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COVID-19 affects sports

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

March 18, 2020

It’s safe to say that the coronavirus has sent the word into mass panic. After all, it’s been a while since the CDC has issued a pandemic among the American population. Not only has the virus affected everyday life and all of the things we do on a daily basis, but it has also left a huge impact ...

Xavier Pinson shows excellence on the court

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Mizzou basketball has had a season full of rollercoasters and ups and downs. Early in the year, Mizzou showed their fierce defensive play during the non-conference schedule and looked like a contender for a Southeastern Conference (SEC) regular-season title. But quickly during the non-conference sched...

Who is McGregor’s next challenger?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

February 25, 2020

The notorious one is back. In 2018 at UFC 229, many fans watched Conor McGregor fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a grudge match that brought in outrageous numbers in terms of pay-per-view buys for the company. This also meant that millions around the world watched as Nurmagomedov destroyed the n...

Battle falls short in Norm Stewart Classic

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

December 10, 2019

On Saturday night the boy’s basketball team played in front of a rowdy crowd at Mizzou Arena against Raytown South. This was the first time the Norm Stewart Classic was held at Mizzou Arena, as it was formerly held at Columbia College.  The Norm Stewart Classic lets teams see how they shape up agains...

Justified or not justified?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

December 10, 2019

It’s safe to say that the Barry Odom tenure at Missouri was a rocky rollercoaster. Odom has been with the football program to some extent for 20 years, whether a defensive coordinator or head coach and was even a former player for the Tigers. Odom was hired in 2015 after head coach Gary Pinkel had resi...

Missouri Basketball Preview

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Year three of the Cuonzo Martin era for the Missouri basketball program is quickly approaching. Mizzou is looking to improve upon a very disappointing 15-17 record from the 2018 campaign that was plagued with injuries, most notably the torn ACL that sophomore forward Jontay Porter suffered just before the...

Is Barry Odom’s time at Missouri coming to a close?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

November 4, 2019

For about 2 decades, The University of Missouri has made a well-respected name for themselves in college football and in large part, you can thank former Head Coach Gary Pinkel because of that. Gary Pinkel took over as the head coach at Mizzou in 2001. In his first few years he had some rough seasons...

QB Success Continues

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

October 25, 2019

  Throughout the six-year tenure of the storied football program, the quarterback position has always been secured by great quarterbacks throughout the years, such as Brevinn Tyler, who is now a quarterback at Colorado Mesa, and now Kansas State quarterback Jaren Lewis. Harrison Keller has a ch...

Battle basketball preview

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

October 1, 2019

As fall sports season begins, that means that winter sports are coming right around the corner. The hardwood will soon be put to use, as the boy's basketball team looks to build upon an impressive 20-8 record from the 2018 campaign. The Spartans are led by fourth-year head coach Brian Meny looks to ...

Missouri Looks For First Win Over South Carolina Since 2015

Jackson Meyer, Reporter

September 18, 2019

The Mayor’s Cup: ever since Missouri entered the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 2012, South Carolina has always played Missouri tough. It seems no matter what each team’s resume looks like, when the teams meet, you can throw the resumes out of the window because it’s going to be a dogfight e...

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