The Major League Baseball first-year player draft is just a few hours away, taking place in New York City and beginning at six pm central. The Houston Astros have the first overall pick, and are expected to take Mark Appel, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford, with their selection. Appel isn't a ... More >>
Image ViaCouldn't make it to Shreveport yesterday? Join the, uh, crowd?If you watched the Independence Bowl yesterday, you got familiar with the image above. Amazingly, ESPN kept showing shot after shot of the stands despite the fact that hardly anyone was at the game. The picture above was snapp ... More >>
We were similarly disappointed when discovering just what AdvoCare v100 is.If you're like us, you woke up this morning scratching your head on news that the Missouri Tigers would face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the AdvoCare v100 Independence Bowl.Your confusion wasn't why these t ... More >>
The new face of MU basketball: Frank Haith.After courting some of the biggest names in college basketball, the University of Missouri has hired a man who's spent the past seven seasons toiling in relative obscurity. Frank Haith, the coach at the University of Miami, was offered the Mizzou job ove ... More >>
Yep. There's a first for everything.The Saint Louis University Billikens (3-3) face a tough challenge tomorrow when they square off against the No. 1 team in the nation, the Duke Blue Devils (9-0) in Durham, North Carolina. Add to that the pressure of the team playing before its first-ever nation ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkhansen/ / CC BY 2.0Graduation rates for white vs. black players = out of whackHere are some alarming race-related stats, released this week, to keep in mind as March Madness invades your thoughts and the entire universe. According to a study of 64 teams in the men ... More >>
So the verdict is in, and the Missouri Tigers ended up a 10 seed, much as I had feared they would following their ignominious defeat at the hands of Nebraska in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament. Unfortunate, too, as Mizzou will now head to possibly the toughest bracket of the ... More >>
Despite an ugly loss last week in the first round of the Big 12 Championship, University of Missouri has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are a No. 10 seed in the eastern bracket and play the Tigers (of Clemson, No. 7 seed) at 1:45 p.m. on Friday in Buffalo. Win that game and Mizzo ... More >>
Last night at the Scottrade Center, University of Memphis basketball fans watched the birth of the Josh Pastner Era.Memphis played Kansas in the regular season game (and rematch of the '09 NCAA championship), with the Kansas edging the Tigers 57-55.Kansas was supposed to crush a scorched Memphis tea ... More >>
So I was in my automobile last night, driving along as I often do, and I heard something really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I very nearly drove right off the road into some nice person's front yard. Luckily, my reflexes were good enough to save both myself and someone rhododendrons.&n ... More >>
(The eyes have it! Here are the Top 10 most-read stories online, which were published in 2008 by the RFT. After the jump, we also included a few stories that came back from the dead in '08 because of timely news -- earthquakes and college basketball among them. Below, RFT Editor Tom Finkel ... More >>
Week of October 5, 2005
A panel of experts handicaps the Final Four the old-fashioned way: According to the coaches' fashion sense
Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!
Championship prediction: Big Ten dark horse gallops to victory
The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff
Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball
He's good, baby!
Every Saturday night, East St. Louis explodes with one of the wildest parties you've never seen
Everybody wants Hazelwood Central's Kalen Grimes and St. Louis' junior class of hoopsters. But recruiting in the city is a courtship dance and a high-maintenance affair.
In Charming Billy, novelist Alice McDermott exposes the faith and lies that bind an Irish-American community