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  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The Evening Whirl is Tweeting Stories of Pimps, Drugs, and Heartache in 140 Characters or Less

    Bloody cops chasing broken-faced bandits. Treacherous drifters nursing a hangover. Downtown dons steeped in golden-toilet luxury. These are the kinds of characters and tales that have made the St. Louis Evening Whirl a St. Louis institution since 1938. And ever since the iconic paper started (seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Missouri's D.C. Representatives Fight for Corporate Right to Put God in Your Uterus

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case that seeks to answer the question of whether a corporation can restrict a woman's access to health care on religious grounds -- and not a single Missouri representative in Washington has spoken out against it. Hobby Lobby, a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    REAL Tiger Trouble: Missouri Coach Frank Haith Under Investigation

    Ugh. Missouri Tigers head coach Frank Haith is currently facing allegations of improper conduct and "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance." The NCAA is, according to various reports, planning on notifying him of the allegations soon. Which is just as mysterious and confusing to me as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Two Arrested For Burglarizing Home of Rams Coach, Stealing Gold NFL, NCAA Rings

    Two dudes in their mid-twenties have been charged with breaking into the home of Rams tight-ends coach Rob Boras and stealing electronics, video games and jewelry -- jewelry that included Boras' NFC Championship ring and three gold NCAA rings. The crooks have been arrested, but the rings are still n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2013

    The Tigers Get Two Big Wins...Sort Of

    On a day when they narrowly escaped with a tight and oftentimes frustrating win over Bucknell by the score of 66-64, the Missouri Tigers got another big bump in their own personal standings, by dint of some brilliant Big Ten play and the flat-out byzantine machinations that is the college basketball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Do Jocks Get Breaks? UMKC Prof Says College Made Athlete's F Magically Go Away

    In the fall semester of 2010, Henry Lyons, an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, gave four failing grades in his Career and Life Development class. Unfortunately, one of those happened to go to a student-athlete. The athlete appealed the grade. Mysteriously, the F was repla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Eat Me in St. Louis: Ten Cheap Eats for March Madness Visitors

    Hello, fans of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Kansas and Ohio, and welcome to St. Louis for the -- deep breath -- 2012 NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals! Whether you're a broke college student, a devoted alumnus or alumna or just a fan, after shelling out the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Eat Me in St. Louis: Ten Splurge Restaurants for March Madness Visitors

    Hello, fans of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Kansas and Ohio, and welcome to St. Louis for the -- deep breath -- 2012 NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals! You've come all the way to St. Louis to watch your beloved team fight for a berth in the Final Four. Why n ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2012
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    February 15, 2012

    St. Louis Novice Golden Gloves Tournament Finals Are This Friday

    ​There is a unique thrill that comes with watching inexperienced boxers. The fights seem raw, as if the competitors have to compensate for lack of technique with heightened will. Less sweet science, more Jackson Pollack. Exactly that will be on display this Friday, when the top rookie amateur bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Tigers Win Biggest Game of The Year; Now Can They Avoid the Letdown?

    What the city of Norman, Oklahoma should look like to the Mizzou players flying in. ​On Saturday evening the Missouri Tigers won perhaps their biggest game of the year. Well, okay, biggest of the year so far; the games really only get bigger from here on in. Such is the life of a top five college ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Tigers Get Trapped; Fall to Oklahoma State

    ​This past weekend, the Missouri Tigers traveled to Waco, Texas. The played the number three Baylor Bears. They beat the number three Baylor Bears. And they left Waco on their way to a #2 national ranking and a whole heaping helping of hype. All in all, a pretty good weekend. Against tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Tigers a Top Two Team? Totally!

    ​Number five Missouri beats number three Baylor, 89-88. Number four Duke loses to Florida State. Number one Syracuse loses to Notre Dame. Number two Kentucky pulls out a victory over an unranked Alabama team. All those things happened on Saturday, and if you're keeping score at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Frank Haith Rebounds Today After Shooting Bricks to Start the Week

    Don't let this photo fool you. Haith has found some black and gold to wear. He's not that clueless.​Just eight days into his job as the new head coach of the University of Missouri basketball program, Frank Haith committed his first official foul when he violated an NCAA rule.The infraction -- a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    RFT Exclusive: Quin Snyder Responds to Mike Anderson Leaving Missouri

    Snyder to Alden: "I'd never do that to you, baby."​Daily RFT today intercepted an email sent late yesterday to University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden. The message, sent in the hours following coach Mike Anderson's departure to University of Arkansas, appears to have been sent by Mizzo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Mizzou Falls Flat in Quick Exit from NCAA Tourney

    Mizzou had this much bounce yesterday.​Mizzou continued the lackluster play that's defined much of its 2010-2011 season last night, quickly losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament by a score of 78-63.Coming into the game, the Tigers had dropped four of their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    An Angry Rant About Angry Ranting (and the NCAA Tourney)

    I am, in fact, mad as hell, and I would like to request I not be required to take it any longer. ​Today is one of the holiest of days on the sporting calendar, the start of the NCAA basketball tournament. (And yes, before you even start, I'm fully aware the powers that be would like for us all to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Rams 2011 Draft Needs, Part 4: Defensive Line

    commons.wikimedia.orgChris Long has been an absolute beast in his third season on the Rams' defensive line. ​Three down, three to go. So far, we've looked at the Rams' anemic wide receiver corps, inspected their sievelike outside linebacker situation, and taken offense at the offensive line's inte ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010

    A Time for Champions

    1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at the Tivoli

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    The Cardinals Draft Preview: Names to Watch

