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Mizzou loses to Middle Tennessee 51-45.

Game Report and Post-Game Interview with Barry Odom: Missouri's defense gives up 51 points in loss to Middle Tennessee; plus Odom post-game


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Lindenwood Drops Homecoming Game to Northwest Missouri

The Lindenwood football team dropped its Homecoming contest on Saturday afternoon at Hunter Stadium. The Lions fell to No. 1 Northwest Missouri by a 47-12 score.

The Lions forced a three-and-out on the first possession of the game. However, the Bearcats took control of the game by scoring the next four times they touched the ball, and they led 24-6 midway through the second quarter. Northwest Missouri added a touchdown right before half for a 31-6 advantage.

Lindenwood’s defense had a strong third quarter, forcing two quick punts and only allowing 47 yards for the quarter. The Lions offense took advantage with an 85-yard touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter. Northwest Missouri blocked the PAT though and returned it for two points. The Bearcats had all of the momentum after that and tacked on two more touchdowns in the final quarter.

Northwest Missouri finished the game with 529 yards of total offense, including 358 passing yards. Lindenwood had 261 yards of offense, including 122 rushing yards against a Bearcats defense that led the nation by allowing less than 65 yards a game.

Allen Thigpen finished the game with one rushing and one passing touchdown. In the first quarter, he found Deantrell Prince for a 14-yard score. That touchdown was set up by a 42-yard reception by DeSean Warren to get the ball into the redzone. The second touchdown was a 10-yard Thigpen rush that was set up by another long pass play. This one was a 39-yard completion to Prince that set the Lions up at the 12-yard line.

Thigpen finished with 58 rushing yards, including 88 yards gained, and 139 passing yards. Daniels had 48 yards on the ground. Prince and Warren both had over 50 yards receiving, and Kendell Sparks had six receptions.

On defense, Bakari Triggs and Connor Harris both had 10 tackles, and Triggs had a pass breakup. Jonathan Harris had the team’s only sack and also had one quarterback hurry, and Roderick Ryles had a tackle for loss.

Game Notes: Lindenwood falls to 1-7 on the season and in MIAA play … Northwest Missouri improves to 8-0 overall and in the MIAA, and it has now won 23 straight games … the Bearcats now lead the all-time series by a 3-0 margin, including a 2-0 record at Hunter Stadium … the Lions fall to 19-8 all-time during their Homecoming Game … the Lions are now 0-2 all-time against a team ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II … Connor Harris now has 599 career tackles, one shy of hitting the 600 milestone … neither team committed a turnover for the straight week, and the third time since the Lions moved to the NCAA level … the Lions have just two turnovers in the last four contests … Kendell Sparks now has 54 receptions this season, the eighth-most in Lindenwood history and 13 behind the current record … Kendell Sparks also had 440 kickoff return yards this year, fourth-most in program history for a season and 37 behind the record … the Lions will have their longest road trip of the season next week with a 2 p.m. contest at Nebraska-Kearney.


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Big Bee Offense cause of MoBap Homecoming Loss

ST. LOUIS – [BOX SCORE] Missouri Baptist fans and alumni young and old descended upon Missouri Baptist and CBC field looking for a big win, but after a disastrous first half, the Spartans dropped its sixth game of the season, 40-10.

Missouri Baptist (2-6, 2-2 MSFA) began Saturday’s game with a big drive thanks to the renewed connection between quarterback Billy Richey and big playmaking wide out Isaiah King. The two connected on two big pass plays, including a 45-yard completion to welcome back the wide receiver to the lineup.

St. Ambrose, however, took full advantage of early turnovers. After a fumbled fair catch, the Fighting Bees put together their first scoring drive on a short field. Chase Ferger capped-off a five-play, 22-yard drive to give the visitors a 7-0 lead.

Just 1:51 later, a fumble put the Bees back into scoring position. Kenny Rowe hit a 43-yard field goal to extend the Saint Ambrose lead to 10-0.

Five minutes into the second quarter, the Fighting Bees struck again. Patrick Smith connected with Isaiah Mosher on a 31-yard touchdown reception to make it a 17-0 game with just over nine minutes remaining in the half.

Then, on the ensuing drive, another turnover proved deadly once more. On a pass over the head of Kalen Petty, Luke Snyder picked-off the throw and put the Bees back on offense.

Patrick Smith continued his stellar play and put the ball in the air early. He found Brad Connor down field on a 49-yard bomb, which was completed just moments later with a touchdown scamper by Joey Zito to make it 24-0.

Before the end of the half, Brad Conner tacked-on a 26-yard touchdown reception and posted a 31-spot on the board with 58 seconds remaining.

