65 year old Frank Briscoe completed a bike ride across the United States in early October to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe met with Briscoe in a Joplin bike shop, and has this report.
A full day of service, support and relief efforts will precede Missouri State University’s exhibition basketball doubleheader in Joplin on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Missouri Southern State University. MSU students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the project to continue helping Joplin recover from the May 22 tornado. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
At about six-thirty on Friday evening, Joplin High School football players and their loyal fans will begin trickling into the Zizzer Football Stadium in West Plains, where the two teams are scheduled to face off. But the visitors from Joplin are in for a surprise. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this interview.
Many locals attended the Wilson’s Creek 150thAnniversary Reenactment festivities this weekend to eat 1860s-period food or see a dramatic battle scene. But on Saturday, spectators had the chance to leave the battlefield and sit diamond-side to watch an authentic vintage baseball game. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark tells more about how the St. Louis Brownstockings brought the “past” back into America’s pastime during the reenactment carousing.
The upcoming school year brings a new season of Friday night sporting events for many students in the area. With this in mind, CoxHealth and Ferrell-Duncan Clinic will be opening Friday Night Clinics for athletes who are injured playing sports this fall. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on how injured athletes…and their parents…can use the clinic’s services to relieve some pain.
Drury University’s athletics program has ranked 11thin the nation--that’s according to the annual Learfield Directors Cup standings. The ranking system takes into consideration 302 NCAA Division II programs nationwide. KSMU’s Scott Butler has more.
For the second straight year, Missouri State University has one of its own drafted to the NFL. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on how MSU’s offensive lineman David Arkin became a professional athlete on Saturday.
The Texas A&M Lady Aggies won the NCAA women's basketball championship this year, a game that received less attention than the men's championship. Jacque Reid of The Root argues that it's disappointing that female athletes don't get the credit they deserve, especially considering the positive effect that sports have on young girls.
As MSU Bears fans fill out their NCAA brackets with disappointment after not getting in the tournament, MSU played at home Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament or NIT. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on Tuesday’s win.
After losing to Indiana State on Sunday in the finals of the Missouri Valley Tournament, the Bears lost their chance for an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Now fans are wondering if this year is just another year of not making the tournament. KSMU’s Adam Hammons talked with Bears play-by-play announcer Art Hains about the chances of the team making the Big Dance.
Pro Musica Joplin will present a concert by the 24-member Kansas City Chorale, a professional vocal ensemble directed by Charles Bruffy, one of the most admired choral conductors in the country. The performance is Sunday November 14 at 3:00pm at College Heights Christian Church, 4311 E. Newman Road in Joplin, with music by René Clausen, Aaron Copland and Stephen Foster. There's no admission charge, but donations will be appreciated. The Kansas City Chorale’s appearance in Joplin is funded in part by the Helen S. Boylan Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For more information call Pro Musica in Joplin at 625-1822, or visit www.promusicajoplin.org.
Building a major facility in these economic times requires significant support. One family of Drury University alumni recognized that need and is giving the final major gift to finish construction costs for the O’Reilly Family Event Center. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
After years of planning by students and administration, Missouri State University broke ground Friday on the new University Recreation Center. This facility, at approximately 100,000 square feet, will offer students a central spot for recreation with numerous state of the art amenities. Though, in the current economic state, not all students are in favor of the new facility. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
For many sports like basketball, baseball, or golf, it’s easy to find an organized league where players can play competitively. However, for football it’s a little harder to find something beyond college. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has this report on a minor league football team that gives football players a chance to continue playing the sport they love.
Bids were recently submitted to replace the lights for Missouri State University’s Plaster Sports Complex which fell on July 14th of this year. The university is remaining cautious of its budget concerns due to possible cuts in state funding for upcoming fiscal years. With budget concerns in mind, the replacement of the lights will be delayed indefinitely. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.