MIZZOU’S FIRST FOOTBALL GAME IN ST. LOUIS SINCE 2010 WILL DRAW THOUSANDS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS DOWNTOWN
ST. LOUIS – September 11, 2023 – The wait for college football fans in St. Louis is nearly over – and now fans know when Mizzou and Memphis will kick off in the Mizzou to the Lou Classic at the Dome at America’s Center on Saturday, September 23. The game has been selected for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff time and will be broadcast on ESPNU. Mizzou is playing its first football game in St. Louis since facing Illinois six times in nine years between 2002 and 2010 – all six games were Mizzou victories.
IN-STATE RIVALRY MATCH TAKES PLACE SUNDAY AT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY SOCCER PARK
ST. LOUIS – September 8, 2023 – In-state bragging rights are on the line as the Mizzou and Missouri State women’s soccer teams square off at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in St. Louis on Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. Mizzou (3-1-2) is coming off a Braggin’ Rights win over border rival Illinois, and Missouri State brings an unbeaten record (5-0-2) into this matchup. The soccer showdown represents the first event in the Mizzou to the Lou Series, which will bring multiple Mizzou athletic events to the St. Louis region in the 2023-24 academic year.
MIZZOU WOMEN’S SOCCER GAME SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10; PRECEDES MIZZOU VS. MEMPHIS FOOTBALL GAME ON SEPTEMBER 23
ST. LOUIS – July 27, 2023 – America’s First Soccer Capital welcomes another high-level soccer event to town with Mizzou Athletics announcing it will add an in-state soccer showdown to its Mizzou to the Lou series. The Mizzou women’s soccer team will match up against Missouri State on Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. at World Wide Technology Soccer Park.
ST. LOUISANS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL TRADITION OF RUNNING THE 1904 OLYMPIC STADIUM TRACK WITH HOMEGROWN OLYMPIANS JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE AND DAWN HARPER-NELSON
ST. LOUIS – June 16, 2023 – St. Louis’ traditional Olympic Day celebration provides a once-a-year opportunity to walk side-by-side with our region’s esteemed Olympians, reinforcing the Olympic spirit and blending sports with culture and education. On Friday, June 23, participants of all ages are invited to join Olympic Gold Medalists Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Dawn Harper-Nelson in running or walking the track at Francis Olympic Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, site of the 1904 Olympic Games. The Olympic Day celebration is from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is organized by the St. Louis Sports Commission.
ORGANIZATION AWARDS $25,000 TO SIX AREA STUDENTS FOR EXEMPLIFYING CLASS AND CHARACTER ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ST. LOUIS – May 22, 2023 – Imarion Griffin (Cardinal Ritter College Prep), Jack Burke (St. John Vianney High School), Anna Belle Wakeland (Grandview High School), Ava Hamilton (Belleville East High School), Ahren Muehleisen (Westminster Christian Academy), and Esther Pottebaum (John Burroughs School), are the recipients of the 2023 Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded by the St. Louis Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the Sports Commission Associates – and recognize high school seniors from the region who embody outstanding sportsmanship. The six students were selected by the Associates’ scholarship committee, which reviewed nominations from throughout the St. Louis area.
NATIONALLY TELEVISED SHOW CELEBRATING SPORTSMANSHIP IN AMERICA RETURNS TO STIFEL THEATRE ON NOV. 18
ST. LOUIS – May 17, 2023 – The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University have become the traditional kick-off to the holiday season, combining inspiration, entertainment, and heartwarming stories that restore hope in humanity. Tickets for the nationally televised event which honors the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and those in sports who embody class and character go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow (May 18) through Ticketmaster. The event returns to the historic Stifel Theatre in Downtown St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 18. Showtime is 7 p.m.
ORGANIZATION’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP WILL AWARD 25,000 TO ST. LOUIS AREA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO EXEMPLIFY OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP; TOP WINNER WILL RECEIVE $15,000
ST. LOUIS – Feb. 22, 2023 – The scholarship that annually seeks to reward St. Louis area high school seniors who demonstrate a penchant for sportsmanship and selflessness in athletic competition is now accepting applications for its 2023 recipients. The St. Louis Sports Commission’s Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship will award $25,000 in scholarship funds this year, with a top award winner receiving $15,000. Administered by the Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – the scholarship program is part of the organization’s efforts to celebrate and elevate sportsmanship in the community.
SHOW HONORING EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP NEARLY TRIPLES ITS LARGEST-EVER AUDIENCE
ST. LOUIS – January 9, 2023 – The 2022 Musial Awards on CBS and Paramount+ was seen by an average of 1.698 million viewers during the Christmas Eve broadcast. The show that annually inspires the nation with stories of sportsmanship, selflessness, and kindness in sports nearly tripled its largest-ever audience in the four years it has aired on CBS. In addition to the CBS and Paramount+ broadcast, the 2022 Musial Awards presented by Maryville University had two encore airings on CBS Sports Network.
BROADCAST FROM ST. LOUIS HONORS THOSE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA WHO INSPIRE WITH EXTRAORDINARY SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – December 19, 2022 – As you are making a list and checking it twice, be sure to tune in or set the DVR for the Musial Awards on CBS Sports – the annual celebration of sportsmanship, selflessness, and kindness in sports. The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University air across the nation Saturday, December 24 at 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. The one-hour show will stream simultaneously on Paramount+.
“BATTLE OF THE TIGERS” KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 AT THE DOME AT AMERICA’S CENTER
ST. LOUIS – December 15, 2022 – The long-awaited return of Mizzou football to St. Louis comes in the fall of 2023 as Mizzou faces the Memphis Tigers at the Dome at America’s Center on Saturday, September 23. Tickets for the showdown are on sale today – Thursday, December 15 – at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.