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  • Tolton's Jontay Porter verbally commits to Washington

    Tolton's Jontay Porter verbally commits to Washington

    Posted 4:56 PM 8/2/2015 by Mark Kim, Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Tolton Catholic basketball player Jontay Porter announced on Twitter that he has committed to the University of Washington

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  • Laurence Bowers signs contract to play Italian basketball

    Laurence Bowers signs contract to play Italian basketball

    Posted 4:19 PM 8/2/2015 by Mark Kim, Sports Digital Producer

    CAPO D'ORLANDO - Former Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers has officially signed with Orlandina Basket in Italy, the team announced on August 2nd.

    The team also announced that Bowers will wear #21 for the team.

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  • St. Louis Starz accomplish unique streak at Show Me State Games

    Posted 10:28 AM 7/26/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The St. Louis Starz basketball club lived up to its name during the final weekend of the Show Me State Games. The team continued to make history this year, accomplishing its third run of five consecutive undefeated seasons at the games.

    A total of three five-peats equals 15 (More)

  • DeMarre Carroll hosts sixth annual "Next Level" camp

    Posted 3:24 PM 7/22/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Former Missouri Tigers basketball player DeMarre Carroll hosted his "Next Level" camp for kids Tuesday.

    Carroll said this is his sixth camp he's put on for Columbia youth. He hosted it this year at Father Tolton Catholic High School, with the help of several Tolton coaches and (More)

  • Two MU athletes injured in Highway 63 accident

    Posted 3:04 PM 6/21/2015 by Chris Gothner and Berkeley Lovelace Jr., KOMU 8 Reporters

    BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms that two MU athletes, football player Harold Brantley and basketball player Madeleine Stock, are the victims involved in the single-car crash on Highway 63 Sunday afternoon.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the (More)

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  • Rock Bridge player and coach named Sportsperson of Year

    Rock Bridge player and coach named Sportsperson of Year

    Posted 4:37 PM 6/9/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri women's basketball incoming freshman Sophie Cunningham and Rock Bridge High School coach Jill Nagel were honored with the Kiwanis Club of Columbia Don Faurot Sportsperson of the Year Award on Tuesday. 

    "It's been amazing," Cunningham said. "We've done (More)

  • Sophie Cunningham named to 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 Championship trials team

    Sophie Cunningham named to 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 Championship trials team

    Posted 7:11 PM 5/6/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    OLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Incoming Mizzou women's basketball freshman and McDonalds All-American Sophie Cunningham was named to the 2015 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team Trials roster, as announced today by USA Basketball.

    Trials to select the 12 members who will comprise (More)

  • Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    Posted 8:39 PM 4/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Asked how to raise attendance at sporting events, new Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said simply, "Win games."

    "That's just human nature," Rhoades said. "People want to be associated with a winning program. They want to be associated with the next great thing."

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  • 'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

    'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

    Posted 9:33 AM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ATLANTA (AP) - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.

    He knows there's so many other ways he can help the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, whether it's playing shutdown defense, banging for a (More)

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  • Central Methodist signs JUCO center

    Central Methodist signs JUCO center

    Posted 3:44 PM 4/8/2015 by Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    FAYETTE - Central Methodist University's men's basketball team added a big presence in the low post with the signing of 6'7" center Jasmin Biberovikj Wednesday.

    Biberovikj, a native of Bitola, Macedonia, played the last two seasons at Danville Area Community College in Illinois following a (More)

  • Missouri confirms Williams, Bello decisions to transfer

    Missouri confirms Williams, Bello decisions to transfer

    Posted 8:45 AM 4/8/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri has confirmed sophomore forward Johnathan Williams III and junior guard Deuce Bello are transferring.

    The school said in a release Tuesday that Bello intended to graduate this spring and transfer to pursue graduate studies at another institution. (More)

  • Columbia men finish at No. 18 in postseason poll

    Columbia men finish at No. 18 in postseason poll

    Posted 7:13 PM 4/1/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Cougar men's basketball team checked in at No. 18 in Wednesday's release of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 poll. National Champion Dalton State claimed the top spot in the rankings, followed by Talladega, national runner-up Westmont, Hope (More)

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