Tourney Central

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor— The Mules and Jennies basketball teams head into the MIAA Tournaments as the two-seeds, but the Jennies are hoping to host the regional tournament, while the Mules just hope to make the tournament. Mules The Mules (19-7, 13-5) dropped from four to seven in this week’s Central Regional poll,… Read more »

Central to send 11 to nationals

Story by Alex Agueros, for The Muleskinner— After the Jennies took third place and Mules took first place at the MIAA Indoor Championship, Central is sending 11 athletes to the NCAA-II Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Friday-Saturday. The multi-event qualifiers are junior Erin Alewine, junior Zoe Sharplin, sophomore Madison Smith, and seniors Carl McCargo and… Read more »

Mateo to wrestle in national tourney

Story by Alex Agueros, for The Muleskinner— After placing third at the NCAA-II Super Region II Tournament in Ohio, sophomore Eric Mateo qualified for the NCAA-II National Championships. As the lone Central representative, Mateo said he feels he’s peaking at the right time to make a run at a national championship. Head coach Justin Ensign… Read more »

Mules drop to seventh in latest NCAA-II Regional Rankings

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – The Central Missouri Mules basketball team fell three spots to No. 7 in the latest NCAA Division II Central Regional Rankings released Wednesday afternoon. The Mules finished the regular season 19-7 overall and won a share of the MIAA regular season championship with a 13-5 conference mark. UCM opens MIAA Tournament play… Read more »

Mateo set for NCAA-II Championships

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Mules redshirt-sophomore wrestler Eric Mateo is set to begin competition in the NCAA-II Wrestling Championships Friday, March 8 at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham. Mateo will face Indianapolis’ Justin Kieffer at 11 a.m. Friday in the opening round. Kieffer comes into the championships with a record of 17-9 while Mateo is 21-19…. Read more »

Senators pass bill to let kids rejoin foster care

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) – Children leaving the foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill passed by the Missouri Senate. Current law allows children to remain in the foster care system until they are 21, but prevents re-entry if they leave after turning 18…. Read more »

Law gives tribes new authority over non-Indians

By FELICIA FONSECA (FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., AP) – American Indian tribes have tried everything from banishment to charging criminal acts as civil offenses to deal with non-Indians who commit crimes on reservations. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1978 that tribal courts lack criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians, tribes have had to get creative in… Read more »

Concert tickets on sale for Mo. State Fair

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced that tickets go on sale March 5 for the August Pepsi Grandstand concert series. Headliners include Chris Cagle, Gary Allan, The Oak Ridge Boys and Toby Keith. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-796-6776. “I am proud to have a strong country lineup,” Wolfe… Read more »