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Distance swimmers dig deep

Imagine swimming the last part of a 40-lap, 1,000-yard race. Your legs feel like they’re full of cement, and your body feels like it’s on fire. It’s not over yet, though. There’s still another race to swim later.

Fishing clinic designed to lure children to sport

An enthusiastic army of children equipped with fishing poles lined the south bank of Cosmo-Bethel Park Lake on Sunday afternoon to participate in a fishing clinic sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Tigers focused on fitness

Center Kalen Grimes said it’s at about 65 to 70 percent. Forward Marshall Brown said it’s at about 80 to 85 percent. After Friday night’s game, coach Mike Anderson cautiously assessed his team’s fitness.

Walk-on kicker boots big

Driving down the field against Nebraska on Saturday, the Missouri football team looked to cut into the Huskers’ 24-point lead before halftime.

Johnson, Chiefs run past Rams in I-70 matchup

ST. LOUIS — After backing up pregame braggadocio about dealing out the hits rather than taking them, Larry Johnson had a lot more to say.

Loss offers few positives for MU

LINCOLN, Neb. — Whether the problem was consistency, execution, a lack of star players making plays, or turnovers, Missouri players and coaches know the team didn’t play its best offensive game of the year.

Longtime Husker fan shows true colors

When fans call themselves dedicated, they often refer to how much paint they have slathered on their bodies, how loud they scream or how many players’ statistics they can rattle off.

Blast from the past

A banner, picturing seven women, hangs in the east hallway of Mizzou arena.

Hannah steals show in exhibition opener

Although it was only an exhibition, Friday night’s game against in-state opponent Missouri-Rolla was Mike Anderson’s first as the Missouri men’s basketball coach.

Jefferson City blows out Hickman

A night that began with talk of tiebreakers, point differentials and a district championship ended with frustration and tears for the Hickman football team.

Bruins finish season with strong outing

JEFFERSON CITY - Early in the season, Phillip King said that he wanted to show that Rock Bridge had what it took to run among the best cross country teams in the state.

Tigers end three-match skid

Na Yang breathed a huge sigh of relief as she walked off Hearnes Center’s court Saturday night.

Alumni gather for 32nd anniversary

Hearnes Center’s scoreboard told the entire story, and it had nothing to do with the score.

Marching away

When Missouri scores, the fans cheer and the fight song plays. Usually.

Overtaken

LINCOLN, Neb. — Xzavie Jackson slowly jogged off the field at Memorial Stadium, tears welling up in his eyes.

Last first game

The year is going by a little too fast for Carlynn Savant. She’s nine hours into her master’s program in sport and exercise psychology.

Big crowds invigorate volleyball at Missouri

Throughout the 2006 season, fans of the Missouri volleyball team have energized the Tigers and rattled opponents, turning Hearnes Center into one of the most intimidating places in the country to play.

Noisy Nebraska crowd awaits Tigers in battle for first in Big 12 North

Missouri and Nebraska are heading in to Saturday’s 11 a.m. game with the same thing at stake: the Big 12 Conference North division title and all that comes with it.

Hickman savoring opportunity to advance

You can call it a flawed system. You can call it a loophole. The Hickman football team does not care.

Up-tempo Tigers take court

What Missouri fans will see tonight isn’t a finished product. It probably won’t even be close.

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