KOMU.com https://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Football Football en-us Copyright 2019, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Thu, 17 Oct 2019 HH:10:ss GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com https://www.komu.com/ 144 25 These high school sports have the highest concussion rates https://www.komu.com/news/these-high-school-sports-have-the-highest-concussion-rates/ https://www.komu.com/news/these-high-school-sports-have-the-highest-concussion-rates/ Football Tue, 15 Oct 2019 6:29:48 AM Jacqueline Howard, CNN These high school sports have the highest concussion rates

(CNN) -- When it comes to concussions in high school sports, there is good news and bad news, a new study suggests.

The rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussions across all sports have gone down in recent years, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Tuesday. The bad news: Concussion rates increased in football games.

"These results matter for all stakeholders involved in high school sports: parents, coaches, athletes, as well as researchers," said Avinash Chandran, a post-doctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who was an author of the study.

"This study updates our understanding of concussion patterns in high school sports using injury surveillance data," he said. "It adds to our existing understanding by providing the most recent 'time-stamp' in concussion incidence in high school sports."

The study found trends in concussion rates not only for football but also more than a dozen other sports, including soccer, ice hockey and cheerleading -- which were among the sports with the most concussion incidence.

The study also found that among all sports, there was only one in which the concussion rate was higher during practice than in competition.

The high school sports with high concussion rates

The study included data on 9,542 concussions across 20 high school sports that occurred between the 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 school years.

Those sports were: boys' football, wrestling, soccer, basketball, baseball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, and track and field; girls' volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, and track and field; and coed cheerleading.

The data came from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study database, or HS RIO.

For the study, a concussion -- a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head -- was defined as occurring as a result of practice or competition, requiring medical attention and being diagnosed as a concussion.

For each sport, the rate of concussion was measured as the occurrence of a concussion per each exposure athletes had to participating in their respective sport, either in practice or competition.

Overall, the data showed that the three sports with the highest concussion rates were:

  1. Boys' football, with 10.4 concussions per 10,000 athlete exposures.
  2. Girls' soccer, with 8.19 per 10,000 athlete exposures.
  3. Boys' ice hockey, with 7.69 per 10,000 athlete exposures.

When examining concussion incidence specifically in practice, the highest rates were observed in boys' football, with a rate of 5.01 per 10,000; followed by cheerleading, with a rate of 3.6 per 10,000; and boys' wrestling, with a rate of 3.12 per 10,000.

The data showed that, between the 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 school years, football concussion rates during competitions alone increased, but practice-related concussion rates dropped.

The only sport with a higher concussion rate in practice than competition

The study found that across all sports, most concussions -- 63.7% -- occurred during competitions. Only one sport had a concussion rate higher in practice than in competition: cheerleading.

The researchers noted in the study that where and how cheerleaders practice could play a role in that finding, but more research is needed.

"For instance, unfortunately, not all states recognize cheerleading as a sport -- which may impact the conditions in which cheer squads may practice," Chandran said, which could be in hallways or on asphalt, putting them at higher risk of concussion.

"It is also possible that cheer squads have less access to medical care and coaching support than other high school sports," he said, referring to the observed patterns in practice.

The study had some limitations, including that only data from high schools with athletic trainers were included, and most of the data were based on athletes disclosing concussion symptoms during either a competition or a practice.

"Underreporting may have occurred if players chose not to disclose concussion symptoms, thus compromising our ability to fully understand athlete injury histories," the researchers wrote in the study.

In the United States, more than 800,000 traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths occur in children every year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These types of injuries have become more concerning as youth sports have grown in popularity and because research has shown that repeated blows to the head, such as from playing football or heading a soccer ball, can lead to long-term memory loss, dementia and other serious health issues.

More research is needed to determine exactly why certain trends in concussion rates have been found, since the new study only examined incidence and trends, but experts have some ideas.

'The legislation is having impact'

The top sports with the highest concussion rates in the new study came as no surprise to Dr. John Leddy, a primary care sports medicine physician, clinical professor and medical director of the Concussion Management Clinic at the University at Buffalo in New York, who was not involved in the new study.

