Muleskinner adviser found family at UCM

Twelve years ago, I was standing in the middle of Douglas Street in downtown Lee’s Summit getting my picture taken. I’d just returned to that fabled suburb of prosperity and sweet outdoor shopping malls after a stint with the daily newspaper in Sedalia. Prior to that, I worked at the Lee’s Summit Journal for several… Read more »

Saying ‘goodbye’ to co-workers, friends

When I graduated high school, I thought my journalism career was over. All four years of high school I was involved with our student newspaper. I also interned with the local newspaper, where I saw the newsroom go from a staff of six or seven to only one or two. I saw with my own… Read more »

Update: Baseball set to finish regular season

One series remains in the regular season for Mules baseball (32-12, 22-8 MIAA) as the team carries a 6-game win streak and stretch of 11 wins in 12 games toward the postseason. The Mules completed a senior weekend sweep of Fort Hays State (3-37, 2-28 MIAA) in which they outscored the Tigers 48-5. The sweep… Read more »

Update: Mules remain in top 10

Central Missouri outdoor track and field remains in the top-10 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s rankings that were released Tuesday morning. A week ago, the Mules were ranked No. 9 with 103.47-points. After a busy weekend at Drake Relays and the PSU Wendy’s Tune-Up, UCM now sits at… Read more »

Update: Eight Jennies make All-MIAA team

The MIAA announced the 2019 All-MIAA softball awards Wednesday ahead of the beginning of the conference’s tournament. Eight different Jennies made this year’s team as UCM went 33-19 in the regular season to earn the No. 4 seed in the upcoming tournament. Lauryn Deer was selected to the second team as an outfielder. Alexa Bradley… Read more »

Update: Bowling ranked 11th in final coaches poll

The National TenPin Coaches Association (NTCA) came out with its final women’s bowling rankings for the 2018-19 season April 25. Central Missouri moved up one place in the national poll to No. 11. They also came in third in the Division II/III poll. The Jennies finished in second place at the MIAA Tournament. They had… Read more »

Update: Puni signs with Cowboys

Former Mules football offensive lineman Derrick Puni has signed a pro contract with the Dallas Cowboys following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft. Puni was a three-time All-American as an offensive lineman at UCM. He was also a First Team All-MIAA pick and a D2CCA All-Region selection. Puni returned from missing the 2017 season… Read more »

Top MCU movies as the franchise moves into Phase IV

Over the past two years, I’ve written a lot about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the franchise. So in honor of “Endgame’s” release, here is an updated list of Top 10 MCU films. Click the links to see full reviews of some of these movies, along with… Read more »