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Ricker eager for AFL debut

Former Mizzou offensive lineman, A.J. Ricker, is with his third team in as many leagues.

Program emphasizes sportsmanship

At 10 years old, Rico Prince has already mastered a swagger like an NBA pro.

Hickman hungry for upset victory

To junior forward Cray Logan of the Hickman boys’ basketball team (9-11), playing pool, watching television and eating Indian tacos sounds like the perfect way to prepare for tonight’s big game against Rock Bridge (16-1).

Lofty expectations

DALLAS — As always, the expectations are high for the Texas Longhorns after they won their second national championship in four years. The preseason hype for Missouri is a new experience.

Excitement fades for Rock Bridge

The lights were dimmed for introductions, and a spotlight shown on the mat. The Rock Bridge wrestlers jogged into the gymnasium to the “Rocky” theme song for their final home meet of the season, only to be knocked out early in a 37-28 loss to talented Moberly.

Texas Tech’s Davis in Tigers’ game plan

When Missouri women’s basketballcoach Cindy Stein said her team spent its practice time working on new wrinkles to add to its game plan Saturday against Texas Tech, one wrinkle stuck out when she was asked how to stop Texas Tech forward LaToya Davis.

Huskers a good fit for Walker’s style

When it came to recruiting Kansas City prep star Marcus Walker, Nebraska had an ace in the hole.

Tiger gymnasts head to hostile Lincoln for NU rematch

Sitting at No. 10 in the national rankings, Missouri might technically be considered the favorite heading into Sunday’s meet at Big 12 Conference rival Nebraska, which is ranked No. 12.

Cyclones befuddle Tigers

Beginning at the 10-minute mark of the second half, the aisles began to fill with fans full of frustration. They had had enough.

McKinney reaches 1,000-point milestone

The discussion of Jimmy McKinney’s career tends to be a polarizing topic for Tiger fans.

Bruins squeak by Kewpies

Neither team was at its best Wednesday night.

Truth comes out about Stars players

Before warm-ups, drills and scrimmages at a recent evening practice, the Stephens College basketball team took some time to get to know one another.

Back to the mat

Hickman will face Park Hill South on Tuesday after more than a week without competition. The dual meet is also senior night.

Bruins avenge earlier defeat

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team defeated the team that handed the Bruins their only loss of the season, downing the Kickapoo Chiefs 61-40 on Tuesday.

Battle of the baddest on the boards

Quin Snyder calls rebounding a constant for Missouri. Exactly what is constant — constant worry or struggle might apply — isn’t clear, but it’s safe to assume he doesn’t mean constant success.

Cougars get back to basics

Thanks to a quirk in their schedule, the next game the Columbia College Cougars play will be their first in a week.

Gameday rituals

Callie Johnson is superstitious.

Hickman wrestling loses its home again

Thespians are taking over Hickman wrestling.

Cougars rally to win in Hannibal

The Columbia College women’s basketball team defeated the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans 79-71 in Hannibal on Tuesday in an American Midwest Conference contest.

Rock Bridge rallies to beat Smith-Cotton

The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team defeated visiting Smith-Cotton 58-29 on Monday.

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