Wednesday, February 6, 2013
February 6 is the first day high school seniors can confirm their college choices. The University of Missouri, Ohio State and Oklahoma State are among the NCAA schools looking to St. Louis for recruits.
College coaches are getting their money's worth out of fax machines today. This is the first day high school seniors playing Football, Baseball Field Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Men's Water Polo can submit a signed letter of intent to play at the college level. Ezekiel Elliott, the John Burroughs running back who gave a verbal pledge to the Ohio State Buckeyes last spring, confirmed that decision late Wednesday afternoon in an announcement that was also carried on live local television. Ladue-Frontenac Patch was there for what was an emotional decision for the entire Elliott family Patch editors have been at schools throughout the St. Louis area as athletes celebrated the next step in their careers: We'll update this …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Tigers' coach will look to return the team to bowl-caliber form next season.
The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel will return to the Tiger sidelines in 2013. After an injury-riddled season that robbed the team of a consistent offensive line and quarterback play in Mizzou's 5-7 first season in the Southeastern Conference, Athletic Director Mike Alden told the paper Pinkel would return next fall. The Tigers will not play in a postseason bowl game for the first time since 2004. Pinkel is scheduled to review the 2012 season and look ahead to next season with reporters Tuesday morning, after a flurry of uninformed speculation had rumors flying he would resign Monday. Keeping the current Tiger coaching staff has implications for several St. Louis area Senior …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The University of Missouri-themed store quietly opened Aug. 29, but with a new sign installed Wednesday, it's set for a grand opening next Thursday.
It's probably a lament often heard in Mizzou Nation: Where can I lay my hands on a bottle opener that plays "Fight Tigers" when I pop the top of my brew? The answer is here at last. The Mizzou Store opened quietly in the Chesterfield Valley on Aug. 29, but has its official grand opening next week. And if you visit the store at 10 THF Boulevard, near the eastern end of the massive retail strip mall off of Highway 40, prepare yourself: You might overload on black and gold. There are T-shirts and sweatshirts, bottle cozys and blankets. There is even that bottle opener we mentioned earlier. "I think that's pretty crazy. That makes me laugh," said Michelle Froese, spokesman for The Mizzou Store. "We also have grill accessories so you can brand…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Lileana Ibur and Benedetto Colagiovanni have again won awards for themselves and their respective School District of Clayton schools as part of the University of Missouri's Creating Original Music Project contest.
Two Clayton students have again won cash prizes for themselves and their schools as part of the University of Missouri's Creating Original Music Project (COMP) contest. In total, six winners came from the St. Louis area and 22 students from throughout Missouri won from elementary, middle and high schools. Lileana Ibur of Wydown Middle School won second place for her song "Nothing Boy," information provided by organizers states. She competed in the middle school popular music division. Her music teachers are Aaron Doerr and Jerry Estes. Ibur will perform her song at 9 a.m. Wednesday on FOX 2-KTVI. Benedetto Colagiovanni of Clayton High School won first place for the song "Waltz for Bill." Colagiovanni competed in the high school jazz …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Five University of Missouri athletic teams will wear new Nike uniforms next season in an attempt to appeal to potential recruits.
The University of Missouri football Tigers held the annual "Black and Gold" scrimmage over the weekend at Faurot Field, but the reason why many in the crowd of roughly 18,000 showed up for spring practice had little to do with what was happening between the tackles Saturday. Of greater interest was the chance to get a look at what the Tigers will WEAR from sideline to sideline starting next fall. After months of hype, the school unveiled uniforms for the football squad along with new threads for both basketball teams, soccer and volleyball. Photo/Video Gallery From The MU Athletic Department The fashion statement comes as the school makes the move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, and as athletic department officials told …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Find out where to watch NCAA basketball tournament games, then tell us who's going to advance.
Clayton and Richmond Heights readers: If you clicked on this post, you've undoubtedly already filled out a bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament that officially kicked off Tuesday. For the first time since the 1999-2000 season, both the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University are playing in college basketball's most prolific postseason tournament. Both squads open their tournament schedules on Friday: So where can you go to see these games and others to come? Here are a few options—be sure to click on the business names to rate your favorites: Then predict the final score of both games by posting a note in the comments section below!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The money will be used to fund the construction of a training facility for athletes with developmental disabilities in Columbia, MO, a news release from Special Olympics Missouri states.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The charitable arm of Clayton-based Centene Corporation has given $1 million to Special Olympics Missouri toward construction of an athletic training facility expected to break ground in 2013, the company announced Thursday. The contribution from Centene Charitable Foundation is the largest gift the organization has ever received. "At Centene, we recognized the need to step up and provide significant support and I highly encourage and challenge the community to invest in this once-in-a-lifetime project that will take health, wellness and fitness opportunities for these children and adults to a level never before experienced," Centene Chief Executive Michael Neidorff stated in a news release posted to Special Olympics Missouri's website. …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
With the support of her family, Webster Groves High School sophomore Bella Kalei Ibur is determined to go big.
When listening to “By My Side,” it’s hard to say which is more impressive: The fact that a sixth-grader wrote the lyrics, or that a high schooler is delivering them with such emotion. Clayton resident Bella Kalei Ibur, a Webster Groves sophomore, is responsible for both. The song (see accompanying video) recently took home third prize in the high school division of the Creating Original Music Competition, a statewide contest sponsored by the University of Missouri. The win earned Bella $500 and the chance to perform at Mizzou’s Whitmore Recital Hall April 23. Music is medicine for Ibur, who performs as Bella Kalei. In fact, the night Ibur crafted the melody for “By My Side”—which she had written in sixth grade—the young performer was sick …
Monday, December 13, 2010
The athletic director balances a busy schedule.
Athletic Director Bob Bone looks like he could still keep up with the Clayton High School athletes in his program. How he manages to stay in shape — by running, golfing and, until he tore his Achilles tendon two years ago, playing basketball — with his hectic schedule makes one wonder how Bone finds time to sleep. "We normally have around 700-750 events and games a year," said Bone, who often finds himself putting in 12- to 15-hour days. On top of that schedule, Bone also has an upcoming wedding with his fiancee, Kathy, as well as three grown children and two grandkids, Dane, 4, and Casen, 2, to keep up with. "I have a very busy schedule, but I always try to make time for my family," Bone said. "Working in a district like this has its …
The system that helps match college football teams with bowl games has been dysfunctional for a long time.
One of the main objectives I have as a St. Louis sports editor is to focus on local sports, prep sports, youth sports—you know, stuff like that. Yes, I even specifically said I'd typically avoid college and pro talk in this space if at all possible. But something needs to be acknowledged. It can't just be ignored. It's the giant white elephant in the middle of the room. That's right—we're talking about the Bowl Championship Series. I'm not going to spend much time talking about it because that just tends to upset me. In short, this is a disaster year after year after year. I am amused by all of the pundits who keep trying to tell us the BCS worked this year. Right. It took a room full of computers and geniuses to figure out that Auburn and…