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Tigers’ bowl hopes slipping away after two straight losses

Three weeks ago, the talk surrounding the Missouri football team centered on which bowl the streaking Tigers would be attending at the conclusion of the season.

Vermeil’s gamble pays off for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Dick Vermeil was going to be the biggest fool or the shrewdest gambler in the NFL.

Big mistakes cost Mizzou big victory

BOULDER, Colo. — Missouri was playing No. 25 Colorado toe-to-toe.

Tiger players question referees’ penalties

BOULDER, Colo. — The Buffaloes trampled the Tigers. Missouri trailed the entire game, and Colorado out-ran, out-passed, out-kicked and out-coached them.

Unexpected all-state finish thrills Kewpies’ Foss

As Kendall Foss made her way through the chute at the finish line, a smile slowly crept across her face.

Florence won’t let injury keep him from playing

Six weeks before Friday’s victory over Jefferson City, Hickman senior Ryan Florence hobbled off Hickman Field with the help of two teammates after breaking the fibula bone in his right leg in a victory against Blue Springs.

Ralphie’s rocky road

Forget everything you think you know about underdogs.

No Blood, No Foul

When John Gilbert races down the court, his muscular arms wheel his chair so fast, the spokes in the wheels blur.

Rock Bridge rolls over Fort Zumwalt

Led by tight end Aron White’s school-record four touchdown receptions, Rock Bridge rolled to a 42-7 victory at Fort Zumwalt West in its final regular season game.

Still within reach

The season is ruined. It can’t be salvaged. Fire Gary Pinkel. Bench Brad Smith. And then maybe, maybe, Missouri will have a chance to transform itself into a winning program. Those seemed to be the feelings, fueled by countless barroom discussions, spreading through Columbia on Saturday night, after Missouri’s 13-3 loss to Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

One bad break sends Kewpies home for year

JEFFERSON CITY — Going into Thursday’s Class 3 District 10 soccer game, both Hickman and Jefferson City knew it would be a hard-fought defensive battle that could come down to one play.

Edwards’ success in Atlanta lets him dream big

He doesn’t claim to see the future, but Carl Edwards knows it’s possible.

Blitzes won’t stop Smith

A blitz can be a scary thing for a quarterback.

Tigers seek balancing act against Buffs

For about a minute, it looked like Missouri had figured

Anchoring the lines

Rock Bridge’s defensive line is like a puzzle. Individually, the players are each different pieces. Shapes and sizes that don’t function without each other.

Tigers fueled by low ranking

An 11-18 season can be quite a teaching tool. There was the 81-74 loss that the MU women’s basketball team suffered to Nebraska on Jan. 8. Not only did the Tigers blow a nine-point halftime lead, but they went scoreless in the last 9 minutes, 46 seconds of the game, missing their final 15 shots.

Wrestling match offers both good and bad

What tasted sweet for some MU wrestlers left a bitter taste in the mouths of others at the Black and Gold match at Hearnes Center on Thursday night.

Gardner goes all-out

It was just one game, an exhibition one at that, but Thomas Gardner didn’t care if the win never shows up on this year’s record.

KU’s lead had Tigers panicking

It’s something Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is fond of saying: football games in the Big 12 Conference are almost always close. Both teams will have tough moments. The team that wins is usually the team that responds to them better.

Bruins hope momentum stays intact

After four straight wins, the Rock Bridge football team has all the momentum a team could want, but not the respect it feels it deserves. In the past two weeks, the Bruins have earned victories against Jefferson City and Hickman. Coach A.J. Ofodile called the victories “the first two big wins of this group’s career.” However, one final test remains. One final opportunity for all that momentum to disappear.

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