Listening to the Missouri-Colorado State NCAA Tournament game last night, Jack McCloskey came to mind. Unless you're a serious NBA fan of the past, that name means nothing.
As general manager of the Detroit Pistons, McCloskey was the architect of back-to-back NBA championship teams in the late 1980s. Reaching the pinnacle of professional basketball success was, to say the least - a process. During the 1979-80 season, McCloskey took over a franchise from Dick Vitale - yes, the Dickie
Updated 03-22-2013 at 07:10 PM by Troy Treasure
The NFL free-agent frenzy snared the television leads and Internet sports headlines Tuesday. The same day, spring football practice got under way at Missouri. Tuesday essentially kicked off a critical year for the future of the program's CEO.
Head coach Gary Pinkel was able to cash in prior success for another year of employment following a 5-7 finish in Mizzou's Southeastern Conference sea-swamped maiden voyage. The Tigers first losing season since 2004 was due, in part, to poor
Updated 03-15-2013 at 07:37 PM by Troy Treasure
SHELBYVILLE, Mo. - For 16 minutes, Knox County's defense made misery for North Shelby.
At halftime, Raiders coach Todd Cripe apparently didn't offer his players couches to lie on while talking out their depression.
"Coach kinda got on our butts," North Shelby's Michael Orr politely said.
Message received. In CB lingo of the 1970s, "That's a big 10-4, good buddy."
Fifth-seed North Shelby, able to muster just eight points
Updated 01-23-2013 at 10:58 PM by Troy Treasure
SHELBYVILLE, Mo. - Lucas Daniel made three big plays in the final 2:28 of North Shelby's rally Thursday night against Marion County.
The first was a 3-point shot, the second was partially blocking a shot. The third - conversion on a pair of shots at the free throw line. Offense, defense, foul shooting. Was one instance more important than the others?
"I'd have to say the free throws just because it put the game out of reach for a little bit and put them in a tight
Updated 01-18-2013 at 02:48 AM by Troy Treasure
His coaching journey has been a long and winding road. The most recent stop for Marc Trestman was a five-year run in Montreal with two CFL Grey Cup championships.
Trestman's challenge now is to steer the Chicago Bears, with an aging defense and porous offensive line, to a higher level of NFL success.
"I will be the GPS system of the team," the 57-year-old Minnesota native said today at his introductory press conference at Halas Hall.
Updated 01-17-2013 at 09:07 PM by Troy Treasure