    Bud Selig, the man in charge of not only the draft, but all of baseball, in fact. Really inspires confidence, eh? ​With the MLB draft just mere hours away, I thought I might try to roundup at least a few of the names I think the Cardinals just might be interested in calling. These aren't all first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Atlanta Falcons Want a New Stadium = Only a Matter of Time Before Rams Demand the Same

    Georgia Dome: 18-years-old and over the hill. ​The Atlanta Falcons last week said that the Georgia Dome -- built in 1992 -- is too out-dated to suit the team's future needs. The franchise wants a new, open-air stadium  a.s.a.p. and says that ground could be broken on the new facility as soon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Duke Basketball Player Royally Pranks Wash. U. Student

    ​Hours after winning the NCCA championship, Duke guard Jon Scheyer sent out a tweet with a phone number, telling his 6,900 Twitter followers to give him a shout out. Only, here's the joke: The phone number wasn't Scheyer's. It's the digits to Zach Kelly, Scheyer's former high-school teammate from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Photos Video: The Elite Eight in St. Louis -- Michigan State vs. Tennessee

    photo by Keegan HamiltonMagic Johnson and Korie Lucious celebrate another Michigan State Final Four​The NCAA was gracious enough to grant the RFT court-side seats on press row for the big games this weekend. We were stationed directly behind the Tennessee bench for both the Sweet Sixteen and the E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Street Talk 2.0: What Would Your Stripper Name Be?

    Sex addiction seems to be all over the news. From Tiger Woods to the revelation that Jesse James, husband of Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock, cheated on her with a stripper. And, as mentioned earlier on Daily RFT, the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament is in town, and strip clubs are expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Wash. U. Women's Basketball Team Takes National Title

    Image sourceWash. U.'s Jaimie McFarlin at work.​It may lack the glamor and hoopla of the NCAA men's tournament, but the Division III women's basketball title is nothing to sneeze at. Particularly if all the men's teams in your state bombed out of the NCAA tourney early. So let's hear it for the Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Mizzou Trips into Big Dance, Illinois Headed to NIT

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Memphis Basketball Fans Watched the Birth of the Pastner Era Last Night in St. Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The First Baseball Game of the Year at Busch Stadium

    It wasn't played by the Cardinals (you'll have to wait till Monday, when the Pirates come to town to see the Redbirds in action) but by the Mizzou and SLU. The Tigers trounced the Billikens 19-6.If a confused spectator had wandered into the stands, there was zero chance of confusing this game for bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Dish: Hardee's Western Thickburger

    Today on the Daily RFT, my colleague Chad Garrison discussed the rather racy new Hardee's ad in which model and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi expresses her love for Hardee's Western Thickburger. Here's the commercial, which aired many times during this past weekend's NCAA basketball action: So is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The Tigers Prove Me Wrong

    Never before have I been so happy to be so wrong. Just last week, I wrote about how disappointing the ends to both the Missouri Tigers' and the SLU Billikens' regular seasons were. I thought that the Tigers would largely take away that last game loss to Texas A&M as the last impression of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Wash U. Bears Return to Div. III Tourney as Reigning Champs

    With all the noise being made these days about the Mizzou Tigers, Blues hockey and Cardinals spring training, arguably the best sports team in St. Louis is wrapping up its season virtually unnoticed.The Washington University men's basketball team scored a 72-49 victory over University of Chicago las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    As Mizzou Rebounds So Too Does Quin Snyder

    Thanks to former RFT writer Mike Seely for the tip on Quin Snyder's resurrection in Texas. As you may recall, Snyder was unceremoniously dismissed as Mizzou's basketball coach in 2006 following recruitment violations that led to NCAA sanctions and several season of sub-par performance. Yesterday, US ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2008

    The Arch Rivalry Game: An Unreal Party

    You've got to hand it to the reporter from an Illinois daily who strolled into the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday and pulled from his briefcase a can of Milwaukee Best Light. He understood better than anyone the makeup of the Illinois-Mizzou rivalry.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2008

    Hoop Raiders: More on Milestone Christian Academy

    My article “Hoop Raiders, Part 2” came out Thursday, and has apparently already reached basketball families in Kansas City. Today I heard from the parents of two former Milestone Christian Academy players, each of whom wanted to share a laundry list of complaints about the school. Their kids, Wi ... More >>

  • News

    December 19, 2007

    Hoop Raiders

    Is a Christian academy in Kansas City stealing St. Louis' high school basketball players?

  • Home Entertainment

    May 3, 2006
  • News

    September 21, 2005

    Alley Cat

    Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    The Look of a Winner

    A panel of experts handicaps the Final Four the old-fashioned way: According to the coaches' fashion sense

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005
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    March 2, 2005

    Blatant Localism

    Joe Herbert documents the skate scene

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
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    September 29, 2004
  • News

    September 1, 2004


    The answer to Larry Bird's prayers for a white basketball savior might reside just off Highway 67 in Poplar Bluff

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2004

    Bouton's Balls

    Are chin music for MLB

  • News

    February 18, 2004

    Shooting Stars

    Tommie Liddell plays tortoise to Darius Miles hare in the annals of East Side High basketball lore

  • News

    October 29, 2003


    Hoop dreams die hard for coach John Campbell and his Sanford-Brown Indians

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2003

    We're Young and Board

    St. Charles embraces skaters

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    Feed the Beast

    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.

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    Penalty Kick

    Faded soccer glory seen in a U.S. World Cup team without St. Louis talent

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