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Want to get to know some of the student-athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff instrumental in University of Central Missouri Athletics?  Want to know what is coming up with the M

ules and Jennies?  Tune in every Thursday and Saturday night at 6 for “Sports Page” with Roman Pfister.  You can also catch archived events by clicking on the links below!

Roman is senior digital media production major.  He is the Voice of Crest Ridge Cougars athletics onUCM-The Beat and also provides play-by-play and commentary for select UCM sporting events airing on the station.


Season Four

Episode 1 – Mules Football

In this first episode of Sports Page for the Fall 2023 semester, Roman Pfister visits with Mules head football coach Josh Lamberson and starting quarterback Zach Zabrowsky. He also provides a preview for the week ahead in UCM Athletics.

Episode 2 – Mules Basketball

This week on Sports Page, Roman Pfister sits down with new Mules Basketball head coach Adam Bohac. Coach Bohac became the 25th head coach in Mules Basketball history when he was named in March 23. Roman also provides a preview of the week ahead in UCM athletics.

Episode 3 – Jennies Basketball

Jennies basketball takes center stage in this episode of Sports Page.  Roman visits with head coach Dave Slifer and senior forward Brooke Littrell as they prepare for the 2023-2024 season.  As always, he also previews the week ahead in UCM athletics.

Episode 4 – Jennies Volleyball

In this episode of “Sports Page”, Roman shines the spotlight on Jennies volleyball.  Head coach Caitlin Peterson, senior setter Olivia Olson, and redshirt senior outside hitter Kirsti Nix are in the studio to share about one of the most successful programs in MIAA history.

Episode 5 – Jennies Soccer

This week on Sports Page Jennies soccer takes center stage.  Junior forward/midfielder Caroline Cole and junior Ashleigh Martin sit down with Roman to talk about their experiences on the pitch.

Episode 6 – Mules Golf

University of Central Missouri men’s golf has traditionally been a power in the MIAA and in NCAA Division II. In this episode, Roman visits long-times Mules head coach Tim Poe and senior Robbie Sager.

Episode 7 – CTV Sports Network

This week, Roman features the crew that brings you the games, the CTV Sports Network.  Course instructor Darin Plummer and senior Emily Dickmeier join Roman to discuss the program and how it prepares students for their futures.

Episode 8 – Mules Basketball

Roman gets a mid-season check-in with University of Central Missouri Mules head basketball coach Adam Bohac and freshman guard Corey Skillman Jr.

Episode 9 – Jennies Golf

Jennies Golf takes center stage this week as Roman visits with head coach Chris Port and sophomore Mia Rollo as they prepare for their spring season.



Season Three

Episode 1 – Jennies Basketball

In week one of the spring 2023 semester, we are featuring University of Central Missouri Jennies Basketball.  Head coach Dave Slifer and sophomore guard/forward Brooke Littrell are on the show.  The Jennies are off to a blazing start to the season and have some big goals in mind.  We also share “This Week in UCM Athletics History” and “Where Are They Now”.

Episode 2 – Mules Wrestling

This week we are featuring Mules wrestling with head coach Cody Garcia and redshirt freshman 141-pounder Kaden Stanley. We also share some UCM athletics history and what is coming up this week in Mules and Jennies athletics. We end the show this week with a tribute to UCM Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Jerry Hughes, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 21 after a brief illness.

Episode 3 – Indoor Track & Field

This week on Sports Page I chat with co-head Mules and Jennies track & field coach and former Olympian Kip Janvrin and redshirt seniors Madi Wulfekotter and Trey Miller.  I also dig into the UCM athletics archives, and we find out where a former Mules baseball standout and Jennies volleyball player are today.  Plus, a look at the week ahead in UCM Athletics.

Episode 4 – Mules Basketball

This week on Sports Page we are featuring Mules Basketball. I get to visit with coach Doug Karleskint and redshirt junior guard Trey Sides. Plus a little history, some “Where Are They Now”, and a look at the week ahead.

