TIGER KICKOFF: Markus Golden went against the grain to emerge a Missouri football captain

Markus Golden took a winding road to Missouri, including stops at an alternative high school and junior college. But now the defensive lineman is a captain for Missouri with NFL potential.

The path to Missouri was far from clear for the Tigers' senior defensive end. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Shane Ray uses dark past to fuel bright future

Missouri's star defensive end has surpassed his father's career in almost every measurable way. But Wendell Ray's absence hurt him growing up. 

As Columbia's last football team standing, Battle prepares for Waynesville

Despite having the newest football program in Columbia, Battle is the last one standing.

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

As a state — oops, commonwealth — Kentucky is best known for its horse racing and bourbon. But the University of Kentucky football program has some fame of its own.

TIGER KICKOFF: Fast Five, Halloween edition

We asked MU football players about their favorite Halloween costumes and who they think is the scariest coach at MU.

TIGER KICKOFF: Toddlers to Tigers: Christian Brinser supported the Royals from a young age

Christian Brinser's youth baseball team was called the Royals. He is one of many Tigers who rooted for the Kansas City club during this year's World Series.

Disappointed Rock Bridge football knows best is yet to come

A high-scoring defeat against Ft. Zumwalt West High School ended the Rock Bridge High School football season. But its coach and star player know that another opportunity to strike awaits them next season.

Arnel Monroe looking to put this Hickman football season behind him

The coach saw shimmers of light throughout the dark season, which ended at 1-9 after the Kewpies' a first-round playoff loss.

After first winning season, Tolton football to improve facilities, schedule area teams

After a successful 8-2 season, Trailblazers coach Chad Masters doesn't want to stop.

John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou,' leaves more than 50-year legacy at university

Former Missouri football player, coach and color commentator John Kadlec died Wednesday morning at Boone Hospital Center.

UPDATE: Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

The Royals were 90 feet away from forcing extra innings when Alex Gordon ripped a two-out single in the ninth, and center fielder Gregor Blanco misplayed the ball for an error that put Gordon on third base. But one more time, Madison Bumgarner proved his mettle.

Columbia College men's soccer Senior Night marred by 4-0 loss

Columbia gave up three goals before halftime in the 4-0 defeat to No. 9 Grand View University.

Gunn propels Hickman boys soccer to district title over Rock Bridge

Jacob Gunn's eight saves against Rock Bridge High School led the Hickman boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory and the Class 4, District 11 title on Wednesday night.

Missouri basketball has room to grow after exhibition win

Missouri freshmen earned 30 points, 26 rebounds and four turnovers in the victory over William Jewell.

Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers able to contest calls by umpires, the final decision coming from a replay room far from the field.

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

The 25-year-old Bumgarner capped off a performance for the ages and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.

Stephens College soccer ends season with loss

Stephens College finishes the season 0-11 in conference play by falling to Park University, 9-0.

Taylor Chappell, Missouri football look to shore up penalties

The Tigers — especially their right tackle — are looking to move past the miscues that cost the Tigers 100 yards in Saturday's game.

Rams make multiple moves to fill spaces on roster

The St. Louis Rams acquired players such as safety Mark Barron and wide receiver Damian Williams.

Chiefs quarterback Smith to practice after shoulder injury

An injury-prone past forced Smith to worry after landing on his shoulder Sunday, but the Pro Bowler says he's good to go.