On the line

When the Tigers take the field Saturday against Kansas State they will be renewing one of Missouri’s finest traditions, Homecoming. The Tigers are having one of the best seasons in recent school history, while the Wildcats are rebuilding with a freshman quarterback and a first-year coach.

Setting the tone

Lindsey McDaniel’s eyes are fixed on the ball as it descends towards her in the middle of the floor. In one motion, McDaniel meets the ball with both hands and hoists it to the exact position that teammate Nikki Matheny asked for. Matheny, as a sign of gratitude to McDaniel, leaps and slams the ball to the ground on the other side of the net.

Freshman has role in Cougars’ win

The ball slammed off the side of Jessica Williams’ face during the second game of Columbia College’s match against Illinois-Springfield on Wednesday night.

Unlikely scorers help Cougars rally for victory

With the score tied and time running out, Columbia College’s Dennis Geoffrey ran down the field, trying to get to the ball before it landed and the goalkeeper could chase it down.

Rock Bridge twins rely on hustle, determination

With game time rapidly approaching, Drew and Carter Ferguson could feel the tension between them mounting as they impatiently stood outside the house of teammate Gentry Coffman in the freezing December cold.

Weather hinders state golf finals

There wasn’t any team or player that ran away with the Missouri Class 2 State Golf Tournament this week in Springfield.

One more chance

NEW YORK — It took the St. Louis Cardinals a long, long time to wrap up the NL Central, clinching it on the final day after a prolonged slump.

Tigers hope team effort will fill void

With the loss of Glen Dandridge, the Missouri men’s basketball team undoubtedly has another hole to fill.

MU wary of ‘Tiger Killer’

When Kansas State linebacker Brandon Archer plays against Missouri, Tigers fans conjure up visions of a Major League Baseball closer.

Mets’ erratic lefty will take ball in Game 7

NEW YORK — OK, the New York Mets got past Chris Carpenter and pushed the NL championship series to Game 7.

Hood’s quick healing puts him back on the field

Missouri defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was in the game against Texas A&M for 20 plays. He only made one tackle and never sacked the quarterback.

Anderson’s aggressive style gets exercised

When the Missouri Tigers play their first preseason game of the year on Nov. 3 against Missouri-Rolla, it is doubtful that game will be as challenging as what they are experiencing now.

Hickman falls to Crusaders

For a team that just lost its fourth game in the last seven, the Hickman soccer team was surprisingly upbeat Tuesday night.

At home in Hearnes

Jessi Strother rolls her eyes as her mother, Sandi Strother, sitting comfortably in her living room and smirking at her daughter’s embarrassment, recalls her memories from Hearnes Center.

Bruin bench beats Owls

By the time Bruin forward Nick Patton comes off the bench, you are winded and weak.

Massey suspended

Brandon Massey has been suspended indefinitely from the football team, coach Gary Pinkel announced Tuesday after practice.

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.