Throwing reluctance to the wind

Christian Cantwell hates to travel, but his love of competition demands otherwise. His title of International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Champion in the shot put means that traveling to say, Spain, is just a part of the weekly grind. The herculean powerhouse, who stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 330 pounds admits, in a fleeting moment of sensitivity, that the constant travel can get lonely. As the 2003 Missouri graduate progressed deeper into the start of his third year as a professional thrower, he reflected on the differences between collegiate and professional competition.

Missouri rebuffed after early lead

The look on the faces of Matt Lawrence, Leo Lyons and Marcus Watkins showed, in a brief moment, the toll of a season unraveled, spiraling around the drain.

Second look into Snyder resignation commences Monday

Two independent investigators in charge of looking into the details surrounding Quin Snyder’s resignation as Missouri men’s basketball coach will officially begin their investigation Monday in Columbia.

Graceful hosts

Colors flash throughout the Mizzou Aquatics Center, with reds, blues, blacks and golds flying at each other. Swimmers splash randomly in every pool, warming up for their events. The air is laced with the overwhelming scent of chlorine.

Stephanie's choice

Before every game, when the national anthem begins, Stephanie Dippold, a freshman guard for the Stephens College basketball team, looks at the flag and puts her hand over her heart.

Extra points

MU tennis victory reunites friendly coaches

Darkow and Gray push past Jays

Rock Bridge junior Erik Darkow hit a 3-pointer at the right moment to permanently separate the Bruins from the Jefferson City Jays.

Tigers still playing for NIT invite

Neither Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie or Missouri coach Melvin Watkins could quite explain how Texas A&M mustered a 54-51 victory at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday night.

Cat Classic a preview of postseason

Though gymnastics is a team sport, this weekend’s Callaway Bank Cat Classic will give individuals a chance to shine.

Coach left on own terms

Not all basketball resignations in Columbia are tumultuous.

Big games nothing new for Gray

Logan Gray played a major role in the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team’s victory over Hickman Wednesday in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 tournament, scoring 20 points on an off night for the Bruins.

Tigers to be tested at Big 12 event

The Missouri track and field team hopes to prove itself among the best of the best this weekend as it travels to Lincoln, Neb. for the Big 12 Conference Indoor Championships. Competing in the tougher of two power conferences in collegiate track and field, the Tigers will face intimidating competition to say the least.

Bruins girls’ team to play for district title

The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team defeated Hickman 39-36 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 Tournament Thursday night at Camdenton.

Rock Bridge victory caps eventful night

SEDALIA — It was an unpredictable night Wednesday at Smith-Cotton. Hickman played well enough to almost defeat the No. 1 team in the state, Rock Bridge played one of their worst games of the year, and Hickman coach Jim Sutherland announced that he is retiring.

Nesbitt ends great stretch at Hickman

After 13 years as the head football coach at Hickman, Gregg Nesbitt is resigning. Next season, he will be the outside linebackers coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

No denying Missouri

If anyone was looking for a microcosm of Missouri’s season, Wednesday’s game was it.

Win No. 20 special for Missouri

Make a couple more marks on Missouri’s 2005-06 checklist.

Weight Club members lighthearted group

Andy Oaker is a part of The Weight Club. Although it may sound like a support group for weight loss, its members are more interested in throwing weight than losing it. The club is a small group of friends who happen to share a talent in track and field throwing events. The prestigious qualifications that brought them together mean there are only four members, three of which were present at the 22nd annual Missouri All-Comers meet held last weekend at the Hearnes Center Field House.

Hickman football coach steps down

Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Gregg Nesbitt resigned as head foootball coach at Hickman High School on Tuesday but said he will continue to be the school’s physical education coordinator.

Tired Tigers feel pressure

Two programs diverged in Mizzou Arena on Tuesday, one continuing its path downward, another reaching for an echelon it has rarely ever known.