"In our area, it's boys' football and boys' hockey, followed by girls' soccer, cheerleading and girls' hockey," Leddy said, referring to the types of athletes treated at his clinic.

The new study also found that, overall, 8.3% of reported concussions were recurrent, but rates of recurrent concussions decreased between the 2013-2014 school year and the 2017-2018 school year -- which Leddy called an "interesting" trend.

"There was reduced rate of recurrent concussions, and I think that speaks to the fact that we now have legislation in every state that says you have to pull a kid out of sport when a concussion is suspected and the child can't return to play until being cleared by a physician," he said.

As of 2015, all 50 states have adopted some form of concussion legislation with minimum return-to-play guidelines for students who have had concussions.

"It's been shown in college athletics that that introduction of the mandatory removal and then a return-to-play progression has really reduced the rate of recurrent concussions," Leddy said. "I think that's what's happening here in high school sports -- that shows, I think, the legislation is having impact."

Laura Dreer, an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, agreed that the study's findings may be a reflection of return-to-play legislation -- but she would like to see the findings validated with more rigorous research.

"It could be that there's more education awareness. All 50 states now have laws in place for return-to-play and all high school coaches have to go through training," said Dreer, director of psychological and neuropsychology clinical research services in the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, who was not involved in the new study.

She praised the study for shedding light on the public health issue of concussions, which she said often gets more attention at the collegiate and professional sports levels than in high school sports.

"It really starts with the kids," Dreer said.

By the time young athletes make it to collegiate or professional levels, "the damage is done," she said. "We need more studies at the high school level, and even backing it up further with the little kids, to get more longitudinal data and better understand this issue so we can do things to prevent it, manage it and hopefully keep kids safe but active as well."


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Jeff City Jays no match for SLUH's toughness https://www.komu.com/news/jeff-city-jays-no-match-for-sluh-s-toughness/ https://www.komu.com/news/jeff-city-jays-no-match-for-sluh-s-toughness/ Football Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:30:33 AM Alex Burke, Columbia Missourian Jeff City Jays no match for SLUH's toughness

JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City's stadium sits at the bottom of a long, steep hill, and like the fans who walked back to their cars after the game, the Jays had a big slope to climb early against SLUH.

Although the Junior Billikens were an opponent the Jays dominated last year, getting beat consistently in the trenches from start to finish led to a reversal of outcomes this season.  

An inability to keep senior quarterback Cole Gresham upright in the first half, namely the first quarter, was a game wrecker for the Jays. Gresham seldom had enough time to even consider lobbing a ball to his receivers and had to either improvise and try to get back to the line of scrimmage or was taken down almost immediately for a sack. 

Jays head coach Terry Walker said that the game came down entirely to execution. Winning one-on-one battles is how games are usually won in high school football and the home team was unable to do that with any consistency. 

"There was some great individual performances that were occurring on some plays, but individual performances never win a game," said Walker. 

This was a point of emphasis from Walker to his huddled team after the loss where he repeatedly told his team that more consistency was needed.

Among the individual performers who stood out on Friday night for Jefferson City were junior wide receiver Darrell Jones and sophomore running back David Bethune. Jones was quiet for most of the first half because of the pressure that Gresham was under, but once Gresham was given any time to throw, Jones uncloaked himself as a true threat in the passing game.

After going down 21-0 and giving the ball right back to SLUH near the middle of the second quarter, SLUH had a touchdown called back because of a block in the back call. Momentum shifted ever-so-slightly into the Jays favor and they took advantage. After SLUH's stalled drive, Jefferson City scored with a great catch by Jones in the front corner of the end zone to make it 21-7 going into halftime.

The second half was when Bethune got most of his opportunity to carry the football, which was a positive in the sense that it offset a lot of SLUH's aggressiveness in the pass rush. However, it led to longer drives for the Jays and took a lot of time off the clock, draining the Jays chances at making a comeback. 

One positive that the Jays can take into next week is how their success running the ball in the second half led to some success with play action. The balance was a way to take some of the pressure off of the struggling offensive line and let their play-makers get involved. The Jays will need to do just that next game when they take on Chaminade at 7 p.m. on Friday in Jefferson City. 


