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A Tailgate to Remember

I was born the son of two hippie parents and raised on a farm in between Hallsville and Centralia. When I use the term “hippie,” I don’t mean it in the stereotypical drug-induced flower power way. My parents were social activists who saw…

Tigers on the Road

Football is in the air. Before you know it, there will be Saturday afternoon gridlock as Tiger fans take over the town. But what about those other weekends when the Tigers are away? This season, the Tigers will play on the road for five of…

Going For The Gold

J'den qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in April of this year. He will be wrestling in the Olympics on August 20. Watch the interview after his Olympic Qualifier below. Then watch as he reveals that his talents don't stop at the mat, but…

30 Years Of Show-Me State Games

Sometimes we take our friends for granted. This month Columbia will host nearly 26,000 friends for a pair of weekends full of fun and games. They’ll stay in our hotels and eat with us in our restaurants, and play in our green spaces. And…

Road To The Pros

Draft stock is the name of the game for the 2015 NFL season, especially when it comes to the Missouri Tigers. Mizzou has a reputation of turning defensive ends to the pros year after year, not because they have connections, but because the…

Kim Anderson At Home

On the Home Court: Coach Kim & Melissa Anderson While Coach Kim Anderson’s basketball career has brought many challenges to family life, the Andersons have maintained a strong sense of togetherness. Their commitment is a story worth…

Coach Kim Anderson

L.G. PATTERSON Kim Anderson has been dreaming of this homecoming for 30 years. Although the path of the University of Missouri’s new head basketball coach, wasn’t exactly a straight shot to his dream job, Anderson finally has…

Good Sports

An Opportunity To Do Something Cool CARTER AREY Wheelchair Basketball By Heather Finn Carter Arey’s journey to Team USA began when he snuck into the University of Missouri student recreation complex to play pickup basketball. At…

Riding High

Riding High Two local horse riders, Liz Hotchkiss and Bill Wise, earn a national honor from the Dressage Foundation. Their dressage stories show there’s no one way to fall in love with this most graceful of equestrian sports.

Football Night In Columbia

Produced by Chelsea Land Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School played each other for the first time in 1981. They met again in 1994 and 1995; since 2000, they have played every year in the Providence Bowl, named after the…

Man Made

Step inside real estate developer John Sutherland’s Ashland home, and you’ll find one of the most impressive sports and music memorabilia collections around. From a Lombardi trophy and walls filled with signed music and sports memorabilia,…

Takedown

Columbia sports fans are in for another great ride this year as champion wrestlers J’den Cox and Jaydin Clayton continue their winning ways on the mat. Cox, a 2013 graduate of Hickman High School, became Columbia’s first four-time state…

A Whole New Ballgame

The University of Missouri’s Athletic Department prides itself on nurturing athletes who are both physically gifted and academically successful. Two former Mizzou stars, quarterback Brad Smith and basketball standout Jed Frost, have put…

100 Homecomings

The University of Missouri is celebrating 100 years of Homecoming! With a tradition stretching back to 1911, Mizzou’s Homecoming is one of the oldest, biggest and most famous Homecoming events in the nation. A look back on Mizzou’s…

Goal To Go

A staggered line of men walks toward Rock Bridge High School’s football field from the adjacent parking lot carrying helmets, shoulder pads and other gear. It’s around 5:30 on an uncharacteristically moderate Thursday evening in late July.…