Down 38-3 in the fourth quarter, it was Antoryio Barton who provided the Spartans their only touchdown of the day. Barton’s one-yard carry gave the Spartans 10 on the scoreboard on the day, which is where the scoring ended for MBU.

The Fighting Bees were led by the four touchdown day of Patrick Smith. The quarterback finished with 233 yards of passing and went an incredible 15-17 on the day with one pick.

Isaiah King led the offense for the Spartans with his 79 yards of receiving. Dontrail Johnson, in addition to his fumble recovery, finished with 13 tackles on the day, eight of which were unassisted.

Missouri Baptist will head back to the drawing board next week in a tough road test against No. 4-ranked St. Francis (Ind.).


Several current and former students, coaches, and members of the university were honored at the 2016 Missouri Baptist Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday, October 20 in Lacey Gymnasium.

The 2016 inductees represent Spartan Volleyball, Baseball and one honor for Meritorious Service to the Department. Jennifer (Freund) Sinn (Volleyball), John Hartin (Baseball) and Joe Myers (Meritorious Service) were chosen by the selection committee for their contributions to Missouri Baptist Athletics on the court and field.

Jennifer Sinn was a First-Team All-American for the Spartans in 2000 under Head Coach Jay Potter. Sinn was one of the top players for four seasons and was named Missouri Baptist Female Athlete of the Year in 2001.

Sinn played a vital role in bringing Spartan Volleyball to the forefront of the NAIA. In her four years, she had over 30 kills three times in her career and totaled 711 kills in just her senior season.

John Hartin, a standout in both baseball and basketball, will be honored for his time on the diamond. He was a draftee of the Chicago Cubs in the 10th round of the MLB Draft after his time at Missouri Baptist. In his senior season at MBU prior to getting drafted, he caught the eye of scouts with big numbers. That season he hit .328 with 16 doubles, 12 home runs and 56 RBI.

In addition to his skills on the baseball field, Hartin was a standout basketball player and averaged double-digit scoring in each season he played. In the 1976-77 season, he averaged above 20 points per game.

Joe Myers not only led and played for the Spartan Men's Basketball squad, but his leadership skills transitioned to coach later in his career. Coach Myers volunteered with the program as the Junior Varsity Coach from 2011-2015.
Myers was recruited to play both basketball and baseball at Missouri Baptist, and made his biggest mark on the court with the Spartans. He recorded over 250 career assists in just over two seasons and led the team in minutes played in the 1973-74 season.

The 2016 MBU Champions of Character and Scholar-Athlete winners were also honored. Brian Poupore (Baseball) and Lauren Krebs (Women's Soccer) were named the Scholar-Athletes of the Year while Andrew Mahone (Men's Wrestling) and Aliyah Reams (Women's Track and Field) were named the Spartan Champions of Character for the 2015-16 season.

Aliyah Reams displayed the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character Program throughout the year, volunteering her time as a youth Track Club Coach and by working at a Basketball Disabilities Camp. Reams also spent time working with the handicapped at the Para Olympics Track and Field team.

Reams is well respected by her team as well. In addition to being one of the top female athletes at Missouri Baptist, she is a team captain and a member of both the Association of Black Collegians and the MBU Institute for leadership.

"My coaches always tell me I have so much potential and they give me knowledge and advice," said Reams. "I enjoy encouraging my teammates and peers, I love seeing people grow and achieve what they never knew they could. Everything is possible with Christ and hard work, I would not be where I am without those two necessities."

Women's Track and Field Head Coach Katie Cline is grateful to have a student-athlete of Reams' caliber as a leader on team.

"Aliyah is a great representation of our Track & Field Program, our University, and the NAIA," said Cline. "She is hard working, humble, respectful, and a great leader. If you met Aliyah, you would never know that she is the best athlete on our team, the best sprinter in our conference, or a two-time NAIA National Qualifier."

Andrew Mahone made his mark through volunteerism and service to the community throughout the year. He was a frequent volunteer at the Salvation Army throughout the year in addition to spending time and a local soup kitchen and food pantry.

Last year, Mahone was also accepted to a summer mission program to Hungary, where he helped those less fortunate.

In his time at Missouri Baptist, he has made a big mark on the mat, and was an NAIA National Championship Qualifier in each of his first two seasons at Missouri Baptist. He was also a champion at 197lbs in the inaugural year of the American Midwest Conference Wrestling Championship.
"On the mat, no matter if I win or lose, I always respect the opponent, the referee and the other coach," said Mahone. "In wrestling, it is vital to be respectful and traditionally, we wrestlers have."

Mahone is one of the most respected student-athletes at Missouri Baptist, a fact that Head Wrestling Coach Brian Jackson understands and cherishes.

