Truman and the Jennies ranked in volleyball, Eddie the Eagle swoops into St. Louis, Royals leading Team USA, and Arrowhead wants World Cup Soccer. Quick hits on sports across Missouri.
Volleyball. The AVCA top 25 coaches poll for Division II came out yesterday. Central Missouri is ranked 12 th . Truman State, just ahead of them at 9 th .
Old Blues hockey fans will remember Eddie Belfour when he minded the nets for the Chicago Blackhawks. Now Eddie is with the Blues, he’ll be a goaltending consultant in the minor leagues.
Royals coach Eddie Rodriguez will serve as manager of the United States team in the upcoming 2009 World Cup. Former Royals player and coach Jamie Quirk will serve as bench coach and third-base coach.
Arrowhead Stadium is one of 27 venues on a short list in the United States’ bid to host matches in the World Cup soccer tournament in either 2018 or 2022.
Predictions: Matt Cassel will play better, Favre will look rusty. Chiefs win. Kyle Boller will play well for the Rams, but more work is needed. Rams lose to Atlanta.