Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk will step down once a replacement is found, ending a five-year tenure that was marked by school-wide social unrest, millions of dollars in facilities upgrades and key coaching hires in football and basketball.
Dr. Tommy Burnett, who spent almost a half-century at Missouri State as a teacher and highly successful handball coach, passed away July 22 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. His daughter and former players share their thoughts on his legacy.
Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast.
Jorge Soler hit two home runs, Salvador Perez added a three-run blast and Daniel Lynch pitched eight scoreless innings for his first major league win to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers Sunday.
The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off training camp Saturday by placing veteran safety Armani Watts on the physically unable to perform list and moving rookie defensive end Malik Herring to the non-football injury list.
Qualifying for a Korn Ferry Tour event is certainly tough. If you do make it, it’s even tougher to actually make the cut. One golfer came to the Ozarks this week trying to do just that after nearly giving up on those dreams for good. “He said, ‘I think I need to quit golf’,” said Springfield native Mike Swann. When Swann got the call back in March, he could hardly believe it.
Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.
There have been discussions between Texas and Oklahoma and SEC officials about switching conferences, but no formal invitations have been extended, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
The qualifying round for the Price Cutter Charity Championship always brings out some of the area’s best golfers, but this year proved once again that you never know who you might find on the course trying to qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour event.
The Chiefs could have stood pat after their second consecutive AFC championship, trusting in the fact that Patrick Mahomes would be their quarterback, Andy Reid their coach, and they would remain contenders for the foreseeable future.
When Will Duff signed with Vanderbilt Baseball his senior year of high school in 2019, he said he was ready to explore somewhere new. “I wanted to get out of Springfield, and Vanderbilt’s baseball program goes unsaid. They’re an amazing program,” Duff said at his signing day that year. So the Springfield Catholic star went off to Nashville, appearing in ten contests his freshman year and racking up a pair of multi-hit games for the Commodores. Then the pandemic cut that season short.
The Golden Spikes Award, considered the most prestigious among college baseball’s national player of the year honors, recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the United States based on their athletic ability, sportsmanship, character, and overall contribution to the sport.
After Royals manager Mike Matheny elected to have reliever Greg Holland (2-4) walk the dangerous José Ramírez to put runners at first and second, Reyes made him pay with his blast into the left-field seats.