"His ability to maintain both high standards in the classroom and on the mat is extraordinary," said Jackson. "He is a natural leader, and the kind of individual that takes action before the ultimatum, working to build trust with his teammates and preventing future misunderstandings. I have seen it first hand in practices. I consider it very uncommon, how much loyalty and gratitude his peers have for him. It is the sign of a very good leader."

The two scholar-athletes of the year, Brian Poupore and Lauren Krebs, both put together top grades in the classroom over the course of the year.

Poupore, a senior center fielder for Spartan Baseball in 2015-16, graduated with a degree in Business Administration and finished his time at Missouri Baptist with a 3.96 cumulative GPA.

On the women's side, no one had a better year than women's soccer player Lauren Krebs. A senior this season, Krebs finished the 2015-16 season with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA as an exercise science major.

Finally, the Missouri Baptist Women’s Golf team was honored for earning the 2015-16 NAIA Scholar Team of the Year. The ladies finished the 2015-16 school year with a combined average GPA of 3.95.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball were also recognized as 2015-16 NAIA Scholar Teams.

MoBap Women's Golf Impresses in Kansas City

Missouri Baptist Women’s Golf competed in the Park University Fall Classic on Monday and Tuesday, October 17 and 18, and finished third as a team out of 11 schools.

For the third time this fall, the Spartans were led by freshman Carly Ferguson. The newcomer from Farmington, Mo., posted 89-85—174 to finish solo 10th. This was Ferguson’s third consecutive top 20 to start her collegiate career.


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Men’s Basketball Tickets for Exhibition Game at Illinois on Sale
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 17, 2016 – Tickets for the Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball exhibition game at Illinois on Sunday, Oct. 30, are now on sale. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.

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Blocked Field Goal Gives WashU’s Larry Kindbom 200th Career Win

Jackson, Miss., Oct. 22, 2016 – Washington University in St. Louis head football Larry Kindbom picked up career win No. 200 Saturday in a thrilling 31-28 victory at Millsaps College Saturday in Jackson, Miss.

Kindbom became the 80th coach among all NCAA Divisions (14th active) to reach the 200-win plateau. He was 28-30-1 in six seasons at Kenyon College, and is 172-106 in 28 years at WashU, for a career mark of 200-136-1 (.595).

“I’m ecstatic for our players. I thought we had our backs against the wall, but I am excited that when it was all said and done that we prevailed,” said Kindbom, who ranks fourth in NCAA Division III victories by active coaches.

WashU improved its overall record to 6-1, 5-1 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), while Millsaps fell to 2-5, 1-4 in the SAA. The win for WashU kept the Bears in a four-way tie for first-place in the SAA standings.

With WashU leading by three with 39 seconds remaining, Millsaps drove to the WashU six-yard line and called timeout to set up for the game-tying field goal. WashU followed with a timeout, and then Millsaps was called for a fall start pushing the ball back to the 11-yard line.

On the ensuing play, junior defensive lineman Jared Lake got a hand on the 29-yard field goal attempt by Millsaps’ Carson King to secure the Bears’ fifth-straight win. Lake also made three tackles and added a blocked extra point in the first quarter.

Senior quarterback J.J. Tomlin went 25-for-37 with 305 yards and three touchdowns in the win, and passed Thor Larsen (1994-97) for the all-time school record with 69 TD passes.

Millsaps drove the field on its opening drive to take an early 6-0 lead, but WashU answered back with a TD following a one-yard TD run by senior Austin Smestad to give WashU the early 7-6 advantage.

Millsaps pushed the advantage to 13-6 with a one-yard run by Taz Watson with 10:56 left in the second quarter. Tomlin was picked off on back-to-back possessions, and a 22-yard field goal by King made it 16-7.

WashU answered back with a seven-play, 81-yard drive in 1:16, capped by a 10-yard screen pass for a TD from Tomlin to sophomore running back Logan Bash. The extra point by junior Dan Kalvaitis was good with 35 seconds left and trimmed the deficit to 16-14.

WashU’s defense limited to Millsaps to 176 yards in the first half, and forced three punts. Tomlin was 13-of-21 for 154 yards.

The Bears marched into Millsaps territory on their first possession of the third quarter, and went for it on 4th-and-6 on the Major 28-yard line. Tomlin was pushed out the pocket, and then found senior tight end Matt Page open across the middle for a 28-yard touchdown.

After another stop by the WashU defense, Kalvaitis split the upright from 37 yards to push the advantage to 24-16. Watson scored a pair of touchdowns to give Millsaps the 28-24 lead with 10:17 to play.

