting quarterback and Mizzou’s depth at quarterback. He also talks about the possibilities with Dorial Green-Beckham and the need for him to step up his game.
Darren’s long form interview this week is with national college football writer Phil Steele, talking about his predictions for Southeastern Conference teams.
Darren Hellwege is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America