Sports briefs

Stephens freshman set for three-sport year

It’s a good thing that Cara Leis is full of energy. The outside hitter for Stephens College’s volleyball team is only in her first of three athletic seasons.

In NAIA, recruiting abroad vital for volleyball

Financial constraints and more stringent visa rules hamper small programs like Columbia College with efforts to keep their volleyball teams competitive.

Vocal freshman inspires MU volleyball team

MU freshman Caitlyn Vann knows only one way to play volleyball: as loud as possible.

Columbia College men’s soccer defeats Mid-Continent 1-0 in overtime

With the help of sophomore Ilya Grin, the Cougars now enter tournament play with eight wins in their last 11 games.

Small-town roots keep Missouri’s Kurtis Gregory grounded

Gregory's small-town roots have grown into familes, both at home and at the University of Missouri.

Fall World Series marks end of long season for MU baseball team

In Missouri’s annual intersquad series, the Gold team defeated the Black team 3 games to 1.

Undefeated Kansas football team on verge of historic season

Led by quarterback Todd Reesing, coach Mark Mangino's Kansas Jayhawks might be Missouri’s chief competitor in the Big 12 North this football season.

Cougars soccer player bonds with assistant coach

A Columbia College sophomore midfielder and his family has develped a strong relationship with the Cougars’ assistant coach.

Tension between Carl Edwards and teammate showing again

Columbia’s Carl Edwards appeared to take issue with teammate Matt Kenseth after Sunday’s Nextel Cup race.

La Russa agrees to new contract with Cards

Tony La Russa will come back to manage the Cardinals and said he would like to see a decision made soon about the team’s general manager.

New Royals manager not concerned about doubters

Despite a lack of experience at the major league level, new Royals manager Trey Hillman says he is confident he’ll be able to handle the job.

Pinkel keeps expectations high<br>for Missouri football team

MU football team kept expectations high after a tough loss at Oklahoma last week, holding Texas Tech, the nation’s former No. 1 offense, to just 10 points.

Stephens athlete serves double-duty

Rachel Henderson, a member of both the Stephens College basketball and cross country teams, will play in two basketball games and run a 5k in a day when the teams travel to Lamoni, Iowa for separate events.

MU soccer team freezes out Colorado

The Missouri soccer team won 2-0 against Colorado in the snow and sleet in Boulder.

MU baseball coach miffed by mistakes

In the third game of the Missouri baseball team's intrasquad fall world series on Sunday at Taylor Stadium, the teams combined for seven errors.

Tigers inch up polls to No. 13

Tigers move up in rankings after defeating Texas Tech on Saturday.

Texas corrals MU volleyball team

After Missouri (12-8, 5-6 Big 12) opened with a close loss in the first game for the second straight match, the Tigers again collapsed in the next Saturday against No. 6 Texas.

Bruins soccer team wins in penalty kick overtime

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team won a long, physical game against Springfield-Parkview on Saturday at Rock Bridge Field.

Defense holds strong<br>in MU win over Texas Tech

Coming off the heels of a loss last week at Oklahoma that players felt should have gone the other way, the Tigers put together their most impressive defensive performance to date in a 41-10 victory over the Red Raiders.