Tigers to blaze ahead?

Six weeks of waiting might turn into “40 Minutes of Hell.”

Mense beginning to settle in at plate

Up on the hill where Taylor Stadium sits, the Missouri baseball team has run a gamut of emotions this season: confidence, worry, relief, disappointment and, above all, frustration.

MU gymnastics earns disappointing fourth

LINCOLN, Neb. — As the teams marched into Nebraska’s Bob Devaney Sports Center during Saturday’s Big 12 Conference women’s gymnastics championship, red was everywhere.

Extra points

The Missouri softball team opened its Big 12 Conference season with an 8-6 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman, Okla. The win snaps Missouri’s three-game losing streak. Freshman shortstop Andee Allen hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to put the Tigers ahead 6-2, but the Sooners responded with a three-run home run from third baseman Traci Dickenson. Missouri (16-11) added two more runs in the seventh and Oklahoma (23-9-1) scored once in the bottom of the frame.Tigers sophomore pitcher Jen Bruck, who hit a leadoff home run in the fourth, struck out seven to improve to to 14-8.

A reason to smile

It’s easy to spot Joe Brown. He’s the one smiling widely in the back row of the picture.

Tigers fall to Wildcats in conference home opener

Kansas State defeated the Missouri baseball team 5-3 Friday night at Taylor Stadium.

Search panel for new coach shrinks

As Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden continues his search for Missouri’s new men’s basketball coach, he will do so without three-fourths of his search committee.

Poised again

The Hickman baseball team rolled over Southern Boone 12-2 in six innings Thursday night in the Kewpies’ season opener at Hickman Field.

Daniel making connection with receivers

Even though he hasn’t been named Missouri’s starting quarterback, Chase Daniel is starting to carry himself that way.

Hair trim is Askren’s first order of business

Junior wrestler Ben Askren is ready to move on.

Tigers eager for outdoor season

The start of the Missouri Tigers’ outdoor track and field season has been a chilly one. In their first week of preparation for the spring season, the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse saw more activity than the outdoor track at Audrey Walton stadium.

Bruins dominate in opener

Despite a 10-0 victory over visiting Marshall Thursday night, the Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team has not played a full 80 minutes yet this season.

Special bond

The seniors on the Hickman girls’ soccer team have been playing together for so long, they feel more like sisters than teammates.

Kewpies look to extend dominance over Bruins

Senior attackman Zach Nikin and the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team are trying to keep rival Rock Bridge from doing something they have never done before: defeat the Kewpies.

Franck, Bruins heat up against Helias

After graduating five of its top players last year, the Rock Bridge boys’ tennis team will be looking to some different faces for leadership this season.

Gardner ready to prove himself

Entering this past season, Thomas Gardner’s standing with the Missouri basketball team was in question.

Bruins get prepared

The Rock Bridge girls’ soccer team has been waiting and weight lifting.

Ponson in rotation

JUPITER, Fla. — So far, Sidney Ponson’s comeback is a big success.

Royals would get All-Star game with stadium fixes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First the Super Bowl, now the All-Star game.

Gardner opts for NBA

It was already going to be a tough rebuilding job, but Missouri’s next basketball coach’s task became a bit more daunting Tuesday.