Sunday, April 28, 2013
The gift will go toward sustainability research.
A $2 million gift to Mizzou from The Enterprise Foundation will be used for sustainability research, St. Louis Business-Journal reports. The funds will be used to "create an endowment for sustainability to support research, education and applications that sustain health, culture, economic vitality and quality of life," according to the report. Mizzou Chancellor Brady Deaton even declared the day of the donation a "green day" just for the school, the Columbia Missourian reports. Enterprise Holdings owns Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
On the final two-deep chart behind starting middle linebacker Jay Wilson.
Michael Scherer, linebacker and fullback from MICDS is rapidly climbing the depth chart on the Mizzou Tigers' football team. He finds himself second string behind veteran starter Jay Wilson. Spring football practice is now officially over. The Tigers early season schedule includes a road game September 21 at Indiana. All the details of spring ball are here on the website Rock M Nation.com. Mizzou's head coach Gary Pinkel talks to KSDK about all the major challenges that lay ahead for this coming fall.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
High-end casualwear store to open in Colonial MarketPlace in Ladue & Clayton June 1.
Kate Duryea has June 1 circled in bright red on her calendar. That day, the first Saturday of the month, she will open the doors to Dimvaloo active living sportswear in the Colonial MarketPlace in Ladue. This is a dream come true for the former triple jumper from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Armed with a business degree, Duryea used to work in computer consulting. She’s always dreamed of owning her own business. And this one will be located right in the center of the action at the newly revised DESCO developed center. Dimvaloo has 130 stores in Australia, 10 in Ten in California, and and one soon to be in St. Louis.Australia. This is the first store to open in the Midwest. Dimvaloo has not reached New York yet. Patch.com caught up …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Michael Golde Finally got serious and landed a broadcast gig with KTRS Radio.
Michael Golde, 30 of Olivette (Ladue High graduate) has taken a circuitous route to his job as KTRS (the Big 550) Radio’s only on-the-street reporter. Golde graduated Ladue with good grades (3.5 gpa). But he partied too much, and drank too much and chain-smoked on top of that. He attended two colleges (Indiana and Mizzou) over five years but never earned a degree. He was without direction through his mid-20s until he made a decision to get his personal life in order. That led to a certificate from the Broadcast Center of St. Louis and his first major job in broadcasting. Golde likes to talk, and fashions himself as some sort of entertainer. This is what he told Patch.com. Patch.com: So what were the early to middle 20s of your life like? …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The center from Chesterfield signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday.
Center Alec Abeln cemented his "lifelong dream" Wednesday when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Missouri Tigers next year. "It's Mizzou—this was the easiest decision of my life," he said. "I've been going there for years. You dream of playing for the state school." Abeln is excited by playing in the SEC and can't wait to see Mizzou face off with Alabama. "You want to play the best," he said. ESPN's scouting report on Abeln notes his potential: Abeln flashes the playing strength and mobility to dominate his present level of competition. Presently lines up at the left tackle spot demonstrating the athleticism for the position however his size and growth potential are better suited for the offensive guard…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
That leaves Burroughs Zeke Elliott the chance to bolt to Mizzou.
The rumor mill is running rampant around the country with National Signing Date occurring in the morning. The Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal reports about how five highly-prized recruits have been flipped to Ohio State. The latest is big time running back Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, TX who broke the hearts of Oregon fans to head to Columbus. So where does that leaved prized back Ezekiel Elliott of Burroughs? He isn't saying, but he will at a televised conference at Burroughs later today at 4 o'clock. Could this be another classic Dorial Green-Beckham, Springfield's star receiver who skipped out on Arkansas for the Tigers at the last moment. These kinds of things happen every year. Missouri Net weighs in on this too.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Long time verbal pledge to Ohio State could well be under consideration to change?
Burroughs' Metro Player of the Year, Zeke Elliott, who rushed for 70 TDs the past two years and who recently returned from a week at the U.S. Army All-Star football game in San Antonio plans a visit to the Mizzou football program this weekend. Dave Matter, sports writer for the Columbia Tribune reports. Elliott and his teammates have a key basketball game at Westminster Christian Academy Friday, then he's off to Columbia. Both of his parents lettered in sports at Mizzou. The National Signing Date is coming up Tuesday, February 12.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The St. Louis football star quietly told the University of Missouri that he would become a Tiger in 2014. Vianney Coach Mike Diffley talks about what makes Smith such an attractive player.
The University of Missouri football program has been eyeing Vianney High School Junior Markel Smith for some time. Their efforts paid off. After attending a camp this summer at the University of Missouri, the football program's coaching staff made him an offer. Smith told them he wouldn't make a decision until the end of Vianney's 2012 season. After a season-ending loss Wednesday to the Jackson High School Indians, Smith made good on his word, notifying Mizzou Thursday night that he would become a Tiger in 2014. Smith has been a powerhouse for the Griffins and a standout in the St. Louis high school football scene. Before going into Vianney's final game, Smith led the St. Louis area with 2,342 yards rushing through 10 games, had scored 29 …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Tigers have had a strong showing in the NFL, especially since the 1970s.
No doubt, with a 5-7 season, the Mizzou Tigers had a disappointing launch in the Southeast Conference (SEC). The inability to get six wins and earn a birth in a bowl game was painful. Still, the Tigers have had rich and proud heritage, especially when earning post-season recognition and putting players into the National Football League. Presently, the Tigers have three quarterbacks on active rosters: Blaine Gabbert, Jacksonville; Brad Smith, Buffalo (QB and wide receiver); and Chase Daniel, New Orleans. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia, and Denario Alexander, San Diego, have become two premier receivers in the NFL. Sean Weatherspoon, linebacker for Atlanta, is a key member of the Falcons playoff-team defense. Two Tigers are enshrined in the NFL…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel defended Joe Paterno and called him a great man during his SEC media day availability. What do you think of his remarks?
Remarks that University of Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel made defending the now disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno have at least one Missouri lawmaker at arms. Pinkel, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, called Paterno a "great man." That comment came just days after an investigative report concluded that top Penn State officials, including Paterno, had for more than a decade known of child sexual abuse allegations made against Jerry Sandusky and said nothing. According to the Post-Dispatch, Pinkel called Paterno a great friend and said the "greatness of this man" should not be erased. From the report: “You know, it's such a tragedy,” he began. “Joe Paterno was a friend I got to know professionally. You can'…