Tag Archives: Arkansas Razorbacks

Missouri beats Arkansas to clinch second straight SEC East title

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports 

Many experts didn’t believe Missouri could compete with the SEC in football. That seems silly now, after Missouri (10-2, 7-1) finished a drive late in the fourth quarter to take a 21-14 lead against Arkansas (6-6, 2-6).

For the second straight year, the SEC East division title came down to the final week of the season. Read more of this post


Mizzou earns a 3-0 win over Arkansas

By Joyce Peng, KBIA Sports

Sarah Meister (4) and Carly Kan (9) celebrate winning a point in the second set.

Sarah Meister (4) and Carly Kan (9) celebrate winning a point in the second set on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. 

The Missouri volleyball team dominated Arkansas 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-22) Friday night at the Hearnes Center. They are now 14-11 overall and 5-5 in the SEC.

In the first set, the Tigers leaped ahead of the Razorbacks, as they went on a 9-1 run to gain an eight-point lead. They continued racking up points, maintaining a two-digit lead throughout most of the match.

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Mizzou Tops Arkansas 2-1 In Regular Season Finale

by Greg Dailey, KBIA Sports

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 2-1 Thursday night at Walton Stadium with a first round bye in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on the line.

The Tigers clinched fourth place in the SEC, improving their record to 11-5-3 and 6-4-1 in conference play. The Razorbacks fell to 8-6-1 and 4-4-3 in the SEC, settling into the nine-seed for the conference tournament.

Missouri never trailed, forcing Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Arkansas

Missouri vs. Arkansas
: Nov. 28
Record: Arkansas was 3-9 in 2013. The Razorbacks lost to Missouri 38-7 in the 2008 Cotton Bowl. Missouri leads the series 3-2.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

Like Tennessee, this is a once great program that’s gone through a revolving door of coaches the last few years and it’s left the Razorbacks as one of the lower teams in the SEC. I like the hire of Bret Bielema from Wisconsin, but his first year in Fayetteville obviously left a lot to be desired.

Junior Brandon Allen is pretty well agreed upon as the Razorbacks starting quarterback. He wasn’t especially sharp in 2013, throwing almost as many interceptions (10) as touchdowns (13) as the Hogs finished dead last in the SEC in passing yards. Needless to say, improvement will need to be Read more of this post

Missouri tennis survives in SEC tournament first round


Story and pictures by Ky Bright 

No. 13 seed Missouri shutout No.12 seed Arkansas for a 4-0 match victory in the first round of the SEC women’s tennis tournament on Wednesday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

The Tigers captured the doubles point with victories in the No. 1 and No. 3 sets. Missouri singles won three sets out of six to secure the victory. Missouri will advance to face No. 5 seed Texas A&M on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Singles Results

  1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach, Missouri defeated Shannon Hudson, Arkanasas 7-6(7-3), 7-5
  2. Kelli Hine, Missouri vs. Yang Pang, Arkansas 6-1, 4-6, 4-5 unfinished
  3. Rachel Stuhlmann, Missouri vs. Sarah McLean, Arkansas 0-6, 6-2, 4-4 unfinished
  4. Madison Rhyner, Missouri defeated Oleksandra Shkorupeieva, Arkansas 7-5, 6-3
  5. Alex Clark, Missouri vs. Kimberly-Ann Surin, Arkansas 5-7, 6-0, 4-1 unfinished
  6. Cassidy Spearman, Missouri defeated Flavia Araujo, Arkansas 6-3, 6-1

Doubles Results

  1. Cierra Gayan-Leach/Rachel Stuhlmann, Missouri defeated Kimberly-Ann Surin/Shannon Hudson, Arkansas 8-3
  2. Yang Pang/Oleksandra Shorupeleva, Arkansas defeated Alex Clark/Madison Rhyner 8-1
  3. Kelli Hine/Cassidy Spearman, Missouri defeated Sarah McLean/Flavia Araujo, Arkansas 8-6

Missouri set to host SEC women’s tennis tournament

By Ky Bright

Missouri will host its first SEC women’s tennis tournament beginning Wednesday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex.

In only its second SEC season, coach Sasha Schmid said hosting the tournament is a very important event for the program.

“We‘re really excited about the tournament. It truly is the best tennis in the nation,” Schmid said.

The Tigers enter the tournament as the No. 13 seed after finishing the regular season with a 1-12 conference record. Missouri will look for its first SEC tournament victory against Read more of this post

Missouri beats Arkansas on the road, 75-71

By Michael Losch

Missouri accomplished something it had never done before in its 75-71 victory over Arkansas Tuesday night. The Tigers won their first game in program history at Bud Walton Arena, where they were winless in six attempts.

Jabari Brown scored 19 of his 24 points in the second-half for Missouri and Earnest Ross equaled his teammate with 24 points of his own. Brown continues to be a big-time scorer for Missouri, scoring 20 or more points in his last five games, but coach Frank Haith’s praise went to more than just Brown.

