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  • Friday Night Fever Week 8: High school football photos and videos from around mid-Missouri [embedded content] Posted on 16 October 2020 at 6:43pm

    Welcome to Week 8 of Friday Night Fever! Our Game of the Week features the Blair Oaks Falcons traveling to Southern Boone to take on the Eagles. Last week, Southern Boone went across the border to take on Tonganoxie (KS) and now look to win their homecoming game against Blair Oaks.

    Elsewhere, Battle takes on Jefferson City. Jefferson City hopes to avenge its 0-28 shutout against Helias last week. Battle meanwhile looks to stay hot following a big win last week against Smith-Cotton.

  • Athletic trainers see an increased role as fall sports progress Posted on 16 October 2020 at 6:42pm

    COLUMBIA - Athletic trainers are seen as the backbone of sports teams at all levels, and during the pandemic, their roles have increased.

    Lorrie Ellison, the assistant athletic trainer at Columbia College, said the job is always changing.

  • Friday Night Fever Week 8: High School Football scores from around Mid-Missouri Posted on 16 October 2020 at 6:31pm

    Below are scores from high school football games around mid-Missouri, updated in as close to real time as possible. Final scores will be highlighted in bold. Be sure to tune in to KOMU 8 News at 10 for game highlights.

  • Martin impressed with former Tiger MPJ's NBA summer Posted on 16 October 2020 at 4:50pm

    COLUMBIA – Mizzou men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin only got to coach Michael Porter Jr. in three college games.  But after watching Porter excel this summer in the NBA "bubble", Martin said Porter Jr. is elite on the offensive end. 

    “He’s a guy who can really score the basketball,” Martin said. “He’s a threat to score every time down, that’s what makes him dangerous.”  

  • All-State seniors help lead dynamic Blair Oaks' offense Posted on 16 October 2020 at 3:02pm

    WARDSVILLE - Blair Oaks senior and wide receiver Carson Prenger shoved the defender to the ground and walked across the pylon for his second touchdown of the night. He smiled to his teammates, folded his arms and then gave the ball back to the referee as he jogged to the sidelines.

    This was Prenger's second touchdown of the night, and it extended Blair Oaks' lead over Hallsville to 41-6 last Friday night.

  • Mizzou Basketball starts new season in COVID world Posted on 14 October 2020 at 11:04pm

    COLUMBIA- The Mizzou men's basketball team opened preseason practice on Wednesday amid very different circumstances from the last time they stepped on Norm Stewart Court at Mizzou Arena.  The team had it's 2019-20 season cut short at the onset of the pandemic last March when the 2020 SEC Tournament was canceled. 

    Since then, head coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff have moved carefully as the program navigates life in the pandemic.  The team did not return to campus in June and July for off-season workouts.  With the start of 2020-21 practices on Wednesday there are plenty of changes meant to keep players and coaches safe.

  • Nick Saban, Alabama AD Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19 Posted on 14 October 2020 at 6:58pm

    (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, three days before the Southeastern Conference’s biggest regular-season showdown.

    Both said their tests Wednesday morning came back positive, but Saban said he didn’t have any symptoms by late afternoon.

  • Columbia to host 2025 NCAA cross country championship Posted on 14 October 2020 at 5:00pm

    COLUMBIA- Columbia will host the 2025 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships. The events will take place at Gans Creek Cross Country Course. 

    According to a press release sent by the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau Wednesday, the bureau, Columbia Sports Commission and the University of Missouri will co-host the events.

  • Florida football pauses team activities, set to play Missouri next Saturday Posted on 13 October 2020 at 5:08pm

    GAINESVILLE, FL- The University of Florida football program has paused team activities as of Tuesday afternoon due to an increase COVID-19 cases. 

    According to a team press release, the team has experienced an increase in positive COVID tests among players this week. 

  • Moberly boys soccer games canceled for rest of week [embedded content] Posted on 13 October 2020 at 4:33pm

    MOBERLY- Moberly High School boys soccer will not play its regularly scheduled games this week, according to a press release posted on Twitter.