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Fulton Middle School dedicates gym to Carl E. Lee https://www.komu.com/news/fulton-middle-school-dedicates-gym-to-carl-e-lee/ https://www.komu.com/news/fulton-middle-school-dedicates-gym-to-carl-e-lee/ Football Wed, 11 Sep 2019 9:41:05 PM James Stanley, KOMU 8 Reporter Fulton Middle School dedicates gym to Carl E. Lee

FULTON - Fulton Public Schools honored Carl E. Lee on Wednesday evening by dedicating the Fulton Middle School gym to the former coach.

Lee was born in Fulton and was a standout in football, basketball and track at Fulton High School.

After graduating from high school in 1956, Lee attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

As a halfback for Blue Tigers football he received all-conference honors from 1958-1960, was named to the Lincoln University's Who's Who List in 1958 and was an All-American in 1960.

Following college, Lee joined the United States Army Reserve and became a second lieutenant.

In 1965, Fulton Middle Schools hired Lee as a P.E. teacher and a coach for its football and basketball programs.

Lee was the first African American coach in the Fulton Public Schools system.

He remained a coach and teacher for 29 years until his retirement in 1994.

In 2002, Lee was inducted into the Fulton High School Wall of Fame.


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Mahomes will play on sprained ankle Sunday https://www.komu.com/news/mahomes-will-play-on-sprained-ankle-sunday/ https://www.komu.com/news/mahomes-will-play-on-sprained-ankle-sunday/ Football Mon, 9 Sep 2019 8:08:09 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Mahomes will play on sprained ankle Sunday

KANSAS CITY - The Chiefs won't play without their star quarterback in Oakland on Sunday.

Kansas City's head coach Andy Reid said Mahomes is doing fine after spraining his ankle Sunday and plans to play this week.

Tyreek Hill's return won't be as sudden. The Chiefs wide receiver left Sunday's game after suffering a joint injury involving his sternum and clavicle.

Hill won't play Sunday in Oakland, but not all hope is lost for Chiefs Kingdom.

He has avoided being put injury reserve, which would have guaranteed his absence for eight weeks. Although this leaves an empty spot on the Chiefs active roster, Hill could be back on the field before week nine.

The Chiefs will likely depend on their wide receiver Sammy Watkins again on Sunday when they take on the Oakland Raiders.


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Nick Bolton named SEC defensive player of the week https://www.komu.com/news/nick-bolton-named-sec-defensive-player-of-the-week/ https://www.komu.com/news/nick-bolton-named-sec-defensive-player-of-the-week/ Football Mon, 9 Sep 2019 7:33:58 PM Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Nick Bolton named SEC defensive player of the week

COLUMBIA - Mizzou's sophmore linebacker, Nick Bolton, is the SEC defensive player of the week after leading the Tigers to a 38-7 victory over West Virginia Saturday.

Bolton walked away with a career high 10 tackles and three tackles for loss. His performance didn't stop there.

He managed to make his first two interceptions, including a 20-yard pick six return in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Bolton is the first Mizzou linebacker with two interceptions in a game since Kentrell Brothers in 2015.

Missouri is looking for another win against Southeast Missouri State at Faurot Field Saturday to go 2-1.


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Antonio Brown released, signs with Patriots https://www.komu.com/news/antonio-brown-released-signs-with-patriots/ https://www.komu.com/news/antonio-brown-released-signs-with-patriots/ Football Sat, 7 Sep 2019 4:42:34 PM Jack Knowlton, KOMU 8 Sports Antonio Brown released, signs with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MA- Antonio Brown has agreed terms with the New England Patriots following his release from the Oakland Raiders.

Brown has signed a one year 15 million dollar deal, with a nine million dollar signing bonus according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Brown's release from Oakland follows a number of sagas between Brown and the Raiders organization since he was acquired in March.

From issues regarding Brown's helmet to most recently posting a video of a recorded call with Raiders coach Jon Gruden, the short, bazaar chapter of Brown with the Raiders has come to a close. Gruden wished Brown the best after his release.

After signing Brown on the same day he was released from Oakland, the Patriots boosted their roster by giving Tom Brady a very powerful weapon on offense.

