Missouri Swimming vs Drury University

The Mizzou men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed a sweep of Drury on Senior Night at the Mizzou Aquatic Center on Friday. The No. 24 Tiger men posted a 166-68 victory over the Panthers, while the No. 24 Tiger women defeated the squad 150.5-83.5. Missouri claimed 21 of 26 events on the night and had six different Tigers win two events.

-Ben

Missouri WBB vs Arkansas

The Missouri Women’s Basketball team fell just short of beating Arkansas with a score of 58-50 on Jan. 24th. The loss for the Tigers was the first of the season when outrebounding their opponent. On a slightly lighter note, the annual sorority tug-o-war challenge took place at halftime which was a site to see in itself. Enjoy.

-Ben

Missouri MBB vs South Carolina

The Missouri Tigers went head to head with former K-State head coach Frank Martin and the South Carolina Gamecocks at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday night. The 22nd-ranked Tigers missed 22 of their first 25 three point attempts but hit a pair of clutch threes in the final 1:10 to earn a thrilling 71-65 comeback win. Earnest Ross led Mizzou with a career high of 21 points and Alex Oriakhi pulled down 11 boards to secure the W and move on to 3-2 in conference play. It was also my first game shooting with a remote camera mounted on the basketball goal (Image #3 below). It’s going to take a little practice, but i’m excited to see what kind of creative pictures I can create with this new equipment.

-Ben

Track and Field – Missouri Invitational

The Missouri Tigers made their SEC debut on January 18th at the Hearnes Center. I haven’t shot many track meets in my time as a photographer but I gotta say, they are some of the funnest events to shoot. There’s always something going on. All the athletes are a lot of fun to talk to and the access at these things are incredible. I decided to shoot some of the meet in black and white to change things up a bit for me. I’ve been shooting a lot of Mizzou sports lately and it’s always nice to switch it up a bit. I also found out that the official SEC meet is being hosted by Missouri which means over 20 potential olympians will be making their way to Columbia at the end of March for me to photograph. Circled that one on the calendar. Anyways, here are some of my B&W photos from the meet:

-Ben

Missouri MBB vs Georgia

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 79-62 in what was Mizzou’s second SEC victory this season. The Tigers (13-3 overall, 2-1 in SEC play) got double-figure scoring from five players, including 15 points off the bench from guard Earnest Ross. Guard Jabari Brown also chipped in with 15 points, while guard Keion Bell (14 points), center Alex Oriakhi (13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks) and forward Tony Criswell (10) joined them in double digits. Ross tweaked his ankle towards the end of the first half, but later returned to the game in full strength. The Tigers played their second straight game without senior captain Laurence Bowers, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury. His status going forward is still unknown, and the Tigers head out to Gainesville, Fla. this Saturday for a top-25 matchup with the #10 Florida Gators.

-Ben

Missouri Gymnastics vs Alabama

The Mizzou Gymnastics team opened the season against two-time defending National Champion Alabama in the Hearnes Center. It was the annual Pink Out meet, with proceeds from ticket sales going to benefit the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. A crowd of 5,760 came out to support the Tigers in their home opener, making it the largest Pink Out crowd in Mizzou History. Here are a few of my photos:

-Ben

Missouri vs Alabama

24 hours after the Alabama Crimson Tide whooped up on Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship in Miami, another Crimson Tide team came and made a visit to Columbia, Missouri. It was Mizzou’s first official game in the SEC and after strong performances from Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross, the Tigers went on to win 84-68. Here are a few of my images from the SEC debut. 

-Ben

High School Swimming

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Over the holidays I had the opportunity to shoot my little brother’s high school swim meet. After only 2 months of competitive swimming under his belt, his 50 meter time put him in 8th out of over 100 swimmers. Here’s an action shot of him during the 200meter relay that placed third overall. Needless to say, I’m a proud big brother.

-Ben

Missouri WBB vs Murray State

Here’s a few photos from Missouri’s 69-55 victory over Murray State. Fellow photographer and good friend, Sarah Hoffman, and I were the only two photographers there. After the game I had the opportunity to play a few games of H.O.R.S.E. with a couple of my co-workers at Mizzou Arena which was a lot of fun. Check out http://www.mutigers.com for some more photos if you’re interested.

 

-Ben