Vahe Gregorian

Vahe Gregorian

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This has become a season like no other for the combined forces of Missouri men’s and women’s basketball, each of which will be in the NCAA Tournament and each of which have been keyed by hometown presences. Robin Pingeton’s women’s team in particular has reached unprecedented heights in terms of fan interest, and anticipation for both teams is fevered going into the final weeks of the season.

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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.

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Royals FanFest is a harbinger of spring training just weeks away, but this year it also marks an oddity: On the eve of the 2018 season, the fundamental makeup of this Royals team remains a mystery amid the free agency of four core players of the Royals rise and general manager Dayton Moore’s priority commitment to reel in finances and restock the farm system.

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