February 9, 2016

Mizzou Coach Loos looking at the big picture ahead of Saturday’s #RallyForRhyan Game (AUDIO)

Mizzou coach Brad Loos talks about his daughter Rhyan

Mizzou coach Brad Loos talks about his daughter Rhyan

Fans will be offered free general admission with a cash donation of any amount for the Mizzou Men’s Basketball’s on Saturday, Feb. 13, with Tennessee (2 p.m.)…the first-ever Rally For Rhyan Game. The event is to raise awareness for pediatric cancer in support of assistant coach Brad Loos’ five-year old daughter, Rhyan, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in October.

Already slated as Mizzou’s Gold Rush Game, head coach Kim Anderson’s Tigers will now wear Gold in support of the cause.

“Our family is so incredibly thankful for the support and well wishes Rhyan has received,” Brad Loos said. “Now there is an amazing opportunity for us to bring about positive change. Pediatric cancer research is underfunded, and we can certainly do something to help. I hope Mizzou fans will take this chance to rally behind Rhyan and this cause and show their support on Feb. 13.”

Assistant coach Brad Loos talks about his daugther Rhyan’s fight with cancer.

“Pediatric cancer is underfunded, its under-supported.  There’s a big group of kids who unfortunately aren’t getting their due diligence,” says Loos

Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to learn more about Rhyan Loos’ story and how to get involved in supporting the fight against pediatric cancer.

Fans are encouraged to wear Gold, as well, with a special opportunity to support the RallyForRhyan campaign available through the Tiger Team Store. Fans can purchase specially-produced RallyForRhyan Gold t-shirts for $15, with all sale proceeds donated to support pediatric cancer research.

Donations for general admission gain fans access to upper deck seating and the student section.

Blues suffer another major injuring, losing defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.

St. Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo is helped off the ice by trainer Ray Barile after being boarded in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at the Scottrade Center in St.Louis on November 19, 2015. St. Louis won the game 3-2 in a shootout. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo is helped off the ice by trainer Ray Barile. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was placed on injured reserve after he was hurt following a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota’s Charlie Coyle late in Saturday night’s 4-1 win over Minnesota. Pietrangelo,  ranks fourth in the NHL in average ice time at 26:40 per game, will be re-evaluated in three weeks.


“There’s not much you can do about it right now, but the big thing for us is just mentally move forward as quick as you can,” coach Ken Hitchcock said. “The experience of having gone through this with other players helps us in this one, because our guys were good in practice today, they’ve already moved on. We were able to practice today with some of the adjustments that we’re going to make offensively, defensively, pairs and everything.”

The Blues host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.


Kony Ealy says his interception of Peyton Manning happened “in slow motion.” Former #Mizzou star makes his presence felt at Super Bowl 50 (AUDIO)

Kony Ealy picks off Peyton Manning in Super Bowl 50 (photo/NFL.com, Todd Rosenburg)

Kony Ealy picks off Peyton Manning in Super Bowl 50 (photo/NFL.com, Todd Rosenburg)

Had the Panthers found a way to pull out a victory in Super Bowl 50, former Mizzou Tiger and Missouri native Kony Ealy’s play would have made a strong argument for MVP in a game dominated by defense.

Ealy made two key plays that at least provided Cam Newton and the Carolina offense an opportunity to turn the game around.

The New Madrid County Central High alum finished the game with four tackles, three solo stops, two tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

After Carolina scored to cut the Denver lead to 10-7 in the second quarter, Ealy sacked Peyton Manning on first down to the Broncos’ 13.  A three and out forced a Denver punt from the eight, helping set up Carolina with the ball at midfield and momentum on their side.  Carolina went three and out and punted away the great field position.

Later in the quarter, with Carolina down 13-7, Manning was driving Denver again which could have been the knockout punch to put this game out of reach in the second quarter.  On a third and 8, Manning threw to his left, but Ealy dropped off the line from his defensive end position and fell into coverage.  Manning threw it right to Ealy who picked it off at his own 20 and returned it out to the 39, ending Denver’s chance for more points.

Ealy talks about the interception.

Ealy came up big one more time in the fourth quarter and again it was on third down.  Ealy rushed after Manning on a 3rd and 14 from Carolina’s 41 and not only dropped Manning, but stripped him of the ball and recovered at the 48 giving the Panthers life.  Carolina eventually drove down for a field goal making it a 16-10 game and pulling the Panthers to within a touchdown of winning.

“It sucks man,” said Ealy after the game.  “We didn’t come here to lose.  I’m ready to get back to next year.”

Back-to-back perfection in the MAC. #Mizzou wrestling wins conference regular season title

Blaise Butler (Mizzou Athletics)

Blaise Butler (Mizzou Athletics)

Mizzou Wrestling (12-1, 8-0 MAC) became the Mid-American Conference Regular Season Champions for the second consecutive season following a 26-14 victory over Northern Illinois (6-7, 1-4) on Sunday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill. The Tigers finished off its MAC dual schedule with an unblemished 8-0 mark, the second straight season Mizzou has finished the year with a perfect MAC record.

The Tigers have only lost two MAC duals since joining the conference in 2012.

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#Mizzou loses at Mississippi State in poor shooting, low scoring game

Morgan William scored 17 points, 11 in the third quarter for Mississippi State (photo, Kelly Price-HailState.com)

Morgan William scored 17 points, 11 in the third quarter for Mississippi State (photo, Kelly Price-HailState.com)

Mizzou shot 32 percent (14-for-44) from the floor and Mississippi State shot 33 percent (18-for-55) from the field as the 21st ranked Tigers lost against the 11th ranked Bulldogs, 52-42 in Starkville, MS.

The 42 points are the lowest total for Mizzou this season.

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