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  • Laurence Bowers hosts largest camp to date while following COVID guidelines Posted on 6 July 2020 at 1:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Former Missouri basketball star Laurence Bowers kicked off his sixth annual basketball camp on Monday with the largest number of participants he's ever had.

    Camp Bowers is a three day camp focused on improving basketball skills. But due to COVID, Bowers said the focus this year is equally on safety.

  • High school football coaches prepare for return Posted on 1 July 2020 at 4:44pm

    HALLSVILLE — For Mid-Missouri high school football coaches, this summer is a little bit different. 

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams were forced to go online and communicate through different mediums to stay motivated and prepared for the next season.

  • Fall high school sports season up in the air Posted on 30 June 2020 at 6:00pm

    COLUMBIA — The fall athletics season is rapidly approaching, but local coaches and players still don't know what to expect. 

    "Right now we're planning on a regular start to the fall," Bruce Whitesides, CPS district athletic director said. "I think the Boone County Health Department is going to have to dictate crowd size and any other hurdles we need to go through."

  • WATCH: Congratulations Chris on retirement! Posted on 25 June 2020 at 8:54pm

    COLUMBIA - We are saddened to see Chris Gervino leave KOMU 8 with his last day scheduled for Thursday, June 25. 

    It is impossible to show the impact that Chris had on Mid-Missouri and the people that he interacted with but we took on that challenge.

  • Mizzou Football talks recruiting, COVID and more in media availability Posted on 24 June 2020 at 3:11pm

    COLUMBIA —Wednesday marked the third-straight week that Mizzou football coaches and players talked to media about the upcoming season. 

    New running-backs coach Curtis Luper and junior tight end Daniel Parker Jr. joined the call Wednesday.

  • Looking back with KOMU's Chris Gervino at three decades of Missouri sports Posted on 24 June 2020 at 2:55pm

    COLUMBIA —During his 20 years with KOMU/NBC, Chris Gervino has followed three head coaches, two Cotton Bowl victories, a No. 1 ranking and a change in conference while covering Missouri Tiger football.

    In basketball, he has watched two runs to the Elite Eight, two conference tournament championships and five head coaches.

  • Baseball is back: MLB says 60-game season will start July 23 or 24 [embedded content] Posted on 23 June 2020 at 10:07pm

       (CNN) -- Major League Baseball has announced the 2020 regular season will open approximately one month from now, on July 23 or 24.

    Players will report to training camp by July 1, MLB said in a news release Tuesday night. The league will schedule a 60-game season.

  • WATCH: Chris Gervino's final Sports Xtra Hot Seat Posted on 22 June 2020 at 5:24pm

    COLUMBIA — KOMU 8 sports director Chris Gervino is retiring from KOMU 8 this week after spending more than two decades on the air. 

    Gervino joined KOMU 8 in January 2000 as KOMU 8’s Sports Director and started hosting Sports Xtra with Chris Gervino, formerly NBC 8 Sports Show, soon after. Before coming to KOMU 8, he was the sports director at KMIZ-TV from 1988-1999 and sports director at KFRU Radio. 

  • Coach Drinkwitz talks upcoming football season [embedded content] Posted on 17 June 2020 at 7:05pm

    COLUMBIA— Tuesday marked the second week of media availability with Mizzou football coaches and players since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

    Head Coach Eli Drinkwitz stole the show in an eventful Zoom call, sporting a shirt covered in bright colors and pink flamingos.

  • Hickman hires new head girls basketball coach Posted on 13 June 2020 at 3:28pm

    COLUMBIA - The Hickman Kewpies hired a new head girls basketball coach.

    Morgan Scott served as assistant basketball coach at Washington University in St. Louis, Southeast Missouri State and as a graduate assistant at the university of Missouri after her playing career, Jack Rubenstein, athletics and activities director said.