College Sports

Indianapolis Knocks Off Truman - Allie Norton Ends Career Among Best In School History

Pictured:  Senior guard and four year starter Allie Norton

Article by Kevin White and photos by Kyle Quick

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - The University of Indianapolis eliminated the Truman Bulldogs from the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament 72-51 in the opening round on Sunday. The Bulldogs season comes to an end at 16-11.

Truman’s senior guard Allie Norton finished her illustrious career Sunday and leaving her mark in the history books of Bulldog’s Women Basketball.

East Central Soccer Captures MCCAC Conference Title With Win Over Jefferson

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College Soccer Falcons (7-7-1) made huge strides to reach the .500 plateau by beating Region 16 and Missouri Community College Athletic Conference rival Jefferson College by a score of 2-1.

The victory also has the Falcons on top of the MCCAC standings as conference champions for the first time since 2011.

BREAKING NEWS: ECC Lady Falcons Sweep Murray State Advance To National NJCAA Softball Tournament

Photo of East Central College's District J Softball Champions is courtesy of Craig Monzyk.

Union, Mo. - The East Central Lady Falcons (32-20) knocked off Murray State in this afternoon’s District J series to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Softball Tournament in Clinton, MS, May 14-17.

Mizzou’s Kim Anderson Retains Associate Head Coach Tim Fuller

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Fuller will enter his fourth season with the Mizzou Basketball Program

COLUMBIA, Mo. –Mizzou Basketball Head Coach Kim Anderson announced his first staffer on Wednesday, retaining Associate Head Coach Tim Fuller.

A native of Woodbridge, Va., Fuller has been an important part of Tiger Basketball over the last three seasons and earned the 2013-14 season’s first five wins as acting head coach, propelling Mizzou to a 12-1 non-conference record.

Mizzou Names Kim Anderson New Men's Basketball Head Coach

Anderson brings National Championship pedigree to Tiger sidelines.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri announced on Monday  that former University of Central Missouri head coach Kim Anderson, 58, a two-time graduate of Mizzou (’79 and ’81) and the 2014 NABC National Coach of the Year, has agreed to become the 18th men's basketball coach in school history.

The move by Director of Athletics Mike Alden signaled a return to Missouri’s proud history and helps the program welcome back a “True Son” (Sedalia, Mo.) who is coming off a 30-5 record with the Mules and the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship. Anderson’s national title run at UCM becomes even more impressive considering the program welcomed in 10 new players last season and had just one returning student-athlete averaging more than 4.7 points per game.

Lady Falcons Win Third Straight Regional Softball Title

Photo courtesy of Craig Monzyk.

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College women’s softball team (30-20) claimed their third consecutive NJCAA Division II Region 16 championship Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Mineral Area College.  The top seeded Lady Falcons won three straight to claim the reginal title, advancing Coach Brad Wallach’s Lady Falcons to the District J playoffs.

They opened the tournament Friday with a 14-3 win over Cottey College followed with a 6-1 victory over St. Louis Community College.

Mizzou’s Pressey Announces He Will Forgo Senior Season, Enter NBA Draft

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Columbia, Mo. – Phil Pressey, Missouri’s career leader in assists (580) and steals (196), will forgo his final collegiate season and make himself eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft. Pressey made the announcement on Wednesday as he has signed with the agency CAA Sports (Creative Artists Agency).

“Many college basketball players dream of this day, but when I had to finally make this decision it was difficult because it means I am leaving a place I love so much,” Pressey said. “I love my teammates, my coaches, Mike Alden and all of our fans, and I’m so glad I had the chance to play for Coach Haith these last two years. He had such a big impact on my career and because of that relationship I will help Missouri Basketball anyway I can going forward.

“I wish we could have brought home a national championship banner, but coming to Mizzou was the best decision of my life. This is a special place and I will always be a Tiger.”

Missouri Point Guard Phil Pressey Named Cousy Award Top 20 - ranked No. 6 nationally in assists per game, averaging 13.6 points

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Columbia, Mo. – For the second consecutive season Missouri point guard Phil Pressey is among the 20 watch list finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball. An original list of 80 candidates was trimmed down by a nationally based committee to the below list of 20.

Pressey has been on a tear over the last three weeks. The Dallas native has recorded career highs in assists and scoring and set single-game assist records at both Mizzou Arena and Pauley Pavilion (UCLA).