April 19, 2014

Rams offering $100,000 to one lucky fan…I mean really lucky fan. Just predict their football schedule and you could win (VIDEO)

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams have announced their first ever “Guess Our Games” challenge, giving fans the chance to win $100,000 if they can correctly predict all 17 weeks of the team’s 2014 regular season schedule.

Fans can access the contest at www.stlouisrams.com/guessourgames. In order to have the opportunity to win the cash prize, the contestant must correctly select the opponent, location, and day of each game, including the bye week. If more than one fan gets the entire schedule correct (including the Rams opponent, the date, and location of each game as well as the bye week), there will be a trivia contest to determine the ultimate Guess Our Games challenge winner. There can be only one (1) winner and there is only one (1) entry per person.

Mizzou’s Bri Kulas becomes the seventh Tiger to ever be drafted in the WNBA. Kulas goes in the third round

Bri Kulas (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Bri Kulas (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Mizzou senior forward Bri Kulas was picked by the San Antonio Stars in the third round of the WNBA Draft, as the the 28th overall pick, making her the seventh Tiger in program history to be chosen in the draft and first since Christine Flores in 2012.

Kulas joins former Tigers Christine Flores (Phoenix Mercury, 2012), LaToya Bond (Charlotte Sting, 2006), Christelle N’Garsanet (New York Liberty, 2006), Evan Unrau (Washington Mystics, 2004), Amanda Lassiter (Houston Comets, 2001; currently with the Chicago Sky), and Marlena Williams (Indiana Fever, 2001), among Mizzou’s seven all-time WNBA draft selections.

Kulas averaged a team-leading 18.3 points per game her senior season on 43.5-percent shooting and was a first-team All-SEC selection. In just two years as a Tiger, Kulas surpassed 1,000 points, becoming the 32nd Tiger to reach the mark.

Lynn breaks out of early season funk and strikes out 11 as Cards stop Brewers’ win streak

Lance Lynn gets his third win of the season.  (photo/MLB)

Lance Lynn gets his third win of the season. (photo/MLB)

Lance Lynn entered Monday night’s game with an ERA well over six.  Yet, he struck out 11 and allowed three hits over seven innings in a 4-0 Cardinals victory, snapping the Brewers nine-game winning streak in Milwaukee. The Brewers are 10-3, off to their best start since 1987 when they went 13-0 to start that season.

Jhonny Peralta hit a solo shot in the second off Brewers starter Matt Garza, and Jon Jay added the cushion with a three-run homer in the sixth. Reliever Carlos Martinez threw the eighth and ninth to wrap up the victory.

Mizzou baseball’s Anderson named SEC player of the week for not only his hitting, but pitching too

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Mizzou Baseball senior Eric Anderson (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) was named SEC Player of the Week. Anderson hit and pitched his way to the honor in a series win at No. 15 Kentucky.

Anderson hit .444 while slugging .778 and reaching base at a .500 clip. He drove in a team-high six runs on the week while scoring two more with a double, triple and homer. He hit .571 with runners in scoring position.

In a start on Sunday, he held the SEC’s top offense to just three runs over 7.0 innings while striking out 10 and walking just one. He became the first Tiger to fan at least 10 batters in back-to-back starts since March of last season when second-round MLB Draft pick Rob Zastryzny accomplished the same feat.

Anderson and the Tigers will close out a home-and-home series with Missouri State tomorrow night at Hammons Field in Springfield at 6:35 p.m. The Tigers then welcome Mississippi State to Taylor Stadium for a three-game SEC series this weekend. .

Mizzou Softball’s Schkade Earns SEC Freshman of the Week as the Tigers finish the week with a perfect 5-0 record.

Kelli Schkade

Kelli Schkade

Freshman IF/OF Kelli Schkade earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week helping Mizzou in a series sweeping, 7-6 win at No. 20 Auburn on Sunday.  Schkade hit a solo home run to left center field with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to put Mizzou up 7-5.

The home run added to her 6-for-16 (.375) week to help Mizzou record a perfect 5-0 record, which included two wins over Western Illinois (April 9) and the road sweep of Auburn (April 11-13). The midweek doubleheader vs. WIU included a superb performance by Schkade, as she went 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, double and triple in the 5-0 nightcap win. The outing was one of Mizzou’s latest individual efforts of three-plus hits in a game, with the squad’s season total currently at 21. The Tigers had 18 such performances in the entire 2013 season.

Mizzou is back in action in a midweek doubleheader at Iowa on Wednesday, April 16, with 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. start times. The Tigers return home for more SEC action with Ole Miss from Friday, April 18-Saturday April 19. Mizzou and the Rebels play a doubleheader on Friday (5 p.m./7 p.m.), before a 2 p.m. series finale on Saturday.