Episode 5 – Jennies Bowling

Don’t confuse college bowling with the beer and pizza leagues at your local lanes.  It is much more complex, detailed and competitive than that! This week on Sports Page we’re focusing on Jennies bowling.  I got to sit down with an old friend and classmate, head coach Ron Holmes.  I also visit with senior Cayla Bortz.
University of Central Missouri Mules baseball is the winningest NCAA-II program since 2000.  Mules head coach Kyle Crookes and senior first baseman John Prudhom join the show this week.  Plus UCM athletics history and a look at the week ahead.
This week on Sports Page we are featuring Jennies softball.  Head coach Susan Anderson and senior shortstop Abbey Fischer join me in studio.  We also celebrate a UCM family in our “Where Are They Now” segment, showcase a wild week in UCM athletics history, and preview the next seven days.
This is a special edition of Sports Page because it’s Spring Break at the University of Central Missouri, so all the student-athletes and coaches are gone. That means we are going to take a break from covering the PLAYING teams and focus on one of the teams that allows YOU the fans to follow your Mules and Jennies. I’m talking about the CTV Sports Network. We also have a special “Where Are The Now”, a look at the week in UCM Athletics history, and peak at the week ahead.
For 15 years I had the honor and privilege of working with some of the finest individuals in all of college athletics. These folks are at virtually every sporting event but are operating behind the scenes. I’m talking about the athletic media relations staff. And at the University of Central Missouri, we have one outstanding crew. All three of the individuals on the show this week are former students of mine.
This week on Sports Page we’re hitting the links to feature Mules golf.  I am excited to visit with Mules head golf coach Tim Poe and sophomore Alex Gentry.  We also share a HUGE week in UCM Athletics History, feature a former Mulekicker and Mules baseball player in our “Where Are They Now” segment, and tack on the week ahead in UCM Athletics.
This week I get to visit with a  fellow Smith-Cotton High School and Central Missouri State University alum, my good friend Kathy Anderson. Kathy is the interim vice president for intercollegiate athletics at UCM, but more than that she is a Jenny, through and through.  Her No. 32 is retired after an All-America and UCM Athletics Hall of Fame career with Jennies basketball.  She also was a member of the CMSU track and field and softball teams, competed for Team USA, and is enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

We have a special treat on this episode of Sports Page as we are visiting with Mules and Jennies track & field graduate assistant Christopher Goodwin and his sister, Kayla Goodwin.  Christopher is a 15-time All-MIAA performer and four-time All-American, including a national championship in the outdoor long jump at the NCAA Division-II National Championships in 2022.  He is now a graduate assistant coach for the Mules and Jennies. 

Kayla is a junior at UCM and is a six-time conference champion and seven-time All-American in the triple jump, indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon. 

Episode 13 – Jennies Golf

This week we feature Jennies golf with head coach Chris Port and junior McKenna Rice. We also share a bit of UCM Athletics history, including where one track and field standout and one basketball legend are today, and we preview the week ahead in UCM athletics.

Season Two (with Corrine Benedict)

Episode 1

In the first episode of season 2, UCM-The Beat advisor and station manager Joe Moore introduces the audience to Corrine Benedict.  Corrine is a junior digital media production major at the University of Central Missouri and will be taking over as host of Sports Page.

Episode 2

In this week’s edition of Sports Page, Corrine Benedict visits with UCM Jennies head soccer coach Lewis Theobald and sophomore forward Caroline Cole.  She also gives an update on UCM Athletics.

Episode 3

On this week’s edition of Sports Page, Corrine Benedict is talking volleyball. She sits down with Jennies first-year head coach Caitlin Peterson and junior outside hitter Sydney Lierz. And then it is a preview of the week ahead in UCM athletics.

Episode 4

Corrine visits with UCM Jennies golf coach Chris Port and freshman Mia Rallo. She also provides an update on Mules and Jennies athletics.

Episode 5

It’s football week!  Corrine visits with Mules head coach Josh Lamberson and sophomore quarterback Cedric Case.  Plus all that is going on in UCM Athletics.

Episode 6

Dr. Joe Moore filled in for Corrine this week.  He had a chance to go back to his roots and visit with the UCM Athletic Media Relations team, manager Ryan Anderson, assistant manager Jason Ketz, and graduate assistant Brinkley Beever.

