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Fairbanks strong in loss to Vanderbilt

By Caroline Hecker

The Missouri baseball team extended its conference losing streak to eight games after falling to No. 9 Vanderbilt 5-1 on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

The Tigers looked solid with a strong first and second inning led by starting pitcher John Miles.

But in the top of the third, the Missouri coaching staff realized something was wrong with Read more of this post

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Mizzou’s Kinglsey is out for remainder of the season

By Karl Roskamp

Missouri's Kayla Kingsley (11) is helped off the field after injuring herself running the bases in the eighth inning in Sunday's game against Arkansas at University Field.

Missouri’s Kayla Kingsley (11) is helped off the field after injuring herself running the bases in the eighth inning in Sunday’s game against Arkansas at University Field.

Missouri sophomore Kayla Kingsley is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury during a game against Arkansas on Sunday afternoon.

“It was confirmed Monday evening that Kayla Kingsley suffered a significant knee injury in our Sunday game against Arkansas,” coach Ehren Earleywine said in a statement released by the Mizzou Athletic Department.  “She will not be available for the remainder of the season. Our coaches and training staff are ready to support her through to a speedy recovery.

Kingsley was injured during the eighth inning of the game.  With bases loaded and no outs, senior Nicole Hudson hit a line drive to Arkansas third basemen Chloe Oprzedek.  Oprzedek then tagged Kingsley out, who had slipped awkwardly trying to return to third base.

“(Kingsley’s absence) would take away a lot of speed,” Hudson said.  “She gets a lot of things going, so we’re just praying that she makes it out alright.”

“I think (Kingsley’s injury) sucked the life out of us,” shortstop Corrin Genovese said.  The Tigers failed to score in the inning and lost 11-10.

For the season, Kingsley batted .327 with three runs batted in. She was nine of 11 on stolen base attempts. Outfielder Carlie Rose is her most likely replacement.

Missouri will travel to Iowa to play a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 17, at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City.

Injury update: QB bodyguard LT Elvis Fisher to have knee surgery

It’s another hit for the Tiger offense this afternoon as news broke that left tackle Elvis Fisher would require surgery on his knee.

The left tackle protects the quarterback’s blindside, and Fisher performed that task better than most. Those in the media and in the Big 12 expected Fisher to put his name in the running for major recognition and perhaps even the NFL draft if he could continue his streak of 40 consecutive games started once the season began.

Not so anymore. The surgery on Fisher’s torn patella tendon will sideline him for most, if not all, of the upcoming 2011 season. Read more of this post

Position Preview: Defensive Line

Dominique Hamilton (right) and Terrell Resonno. (Photo by Ross Taylor)

Mizzou sent an All-American to the NFL; San Francisco drafted DE Aldon Smith No. 7 overrall, surely taking with him any hope the Tigers have of winning the battle at the line of scrimmage in 2011. Right?

Counter intuitive as it may seem, the Tigers are far more stacked at defensive line than any other position subset on the roster. DE Brad Madison will fill the spot vacated by Aldon Smith this year, playing alongside fellow DE Jacquis Smith. After moving over from the offensive line early in his Mizzou career, Madison stepped in for Smith last year and wound up leading the team in sacks (7 1/2) and tackles for a loss (11).  If the defensive linemen as a group stay healthy, Read more of this post

Camp Preview: The Running Backs

De'Vion Moore was the starter last season. (Photo by Nick Gerhardt)

UPDATE: August 4, 2011

  • Sophomore RB Marcus Murphy, who is also a kick return specialist, will take a redshirt season after tearing his labrum, head coach Gary Pinkel confirmed Thursday.Murphy reportedly suffered the shoulder injury during a 7-on-7 drill.

Make no mistake about it: this is a two man competition for the “starting” tailback spot. But regardless of who garners the depth chart bragging rights, Tiger fans should see plenty of De’Vion Moore, Kendial Lawrence, Henry Josey, and Marcus Murphy.

De’Vion Moore carried the starting load last season, scoring eight touchdowns–the most on the team–and racking up 517 yards on 99 carries. It doesn’t look like much, but this is Gary Pinkel’s spread offense we’re talking about here. Behind a first-time starter at quarterback, the run game could play a larger role this reason.  Even when junior Blaine Gabbert was slinging the ball around last season, the backs Read more of this post