JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The capitol dome in Missouri will shine red for the Kansas City Chiefs as the team prepares to make its first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years.
Gov. Mike Parson announced in news release that he ordered the dome to glow in the team’s color on Friday night. Parson said that as a season-ticket holder and long-time fan, he “couldn’t be more excited for the Chiefs.”
MIAMI — Brett Veach stands to the side of the Super Bowl's annual media night melee with a couple of close friends, while the vast majority of people on the stadium floor mill around oblivious to who he is and what he has accomplished.
With his boyish looks, down-to-earth demeanor and willingness to chat with just about anybody no matter their station in life, Veach seems to fit right in with hundreds of volunteers and reporters and fans that choke the stadium floor.
COLUMBIA (AP) - Missouri overcame a 20-point deficit in the second half to defeat Georgia 72-69 in Columbia, ending a four-game losing streak.
The Bulldogs (11-9, 1-6 Southeastern Conference) jumped to an early lead, largely in part to star freshman Anthony Edwards (18 points per game), who scored 14 in the first half alone to put Georgia ahead 42-30 at halftime.
SOUTH BEACH - Fans from all over came to Ocean Drive Tuesday to see all the national media outlets talk with former and current athletes.
People stood around and took videos of the sets and watched the live events.
COLUMBIA - Travis Line, a senior middle distant runner from Columbia College is named the American Midwest Conference Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Snow Bird Open on Saturday.
Line ran a 4:37 in the mile run and a 2:01 in the 800-meter run securing first place in both events and running the fastest indoor track times in the AMC this season. This is Line's first AMC Indoor Athlete of the Week award of his career.
SPRINGFIELD - Former Jefferson City High School, University of Missouri and NFL star defensive end Justin Smith has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield.
Smith played seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals and seven years with the San Francisco 49ers. He was taken by the Bengals with the fourth overall pick in 2001, joining offensive lineman Russ Washington (picked fourth overall in 1968) as the highest drafted Missouri football players ever.
DENVER - Michael Porter Jr. finished one rebound away from a double-double on Sunday, helping the Denver Nuggets defeat the Houston Rockets by a score of 117-110.
The former Missouri Tiger came off the bench to hit 6 of his 12 field goal attempts, as well as 4 of his 6 shots from beyond the 3-point arc, to beat a shorthanded Rockets team. Star point guard Russell Westbrook played, but reigning first-team All-NBA guard James Harden did not.