Missouri football's Marcus Murphy a 'smooth' superstar

Marcus Murphy holds Marcus Murphy Jr., 2, after the Tigers' opening game Aug. 30 against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers beat the Jackrabbits 38-18.

As a senior at DeSoto High School in Texas, Marcus Murphy could have scored more touchdowns. Instead, Tigers' return specialists gave up downs for one of his teammates.


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

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.

Regan Peltier's discipline helps Missouri volleyball break conference slump

Junior Regan Peltier has emerged as an essential piece of the Tigers' offense and is posting new career records.

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.

Stephens College volleyball win embodies season long improvement

The Stephens College volleyball team used a 6-0 run to win in the first set and sweep Benedictine University at Springfield on Thursday. 

Missouri wrestler J'den Cox has big goals for upcoming season

J'den Cox and the Missouri wrestling team look to earn their first national title in the 2014-15 season.   

Hickman football sees new opportunity in playoffs

Hickman High School's football team had a disappointing regular season, finishing 1-8. But the Kewpies have a chance to leave their struggles behind them in the playoffs.

Stephens soccer falls to Freed-Hardeman as toughest matchups loom

The Stars remained winless in conference play with a 6-1 loss Thursday.

HOMECOMING: Oh, the places MU alumni go

The Missourian is collecting a roll call of where MU alumni are now. Take a look at the responses and share your own.


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 just 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.

Giants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

Hudson is set to take the mound Friday night for the Giants when they return home to face Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals in Game 3 of the World Series after a two-game split in Kansas City.

No. 21 Missouri soccer team follows lead of senior Taylor Grant

Missouri, now 10-4-2 with a 5-3 conference record and ranked No. 21 in this week's Soccer America poll, is scheduled to face off against Mississippi at 7 p.m. Friday in Oxford.

At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

Hosmer, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and most of the Royals will get their first look at quirky AT&T Park during a workout Thursday. Then it's on to Game 3 on Friday with Kansas City and the Giants tied at 1-all.

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.

After rough start, Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos gets comfortable

"I've talked to a lot of vets out there that have helped me establish a better routine," Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos said. "We do have a play clock, 40 seconds. So take your time, feel the wind. That's what I've been doing and so far it's been working."

Rams safety T.J. McDonald returns after concussion

St. Louis' T.J. McDonald was back in a limited capacity Thursday after being allowed to work out by the Rams' medical staff. The 6-foot-2, 217-pound safety said he expects to play Sunday at Kansas City.

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.