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Deeken shines for Missouri volleyball team

By: Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

Coach Wayne Kreklow says freshman Sydney Deeken (14) plays big at the net.

Coach Wayne Kreklow says freshman Sydney Deeken (14) plays big at the net.

Coming off of a stomach injury, freshman outside hitter Sydney Deeken performed strong in her first few starts and adds another offensive tool for the Tigers. KBIA Sports’s Joyce Peng reports on Deeken’s improvements so far in college and some qualities and skills she brings to the team.


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Snubbed by home state programs, Brothers finds home at Mizzou

by  Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Kentrell Brothers grew up wanting to play for the Oklahoma Sooners or the Oklahoma State Cowboys. When neither offered him a  scholarship, he chose Mizzou. Now a redshirt junior, Brothers is thriving in his role as a weakside linebacker. KBIA Sports’ Christian Clark has more

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Missouri’s Shane Ray Wins SEC Lineman of the Week Award Honors for a Third Time

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles (14) is pressured by Missouri’s Shane Ray on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Ray shacked Towles twice in the 20-10 Missouri win and on Monday was named SEC defensive player of the week. Ray now holds the single season record for sacks with 12. The old record was 11.5. Photo by Karen Mitchell

Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles (14) is pressured by Missouri’s Shane Ray on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Ray shacked Towles twice in the 20-10 Missouri win and on Monday was named SEC defensive player of the week. Ray now holds the single season record for sacks with 12. The old record was 11.5. Photo by Karen Mitchell

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

For the third time in five weeks, Missouri defensive end Shane Ray has earned Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.

This time around Ray was rewarded for his two-sack, one pass-break-up effort in Missouri’s 20-10 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.

Both of Ray’s sacks came on fourth down to turn possession over to the Tigers. His last takedown of Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles in the waning moments of the game gave Ray Missouri’s single season sack record.

The senior out from Kansas City has 12 sacks on the year and with four or potentially five games to go, Ray could add to his lead over former greats Michael Sam and Aldon Smith, who held the previous record of 11.5 sacks.

Saturday marked the fifth two-sack game of the season for Ray, who leads the SEC in both sacks (12) and tackles for loss (16). Nationally, he ranks second and third in those respective categories.

Ray was also named one of 20 semifinalists for the 20th Chuck Benarik Award earlier in the day. The award is presented to the most outstanding defensive player in college football, as judged by the Maxwell Football Club. No Missouri player has ever won the award.

Mizzou Tops Arkansas 2-1 In Regular Season Finale

by Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 2-1 Thursday night at Walton Stadium with a first round bye in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on the line.

The Tigers clinched fourth place in the SEC, improving their record to 11-5-3 and 6-4-1 in conference play. The Razorbacks fell to 8-6-1 and 4-4-3 in the SEC, settling into the nine-seed for the conference tournament.

Missouri never trailed, forcing Read more of this post

Mizzou Football Media Day Notes

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Ground game trending upward: A Missouri offense that looked listless through four games of Southeastern Conference play finally showed signs of life in its weekend win over Vanderbilt.

While was it not a dominant performance, the Tigers at least showed the ability to sustain long scoring drives en-route to racking up 385 yards of total offense — by far their healthiest output through four games of conference play.

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‘Bama spoils Mizzou’s senior day

By Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

In one of the more physical matches of the season, Alabama defeated Missouri 1-0
Sunday afternoon at Walton Stadium. The Crimson Tide and Tigers combined for 32
fouls in a back-and-forth contest. Alabama finally got on the scoreboard in the 84th
minute when forward Laura Lee Smith beat Missouri goalkeeper McKenzie
Sauerwein on a breakaway. Smith buried her shot inside the right post, and the
visitors were able to hold off the Tigers over the final six minutes.

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Missouri bats wake up in the second weekend of their Fall World Series 

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports

The offense came around for both the Black and Gold teams in the second weekend of the Fall World Series in Columbia.

It was the Gold team that saw their bats wake up in the first game. They were powered by homeruns by Ryan Howard and Josh Lester. Howard’s homerun was his third of the fall, while Lester’s was his first.

The Gold team also got a solid pitching performance from Alec Rash.

After allowing two runs in the first, Rash converted 13 of the final 14 batters in to outs. He also struck out nine over seven innings of work and only allowed the two runs.

The solid pitching and big hits led to a 5-3 victory in the first matchup.

Offense was the major factor for the Black team in the third game of the weekend.

Six batters reached base with a base hit and Chris Akmon, Zach Levy, Jack Klages and Case Munson all had multi-hit games. Four batters had an RBI in the game as the Black team put up six runs.

They also received a great start from freshman Tanner Houck. Houck brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He went seven innings, struck out eight and allowed two runs.

The Black team struggled a little in relief, but would end up winning the game 6-4.

The Fall World Series will wrap up with a three game set on Wednesday, Oct. 22, Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24.

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

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