Sports http://kbia.org en La Russa Enters The Hall Of Fame, A Look At His Legacy In St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/la-russa-enters-hall-fame-look-his-legacy-st-louis <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Tony La Russa gives his Hall of Fame speech." data-attribution="Credit Screen shot from Major League Baseball telecast" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/larussahof.JPG" alt="" /><p>In his Hall of Fame speech, former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa saluted the support he's had from the management of all three clubs — the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland A's in addition to the Cardinals — he worked for. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:07:46 +0000 editor 56804 at http://kbia.org La Russa Enters The Hall Of Fame, A Look At His Legacy In St. Louis 5 Things To Know For The U.S. Vs. Belgium Game http://kbia.org/post/5-things-know-us-vs-belgium-game Today, players and fans of the U.S. and Belgium are building toward a decisive game that will send one team to the World Cup's quarterfinals and send the other packing. Two key questions are whether the U.S. can strike early, as it did against Ghana, and whether Belgium can pull away late, as it has in all its games so far in Brazil.<p>Here are a few details that should help you watch the game, which starts at 4 p.m. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:11:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 55456 at http://kbia.org 5 Things To Know For The U.S. Vs. Belgium Game MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft http://kbia.org/post/mus-clarkson-taken-second-round-nba-draft <p></p><p>Former University of Missouri basketball player Jordan Clarkson was selected as the 46th overall pick in the NBA draft last night, and ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:39:12 +0000 KBIA Staff 55266 at http://kbia.org MU's Clarkson taken in second round of NBA Draft World Cup fever sweeps USA http://kbia.org/post/world-cup-fever-sweeps-usa <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Bigger than</span> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">baseball?</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">With ratings for Sunday's U.S.A-Portugal game tipping in at just more than 24 million television viewers, it's probably safe to say World Cup fever has swept the nation.&nbsp; ESPN reports more than 18 million tuned in to its main, English-language broadcast -- an audience bigger than single games of both the World Series and the NBA finals.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:06:28 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55166 at http://kbia.org World Cup fever sweeps USA Missouri Supreme Court rules on mascot mishap http://kbia.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-rules-mascot-mishap <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan injured by a hot dog tossed by the team mascot. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:01:44 +0000 Associated Press 55087 at http://kbia.org Missouri Supreme Court rules on mascot mishap Ragtag Cinema hosting free World Cup screenings http://kbia.org/post/ragtag-cinema-hosting-free-world-cup-screenings <p></p><p></p><p>Ragtag Cinema will be airing live World Cup matches up to the finals in July. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:15:17 +0000 Conner Handel 54499 at http://kbia.org Ragtag Cinema hosting free World Cup screenings MU softball player joins All-American team http://kbia.org/post/mu-softball-player-joins-all-american-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An MU softball player went from bench warmer to All-American this year. Taylor Gadbois achieved third-team All-American and first-team All-SEC honors on Wednesday.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:18:38 +0000 Conner Handel 53764 at http://kbia.org MU softball player joins All-American team WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick http://kbia.org/post/watch-michael-sam-boyfriend-react-draft-pick <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW-_fFdkegs</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 11:52:00 +0000 editor 52754 at http://kbia.org WATCH: Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player http://kbia.org/post/michael-sam-drafted-rams-becomes-first-openly-gay-active-nfl-player <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam Saturday, making him the first openly gay active player in the National Football League.</p><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:20:37 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 52750 at http://kbia.org Michael Sam drafted by Rams, becomes first openly gay active NFL player Michael Sam to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award http://kbia.org/post/michael-sam-receive-arthur-ashe-courage-award <p>Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has been selected to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s in July.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:05:10 +0000 Maggie Angst 52625 at http://kbia.org Michael Sam to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award Anderson formally introduced as new basketball coach http://kbia.org/post/anderson-formally-introduced-new-basketball-coach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kim Anderson has been formally announced as the next MU men’s basketball coach after spending the previous 12 years at the University of Central Missouri. This marks the first time a Missouri alumnus will be the head coach of the MU basketball program for the first time since Norm Stewart retired in 1999.