Questions remain concerning Brown's ability to gel with coaches in the wake of his past disputes.

Brown will be ineligible to play in week one, but can return to action for week two.


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Missouri debuts new QB Bryant on road against Wyoming https://www.komu.com/news/missouri-debuts-new-qb-bryant-on-road-against-wyoming/ https://www.komu.com/news/missouri-debuts-new-qb-bryant-on-road-against-wyoming/ Football Fri, 30 Aug 2019 9:27:40 AM The Associated Press Missouri debuts new QB Bryant on road against Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — When Wyoming coach Craig Bohl looks at the Missouri offense this year, he doesn’t see signs of any drop-off from an offense that averaged 36.6 point a game last year behind quarterback Drew Lock, who has since moved on to the NFL.

Rather, Bohl sees that the Tigers heading to Laramie on Saturday to meet the Cowboys have reloaded at the quarterback position with the addition of Clemson graduate transfer Kelly Bryant.

“It’s an explosive offense; he’s an explosive player,” Bohl said.

Bryant led Clemson to the 2017 national championship game before losing his job to Trevor Lawrence after four games last season and has a 16-2 career record as a starter. At Missouri, he’ll be asked to replace Lock, who accounted for 12,193 yards and 99 touchdowns over his career and led the Tigers to bowl games each of the past two years.

Bryant has a strong and experienced supporting cast that includes receiver Johnathon Johnson, who had 59 catches for 737 yards and five touchdowns last season, and running back Larry Rountree III, who ran for 1,216 yards as a sophomore and ended the 2018 season with three consecutive 100-yard games.

“I like the group that we got going into week one,” Missouri coach Barry Odom said. “I’m at ease with the group that we’ve got and our entire organization because I know that everyone’s aligned with the vision that we want and how we’re going to move this program forward.”

Bohl also likes his team heading into the new season.

“There comes a point where there’s a confidence that a team has and as a head coach you always look forward to how the team is going to play,” he said. “And typically you’re going to play how you practice, and I think we’ve been practicing well.”

Wyoming’s offense will be led by quarterback Sean Chambers, who played in four games last year and accounted for 595 total yards and five touchdowns before breaking his right leg in the second-to-last game of the season.

Other things to know heading into Saturday’s game:

SEC IN LARAMIE

Missouri’s visit to Laramie is only the second time in history that Wyoming has hosted an SEC opponent. In 2004, Wyoming hosted Ole Miss and defeated the Rebels 37-32. The Cowboys played at Missouri last year and lost 40-13. Overall, Wyoming has a 3-10 record against SEC teams. Wyoming last defeated an SEC opponent when it beat Tennessee 13-7 in 2008.

2018 MOMENTUM

Both teams finished their 2018 seasons strong. Missouri won five of its last seven games to finish 8-5, while the Cowboys ended last season with four straight wins to finish 6-6. However, Missouri has lost four straight season-openers on the road since a 3-0 victory at Notre Dame to begin the 1978 season.


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Hickman football reclassified for upcoming season https://www.komu.com/news/hickman-football-reclassified-for-upcoming-season/ https://www.komu.com/news/hickman-football-reclassified-for-upcoming-season/ Football Mon, 26 Aug 2019 8:14:33 PM Connor McCann, KOMU 8 Reporter Hickman football reclassified for upcoming season

COLUMBIA - Hickman high school is returning to Class 6 football this season after spending three years in Class 5.

The move is due to CPS changing its boundaries in February. The Kewpies gained around 300 athletes, band members and other students who participate in extra-curricular activities, according to head coach Cedric Alvis.

Alvis said the move to Class 6 caught him off guard.

"I envisioned us being in Class 5 for one more year before we moved up," Alvis said. "But we're excited to go up against bigger and better competition."

Hickman finished last season with an 2-8 record, and their overall record in three years of Class 5 was 4-26.

"We're expecting wins this season," senior quarterback Brayden Rother said. "This year its about hitting it hard and keeping the same mentality every week, instead of getting over-hyped for wins."

Alvis is entering his second year with the team, and said even though the reclassification might be a challenge, his guys will be ready.

