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  • 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)

  • Morgan Eye helps lead Mizzou to third round of WNIT

    Morgan Eye helps lead Mizzou to third round of WNIT

    Posted 9:20 AM 3/23/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    MANHATTAN, Kansas - Missouri women's basketball senior Morgan Eye helped lead the team to a 67-48 win over former Big 12 conference foe Kansas State on Sunday. The Tigers will now advance to the third round of the WNIT.

    Eye recorded nine three-pointers in Sunday's game, tying the record (More)

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  • March Madness slows down some Columbia restaurants

    Posted 2:03 PM 3/22/2015 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - While sports bars and pubs see an increase in business during March Madness, not all restaurants thrive during this exciting time of year. 

    One local restaurant owner, who asked to not be named due to protecting her business, said her sales cut nearly in half on nights when (More)

  • Rock Bridge wins fourth consecutive state title

    Rock Bridge wins fourth consecutive state title

    Posted 8:57 AM 3/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Sophie Cunningham scored 13 points and Cierra Porter added 12 to lead Rock Bridge to its fourth consecutive state title on Saturday, beating Liberty 49-35 in the Class 5 championship game.

    The seniors and Missouri signees helped Rock Bridge (24-7) capture its fourth (More)

  • Blue Springs South defeats Park Hill South for state title

    Blue Springs South defeats Park Hill South for state title

    Posted 8:53 AM 3/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Brandon Kilgore scored 23 points to help Blue Springs South defeat Park Hill South 71-57 in the Class 5 boys championship game on Saturday.

    Missouri signee Kevin Puryear and KJ Robinson each added 15 points for Blue Springs South (29-2), which won in its first-ever title (More)

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