Missouri wrestling beats Buffalo for 15th consecutive MAC dual win


No. 18 Missouri defeated Buffalo, 28-11, on Sunday to open its Mid-American Conference competition. The Tigers have now won 15 consecutive MAC duals. Against Buffalo, Missouri won seven out of the ten bouts with two technical falls and a pin.

Four out of the five ranked wrestlers for the Tigers won their bouts. Missouri's No. 24 Alan Hurt lost to Buffalo's No. 12 Derek Spann by a technical fall.

Missouri outshoots, outplays Southern Illinois in Braggin' Rights tuneup


Something's clicked for Missouri men's basketball over its last couple of games, especially after a dominating 64-48 win against Southern Illinois on Sunday.

It was clear things needed changing after the Tigers' humiliating 68-60 loss to Charleston Southern on Dec. 3 in Columbia, one of the worst losses in Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin's tenure.

So when the Tigers traveled to Philadelphia four days later and beat a strong Temple team 64-54, it reassured Missouri's players that things were going to be OK.

Missouri hires Appalachian State's Eliah Drinkwitz as new head coach


A unanimous decision by the University of Missouri Board of Curators made it official Tuesday morning. Eliah Drinkwitz is the 33rd head coach of Missouri football.

"I am excited for the opportunity of a lifetime to be the head football coach at Missouri," Drinkwitz said in a statement. "This is a special place with special people."

Missouri's Nick Bolton, Jordan Elliott named first-team All-SEC


Even during a five-game losing streak that ravaged the second half of Missouri football’s 2019 season, the defense often held its own against some imposing opponents.

Two players were recognized for that Monday. Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton and defensive tackle Jordan Elliott were both named to the Associated Press All-SEC first-team. Twenty-eight writers vote on the teams.

Missouri women's basketball rides fast start to victory over Saint Louis


It came in the ninth game of the season, but Missouri women’s basketball finally won a no-doubter.

The first month of the season had been difficult for the Tigers, especially early in games. In its first eight contests, Missouri led after the first quarter just twice, both times by a single point. Even the team’s lone comfortable victory, against SIU-Edwardsville, was tied through 10 minutes of play.

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Irons moving to Community Center after 27 years of coaching


After coaching for the Excelsior Springs School District for 27 years, one life-long Tiger recently decided to embark on the next chapter of her life, with a move to become the operations manager of the Excelsior Springs Community Center.

Terri Irons’ years as one of Excelsior’s most celebrated coaches came with being voted Favorite Coach by the community in The Standard’s Community of Excellence Awards, celebrating 200 career volleyball wins and being voted into the Excelsior Springs Athletic Hall of Fame with her 1998 State Championship softball team.