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Morning Sports Report - April 30, 2014

Kim Anderson settles in at Mizzou and the Razorback beat up on the Missouri State Bears. Dan Lucy has your Wednesday morning sports report.
COLUMBIA, Mo--On his fourth attempt, Kim Anderson finally got the basketball job he always wanted, head coach of the Mizzou Tigers.

Mike Alden introduced the 58-year old Tuesday, he gets a five year contract worth a little more than a million dollars a year.

"This is a dream come true for me and my family," said Anderson.  "There's no place on earth that I'd rather be than Columbia, Missouri.  Thanks for bringing me home."

This Monday, news broke on who would replace Frank Haith as head coach.

"Who had the ability to mentor young men on and off the court?  Who had the capability to represent the core values of our University?  How about a person that's Missouri made, Kim Anderson," said Mizzou Athletics Director Mike Alden.

Anderson comes to Mizzou after 12 years at Central Missouri having won a D2 national title this season.

Anderson:"Winning a national championship was key.  And I'm so grateful to those young men that I was able to coach.  But I think this is just the right time.  I told the young men last night, it's time to win rings and earn diplomas and make a big impact on those around us."

"I think that it's everything I want in coach Anderson.  Everything I was looking for, I'm so excited," said Mizzou Tiger Keanau Post.

Not only did Anderson graduate from Mizzou twice, but he played and coach for the great Norm Stewart.

Anderson:"It may be 2014, but smart, disciplined, hard-nosed team basketball never goes out of style."

One thing is certain, Mizzou basketball bridged the gap between the new era and the golden days of Norm Stewart.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo--There's a double header of baseball at Hammons Field Tuesday.

It started with the Missouri State Bears and will wrap up with the Springfield Cardinals.

In our Bear Nation report, the Bears hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks for the 74th time in the series history.

It's Missouri State's only home game in 16 days.

And Arkansas would jump on the Bears in the second, Jake Wise lines this to right, Patrick Drake makes the diving snowcone catch, Blake Baxendale scores on the sac fly, it's 1-nothing.

Then Michael Bernal takes this deep to left, it bounces off the top of the fence and into the bullpen for a two run homer, it's 3-nothing Razorbacks.

Arkansas adds to that, Andrew Benintendi singles sharply to right, Bobby Wernes scores, but Tyler Spoon is thrown out at third when he overslides the base, it's 4-nothing.

Missouri State gets one of them back in the bottom of the third, Patrick Drake singles to left, Eric Cheray scores it's 4-one.

But that's all the Bears could get, Arkansas wins 4-one.


In the bigs, the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Brewers, 5-4 in 11 innings.
And Kansas City rallied late and beat the Bluejays, 10-7.
And the Springfield Cardinals blew a lead and lost to the Naturals, 9-7.

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