Hunter ready for Team USA tour

After her senior season as setter on the Missouri Tigers’ volleyball team, Lindsey Hunter had originally planned to finish out her final semester at the University before moving to Colorado Springs to live and train with the national team at the Olympic Training Center.

Central Methodist signs Kewpies

One Kewpie and one former Kewpie signed letters of intent to play football next year at Central Methodist University.

Extra points

Rain and snowstorms in Springfield forced the Tigers’ game today at Missouri State to be postponed indefinitely. The Tigers are set to play at 2 p.m. Wednesday at home against Southern Illinois.

Tagliabue announces retirement

NEW YORK — Paul Tagliabue is retiring as commissioner of the NFL, a league that evolved during his 16-year tenure into the nation’s richest and most powerful sports empire.

Texas dominant in Dallas region

DALLAS — Let the other first-round sites gush about big upsets and close calls.

Missouri done after round one

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The tears started flowing with about seven minutes left.

Bishop baffles Tigers’ batters

For the second straight day, Missouri starting pitcher Jen Bruck refused to give credit to her counterpart, Louisville pitcher Catherine Bishop.

Calm Kewps net pair of home wins

With fans bundled up under layers of coats and blankets and huddled over steaming cups of coffee, the Hickman boys’ lacrosse team capped a three-game homestand Sunday with an 8-6 victory over Kirkwood at Cosmopolitan Park.

Early setbacks don’t fluster Edwards entering Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — Columbia native Carl Edwards is a victim of expectations, including his own.

Extra points

Trevor Helms’ RBI single in the sixth broke a scoreless tie, and Missouri shut out host Texas A&M 3-0 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series.

Champion at last

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ben Askren is the first national champion in Missouri wrestling history. He claimed the 174-pound title dominating No. 2-seed Jake Herbert 14-2 Saturday evening at the NCAA championships.

Rumors fly about Missouri’s next coach

The return of Missouri basketball.

Extra points

When the Hickman football team won the 2004 Class 6 state championship, the Kewpies’ defense allowed only 54.1 yards and 8.1 points per game. The man in charge of that unit was defensive coordinator Jason Wright.

Tigers not looking past Hokies

Two balanced, athletic teams. Two senior point guards to lead. Two teams that expected to be where they are. And two teams trying not to focus on No. 2 seed Connecticut.

MU center ready to lead again

Adam Spieker likes to frequent buffets that serve pizza and Chinese food with other members of the offensive line. But, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound center has decided to watch what he eats.

Poor decisions at plate hurt MU

With two outs in the bottom of the seventh and the Missouri softball team trailing Louisville 7-6, the sound of Andee Allen’s walk-up music, “Hells Bells”, lingered in the air at University Field. The few fans remaining after over four hours of softball were hoping for a tying hit, and cheered raucously for Missouri’s freshman shortstop.

Harrisburg takes Class 2 title

The Harrisburg Bulldogs were in uncharted territory in Friday’s Class 2 boys’ basketball championship. The school with an enrollment of 182 had never finished better than fourth in the state tournament.

Gilmore the answer for Cardinal Ritter

Cardinal Ritter had an answer for everything. It gave a steal for a steal, and a point for a point, a reaction for every action.

Pembroke Hill runs away with Class 3 state title

Lining up more than an hour and a half before Saturday’s game began, fans from Blair Oaks waited outside Mizzou Arena to see the Jefferson City team’s Class 3 girls’ championship game. The kelly-green shirts most were wearing announced the school’s trip to the state final four, the first in the Falcons’ history.

The tie that binds

A nationally-broadcast television show filmed at his house. Acclaim and admiration from his peers. A chance to teach others about what he loves.