High risk big gains

Dave Ogrodowczyk lives to take risks.

Little rest for Tigers’ defense

Defensive players on Missouri’s football team probably enjoyed their day off from practice Monday.

Dandridge out with broken right foot

The Missouri Tigers announced Monday that junior forward Glen Dandridge broke his right foot during workouts on Saturday. Dandridge will miss six to eight weeks, and undergo surgery today to place a screw in his fifth metatarsal.

Pujols slowed by hamstring

ST. LOUIS — If it appears that Albert Pujols jogs to first base on occasion, there’s a good reason.

Rams question logic of time-runoff rules

ST. LOUIS — Rams coach Scott Linehan said Monday the NFL should reconsider the “integrity of the 10-second runoff” after the bizarre ending in St. Louis’ 30-28 loss to Seattle.

Kansas City says it can play better

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs are shopping for a new fullback. A pinch of pride and a dash of confidence would be nice, too, if anyone has some to spare.

Quick start for freshman swimmer

The announcement blared over the loudspeaker at the Missouri Black and Gold swim meet on Sept. 29. Freshman Colleen Gordon had just swam her first race, the 200-yard freestyle, in 1 minute, 50 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in the event at the school.

Franklin soars as ‘big-play threat’

It was Missouri’s first drive of the second quarter against Texas A&M. Quarterback Chase Daniel had just hit tight end Chase Coffman and receiver Brad Ekwerekwu for first downs.

Missouri struggles in season’s last home game

The Missouri soccer team entered Sunday’s game with a lot of hope. Coming off a victory Friday night against nationally ranked Colorado, the Tigers hosted rival Kansas in a Border Showdown contest. The Tigers looked to increase their school’s lead in the showdown and better their postseason chances.

Rock Bridge’s Coach McDreamy

Don’t stare at Scott Shelley. Don’t give him more than just a passing glance.

Three Bruins golfers state-bound

Three Rock Bridge girls golfers qualified for the the 2006 MSHSAA State Tournament as individuals and will play today and Tuesday at Deer Lake Golf Course in Springfield. Although their scores will not to figure into team results, each insist they are still play for Rock Bridge and that for them, the tournament will not be an individual affair.

Howard roars back to MU

After one semester at Missouri, Crystal Howard packed her bags and left.

Player roots for fan for a change

For five years, Steve Conde has been the emotional leader of Matt Lawrence’s cheering section.

Questions abound for Anderson

For his first year to be a success, coach Mike Anderson will have to find the answers to many questions. Here are five of the most crucial questions for Anderson to ponder before Missouri hosts North Carolina A&T on Nov. 10 to start the season.

Fans of Columbia College volleyball team hit the road

During the Columbia College volleyball team’s 30-16, 30-24, 30-28 thrashing of host No. 9 Missouri Baptist on Friday, Mark O’Laughlin cheered the Cougars on for the first time this season.

MU soccer team relying on new players to produce

Missouri soccer coach Bryan Blitz’s list of available players looks more like a half-completed shopping list than a roster, with lines through more names than Blitz is comfortable with.

Bruins tennis team advances to eighth straight state finals

Rock Bridge was spotless on Saturday. Outstanding doubles play propelled the Bruins to consecutive shutout victories Saturday in Section 3 play in Springfield, Mo., netting the school its eighth consecutive berth in the state final four.

Granddaddy coach

Wearing a black, long-sleeved Mizzou shirt, former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson didn’t hesitate to answer “Missouri” when asked which team he will cheer for when the Razorbacks visit Columbia on Nov. 30.

Tigers sweep on to World Series

All those people who kept doubting the Detroit Tigers, take a week off and think again.

Fans faithful in all colors

The devout were colorful at Friday night’s Providence Bowl between Hickman and Rock Bridge.