"Our training started in November, we've been going at it since then," Alvis said. "The idea has been it only takes eleven to play. It's some old-school, iron man football."

Rother has been playing in Class 5 for his entire high school career, and said he is looking forward to this season.

"It's honestly a whole new team," Rother said. "It feels more like a family this season, like we're playing for each other and not for the next level."


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Missouri A.D. Jim Sterk joins Sports Xtra https://www.komu.com/news/missouri-a-d-jim-sterk-joins-sports-xtra/ https://www.komu.com/news/missouri-a-d-jim-sterk-joins-sports-xtra/ Football Sun, 19 May 2019 11:21:21 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Missouri A.D. Jim Sterk joins Sports Xtra COLUMBIA - Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk sat down with Chris Gervino Sunday night to talk all things Tigers on Sports Xtra.Sterk discussed the University's NCAA sanctions appeal, the new south end zone and Tigers on the diamond.

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Lincoln Football coach resigns https://www.komu.com/news/lincoln-football-coach-resigns/ https://www.komu.com/news/lincoln-football-coach-resigns/ Football Thu, 16 May 2019 5:45:24 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Lincoln Football coach resigns

JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University head football coach Steven Smith resigned Wednesday, the school announced.

In two seasons, Smith led the Blue Tigers to a 4-17 record.

Offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, Malik Hoskins, has been named interim head coach for the 2019 season.

"I'd like to thank coach Smith for his work building the Lincoln football program the past two years, and I wish him the best in his future endeavors," said Lincoln athletic director John Moseley. "The team made some positive strides last season, and Coach Hoskins' familiarity with the program and our players should allow that development to continue this fall."

According to a release from the school, Smith plans on pursuing an opportunity in professional football. 


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KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 5-12-19 https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-5-12-19/ https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-5-12-19/ Football Mon, 13 May 2019 3:08:59 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 5-12-19

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Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72 https://www.komu.com/news/longtime-nfl-coach-gunther-cunningham-dies-at-72/ https://www.komu.com/news/longtime-nfl-coach-gunther-cunningham-dies-at-72/ Football Mon, 13 May 2019 2:37:56 PM The Associated Press Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Gunther Cunningham’s life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar Germany, settling in California when he was a young boy.

For one thing, he almost certainly never would have dedicated his life to football.

Yet Cunningham would go to spend more than five decades in the game, including stints in college and the CFL before making a name for himself in the NFL. He worked for six different franchises over 34 years in the league, including a two-year stint as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cunningham died on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 72.

His wife, Rene, said in a statement Monday that Cunningham died in Detroit, where he had served as defensive coordinator and a senior coaching assistant for the Lions before retiring in 2016.

“Gunther Cunningham will forever be remembered as one of the great men of our game,” the Lions said in a statement. “He left a lasting impact on every person who was fortunate enough to work alongside him during his more than 47 years as a coach — including 34 years in the National Football League, the final eight of which were spent here in Detroit. Our organization is truly honored and proud to have been included in his distinguished coaching legacy.”

Cunningham’s father, Garner, was an American serving in the Air Force in Germany when he met his German wife, Katherina. Their precocious boy was born in Munich in 1946, and the family soon moved to the U.S. and settled in California, where Cunningham — who spoke no English — was ridiculed like many post-World War II immigrants for both his accent and ancestry.

It was on the football field where he found his voice.

Cunningham became a star linebacker for his high school team in Lompoc, and earned a scholarship to play at Oregon. His aptitude for the game made him a natural coach, and Cunningham got his start as the Ducks’ defensive line coach from 1969-71.

He later coached at Arkansas, Stanford and California before a stint with Hamilton in the CFL. He then followed Frank Kush to the Baltimore Colts, where he got his first NFL coaching job.

Colts coach Jim Irsay tweeted that Cunningham was “one of the finest men in our business.”

Cunningham eventually became one of the most aggressive and successful defensive coaches in the league, burnishing his reputation with the Chargers and Raiders before landing in Kansas City. He was an integral part of Marty Schottenheimer’s best teams as the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator, and was promoted to head coach when Schottenheimer resigned after the 1998 season.

