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Former MU kicker struggling to catch on in NFL

Former Missouri place-kicker Jeff Wolfert attempts a field goal against Kansas in 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Despite three seasons as one of the nation's best college kickers, including two that earned him All-Big 12 honors, former MU kicker Jeff Wolfert has earned tryouts with just three NFL teams and is struggling to find a job as a kicker at the professional level.

MU softball rolls Tide in final game against No. 2 Alabama

The Tigers handed the Crimson Tide their first defeat at home by the run-rule since 1997.

Columbia welcomes Year of the Tiger with China Night 2010

China Night 2010 showcased Chinese culture and tradition through a variety of performances, such as Chinese dances and diabolo. Some performances included Western elements. The event was held at Jesse Auditorium on Saturday evening.

BOOK EXCERPT: 'My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times'

Gerald M. Boyd relives his experience as a black minority on MU's campus. Boyd, considering himself a revolutionary in his time, left his impact on the campus and how blacks are treated.

McMurray holds off Earnhardt to win Daytona 500

Carl Edwards finished the race in ninth place.

Ryan Lochte has fun in, out of pool

Two-time American Olympian Ryan Lochte is the most recognized athlete at the Missouri Grand Prix. But his good-humored nature is what makes him memorable among those in the swimming world.

Missouri wrestling losses at Iowa State

The Tigers aren't able to recover after falling behind early.

MU students bring black-perspective publication online

Led by two MU seniors, a publication focusing on black news and local and national issues is returning after more than 40 years.

A morning with MU swimmer Lisa Nathanson

Lisa Nathanson, a sophomore at Mizzou, claimed third place in the women's 50-meter freestyle at the Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday. Her victory comes as no surprise to coach Brian Hoffer, who describes her as extremely hard working and focused.

Tiger gymnasts win at Centenary

A couple of gymnasts get their first individual titles of the year.

Ferguson still faces tough road ahead

Ryan Ferguson's campaign for exoneration received a boost this week from Chuck Erickson's sworn statement saying he acted alone in a 2001 murder. But for Ferguson, the path ahead could be complicated.

PHOTOS: Sunday finals at the Missouri Grand Prix

Photos from Sunday's Missouri Grand Prix races.

Tears of a clown: Economy shrinking children's parties

The entertainment industry is experiencing setbacks as parents are throwing less extravagant birthday parties for their children.

Driver arrested for possession of a controlled substance

Deputies found prescription pills and an "unconfirmed powdery white substance" in plain view when they pulled a man over for a broken headlight on Saturday night.

Missouri State University receives ranch donation worth $7 million

Missouri State University is set to receive over 3,000 acres and 1,000 head of cattle for hands-on experience for their students.

Amish buggy hit by car ruled a homicide

The January death of an Amish man driving his buggy has since been ruled a homicide. A report by the Randolph County coroner said there was no indication that the driver of the car made any attempt to stop or avoid the cart.

Kansas City superintendent proposes closing half of district's schools

In order to trim its budget, the Kansas City School District superintendent has proposed closing around 30 schools.

 

St. Louis area program uses videos to teach advanced math, science

A Washington University graduate student has come up with a new way to tutor students who are struggling with math and science.

Cattle vaccines may cut risk, but costs would increase

E. coli is still a concern among the beef industry and researchers are looking for solutions. In 2009, the United States saw 13 recalls of beef products, as well as three deaths and dozens of illnesses.

Missouri lawmakers reversing course on traffic infractions after legal troubles

Court officials contended last year that Missouri's vehicle laws needed an overhaul to make the judicial system more efficient. Lawmakers complied. But now court officials say those changes have resulted in unforeseen inefficiencies, such as the Missouri State Highway Patrol no longer having the authority to write certain types of tickets.

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