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Tigers look to snap Kansas State curse

Freezing temperatures and sleet. Roaring swarms of purple-clad undergrads. Darren Sproles chopping off 10 yards at a time.

Missouri works on performance from the line

With all eyes turned toward their coach, members of the Tiger women’s basketball team apprehensively awaited the verdict.

Cougars’ Ogunjimi shows serious ability

Columbia College’s Helen Ogunjimi looks calm and collected when she’s on the court, hardly changing expressions whether she’s just missed a shot or made it.

Straight-shooter aims for victories, legacy

When Josy Sanders sees room for improvement on the Stephens College basketball team, she finds it hard to keep her mouth shut.

Receivers, line key for finale

Missouri wide receiver Sean Coffey knows what a deep passing threat can do for an offense. He understands that beyond gaining large chunks of yardage, connecting on a deep pass forces opposing defenses to make adjustments.

Unlikely pair picks up MU defensive line

One is outgoing, has dreadlocks and a 270-pound frame, says he’s from Miami’s “hood” and sports a mouth full of gold teeth. The other is a smaller, soft-spoken freshman who hails from a town in the Austin, Texas, area, talks about his grandmother in a drawl and has a mop-top haircut.

Tigers sign second recruit from Redlands

The Missouri men’s basketball team added another recruit to its 2006 class Wednesday with the signing of Vaidatos Volkus, a forward from Redlands College, Okla.

Roof required for Super Bowl in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY — NFL owners voted Wednesday to tentatively award Kansas City a Super Bowl, largely as a tribute to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave the game its name.

For Cougars, empire spikes back

Bouncing back from a loss is one thing. Bouncing back from a loss that ended a 12-year championship streak is another.

Now, Tigers face emotion

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said it was the right time for him to retire. As far as the Missouri Tigers are concerned, though, the timing is about as bad as it gets.

Prospects abound for Tigers’ postseason

Missouri is bowl-eligible, but its destination for a postseason game remains as wide open as a talented receiver.

Missouri signs six wrestlers

Six recruits have inked with the Missouri wrestling team for the 2006-2007 season, coach Brian Smith announced Tuesday. Ashtin Primus of South Connelsville, Penn., who will compete at 141 pounds; Willie Saxton of Rayland, Ohio, at 133; Zach Schuller of St. Clairesville, Ohio, at 149; Emanuel Brooks of Cahokia, Ill., at 149; Andrew Wood of Hannibal at 165; and Tyler Perry of Hannibal at 275.

Injuries hit two Tigers

As his team prepares for its season-finale Saturday against Kansas State, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel vowed Monday to remain silent about the status of two of his top offensive players.

Upset loss bad sign for Tigers’ season

During pregame introductions at Missouri’s home opener, a fan in the Tigers’ student section mockingly held up a sign that read Kat-tastrophe.

Close contest tests Suarez

Columbia College junior forward Valerie Suarez knows she struggles with her temper on the court.

Former teammate challenges Horton

They knew this game was coming. No phone calls, e-mails or Post-It Notes were needed. After starring together for Cedar Hill High School in Dallas, Missouri guard Jason Horton and Sam Houston State forward Kelvin Williams were well aware they would be playing against each other.

Edwards’ streak ends at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — After two straight victories catapulted Carl Edwards up the standings in NASCAR’s Chase for the Nextel Cup championship the 26-year-old Columbia native was disappointed Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Temple breaks through

Tony Temple had fumbled twice against Colorado, so against Baylor, he wasn’t taking any chances.

Sharp start

As if he was an opposing scout sizing up the Missouri roster, coach Quin Snyder gave his take on the play of Tiger freshman Matt Lawrence.

Tigers fall to top-ranked Huskers

The Missouri volleyball team had the daunting task of playing the No. 1 team in the nation at a place that has sold out 67 consecutive matches. Despite this, the Tigers still almost came out with a victory Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.

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