Jackson all business

ST. LOUIS — Being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and the St. Louis Rams’ 2006 MVP is nice, running back Steven Jackson said Wednesday, but making the playoffs is more important.

Hickman triumphs in first-round game at Neosho Holiday Classic tournament

Hickman’s entire 11-man roster scored in Wednesday’s 70-45 victory over Springfield Central.

Video: Tigers at Fort Bliss

Missouri wide receiver Greg Bracey talks with soldiers during a Wednesday-morning breakfast at Fort Bliss, an Army Air Defense Artillery Center. Head Coach Gary Pinkel shares a few words of appreciation for the troops.

Tigers get heads in game

EL PASO, Texas — The day before the Missouri football team left for the Sun Bowl, Martin Rucker had an idea.

Rucker rehashes NFL plans

EL PASO, Texas — Junior tight end Martin Rucker is rethinking his original declaration that he will be coming back to play his senior season for the Tigers.

Blues fall short in another overtime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alexander Radulov converted his first NHL shootout attempt to lift the Nashville Predators over the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Video: Tigers at Thomason Hospital

The Tigers visited several children Tuesday at Thomason Hospital in El Paso.

Seniors Dedrick Harrington and Brad Ekwerekwu share their thoughts about the trip along with event host Trini Acevedo.

Delayed departure

The wait at the Columbia Regional Airport terminal was extra long Saturday afternoon, but few people were waiting to get on a plane. They were waiting for the Tigers.

Busy holiday for MU

Now, the fun begins for the Missouri football team. That might depend on the team’s definition of fun, though.

Columbia rider wins international event

Imagine you are a talented ballroom dancer about to compete in the most prestigious competition of your life. The catch is you don’t meet your partner until the day before the competition and you are only given two 30-minute practices.

Brown doesn’t like view

Watching a Braggin’ Rights game from a courtside seat is a great experience for a basketball fan. You can hear heckles from fans and actually decipher what is being said. You can also see celebrities such as Joe Buck and Claire McKaskill react to every call. You can see the point in the stands where orange meets black, forming an uneasy border.

Bruins, Kewpies swimmers excel at Columbia Invitational

Rock Bridge and Hickman are fierce rivals in every competitive sport, except swimming.

Daniel’s intensity remains intact

The Missouri football team’s practice on Thursday was the second to last before it departs for El Paso, Texas on Dec. 22. Most of the team was in light spirits throughout practice, with players belting out songs during drills and showcasing their dance moves whenever they had the chance.

Beavers ride strong finish into Sun Bowl

A week before the Missouri football team began its slide, losing four of its last six regular season games, the Tigers’ Sun Bowl opponent, Oregon State, saw a major change in its season.

Golden Girls turning heads at national level

Too many, the Golden Girls are a mere sidelight at Missouri basketball and football games. Their dance routines are impressive, but the main attraction is the game.

Feeling right at home

As Missouri 174-pounder Ben Askren walked onto the floor of the Hearnes Center minutes before the Tigers’ match against Pittsburgh on Thursday night, he stopped to look around at the crowd. Since his freshman year, Askren, now a senior and top-ranked as the defending national champion in his weight class, said he has been hoping the word would spread about the Missouri men’s wrestling team, also top-ranked in the country.

Victory ‘hangover’ hurts Hickman

Oak Park has one senior on its roster, but that senior single-handedly dominated Hickman in the Oakies’ 50-44 victory Wednesday night at Hickman.

Anderson soars again

Yvonne Anderson is a leader.

Illinois admits newfound respect for Tigers

The Missouri men’s basketball team lost its seventh straight to Illinois in the Busch Braggin’ Rights game. But Tuesday night’s game left Illini players feeling a little more proud about the win than years past.


ST. LOUIS — Sometimes, no matter how hard you play, or how well prepared you are, you lose. Things such as tipped passes or oddly bouncing balls just happen.