Freshman guides Tigers with poise and steady spirit

When Danielle Guider found herself with the unenviable task of following a fall on the balance beam last Friday at the Missouri gymnastics meet against Iowa, she did what every veteran is expected to do. She took a deep breath and hit a routine.

Pitching carousel

There were moments Thursday night when it seemed as though Missouri coach Tim Jamieson was changing pitchers simply for the sake of changing pitchers.

Tigers await first WNIT opponent

The Missouri Tigers know they will be playing a postseason game in the WNIT. But the who, when and where are still to be decided.

National title is sole goal for Missouri

It’s almost a given Ben Askren will win a national championship for the Missouri wrestling team this weekend.

Tigers rout Billikens in offensive show

If the Missouri baseball team was hoping to see stiff competition in preparation for Big 12 Conference play on March 23, Wednesday night’s game against Saint Louis didn’t offer it.

Missouri rides solid pitching to sweep North Dakota State

After March 7th’s doubleheader against Wichita State, MU softball coach Ehren Earleywine was concerned about the lack of consistency from his pitching staff. But after Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep of North Dakota State, Earleywine was pleased with the performances inside the circle at University Field.

Williams leads Cougars to doubleheader sweep

As the team’s leadoff hitter, Lindsey Williams’s job is to get on base to give her teammates on the Columbia College softball team a chance to win.

Threats returning for MU

After Tuesday’s practice, MU football coach Gary Pinkel mentioned one thing in particular that his offense needed to improve from 2006.

Dominant Tiger ends his career

By this point in his career, nothing can be said about Ben Askren that hasn’t already been said.

A method to March Madness

If you’ve ever been to a horse track, you have experienced the feeling of helplessness. You’re looking at a list of horses with unfamiliar names and are expected to know which animal is going to win.

Niagara wins shot at KU

DAYTON, Ohio — With some of the smoothest shooting of his career, Clif Brown exchanged Niagara’s play-in dread for NCAA drama.

Tigers get first-round bye in WNIT

The invitation arrived and the Missouri women’s basketball team did not hesitate to RSVP.

Missouri tennis team loses tight match to Louisville

The No. 68 Missouri women’s tennis team ended its seven-match home stand with a 4-3 loss to Louisville Monday night at the Green Tennis Center.

Blues force extra period but falter in shootout

CALGARY, Alberta — Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla scored in the shootout Monday night, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Izzy ready?

JUPITER, Fla. — Right on schedule, rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen is set to make his spring training debut on Thursday.

Teahen adjusting to new life in outfield

SURPRISE, Ariz. — He worked hard all his life to become a good third baseman, and Mark Teahen did. Big time.

Missouri left out of lineup for NIT

Just a few weeks ago, some fans and analysts talked as though the Missouri Tigers had a chance to make the NCAA tournament. And, if no NCAA tournament bid was forthcoming, at least the chance to continue the season in the National Invitation Tournament was probably guaranteed.

Netting a top pick

INDIANAPOLIS — That howling sound coming from the East Coast was the Drexel and Syracuse fans, livid their teams had been snubbed. You can be sure Kansas State coach Bob Huggins, too, had choice words for the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Kansas comeback wins Big 12 championship

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Kansas coach Bill Self cut down the nets to commemorate Kansas’ second straight Big 12 Conference tournament title, a shout came from the crowd: “And now a national championship!”

Tigers softball team falls to Washington

The Missouri softball team closed out the Pac 10/Big 12 Challenge with a 6-4 loss to the 11th-ranked Washington Huskies (18-4) on Sunday at Arizona State’s Farrington Stadium.