Simone Esters does the same thing. Every time. She wipes her hands, then she wipes her feet. It’s a sign that Esters is about to compete. Before stepping into any competitive routine, she ritualistically rubs her palms and soles like she’s making sure they’re still there. The routine is a way for Esters to […]
“For the first time in 32 years, the University of Missouri will have a new men’s basketball coach.” That statement, printed atop a 1999 press release by the athletic department, had a head-tilting effect for those who couldn’t imagine a Missouri basketball program without one legendary man on its sidelines. The career of a […]
Gold medal-winning coach Ron Lykins leads the country’s most elite wheelchair basketball athletes – both at MU and on Team USA.
What happens when Missouri and Kansas square up on the hardwood for the first time since 2012?
The Border War is back. Even for those without tickets. Both universities announced Friday that Showdown for Relief, the sold-out charity exhibition game between Mizzou Men’s Basketball and Kansas will be available via pay-per-view for $40. The game, which is scheduled for a 3 p.m. tipoff on Sunday, October 22, will be accessible to fans at www.ShowdownForRelief.com. Both universities suggested that those intending to watch […]
Tom Hart boarded a flight to Memphis this past Thanksgiving. “Hello laddie!” It was Brent Musburger. The legendary broadcaster’s welcome filled the cabin as he introduced Hart to folks around him, energetic and complimentary as ever. Something’s wrong here, Hart thought. “Brent Musburger should not be introducing me to anyone. I should be pointing […]
It’s a hot midsummer day in Columbia, and former Mizzou basketball star Laurence Bowers sits in the waiting area of MU Health Care’s Human Performance Institute (HPI) while head trainer, Garrett Buschjost, prepares the day’s workout at the front desk. Since Bowers began training with Buschjost in 2014, the HPI facility has become […]