Following Watson’s fourth TD of the day, WashU marched right back down the field and took the 31-28 lead following a 59-yard pass from Tomlin to senior wide receiver Kevin Hammarlund.

Hammarlund went over 100 yards for the fourth-straight game with nine receptions for 148 yards and a TD. He passed Vernon Butler (1994-97) into second place in school history for receiving yards (2,547), and is one reception shy of 200 for his career. Page added eight catches for 85 yards and a TD in the win.

Senior defensive back Dylan Newcomb made a career-high 10 tackles and added a fourth-quarter interception in the win, while junior defensive back Nick Doctors added nine stops.

Sophomore defensive lineman Michael Iloegbunam (four tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack) and senior defensive lineman Josiah Situmeang (four tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack) also had dominant performances for the WashU defensive, who limited Millsaps to 356 yards of total offense.

“The specialness is the kids,” Kindbom added. “I am glad we won, but the scoreboard is an imposter. But what is not is the kids. The way they play and the passion they show on the field. I am just glad to be a part of it.”

WashU steps out of SAA play to host Case Western Reserve University on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Noon.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Millsaps leads the all-time series 8-2, but WashU has won the last two meetings … Tomlin threw for over 300 yards for the 14th time in his career … The Bears are of to their best start since the 2007 … WashU has won four-straight road games … Freshman Johnny Davidson averaged 47.0 yards per punt.

Bears Ride Unlikely Momentum to 3-0 Win vs. No. 3 Wittenberg

St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 22, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis volleyball team road a momentum changing match victory over Millikin University to also defeat No. 3 Wittenberg University 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the Field House. Seniors Caroline Dupont and Rexi Sheredy were named to the Active Ankle Invite All-Tournament team.

No. 22 WashU Men’s Soccer Blanks Principia for Ninth Shutout
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 20, 2016 – The No. 22-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team posted is ninth-shutout of the season in a 6-0 win over Principia College Thursday at Francis Field in St. Louis.

WashU improved to 9-2-1 with the win, while Principia fell to 5-9.

Volleyball Experiences Highs and Lows on Senior Day
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 21, 2016 – The No. 17-ranked Washington University in St. Louis volleyball program honored its three senior members during the Active Ankle Invitational, which the Bears opened with a 3-0 win over the University of Dubuque and followed with a 3-1 loss against No. 8 University of Texas at Dallas Friday evening in the Field House.


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SLU women's soccer edged at Saint Joseph's, 2-1 (10/20/16)
Saint Joseph’s 2, Saint Louis 1Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 7 p.m. (ET)
Sweeney Field | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Danielle Tolmais cut a 2-0 Saint Louis deficit in half with a goal in the 80th minute, but Saint Joseph’s held on for a 2-1 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over the Billikens Thursday night in a battle of A-10 co-leaders at Sweeney Field.

The Billikens, who saw their winning streak halted at five and their unbeaten streak stopped at seven, slipped to 12-3-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the A-10. Saint Joseph’s improved to 13-1-2, 6-0-1.


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UMSL Volleyball Rallies From Two-Set Deficit to Win at William Jewell

LIBERTY, MO., October 22, 2016 – Led by senior Lexi Rogers’ career-high 18 kills, the University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit at William Jewell en route to a 28-30, 24-26, 25-21, 25-13, 15-10 Great Lakes Valley Conference win on Saturday afternoon.

The win moves the Tritons to 13-8 overall, including 7-4 in the GLVC, while the Cardinals slip to 11-13 and 4-7 in the league.

UMSL Women’s Soccer Battles No. 19 Truman State to Double OT Draw

KIRKSVILLE, MO., October 21, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s soccer team battled No. 19 ranked Truman State to a 0-0 double overtime draw on Friday afternoon in Great Lakes Valley Conference play.

The two teams combined for 15 shots in the defensive battle with the Tritons getting off eight of those shots, while Truman held a 4-2 edge in shots on goal.

UMSL Women’s Golf Takes Second at Big Apple Lady Invitational

WHITE PLAINS, NY., October 18, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team turned in a second place finish at the Big Apple Lady Invitational, held Monday and Tuesday, to close out the fall portion of its schedule.

The Tritons carded a team score of 608 (300-308) in the 14-team field, which was won by Indianapolis.

UMSL’s Lindberg Named GLVC Men’s Golfer of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., October 20, 2016 – For the second straight week and the third time this season, University of Missouri-St. Louis junior Markus Lindberg has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week, as announced today by the league office.
UMSL Men’s Golf, Lindberg Win Titles at Lindenwood Invitational

ST. CHARLES, MO., October 18, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team fired a one under par 283 on Tuesday in the third and final round of the Lindenwood Invitational en route to claiming its third team title this fall.