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March 2, 1940, dawned not just as another day in horse racing, but as the moment when a legend, Seabiscuit, with Red Pollard in the saddle, would etch his name into the eternal annals of the sport. The Santa Anita Handicap, often referred to as "The Hundred Grander," was set against the picturesque backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, a stage worthy of what was to unfold. After narrow defeats in 1937 and 1938, both by a mere nose, Seabiscuit's return to Santa Anita was laden with expectations, hopes, and the weight of history. What transpired was not merely a race but a narrative of redemption, resilience, and a triumphant farewell that crowned Seabiscuit as the leading money-winning horse in the world. more
In the first round of district play, under the bright lights of the Marshfield gymnasium, the West Plains High School Lady Zizzers basketball team orchestrated a performance fitting of their storied legacy. On Wednesday evening, against the formidable Webb City, the Lady Zizzers not only emerged victorious with a resounding 57-34 win but also signaled their unyielding quest for a fifth consecutive district championship title. more
In a spirited and closely contested matchup Thursday evening at Mizzou Arena, the University of Missouri women's basketball team faced a tough loss against Vanderbilt, ending with a final score of 68-61. Despite a commendable effort and four Tigers scoring in double figures, Missouri could not clinch the victory in what was a pivotal game for several senior players marking their final performance on their home court. more
The West Plains High School Zizzers, a team known for their resilience and spirit, faced off against the Willard Tigers in a highly anticipated opening round of the district tournament this past Thursday night. Despite a valiant effort, the Zizzers fell to the Tigers with a final score of 64-78, concluding their season with a record of 10-16. more
Eight sports gambling companies have received North Carolina government licenses to accept wagers from people in the state from mobile devices and computers in less than two weeks. The North Carolina … more
Today in Sports - Week Ahead, March 1 - March 7, 2 Takes more
Today in Sports - Week Ahead, March 1 - March 7, Take 2 more
Jessica Gelman has become an influential leader and innovator in the sports industry. She co-founded the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. She teamed with Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl … more
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)Diane Williams, McDaniel College(THE CONVERSATION) When University of Iowa women’s … more
NEW YORK & PARK CITY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 29, 2024--Momentous, a leading human performance company that focuses on supplementation and nutrition, today announced the acquisition of a … more
On Feb. 28, 1971, the world of golf witnessed a momentous event as Jack Nicklaus, known as the Golden Bear, clinched the PGA Championship title, solidifying his standing as one of the sport's all-time greats. This victory was not just a testament to Nicklaus's skill and perseverance but also a remarkable chapter in golf history, showcasing a fierce competition against Billy Casper, a formidable opponent and a golf legend in his own right. The event, held at the PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, was a battleground for precision, strategy, and mental toughness, culminating in a dramatic finish that captivated golf fans worldwide. more
In a night that promised high stakes and passionate play, the University of Missouri women's basketball team faced a challenging opponent in Ole Miss, culminating in a hard-fought battle at Mizzou Arena. Despite the electric atmosphere and a spirited effort, the Tigers fell to the Rebels, 66-45, in a game that tested their resilience and showcased the emerging talents within their ranks. more
The Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Softball team remains undefeated this season at 8-0 after picking up two wins against Arkansas State University-Newport Saturday, Feb. 24. more
The Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) Grizzly Softball team took both games of a double header against North Arkansas College, Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Hilburn Sports Complex in West Plains. more
Today in Sports, February 28 - Venus & Serena Williams become 1st sisters to win WTA Tour events on the same day more
CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2024--The U.S. Cyber Games Season III team joined Battelle cyber experts at a spring training event in preparation for the International Cybersecurity … more
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 26, 2024--In anticipation of the MLB season, SeatGeek is introducing Next Fan Up, its new product release that reimagines the ticket-selling experience. Next Fan Up … more
Today in Sports, February 25 - Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) wins his first world heavyweight boxing title more
The NCAA Committee on Infractions has outlined potential penalties for rules violators in leadership positions beyond the coaching staff, up to and including school presidents. The committee met this … more
In a spirited encounter that encapsulated the highs and lows of collegiate basketball, the University of Missouri Women's Basketball team faced a challenging night at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, succumbing to Florida with a final score of 86-70 on Thursday. This game was more than a mere scoreline; it was a tale of resilience, strategy, and emerging talent under pressure. more
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