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Cougars slam Williams Baptist in quarterfinals

Any conference semifinal is going to be intense.

Missouri looks for control at home

LaToya Bond sat stewing in her own frustration after fouling out. It was overtime against Kansas on Saturday and all she could do was watch her team lose in Allen Fieldhouse.

Hostile Troy awaits Rock Bridge

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team will have to overcome two opponents when it plays Troy tonight — Trojan players and fans.

From Arch Madness to March Madness

Once upon a time, the Missouri Tigers benefited in both fandom and recruiting by being the only team in the state from a major conference.

Standout pitcher starts a new chapter

It’s that time of year again. The smell of freshly cut grass, the welcomed feeling of a cool breeze on a warm afternoon and the sound of softballs “pinging” off aluminum bats is in the air.

Big victory for big fans

From the beginning, the game never had the chance of being close. The Columbia College women’s basketball team held Illinois-Springfield without a field goal past the 10 minute mark of the first half. The Cougars led 19-3 and the Prairie Stars didn’t even have a field goal.

Tigers have opportunity to get even

A home loss to ISU sent Missouri sliding.

Investigators say progress is good

Round two of the investigation into Quin Snyder’s resignation began Monday.

Saxon stays hungry

Nahowan Saxon is still thin.

MU gymnasts stay in top 10

For the second straight week, the Missouri gymnastics team is ranked ninth in the GymInfo Top 25 poll. The Tigers are tied for first on the balance beam with Georgia, moving up two spots from last week. Senior Jodie Heinicka is tied for second in the nation on the uneven bars, while Lauren Schwartzman is second on the balance beam. The Tigers host Centenary on Friday before competing at Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.

Despite flu, Nadasska nets victory

Lubica Nadasska, a sophomore on the Missouri women’s tennis team, was not in the best condition to play an almost 3-hour match on Sunday. She won anyway, helping the Tigers beat Minnesota 5-2 at the Green Tennis Center for their second win in a row.

Frozen free-for-all

The tat-tat-tat of paintball guns can be heard as paint balls break on tree branches short of their intended targets.

Extra Points

The Missouri baseball team fell to Ohio State 4-2 in the final game of the Pepsi Baseball Classic on Sunday in Gainesville, Florida. Missouri batters had four hits and struck out 10 times. Freshman pitcher Aaron Crow struck out six and walked two in his first loss as a Tiger. Missouri finished the tournament 2-1. The Tigers (5-4) return to Columbia for their home opener against Illinois State on Wednesday.

MU showstoppers at Classic

Watching the team competition on the first day of the Cat Classic is like being pulled in four directions at once.

Bond shut down in loss to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — All year long it’s been LaToya Bond with the ball in her hands at the end of tight games. And the Tigers have usually pulled out a victory.

Bruins’ Austin itching to play

Alex Austin wants to get back into playing shape, and he wants to get there badly.

Lopsided loss ends season for girls

The season came to a painful end for the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team on Saturday afternoon in Camdenton. Jefferson City defeated the Bruins 64-29 in the championship game of the Class 5 District 10 tournament.

Raise your bet, raise your glass

It’s no secret poker has hit the big time.

Throwing reluctance to the wind

Christian Cantwell hates to travel, but his love of competition demands otherwise. His title of International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Champion in the shot put means that traveling to say, Spain, is just a part of the weekly grind. The herculean powerhouse, who stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 330 pounds admits, in a fleeting moment of sensitivity, that the constant travel can get lonely. As the 2003 Missouri graduate progressed deeper into the start of his third year as a professional thrower, he reflected on the differences between collegiate and professional competition.

Missouri rebuffed after early lead

The look on the faces of Matt Lawrence, Leo Lyons and Marcus Watkins showed, in a brief moment, the toll of a season unraveled, spiraling around the drain.

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