Tigers’ big man bounces back after recent struggles

Kevin Young’s bandwagon has carried a significantly lighter load as of late. A surprising statement considering Young didn’t garner any support in his first three seasons when he averaged 2.8 points and 3.4 rebounds.

Tigers erase large deficit

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Senior guard LaToya Bond had watched her team fight back from a 22-point deficit to force overtime. She wasn’t about to lose after that.

Home turf still an issue

Gary Pinkel’s defensiveness was noticeable, especially during a laid-back, celebratory event like National Signing Day.

Bruins win despite missing key starter

Offense wasn’t the only thing missing from the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team’s 34-24 victory over Jefferson City on Wednesday night.

Five recruits join MU soccer team

The Missouri soccer team added five players during Wednesday’s signing day, bolstering a squad that finished last season 9-8-3 and that missed the NCAA tournament after losing to Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament.

Longhorns return to winning ways

This wasn’t what the preseason prognosticators had in mind.

Lightweights fail Kewpies

With younger wrestlers in Hickman’s upper weight classes, coach J.D. Coffman said the Kewpies had to rely on the strength and experience of the lower weight classes.

Bulldogs look for leadership

For nine years, Lynn Allen has built. He has worked, toiled and sweated over his labor. Lately, he has begun to see the fruits of his labor.

Unselfish Cougars rack up big points

In a 97-58 rout of the Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars on Tuesday, the Columbia College women’s basketball team did almost everything right.

Stephens recovers with payback victory

Two more wins.

Injury-ridden Bruins lose at Warrenton

With many of their wrestlers battling injuries, Rock Bridge fell 47-30 at Warrenton on Tuesday. According to head coach Brock Harlan, two of their key wrestlers, 119-pound Pete Schermer and heavyweight Dan Shufeldt, will be back in time for district competition next week. Even though their team lost, five Bruins, 103-pound Justin Davis, 125-pound Scott Davis, 130-pound Kyle Lewis, 135-pound Taylor Crane and 140-pound Dane Griffin gained pins.

Bruins get new softball coach

The Bruins announced the hiring of Joe Henderson as the new head softball coach Tuesday. Henderson replaces Jennifer Mast as coach after seven seasons as an assistant at Rock Bridge. Henderson will hope to improve on the Bruins’ 2005 performance, a season in which they went 7-16.

Bruins pass last year’s wins total

The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball players know they’ve improved this season. The numbers show it.

Mizzou’s Gardner on Wooden list

Thomas Gardner has improved this season. The John R. Wooden Award committee recognized it.

MU gymnasts climb to No. 7 in rankings

The Missouri gymnastics team has climbed to its highest ranking in program history.

Home-court advantage

Carlynn Savant knows what life on the road is like for any basketball player. The constant boos and trash-talk from unruly fans can sometimes be enough to affect anyone’s game.

Big 12 gets tight with OU’s big win

KANSAS CITY — Even without the newly crowned Miss America sitting courtside in her tiara, Oklahoma’s upset of No. 4 Texas would have been a thing of beauty.

Seahawks find few fans

DETROIT — The Seahawks were fortunate to arrive in Detroit one day ahead of the Steelers. It gave them an extra few hours to get used to seeing so much black and gold in the Super Bowl city.

Tigers have no answer for Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. — What happened?

Husker trades soccer cleats for high tops

LINCOLN, Neb. — College basketball was the furthest thing from Aleks Maric’s mind growing up in Sydney, Australia.