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Grant Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Missouri’s (18) Taylor Grant puts a shot on goal in the second half against CSUN. Grant scored with a header on a corner kick in the 55th minute that gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead.

Missouri’s (18) Taylor Grant puts a shot on goal in the second half against CSUN. Grant scored with a header on a corner kick in the 55th minute that gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead.

By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

The Southeastern Conference announced Missouri’s Taylor Grant as its Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Grant scored game-winning goals in victories over Montana and Cal State-Northridge on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The senior forward from The Colony, Texas has set a career best this season with six goals scored.

Grant has been one of the Tigers’ most consistent offensive threats this year. She totaled 10 shots with five on goal during Missouri’s two wins this past week. In Missouri’s comeback victory over Montana on Friday, the Tigers scored three unanswered goals after falling behind 3-1. Clark buried a shot in the 105th minute to give her team the win and coach Bryan Blitz his 200th career victory at Missouri. Grant struck again Sunday against CSUN in the 55th minute on an assist from fellow-senior Kaysie Clark.

The weekly award is the first for Grant, and she is tied for second in the SEC in goals scored this season. Grant and the Tigers (5-1-2) are third in the SEC’s Eastern Division standings, trailing only Georgia and South Carolina.

Missouri opens SEC play Friday when it hosts LSU at 6:30 p.m.

No Manziel? No Clowney? SEC says no problem

Mizzou predicted to finish 4th in East Division

By The Associated Press

The Southeastern Conference finally got knocked off the mountaintop.

Now, Alabama and other aspiring national contenders are trying to begin the climb back in a league that suddenly has a fresh feel.

Gone are marquee names like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel and Heisman Trophy finalists AJ McCarron and Read more of this post

Stangel, three others leaving Mizzou softball team

By Austin Huguelet, Columbia Missourian

Casey Stangel pitched the five inning game against North Dakota State on Saturday. Missouri won 11-2.

Starting pitcher Casey Stangel has left the Missouri program.

COLUMBIA — Four Missouri softball players, including freshman starting pitcher Casey Stangel, are leaving the program, coach Ehren Earleywine said.

“I can confirm that Sarah Moore, Carlie Rose, Kelli Schkade and Casey Stangel are no longer members of our program,” he said in a statement released Wednesday. “We wish Sarah, Carlie, Kelly and Casey the best and thank them and their families for being a part of our program.”

The exact reasons for the four players’ transfers are not clear.

Stangel, a lefthander, posted a 15-10 record with a 3.27 ERA in her first season with the Tigers, including 14 complete games. Stangel was named MaxPreps’ player of the year her senior season for Lake City High School in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, after she compiled a .640 batting average and a perfect 28-0 record with a 0.73 ERA on the mound.

Stangel (15-10) threw seven innings and allowed eight runs, five of which were Read more of this post

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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Mizzou beats Kansas, faces Nebraska in NCAA regional final

A fan clutches the home run ball hit by Kirsten Mack in the second inning.

A fan clutches the home run ball hit by Kirsten Mack in the second inning.

For awhile Saturday afternoon, you know people were thinking it: was this going to be another Missouri meltdown?

Holding a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning, Missouri allowed Kansas to load the bases with just one out. But shortstop Corrin Read more of this post

Mizzou softball in review

Missouri pitcher Tori Finucane hugs Corrin Genovese after recording the final out on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at University Field in Columbia, Mo.  The Tigers will play Bradley University in the second game of the NCAA softball regional held at University Field on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

Missouri pitcher Tori Finucane hugs Corrin Genovese after recording the final out on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at University Field in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers will play Bradley in the second game of the NCAA softball regional at University Field on Friday at 3:00 p.m.

 

By Sam Richmond and Sam Hustis

KBIA Sports reporters Sam Richmond and Sam Hustis review the 2014 Missouri softball season and look ahead to the NCAA Tournament. After finishing 41-16 in the regular season and 15-9 in Southeastern Conference play, the Tigers will host one of the 16 NCAA Regional tournaments, at University Field starting Friday.

Former Big 12 foes Nebraska and Kansas will play at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by Missouri and Bradley at 3:00 p.m.

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Mizzou’s Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams

By The Associated Press

In a photo taken from ESPN television, Michael Sam cries while talking on the phone after being selected by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft. Sam, who came out as gay in February, was selected on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the seventh round of the draft.

In a photo taken from ESPN television, Michael Sam cries while talking on the phone after being selected by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft. Sam, who came out as gay in February, was selected on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the seventh round of the draft.

NEW YORK — Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.

For just a moment, it looked like his chance of being picked by a pro team and becoming the league’s first openly gay player might take a detour. Or at least be delayed.

The call finally came Saturday from the St. Louis Rams, the team right down the road from where Sam played his college ball at the University of Missouri.

“Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I’m using every once of this to achieve greatness!!” Sam tweeted with a frenzied typo moments after he was picked in the seventh round, with a picture of himself wearing a Rams cap and a pink polo shirt.

Sam came out as gay in media interviews earlier this year though teammates and coaches knew his Read more of this post

Missouri baseball drops series opener with Vanderbilt

By Erik Hall

COLUMBIA — Vanderbilt and Missouri baseball teams combined to score 11 runs on Friday night, but one misinterpretation in the sixth inning propelled the No. 9 Commodores to an 8-3 win at Taylor Stadium.

Second base umpire Randy Watkins pointed at Vanderbilt baserunner Xavier Turner in a sixth-inning rundown. The Tigers defense thought Watkins indicated Turner was ruled out for running out of the baseline. Instead, Watkins pointed to indicate Missouri shortstop Josh Lester missed the tag on Turner.

“Our guys thought he was out of the baseline, and when he points like that, that’s what he’s pointing at,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said.

Watkins’ point at Turner caused Read more of this post

Missouri baseball lets four-run lead slip away

By Erik Hall

COLUMBIA — Missouri right-hander Peter Fairbanks threw 12 pitches in the 11th inning. Only three of the pitches were strikes, and Mississippi State took advantage.

The Bulldogs scored two 11th-inning runs and the Tigers had little response.

Mississippi State completed the three-game sweep of Missouri with Sunday’s 9-7 win in 11 innings.

“They’re a better bullpen than we were,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said on KTGR radio after the game.

Mississippi State trailed 7-3 after six innings but responded to force two extra frames. Missouri went to its bullpen to start the seventh inning, and the bullpen allowed six runs on nine hits in five innings.

“I don’t feel very good about it,” Jamieson said of the bullpen in his postgame press conference. “We gave up too many runs.”

Fairbanks took the loss. Right-hander Ben Bracewell was the winning pitcher for Mississippi State.

It is the sixth loss for the Missouri’s bullpen of the team’s 12 SEC losses. Missouri is 0-3 in extra-inning games.

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Haith leaves Mizzou, excited for chance to build program at Tulsa

Missouri begins search for new men’s basketball coach

By The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. —Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men’s basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane’s transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.

The 48-year-old Haith said the move came quickly: He was contacted Thursday and was particularly interested by Tulsa’s upcoming move to the home of national champion UConn and teams like Memphis and Cincinnati.

“It’s truly a blessing,” Haith said. “There’s no question that Tulsa’s move into the American Athletic Conference was a Read more of this post

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