Battle students rally for football team

In anticipation of its first championship football game on Friday, Muriel Williams Battle High School hosted a pep rally Tuesday with performances by its band and cheer squad.

The Spartans will play for the state title on Friday at the Edward Jones Dome. This is the first year the team has been eligible to compete in the the playoffs.

Missouri basketball struggles to contain Purdue in Maui loss

Missouri's defense did not live up to coach Kim Anderson's standards Tuesday and allowed Purdue to shoot 43 free throws in the 82-61 loss. 

First-year Hickman coach Dan Pieper shakes off challenges before wrestling season

Dan Pieper is entering his first year as head coach of the Hickman wrestling team. And while the Kewpies' roster is short on experience, Pieper looks forward to the challenge.

Purdue throttles Missouri in Maui

Missouri (2-3) had no answer for Purdue's physical, aggressive defense in the first half while falling into a big hole. The Tigers played better over the game's final 10 minutes, but had no chance of finishing off the comeback from a deficit that climbed to 34 points in the second half.

Show-Me Bowl still planned to start Friday in St. Louis

After break-ins and burnings last night in and around St. Louis, the Missouri State High School Activities Association still plans to move forward with its seven state football championship games at the Edward Jones Dome.

Hickman girls basketball topples Troy in home opener

Coach Tonya Mirts said her team executed well on offense, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds and turning the ball over only seven times.

Heading into Week 14, Missouri's spot within new SEC bowl lineup still unclear

Missouri, ranked No. 17 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, will close out its regular season schedule on Friday against Arkansas with a spot in the SEC championship on the line. How could things shape up further down the road?

Chiefs safety Eric Berry gets support from all angles

MRI exams and CT scans showed a mass in Berry's chest after the safety complained of chest pain following Thursday's game against Oakland. Kansas City personnel are concerned the Tennessee alumnus might have lymphoma.

Denver Broncos waive Brandon McManus, sign Connor Barth

The Broncos said they liked McManus' strong leg and high ceiling. But the decision to part ways with Prater also had to do with money. They saved nearly $2.3 million off this year's cap and $3.25 million off next year's with Prater's release.

UPDATE: No. 3 Arizona beat Missouri 72-53 in Maui

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.

Looking ahead: Missouri football must beat Arkansas Friday to advance to SEC Championship

The No. 17 Tigers (9-2, 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference) prepare for a short week and large Arkansas offensive line. 

MU dorms to open early for Missouri football game

Missouri plays Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. Friday. MU residence halls typically open on Sunday after an academic break. 


Battle Spartans look to build on young team in second year

A young Battle wrestling team returns three state qualifiers as it looks to begin its  second season.

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

Kentucky dominated the most recent poll, earning 62 of 65 votes for the top spot.

Missouri women's basketball suffers first loss in Honolulu

The Missouri women's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of No. 14 California in Honolulu on Sunday.

Columbia women's basketball falls to Central Methodist

The Columbia College women's basketball team lost by 14 points to No. 25-ranked Central Methodist on Monday.

Kansas State beats Purdue in Maui

Purdue, Missouri now set to meet in Maui consolation semifinal.

Arkansas quarterback's status uncertain after injury

Surging Arkansas faces the possibility of finishing the regular season without injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen, though coach Bret Bielema is leaving open the possibility of his return this week.

Chiefs place Berry on non-football illness list

Chiefs safety Eric Berry is gearing up for a fight after a mass was found in his chest following last week's game in Oakland. He was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, and trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma.

Rams reeling from rally-killing interception

St. Louis was turnover-free in a surprise victory over the Broncos last week, perhaps the signature accomplishment of the three-year Jeff Fisher era. But Shaun Hill was the goat after his goal-line interception in Sunday's three-point loss at San Diego.