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

Missouri middle linebacker Michael Scherer was an easygoing toddler that tolerated his older brothers' antics.

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.

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.

'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.

No SEC surprise: Kentucky picked first, Florida picked second

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.

Blue October: Kansas City erupts as Royals begin home stretch of World Series

Kansas City shook off a nearly three-decade-long World Series drought with unbridled passion Tuesday as the Royals' best-of-four matchup with the San Francisco Giants began.

Maty Mauk off the mark yet again

Maty Mauk and the Missouri offense did little to help Missouri achieve its win over Florida on Saturday.

UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam

Former Missouri football player Michael Sam, who was signed to the Dallas practice squad on Sept. 3, was released Tuesday afternoon.



Mother, daughter find escape in Columbia College volleyball

It was Breast Cancer Awareness Night for the Columbia College volleyball team Tuesday, a night that hit home for senior outside hitter Sarah Schwentker.

Missouri women's basketball star battles injury in buildup to season

Missouri women's basketball star Morgan Eye suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain Oct. 2. Eye, who is Missouri's all-time 3-point leader, is continuing her role as a leader from the sidelines as she prepares for the upcoming season.

UPDATE: Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.

Columbia College men's and women's soccer on very different paths entering last week

The Cougar women have outscored conference foes 37-2 en route to an 8-0 record in American Midwest Conference play. The Cougar men are 7-4-2 with all four defeats being a 1-0.

Missouri women's basketball coach enters big season

Four freshmen, including one who was ranked as a top-50 recruit by multiple websites, are bringing a diverse set of skills to the team.


Show-Me State Games recognitions to be before Missouri game

Ten honorees will be recognized on Faurot Field.

Stephens soccer suffers worst home loss of season

The Stars deal with goalie injuries as they lose 13-0 to Hannibal-LaGrange University.

UPDATE: Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

Oscar Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts.

Columbia College women's golf finishes 10th at Lindenwood invitational

The Lindenwood University Fall Invitational was the last event of the fall season.

Vanderbilt refocused after open date; McCrary next QB up

The Commodores needed the open date after squeaking out a 21-20 win over Charleston Southern on Oct. 11, barely avoiding a loss when they were outgained in total offense by the Football Championship Subdivision program.