Jennies softball adds four games March 9-10 in Joplin

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Jennies softball team has added four games the weekend of March 9-10 as part of the Missouri Southern Border Battle Tournament in Joplin, Mo. They will face Nebraska-Kearney in game one at noon Saturday, March 9 before playing Missouri Southern at 2 p.m. for game two. The Jennies will battle Pittsburg… Read more »

Army chief of staff decries budget uncertainty

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training. Gen. Ray Odierno said the Army is experiencing an $18 billion shortfall, saying that finding the necessary money isn’t as easy as critics suggest. “The money is fenced in” as… Read more »

Stocks open lower on Wall Street as cuts loom

By STEVE ROTHWELL (NEW YORK, AP) — Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Friday, with the Dow pulling back from close to a record, as automatic government spending cuts are about to kick in. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,019 points as of 10 a.m. EST. The index… Read more »

Private SpaceX rocket launched to space station

By MARCIA DUNN (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday under a billion-dollar contract with NASA that could lead to astronaut rides in just a few years. SpaceX, a private California company run by the billionaire who helped create PayPal, launched its unmanned Falcon rocket… Read more »

SGA honors Hicklin with UCM’s Kirkpatrick Award

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The UCM Student Government Association will honor former Mules football coach and Board of Governors member Walter Hicklin with the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award on Friday, March 8. Hicklin is the 28th recipient of the annual award. The ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the first floor reading… Read more »

Mules wrestling team at regional

Story by ALEX AGUEROS, for The Muleskinner— Mules wrestling will travel to Ashland, Ohio Saturday for the Division II Super Regional. Ashland University hosts the event. Central will send 10 wrestlers to the tournament, led by redshirt junior Nick Viterisi (22-10) and senior Clarence Neely (8-2). For Viterisi, the regional puts him one step away… Read more »

Mules claim MIAA championship with 76-64 win over Truman

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Central Missouri Mules claimed at least a share of the MIAA regular season championship with a 76-64 win over Truman State on Wednesday night at the UCM Multipurpose Building. This is Central Missouri’s second straight conference crown, the first time since 1983-84 and 84-85 that UCM has captured back-to-back championships. The… Read more »

Jennies unbeaten at home for first time since 1988-89

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Senior Nicole Caddell scored 23 points on Senior Night, as the No. 13 Central Missouri Jennies held on to defeat No. 25 Truman, 58-56, Wednesday night at the Multipurpose Building. The Jennies finished their home schedule with a perfect 14-0 home record, the first undefeated season inside the Multi since 1988-89. In… Read more »