Missouri softball eliminated in first round of Big 12 tournament

The Missouri softball team was supposed to get an easy victory against Texas Tech. Instead, it got a hard lesson.

“It’s unfortunate because the way it usually works out for all of us in life is that we have to learn lessons the hard way,” said MU coach Ehren Earleywine. “I tell them a thousand times in practice these same things, and I think sometimes it takes getting burned and being embarrassed in a venue like this before you really learn your lesson.”

Crossett nets free agent deal with Colts

Former Missouri walk-on Adam Crossett will try to earn a kicking spot in the NFL with the Colts.

Missouri thrower looks to represent Barbados at Olympics

After sprinting didn't work out for Shernelle Nichols, she took up throws and has been successful ever since.

Hickman's top singles player knocked out in quaterfinal round of districts

After winning a strong first set 6-2, Hickman’s top singles player, senior Brandon Paige, lost the next two sets, 2-6 and 1-6, to Jefferson City’s Andrew Scheperle.

Rock Bridge boys tennis wraps up district title

Rain cut the Class 2, District 5 tournament short for the day, but Rock Bridge coach Ben Loeb says his team has mathematically won the title.

Mom's biggest fan

Sitting on the footrest of a set of metal bleachers, the 15-month-old daughter of Missouri softball player Jen Bruck doesn’t take her eye off her mom. She puts her purple cup down on the bleacher, serving as her makeshift table, and starts to clap as fast as her small hands will move.

186 students graduate from Stephens College

A total of 152 undergraduates and 34 graduates in the 2008 graduating class of Stephens College participated in a commemorative ceremony.

Mother’s Day bike ride brings families together

More than 25 riders participated in the guided Mother’s Day Weekend Bike Ride, which was the final event of Bike, Walk and Wheel Week.

MU Christian ministries gather for night of worship

A blended group of MU Christian campus ministries got together Friday night to sing, pray and worship.

Head-on collision kills two Moberly women

Two Moberly women were killed in a fatal car accident Friday, which also left a third Moberly woman in serious condition.

Letter carriers collect food for drive

Columbia letter carriers picked up food and monetary donations from homes on Saturday as part of the 16th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.

Two injured in early morning collision

A vehicle headed south on Oakland Gravel Road crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle Saturday morning.

Compete Missouri might enhance MU’s reputation

Compete Missouri is a three-year deal that calls for the state government to increase university appropriations, and for the campuses to generate matching funds by cutting the payroll. But, it appears that the faculty raise pool for next year will be between 5.5 percent and 7 percent — a bonanza by recent standards.

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