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:15:44 +0000 Brandon Kiley 52157 at http://kbia.org Anderson formally introduced as new basketball coach Mizzou names Kim Anderson men's basketball coach http://kbia.org/post/mizzou-names-kim-anderson-mens-basketball-coach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time since Norm Stewart, a former player will lead the Missouri men’s basketball program.</span></p><p>On Monday, the University of Missouri announced that Kim Anderson, 58, will replace Frank Haith, who left for Tulsa last Friday. Anderson arrives in Columbia after winning the 2014 NCAA D-II National Championship at Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo. Anderson lead the Mules to 274 wins, five conference titles and two NCAA Final Fours since taking over the program in 2002.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:35:05 +0000 Associated Press & Cody Mroczka 52090 at http://kbia.org Mizzou names Kim Anderson men's basketball coach Report: Mizzou's Frank Haith to become head coach at Tulsa http://kbia.org/post/report-mizzous-frank-haith-become-head-coach-tulsa <p>According to multiple reports on Thursday, Missouri coach Frank Haith has verbally accepted an offer to become the head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:14:40 +0000 Michael Losch & Taylor Kasper 51512 at http://kbia.org Report: Mizzou's Frank Haith to become head coach at Tulsa Ex-Mizzou player seeks protection from teammate http://kbia.org/post/ex-mizzou-player-seeks-protection-teammate <p></p><p>A former&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;basketball player is seeking a protection order against Zach Price, who remains suspended from the team after being arrested twice for allegedly assaulting his roommate and a woman.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Earnest Ross filed the petition in Boone County Circuit Court on April 2. Price was arrested twice the next day after reportedly first ramming his car into another vehicle and then in a later encounter with the pair. Police say he hit his male roommate in the face then pushed the woman to the ground.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:47:38 +0000 Associated Press 51140 at http://kbia.org Ex-Mizzou player seeks protection from teammate Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day http://kbia.org/post/players-compete-spotlight-missouris-pro-day <p>Fifteen former University of Missouri football players participated in Missouri’s Pro Day Thursday in their last chance for national exposure before the National Football League draft. The players participated in drills similar to the NFL Combine, such as the 40 yard dash and 225 lbs. bench press.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:23:43 +0000 Cody Crutchfield 49976 at http://kbia.org Players compete for the spotlight at Missouri's Pro Day Clark, Rector Among Four Arrested Before NIT Opener http://kbia.org/post/clark-rector-among-four-arrested-nit-opener-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Four Missouri student athletes are suspended after getting arrested over the weekend. Freshman basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, and football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of possession 35 grams or less of marijuana.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:49:58 +0000 Phil Bergman 49839 at http://kbia.org Clark, Rector Among Four Arrested Before NIT Opener Pinkel becomes 11th SEC coach to make at least $3 million http://kbia.org/post/pinkel-becomes-11th-sec-coach-make-least-3-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>MU head football coach Gary Pinkel signed an amended contract on Wednesday that will make him the 8<sup>th</sup> highest-paid football coach in the Southeastern Conference. Pinkel is set to make $3.1 million through 2020, an increase from the $2.8 million that he made last year.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:14:42 +0000 Mark Collins 49194 at http://kbia.org Pinkel becomes 11th SEC coach to make at least $3 million SEC video shoot has students cheering "Z-O-U" across MU campus http://kbia.org/post/sec-video-shoot-has-students-cheering-z-o-u-across-mu-campus <p>Students from the University of Missouri gathered around campus Tuesday to show their school spirit for an SEC Network promo.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:23:21 +0000 Samantha Granes Bezic 49061 at http://kbia.org SEC video shoot has students cheering "Z-O-U" across MU campus Presidential support for Michael Sam http://kbia.org/post/presidential-support-michael-sam <p>President Barack Obama is praising University of&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:44:35 +0000 Associated Press 48303 at http://kbia.org Presidential support for Michael Sam Hundreds form human wall in support of Michael Sam http://kbia.org/post/hundreds-form-human-wall-support-michael-sam <p class="p1">Hundreds of Michael Sam supporters lined up along Stadium Boulevard with frozen fingers and toes on Saturday (Feb. 15). Some brought signs, some brought hand warmers, but one thing they all brought was a united front to stand up for Sam.