Jemele Hill says sports and politics should mix
Posted on 12 November 2018 at 11:21pm
COLUMBIA- Sports journalist Jemele Hill gave her perspective on sports and politics at the University of Missouri’s campus on Monday.
Starting off with Colin Kaepernick, Hill addressed how critics often said we should keep politics out of sports. Hill mentioned that other athletes like Muhammed Ali had made political commentary in the past and how bringing politics in sports is not new. “We should welcome where sports leads us, then use it as a way for convenience escapism.”
Mizzou football's freshman Daniel Parker named SEC Freshman of the week
Posted on 12 November 2018 at 5:29pm
COLUMBIA- Mizzou freshman tight end Daniel Parker was named SEC Freshman of the Week. This is Parker's first-career weekly honor.
Parker stepped in for Missouri's offense last Saturday and had a big impact in the 33-28 win over Vanderbilt. He had three catches for 42 yards and a 20-yard touchdown catch. His touchdown catch helped the Tigers cut Vanderbilt's lead to two points in the third quarter.
Andrea Fuentes earns SEC Freshman of the Week
Posted on 12 November 2018 at 5:18pm
COLUMBIA- Mizzou Volleyball redshirt freshman Andrea Fuentes earned SEC Freshman of the Week. The honor is Fuentes fourth weekly SEC award this season.
Fuentes had another strong week as Missouri's setter. She had 11.71 assists per set in wins against Auburn and Georgia this past week.
Sophie Cunningham named to Naismith Trophy Watch List
Posted on 12 November 2018 at 5:05pm
COLUMBIA- Mizzou’s senior guard Sophie Cunningham was named to the watch list for the Citizen Naismith Trophy. Cunningham is one of 50 players on the watch list for the Women’s Player of the Year Award. She has been named to the watch list for three national awards this season. She was named to the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Year Award in October and the Wooden Award in November.
Mizzou will be at home this week, hosting Missouri State on Tuesday November 13th and Green Bay on Friday November 16th.
Cougar teams receive automatic bids to NAIA Championships
Posted on 12 November 2018 at 4:55pm
COLUMBIA- Three Columbia College teams earned automatic bids to NAIA championship opening rounds. The Cougar men’s soccer team will host the opening round of the NAIA championship. The Cougars received an automatic bid after winning the AMC regular-season title. They will host Cardinal Stritch on November 17th. The Wolves finished regular season play with an 18-2 record and the Cougars finished with a 13-5-1 record.
The Cougar women’s soccer team will travel to Lawrenceville, Georgia to face off against the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies. The Cougars received an automatic bid after winning the AMC tournament title and finished the regular season with a 14-4-2 record. Georgia Gwinnett is ranked 7th and will head into opening round with a 16-3 regular season record. The game will be played on November 17th.
Missouri Volleyball remains undefeated at home with four set triumph
Posted on 11 November 2018 at 9:58pm
Columbia - The Missouri volleyball team set up a huge week of SEC play with a four set win Sunday over Georgia. The Tigers trailed in the first and third sets, but rallied back in both to win. Mizzou preserved its undefeated record at home this season with its 10th win.
Service aces were the difference in the match. The Tigers’ 16 aces are tops in the SEC this season and put the Tigers over the top against the Bulldogs, who had more kills, assists, and fewer errors than the Tigers. Kylie Deberg had 7 of 16 aces for the Tigers, which set her career high. Her 16 kills also led the team. Sophomore middle blocker Tyanna Omazic was a defensive force as she finished with nine blocks, three of which were solo.
Granlund's third period winner pushes Wild past Blues
Posted on 11 November 2018 at 9:34pm
St. Louis - The St. Louis Blues wrapped up their season long seven game homestand with a disappointing 3-2 loss to Minnesota.
Oscar Sundqvist and Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Blues. It was Mikael Granlund’s third period goal that broke the tie and eventually gave the Wild a win. Granlund scored after Blues defenseman Colton Parayko missed on a clearing attempt, allowing Granlund the breakaway opportunity. The Wild have won 10 of their last 12.
Mahomes sets franchise record in another Chiefs win
Posted on 11 November 2018 at 9:02pm
Kansas City - Sunday brought more of the same for the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes had a pedestrian day (by his standards), as he passed for 249 yards and two touchdown passes while leading the 9-1 Chiefs past the 2-7 Cardinals 26-14.
Mahomes’ second touchdown pass gave him 31 for the season and pushed him past Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson for most in a season by a Chiefs quarterback. With six games remaining, the gunslinger has a chance to challenge Peyton Manning’s NFL single season record of 55 touchdowns. One thing that might keep him from that record could be protection. Mahomes was sacked five times today, as the Cardinals chose to bring pressure in an attempt to force mistakes.
Tigers squeak out 33-28 victory over Vanderbilt
Posted on 11 November 2018 at 7:57am
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Missouri kicker Tucker McCann missed a 31-yard field goal to the left with 1:48 remaining in the game, the possibility opened up that Missouri could lose its third last-second contest of the season.
The Tigers were up 33-28. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur led Vanderbilt 55 yards down the field, setting up for a play on Missouri's 25-yard line with five seconds remaining.
Wigginton-less Cyclones pound Missouri 76-59
Posted on 10 November 2018 at 9:44am
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State fans showed up to Hilton Coliseum on Friday night to the sight of star Lindell Wigginton in a cardinal-colored cast instead of a cardinal and gold jersey.
It was of somewhat small solace that the Cyclones played so well without their most talented player — whose timetable for a return to the court was described by coach Steve Prohm as a "week-to-week thing."