“It was a great team effort,” Haith said. “Particularly against a team like this where they really get after Read more of this post

Tigers know what to expect in Arkansas from former Mizzou coach

By Cody Mroczka

For the third consecutive year, Mike Anderson will be targeted by a school to fill a head coach opening. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)

Mike Anderson, shown on the court in 2009, coached the men’s basketball team for five years. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)

COLUMBIA – Mike Anderson’s presence is still felt at Missouri.

The former Missouri and current Arkansas coach spent from 2006 to 2011 on the Tigers’ bench restoring the program to national prominence.

His presence is felt when peering up at the 2009 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight banner hanging from the rafters at Mizzou Arena. In Anderson’s third year with the team, he took the Tigers as far into the postseason as any coach who came before him.

It can be felt when the student section roars as the team steps onto Norm Stewart Court on game nights.

Anderson never suffered a losing season at Missouri and developed a reputation for protecting the home Read more of this post

Henning, Kreklow exit Mizzou volleyball as winners

Missouri defeats Arkansas in straight games

Photos by Tim Nwachukwu and Karen Mitchell

Seniors Lisa Henning, left, and Molly Kreklow watch a video of their career highlights after Wednesday's game. The score on the board is from the third match against Arkansas.

Seniors Lisa Henning, left, and Molly Kreklow watch a video of their career highlights after Wednesday’s game. The score on the board is from the third match against Arkansas.


Friday night was the perfect end to a perfect season for the Tigers volleyball team.

Seniors Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning led the No. 4 Missouri Tigers to another victory and completing the season a perfect 34-0.

Wednesday night the Tigers beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 29-27) before an announced crowd of Read more of this post

Mizzou loses back-and-forth game with Arkansas in extra innings

By Karl Roskamp

Arkansas' Clarisa Navarro (11) slides into home to score the game-winning run on pitcher Nicole Hudson's wild pitch.  The Razorbacks won 11-10 in eight innings.

Arkansas’ Clarisa Navarro (11) slides into home to score the game-winning run on pitcher Nicole Hudson’s wild pitch. The Razorbacks won 11-10 in eight innings.

A furious five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning wasn’t enough for No. 8 Missouri to overcome Arkansas as the Tigers lost 11-10 in eight innings on Sunday at University Field.

Missouri (24-6, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) found itself down 10-5 in the seventh inning and in jeopardy of losing two games in a row for the first time this season.  After right fielder Carlie Rose struck out, the Tigers strung together three consecutive hits, including catcher Jenna Marston’s RBI double to make it 10-6.  Arkansas pitcher Kimmy Beasley walked designated hitter Nicole Hudson to load the bases and walked center fielder Mackenzie Sykes to allow another run.  Shortstop Corrin Genovese then tied the game at 10 on a two-out, two-run single to left field.

“We really dug ourselves a hole.  We didn’t take care of the ball on defense,” Genovese said. “(But) at no point did we think, ‘We’re going to lose this game.’ We trust our bats a lot this year.”

The Tigers have scored eight or more runs in 12 of their last 16 games, but poor defense has allowed opponents to stay in games.  Missouri had three errors against Arkansas, leading to three unearned runs. These errors make backup pitchers jobs more difficult, according to Marston.

“I think our defense needs to solidify and have got to know how to play behind Nicole and Lindsey,” she said.  “We have to start playing good defense behind them.”

One of the errors kept Arkansas’ six-run seventh inning alive.  The Razorbacks capitalized with shortstop Clarissa Navarro’s solo home run to take the lead 6-5. Right fielder Amanda Geile followed suit with a three-run home run to make it 9-5.  Hudson gave up five earned runs in the inning, which highlighted her substandard performance.

“I’m disappointed that I couldn’t hold them back,” Hudson said. “I’ve been throwing about an inning at a time for the most part, so (throwing 100 pitches) was a little bit different, but I just try to go out there and keep it under control.”

Hudson surrendered eight runs, allowed eight hits and gave up three walks in 3 2/3 innings. Recently, Hudson has failed to pitch deep into games she’s entered.  Against Alabama last weekend, she was pulled after two-thirds of an inning, after having allowed four runs and two additional base runners.  The lack of support puts more stress on Chelsea Thomas according to coach Ehren Earleywine.

“We have an ace pitcher with limited pitch counts and a fatigue factor at certain points and (backup pitchers) that are ill equipped for this moment,” he said.

“Perhaps we do a Friday, Sunday scenario where (Thomas) takes all Saturday to rest and maybe we just take a loss on Saturday,” he said. “I need to keep (Thomas) fresher because if she’s running on fumes, that’s not good on any level.”

After the Tigers rallied back in the seventh inning, the Razorbacks responded in the eighth.  Navarro scored from third base on a wild pitch by Hudson to go ahead 11-10.  Missouri couldn’t answer despite loading the bases with no one out.  Hudson, who went 0-4, hit into a double play where Oprzedek caught her line drive and tagged Kayla Kingsley out before she could get back to third.  Kingsley injured her leg on the play and is out indefinitely.