University of Central Missouri

Jim Crane: From the ball diamond to the board room and back

Crane’s success has gone full circle, starting on the baseball diamond at University of Central Missouri to now being the owner and chairman of the Houston Astros.

Finishing with a flourish

The University of Central Missouri Jennies know how to create some drama. They certainly did so in the Women’s Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, gaining the lead with one event remaining and capturing their first national title.

Division II success stories highlight Convention general session

Houston Astros chairman and principal owner Jim Crane, FOX & Friends host Brian Kilmeade and gender-barrier breaking NBA official Violet Palmer will discuss the impact of their student-athlete experience during the Division II General Session on Friday morning, Jan. 17, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.

Houston Astros owner built his career from the mound up

By Charles Ambrose NCAA.org It was 1974, in the opening round of Division II Baseball Championship. Jim Crane took the mound for Central Missouri, stepping onto the highest point on the field with the most pressure. Crane calmly struck out...

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