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Jim Connell


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Evangel softball star ready to trade her bat and glove for a Google nap pod

Megan Washam has job lined up with massive technology company → Read More

Report: Valparaiso will be only addition to Missouri Valley Conference

League officials reportedly made four campus visits to evaluate possible additions → Read More

Keith Guttin suspended three games by MVC, NCAA

Missouri State baseball coach cited for failing to comply with standard post-ejection protocol → Read More

Valley Insider: Odd number makes perfect sense

There’s no need for Missouri Valley Conference to rush to reach 12 members → Read More

Robin Thompson will transfer from Missouri State men's basketball

Missouri State's men's basketball is losing a third player to transfer, as forward Robin Thompson announced on Thursday he will leave the program. “Robin informed me of his plans to transfer in pursuit of more playing time,” Bears coach Paul Lusk said in a release. “We wanted him to be here and be part of our program, but we respect his reasons and appreciate all he has brought to Missouri… → Read More

Dylan Cole waiting for NFL to come calling

Former Logan-Rogersville HS, Missouri State star linebacker likely to be taken in NFL Draft → Read More

Missouri State spring football game moved to Thursday

Torrential rain in forecast forces change in schedule → Read More

No official word yet, but no optimism on Aaron Meyer injury

Missouri State senior second baseman injured in first inning of Tuesday's win over Mizzou → Read More

Missouri State's Graham savors second chance at senior season

Blake Graham tearing it up for Bears after potentially serious knee injury → Read More

PGA Tour greats buy into potential, promise of golf in the Ozarks

New course announcements give credibility to region as destination resort → Read More

With rain gone, Legends of Golf competitors heating up

Golfers are on the course at Top of the Rock, chasing big first-place check → Read More

No time for sentimental goodbyes as Bears host Shockers

Three-game series may be the last time the teams play as Valley rivals → Read More

Bears' Alize Johnson declares for NBA Draft but plans to return to Missouri State

Talented junior looking for evaluation from professional teams → Read More

Heavy rains wash out Friday play at the Legends of Golf

Tournament officials working for a plan for rest of the weekend → Read More

Bears' series against Wichita State altered by forecast

Teams will play single game Saturday, doubleheader Sunday at Hammons Field → Read More

Legends of Golf: Long John Daly, big names in the field and big money at stake

What you need to know and who you need to follow at this week's PGA Tour Champions event → Read More

It's official: Tiger Woods is coming to Branson

Golf legend announces plans to open public course at Buffalo Ridge → Read More

It's official: Tiger Woods is coming to Branson

HOLLISTER – Standing a few feet away from Tracey Stewart, the widow of the late Springfield native and World Golf Hall of Famer Payne Stewart, Tiger Woods said Tuesday he has a simple job ahead of him. → Read More

It's official: Tiger Woods is coming to Branson

Golf legend announces plans to open public course at Buffalo Ridge → Read More

Branson in position to grow into golf mecca

Region ready to cash in as an up-and-coming golf destination → Read More