Enshrinement in Columbia: Ken Ash, executive director of Show-Me State Games

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The numbers paint an incredible picture of the Show-Me State Games: 25,000-plus; $619 million; $1.4 million. In order, that’s roughly the average number of participants every summer since 2004; the Games’ economic impact on Columbia in its 31-year history; and the non-profit’s annual budget. Certainly, Ken Ash, the executive director of the Show-Me State Games… Read more »

Enshrinement in Columbia: Mizzou’s Al Eberhard

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Back on his family’s farm, Al Eberhard would shoot baskets at a backboard hanging from the barn door. And, if it was too cold outside, the day wasn’t lost. You see, his dad, who had poured the concrete slab outside to create a makeshift basketball surface, also hoisted a backboard inside, not far from the… Read more »

Enshrinement in Columbia: Powerlifter Kate Walker

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For those who ever subscribed to Sports Illustrated, who didn’t thumb immediately to “Faces in the Crowd” when each issue reached the mailbox? It was national recognition for the unsung athletes across America, and even better if they were from your neck of the woods. Overall, it was downright cool. In essence, if your name… Read more »

Hall inducts Johanningmeier, Kee, Kennison & recognizes Elite 11

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Former Kansas City Chiefs standout wide receiver Eddie Kennison, former Missouri State All-American tackle and coach Rich Johanningmeier and former Carrollton High School coach Stan Kee can now call themselves Missouri Sports Hall of Famers. The Hall inducted the trio during the NFL Kickoff Luncheon sponsored by Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company on Wednesday at… Read more »