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 02:45:46 +0000 Rickelle Pimentel 48238 at http://kbia.org Hundreds form human wall in support of Michael Sam MU football coach: Sam has support of teammates, coaches http://kbia.org/post/mu-football-coach-sam-has-support-teammates-coaches <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Football League prospect Michael Sam&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">publicly</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;came out over the weekend. Although some critics have expressed concern about the league being ready for a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">publicly</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;gay player, Sam’s former college coach says he hopes Sam’s new team treats him like his college team</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:56:46 +0000 Kristofor Husted 47962 at http://kbia.org MU football coach: Sam has support of teammates, coaches Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say http://kbia.org/post/coming-out-has-complicated-players-prospects-nfl-execs-say Michael Sam has been a star defensive end at the University of Missouri. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:51:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47923 at http://kbia.org Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say Former MU football player comes out as gay, may be NFL's first openly gay player http://kbia.org/post/former-mu-football-player-comes-out-gay-may-be-nfls-first-openly-gay-player <p>Former Missouri Tigers football player Michael Sam publicly came out as gay Sunday in interviews with <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10429030/michael-sam-missouri-tigers-says-gay">ESPN</a>, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/michael-sam-college-football-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html">The New York Times</a> and <a href="http://www.outsports.com/2014/2/9/5395570/michael-sam-gay-nfl-draft-missouri-coming-out">Outsports</a>.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:04:58 +0000 Casey Morell 47917 at http://kbia.org Former MU football player comes out as gay, may be NFL's first openly gay player Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/show-me-gold-here-are-olympic-medalists-born-missouri-graphic <p>At least three U.S. Olympic athletes with Missouri ties are competing in Sochi this month. But they represent only a small part of the Show-Me State’s Olympic heritage. Nearly 100 medalists since the 1900s were born in Missouri, as shown by the interactive map below. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:42:36 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47692 at http://kbia.org Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC] Mizzou captures SEC East crown, will face Auburn in championship http://kbia.org/post/mizzou-captures-sec-east-crown-will-face-auburn-championship <p>Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season.</p><p>The senior running back’s legs produced the go-ahead score in a win that put the fifth-ranked Tigers in the SEC championship game. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:55:04 +0000 Associated Press 44625 at http://kbia.org Mizzou captures SEC East crown, will face Auburn in championship Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game http://kbia.org/post/student-group-antlers-kicked-out-second-straight-mu-basketball-game <p>A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:35:49 +0000 Associated Press 44397 at http://kbia.org Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game NCAA suspends MU coach Frank Haith for 5 games for violations at Miami http://kbia.org/post/ncaa-suspends-mu-coach-frank-haith-5-games-violations-miami <p></p><p>Current Missouri men’s basketball coach and former Miami coach Frank Haith has been suspended for the first five regular season games of the season as penalty for his actions in the two year long Nevin Shapiro scandal.</p><p>On Tuesday, the NCAA handed out sanctions for its case against the University of Miami that involved former boosters and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro.</p><p>Haith will miss games against Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 8), Southern Illinois (Nov. 12), Hawaii (Nov. 16), Gardner-Webb (Nov. 23) and IUPUI (Nov. 25). Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:51:35 +0000 Associated Press & Karen Mitchell & Courtney Kiley 42504 at http://kbia.org NCAA suspends MU coach Frank Haith for 5 games for violations at Miami World Series bet between churches will benefit victims of sex trafficking http://kbia.org/post/world-series-bet-between-churches-will-benefit-victims-sex-trafficking <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The leaders of the Episcopal cathedrals in Boston and St. Louis are using the World Series matchup between the Red Sox and the Cardinals to combat prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:22:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 42497 at http://kbia.org Student attendance is down at collegiate athletic events http://kbia.org/post/student-attendance-down-collegiate-athletic-events <p>College athletic programs across the country are witnessing a troubling trend in student attendance according to The Wall Street Journal.&nbsp; Students aren&rsquo;t showing up to the games like they have in the past.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:35:52 +0000 Tiege Dooley-Panko 42149 at http://kbia.org Student attendance is down at collegiate athletic events Everything you wanted to know about roadkill http://kbia.org/post/everything-you-wanted-know-about-roadkill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week we answer all your burning questions about roadkill.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:28:50 +0000 Scott Pham 41148 at http://kbia.org Everything you wanted to know about roadkill