Mizzou Analysis

Vahe Gregorian

Amid turbulent week, Sterk’s stances serve Mizzou well

It’s been a week of upheaval at the University of Missouri, including a Title IX investigation of basketball player Terrence Phillips, the firing of softball coach Ehren Earleywine and the drama surrounding last week’s game at South Carolina. But athletic director Jim Sterk made some important statements along the way.

Vahe Gregorian

With or without Michael Porter Jr., Cuonzo Martin keeps Mizzou in the present

Mizzou is 8-2, already matching its win total of last season, because of men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin’s ability to keep the Tigers moving forward after the potentially devastating injury to much-ballyhooed freshman Michael Porter Jr. Now, amid speculation that Porter could return this season, Martin’s task remains the same: to keep the team in the moment as he builds a program.

Mizzou football, basketball talk at Tiger Club with The Star's Aaron Reiss

Aaron Reiss, who covers Missouri Tigers sports for The Kansas City Star, talked with Mark Fitzpatrick of the Tiger Club of Kansas City on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Video courtesy of Tiger Club of Kansas City)
Chris Fickett The Kansas City Star