Episode 7

Time for a little cross country! Corrine is back and she sits down with UCM head cross country coach Kirk Pedersen and Mules sophomore Bryan O’Barr.

Episode 8

It’s almost basketball season!! This week, Corrine gets a chance to visit with Jennies head coach Dave Slifer and redshirt sophomore guard Lauren Frost.  And, as always, she takes a spin around UCM Athletics.

Episode 9

Mules head basketball coach Doug Karleskint and redshirt senior center Gaven Pinkley join Corrine in the studio this week to preview the upcoming season.  We also get a sneak peak at the week ahead in UCM athletics.

Episode 10

The UCM Mules Golf Team just finished the fall portion of its 2022-23 season. Corrine sits down with head coach Tim Poe and redshirt sophomore Alex Gentry in this week’s episode of “Sports Page”.

Episode 11

Wrestling gets featured this week, as first-year head coach Cody Garcia and sophomore 157-pounder JD Culp join Corrine in the studio.

Episode 12

In the final episode of the Fall 2022 semester, Corrine chats with UCM Athletic Director Jerry Hughes.


Seasons One (with host Nick Distefano)

Episode 1

Nick visits with Crystal Meeks, associate head athletic trainer at UCM, and with Darin Plummer, broadcast systems engineer and instructor for UCM’s sports broadcasting courses.  He also provides a preview of the week ahead in UCM Athletics, Feb. 10-17, 2022.

Episode 2

It’s media day on Sports Page. Nick Distefano chats with Ryan Anderson, athletic media relations manager at the University of Central Missouri and then visits with Charlie Martin, manager and social media supervisor for the Jennies soccer team. Nick also provides a preview on UCM Mules and Jennies athletics for Feb. 17-24, 2022.

Episode 3

Mules basketball is the focus this week on “Sports Page”. Nick Distefano visits with head coach Doug Karleskint and senior Gavin Pinkley to learn their stories and get their thoughts on the 2021-2022 season.

Episode 4

On this episode of Sports Page, Nick visits with Jennies head basketball coach Dave Slifer as his team readies for the MIAA Tournament. Nick then sits down with new UCM volleyball head coach Caitlin Peterson before providing a preview of the upcoming UCM sports schedule.

Episode 5

Nick sits down with interim Mules wrestling coach John Feeney (who produced a pair of All-Americans and one of the best UCM wrestling seasons in a decade), and UCM co-head track and field coaches Kip Janvrin and Kirk Pedersen.  Nick also previews the coming week’s Mules and Jennies athletic schedules.

Episode 6

This week, Mules baseball takes center stage as Nick visits with head coach Kyle Crookes and senior pitcher Colin Jones.  Club sports also get some love, as fencing team captain Alana Golden.  Plus the upcoming UCM athletics action.

Episode 7

Mules head golf coach Tim Poe, senior golfer Matt Hoemann, plus (as usual) a preview of the next week in UCM Athletics. All on this seventh episode of “Sports Page”.

Episode 8

It’s another club week, as Nick visits with UCM Rugby Club captain Noah Bryan. Plus Jennies golf gets featured with head coach Chris Port and junior Rosie Klausner.

Episode 9

Jennies softball is on tap this week.  Nick visits with sophomore outfielder Makenzie Cooper and head coach Susan Anderson in this week’s episode.  And of course, sports news and a preview of the coming week in UCM Athletics.

Episode 10

Ten weeks in the books on Sports Page.  This week track & field and women’s bowling take the spotlight.  Nick visits with Mules pole vaulter Vincent Hobbie and Jennies multi-event athlete Hannah VanBuskirk.  Jennies bowler Jacqueline Garia-Ulloa joins the show in segment two, and in segment three, Nick shares what is on tap.

Episode 11

Nick gets a chance to interview a UCM icon, the first bowling coach in school history, Ron Holmes. In segment two he interviews new head football coach Josh Lamberson. And then Nick caps the show with a rundown of the week ahead in UCM athletics.