University of Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine is looking forward to a strong year from the pitching staff.
Missouri fielded a very young softball team last year and most of the team returns this year. KBIA Sports Director Darren Hellwege has a long conversation with Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine about what he thinks could be a really good 2015 season for the team, highlighted by depth at the pitching position.
The team’s annual Black and Gold game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 in Columbia. The team then hits the road for several weeks before its home opener on Wednesday, March 11, a double-header against Southeast Missouri State University.
Keith Shamburger (14) tries to find space against Alec Peters (25) and Darien Walker (5) of Valparaiso in their matchup on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Shamburger is a redshirt senior who played for both San Jose State and Hawaii before making his way to Missouri.
The University of Missouri wasn’t the first collegiate home for everyone on the men’s basketball team. Several have transferred from across the country, but none more than Keith Shamburger. Shamburger, a redshirt senior, is now on his third college team and it has been a long ride. KBIA Sports Tim Leible tells the story of how Shamburger found a home in Columbia.
Darren Hellwege talks with Sam Khan, Jr., who covers Texas A&M and SEC football for ESPN.com. They talk about the Aggies’ freshman quarterback sensation Kyle Allen and Saturday’s game in College Station between A&M and Mizzou.
Darren Hellwege is a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America.
Darren Hellwege talks with Missouri starting cornerback Kenya Dennis about his path from small-town Leland, Mississippi and junior college life to playing in the Southeastern Conference for the Tigers. Dennis and Mizzou travel to College Station, Texas, to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday.
The start of Missouri basketball seasons is less than two weeks away and expectations are high, as they are at the start of every season. The women’s team finished the season 17-14 overall and 6-10 in the Southeastern Conference.
The team is still young, having just two seniors, only one of whom is a starter.
KBIA’s Darren Hellwege talks with Morgan Eye, one of the key players on the MU women’s basketball team. Already the all-time leader in 3-point shots for Missouri, the senior has a chance to set the all-time NCAA record, currently Read more of this post
Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk (7) scrambles out of the pocket as offensive lineman Anthony Gatti (70) blocks Central Florida’s Deondre Barnett (43) on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Columbia. (Karen Mitchell, KBIA Sports)
At perhaps no other position does toughness and the ability to play through pain become part of the game of football than it does with the offensive line. After suffering an ankle injury early in the game against Central Florida, Missouri guard Anthony Gatti continued to play. KBIA’s Darren Hellwege talked with Gatti and other members of the Tiger offensive line about that toughness, and the mindset of playing on the line.
Pinkel and other coaches returning to familiar turf on Saturday
By Brandon Kiley
Some may be confused as to why the Missouri football team is traveling to Toledo to play against a team not in one of the five power conferences. KBIA’s Brandon Kiley explains why this particular game is about more than football for head coach Gary Pinkel and several of the assistant coaches.
In this session KBIA sports commentator Darren Hellwege talks with Terry Vandrovec, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits beat writer for the Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota about Missouri’s first football opponent.