Maclin rushes recovery

Jeremy Maclin lines up on the right side of the field during the final play of Monday’s football practice. He takes a few steps forward when the ball is snapped, then the freshman wide receiver runs to the center of the field where backup quarterback Chase Patton throws a short pass. Maclin catches the ball and is immediately hit hard on his left and right side by defenders.

Similar steps

Illinois has won the past six matchups against Missouri in the Braggin’ Rights series.

MU’s St. Louis natives looking forward to game

The first time Kalen Grimes went to a Braggin’ Rights game, he was a freshman in high school. He was also sitting on the Illinois side as a potential recruit.

Showing how it’s done

Eleven rows behind the Missouri women’s basketball team’s bench sits 17 seventh- and eighth-grade girls, waving black and gold pompoms and looking at the team picture handed to them with player information and the season’s schedule on the back. They’re eager for the game to end so they can head to the court and get autographs from their favorite players.

Kids’ club keeps rolling

More than a dozen red-faced young boys with untied shoes strategically position themselves on the green and gold matted floor of the Rock Bridge wrestling room. Waiting intently on all fours for their coach’s signal, a few of the boys grin knowingly in anticipation of the ensuing mayhem. On cue, the boys rumble toward each other, ultimately engaging in desperate attempts to remove their opponents’ footwear.

Tigers know atmosphere will affect Illini game

For Marshall Brown, Tuesday night’s game is going to be big, almost as big a game as the Missouri men’s basketball team will play all season.

Power surge too much

ST. LOUIS — Given 11 power-play chances, the Nashville Predators finally cashed in.

Rams rudely rout Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. — Five more turnovers, a seventh straight loss and a third shutout this season.

Run defense gets attention in practices

The video board at Memorial Stadium had a message on it throughout Friday and Saturday’s football practice.

Hannah, Horton among country’s best in steals

They see you. They’re watching you. They’re waiting for their chance. If you’re handling the ball, don’t be sloppy with it. If you’re going to make a pass, don’t try to send it across the court.

Bruins take second

The Rock Bridge Tournament of Champions saw two Bruins take first place and three more take second place Saturday at Rock Bridge High School.

Tigers’ junior gymnasts reaching their potential

Last spring, Missouri assistant gymnastics coach Paul Scardina was frustrated with the women of the 2004 recruiting class. Despite there being five gymnasts, the most of any class on the team, they only made up four of 24 routines for the Tigers at the Big 12 Championships and five of 24 at the Southeast Regional Meet.

Coping through competition

Higher and higher he went, pumping his legs on the baby sitter’s swing set, the tops of his feet nearly touched the sun-baked clouds.

Group effort helps team grow quickly

Their arms are pistons, propelling their black, custom-made wheelchairs across the basketball courts. Tires leave faint white trails on the floor, like airplanes tracing paths in the sky. Their flights briefly stop at the sideline but quickly resume once the coach blows his whistle.

Quick shots hurt Tigers on offense

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson wants to play up-tempo all the time – at least on the defensive end.

Brotherhood and basketball

Away from the spotlight, the cheering fans, and the game he has grown to depend upon, DeAndre’ Carroll’s breakthrough is confirmed in the form of an indiscreet phone call from a familiar voice.

Home crowd gets first look at Rock Bridge

You don’t have to win anything to be in Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions.

Trainer keeps Tigers on court

It’s Wednesday afternoon, and members of the MU women’s basketball team are trickling into the locker room to get ready for practice. Amanda Hanneman is sitting on a large black padded seat, her legs propped in the air. Eric McDonnell faces her with his back bent, his hands moving furiously about her feet.

Bruins start strong in Tournament of Champions

The return of Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions made for a successful Friday for the Bruins wrestling team.

Transferring power

Basketball coaches spend the months in between seasons blazing around the country trying to find new recruits. Most visit countless high schools and usually stop by smaller colleges to talk to older players considering a change of schools.