TIGER KICKOFF: Ref from "5th Down Game" has moved on

Missouri coach Bob Stull talks with head referee J.C. Louderback after the crew allowed a fifth down in Missouri's 1990 game against Colorado. Colorado won the game 33-31 after the extra down in the final seconds.

In 1990, Missouri was burned by an officiating gaffe that allowed Colorado a fifth down. Referee J.C. Louderback isn't pleased that he allowed the extra play to happen, but he's not letting it haunt him.

Special teams could make or break Battle football in playoffs

The Spartans have struggled to cover kickoffs this year, and that could haunt them in their first ever district playoff game.

TIGER KICKOFF: Lorenzo Williams finds footing as football coach

Former Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams is best known for his sack that resulted in a Tiger victory against Kansas in the 2007 Border Showdown. After brief stints in the NFL and as an arcade owner, he couldn't bear to be away from his favorite sport.

TIGER KICKOFF: Tommy Saunders reinventing the ab wheel

You may remember Saunders as the Tigers’ scrappy receiver who came to Missouri as a walk-on in 2004 and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. Today, Saunders is a fitness entrepreneur who believes he’s finally poised for his big breakthroughafter re-imagining the ab wheel.

Tolton football's defense stocks up before district playoffs

Tolton has allowed a 14 points in its past five games and racked up three shutouts. 

Stalwart offensive line holds Rock Bridge football steady

The Rock Bridge High School football team is anchored by its offensive line, a group that is as talented as it is goofy.

TIGER KICKOFF: The past never far for 1960 Missouri football All-American Danny LaRose

Danny LaRose never could have imagined the success he experienced as a football player at Missouri from 1958-1960. Now, living in a cabin in Michigan, he thinks back to those days and the short time he got to spend with his mother.

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Perez broke Game 2 open Wednesday with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the game ended in a 7-2 victory for the Royals. The World Series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games.

Rock Bridge volleyball wins district tournament

The Bruins rallied back from an early deficit Wednesday to defeat Smith-Cotton High School in the championship match and move on to the sectional tournament.

Missouri football's Darvin Ruise turns defense into offense

Darvin Ruise's interception Saturday against Florida at The Swamp, just 50 miles from his high school, inspired memories of the linebacker at his former position — an option quarterback.

TIGER KICKOFF: For Michael Scherer and brothers, fewer Pop-Tarts, more sports

There was a "great Pop-Tarts fight" on the day Missouri middle linebacker Michael Scherer was born. There were very few Pop-Tarts allowed thereafter.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about Vanderbilt

From hot chicken to a horse-chasing basset hound, here are 10 things you didn't know about Vanderbilt and Nashville.

Columbia College men's soccer shuts out Park University

The win moves the Cougars to 8-4-2 on the season.

Columbia College women's soccer winning streak snapped

The Columbia College women's soccer team lost its first conference game of the season Wednesday against Park University.

SEC teams not done knocking each other off

No. 9 Georgia (4-1 in SEC games) sits in the East drivers seat but Missouri (2-1) and surprising Kentucky (2-2) also are in the mix going into the second half of the season.

TIGER KICKOFF: Fast Five, Vandy version

Four veteran players tackled a batch of homecoming-related questions.

No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

Gurley, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits.

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

This year's version of the Royals has taken an entire city on a magical ride, the players from yesteryear have tagged right along with them. Members of the World Series 1985 team recall the thrill of their victory.

Missouri basketball picked to finish middle of the pack in SEC

Arkansas was third, followed by LSU, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri.

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

Yusmeiro Petit was playing in the Venezuela winter league when two San Francisco Giants coaches discovered him. Petit has become a crucial part of the Giants bullpen, with two wins in relied during the playoffs.