He went 9-7 in his first year and 7-9 in his second, and his only head coaching stint ended on a sour note. Cunningham claimed he was never told by management that he’d been fired, learning it instead from reporters when he arrived to work in the morning.

Cunningham spent some time with the Titans before Dick Vermeil lured him back to the Chiefs as his defensive coordinator. He spent the rest of his career with the Lions.

Cunningham was known for his fiery demeanor and colorful vocabulary — yes, he picked up English, but his players would joke that he also knew plenty of French. Even in his final years on the sideline in Detroit, it wasn’t uncommon to see Cunningham drop-kicking a clipboard in frustration.

But he also was the consummate players’ coach, putting their best interests first.

“So sad to hear of the passing of one of the best coaches in the game,” said Rich Gannon, who was quarterback in Kansas City during the late 1990s. “I went against him and his defense in practice every day for four years with the Kansas City and it definitely made me a better player.”

Cunningham is survived by Rene, his wife of nearly 50 years, and their son Adam and daughter Natalie. The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.

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KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 4-28-19 https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-4-28-19/ https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-4-28-19/ Football Mon, 29 Apr 2019 12:34:39 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 4-28-19

COLUMBIA- We wrap up where Tigers ended up in the 2019 the NFL Draft, Ryan Leaf visits William Woods to share his past mistakes and Gary Pinkel sits down with Chris to discuss his new GP M.A.D.E. foundation.


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KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 4-21-19 https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-4-21-19/ https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-4-21-19/ Football Mon, 22 Apr 2019 2:15:24 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 4-21-19

COLUMBIA - Chris sits down with Ben Wilson of KTGR to discuss Tiger Baseball and Softball. This week features two stories about MMA Baseball and a Special Olympian from Kansas City. 


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KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 4-13-19 https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-4-13-19/ https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-4-13-19/ Football Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:36:56 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 4-13-19

COLUMBIA - Former Tiger greats Sophie Cunningham and Drew Lock are featured as they prepare to embark on their professional journeys. 


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Drew Lock discusses future on Sports Xtra https://www.komu.com/news/drew-lock-discusses-future-on-sports-xtra/ https://www.komu.com/news/drew-lock-discusses-future-on-sports-xtra/ Football Sun, 14 Apr 2019 8:14:57 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Drew Lock discusses future on Sports Xtra

COLUMBIA - Former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock sat down with Chris Gervino to talk about his time in a Tiger uniform, preparing for the NFL draft and potentially playing against his favorite team.

Lock finished as MU's second-leading passer in SEC and program history, tallying 12,193 yards. The Kansas City native's 99 touchdowns are third-most in SEC history as well.

The NFL Draft is April 25-27. Lock is projected by multiple outlets to be a high first-round pick.

 


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KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 3-31-19 https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-3-31-19/ https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-3-31-19/ Football Mon, 1 Apr 2019 4:07:54 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 3-31-19

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Barry Odom on Sports Xtra https://www.komu.com/news/barry-odom-on-sports-xtra/ https://www.komu.com/news/barry-odom-on-sports-xtra/ Football Sun, 31 Mar 2019 11:39:07 PM Chris Gervino, KOMU 8 Sports Barry Odom on Sports Xtra

COLUMBIA - Missouri football coach Barry Odom joins the hotseat with Chris Gervino to talk about spring ball, NCAA sanctions and the NFL Draft.


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Former Tiger great Maclin retires https://www.komu.com/news/former-tiger-great-maclin-retires/ https://www.komu.com/news/former-tiger-great-maclin-retires/ Football Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:11:33 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Former Tiger great Maclin retires

Former Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin called it quits Sunday, according to his twitter.


Maclin played at Missouri from 2006-2009 and was a two-time All-American.

He was drafted by the Eagles in 2009, amassing 6,835 yards and 49 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons. Maclin also played in Kansas City and Baltimore.

 


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KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 3-17-19 https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-3-17-19/ https://www.komu.com/news/komu-8-sports-podcast-3-17-19/ Football Mon, 18 Mar 2019 1:01:40 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports KOMU 8 Sports Podcast 3-17-19

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