The Truman State volleyball season came to an end on Thursday as they lost to Southwest Minnesota State in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Truman State finishes the year with a record of 27 and 7 which is an outsanding record given the difficulty of the schedule and the caliber of competition they faced. Congratulations on a terrific year!
The Truman State wrestling team had their first home match of the season on Thursday as they defeated a very good Missouri Valley wrestling team.
Speaking of wrestling, the Kirksville High School wrestling team defeated Rockbridge and Hickman in a triangular meet in Kirksville on Tuesday night. The victory against Rockbridge was particularly sweet as Rockbridge has one of the top programs in the state and has been a thorn in Kirksville’s side for years. It certainly looks like coach Kevin Powell has assembled another excellent team. Kirksville heads to Jefferson City on Saturday to participate in the Helias Kickoff Classic where they will once again face competition from some of the top high school wrestling programs in Missouri.
The Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team returns to the court on Saturday against Appalachian State. This will be Missouri’s first game since last week’s stretch of three games in three days over the Thanksgiving weekend in the Bahamas.
The St. Louis Rams and San Fransisco 49ers have their much anticipated rematch at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday. The rams and 49ers first game a couple of weeks ago ended in a 24 24 overtime tie. The Rams have tied or beaten everyone in their division but can’t seem to win outside their division.
The Kansas City Chiefs play Sunday too, although I can’t for the life of me figure out why. What’s the point?
Most of the major football conferences in college football have their championships this weekend starting with the PAC 12 on Friday and including the Big 10 matchup between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin actually finished third in their division but since Ohio State and Penn State can’t go to a bowl game because the NCAA is still mad at them that means that Wisconsin moves up to play Nebraska. By the way, the Big Ten has twelve teams and the Big 12 has ten teams. I just wanted to point that out. Actually, the Big Ten is about to have fourteen temas which will be even more confusing.
ESPN is desperately promoting the MLS Cup game on Saturday because they are terribly concerned that nobody will watch the thing. Why would you schedule the MLS Cup at the same time the SEC championship game between Alabama and Georgia is going on? The SEC Championship game determines who will go on to play Notre Dame in the BCS title game. The MLS Cup game determines who wins a title in a sport that hardly anyone watches. ESPN is just mad because there is another team in the BCS title game who might actually beat Notre Dame.
On Monday we will be back with another blog looking at how the Chiefs managed to lose again along with a review of the other sport action from the weekend. Thanks as always for supporting this blog and please continue to support the other blogs on this site as well.
Have a terrific weekend!