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Wyrick set to get new season in hand

After former Missouri left guard Tony Palmer finished his workout at Missouri’s pro day on March 2, he gave current Tigers left guard Monte Wyrick a gift: the gloves he used during the workout.

Road trips driving Cougars closer together

Marcy Dotson came out of nowhere with tweezers in her hand and a smile on her face. She jumped on Stephanie Kababie as she sat quietly reading her book on a three-hour bus ride back from a softball tournament in Springfield last weekend. There was not much that Kababie could do at this point. Dotson had just plucked one of her eyebrows. Now the only thing that Kababie could do was let her pluck the other one.

Five make NCAA meet

Less than one week before the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, five Missouri athletes learned that they qualified to compete. Monday evening the NCAA Track and Field Committee announced the results it compiled from every Division I indoor meet this season. The indoor season championship field is comprised of roughly the top 16 performers in each event throughout the entire season, lending an up-in-the-air quality to the final week of indoor competition.

Young stands behind aggressive showing

DALLAS — With less than 11 minutes left to play, senior Kevin Young walked back to the bench and took a seat with his Tigers trailing 50-45.

Tigers push ahead

DALLAS — The smiles have returned.

Junior EeTisha Riddle gives Tigers much-needed boost in first half

DALLAS — She’s the epitome of a role player, and that’s just fine with her.

Team down to last chance

DALLAS — The Missouri men’s basketball team can’t wait any longer to turn its season around.

Cougars to meet familiar foe in K.C.

For the eighth straight year, the Columbia College men’s basketball team will be appearing in the NAIA national tournament.

Diver finds home at Missouri

Kendra Melnychuk has had a special freshman year at the University of Missouri. She found a new home at MU, which is different in many ways from her hometown, and she is one of four MU divers to qualify for the NCAA Zone Diving competition this weekend in Columbia.

Lightning strikes in Tigers’ victories

Missouri pitcher Jen Bruck was in the circle, preparing to pitch the third inning. Leanne Bowers was in center field, trying to get herself in the proper position. Truman State leadoff hitter Christen Belcher was taking her warmups and trying to gauge Bruck’s pitching.

Missouri tramples erratic Billikens

MU was already in control of the game when Gary Arndt stepped up to the plate in the fourth inning Tuesday against Saint Louis University.

Facing a stumbling block or stepping stone?

The Missouri women’s basketball team has faced a few daunting tasks this season. But a matchup with Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m. today in the Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals at Reunion Arena in Dallas may loom as it’s largest this season.

Cougars suffer double defeat

“It’s a chilly, windy day here at Dodger Stadium,” Quintin Norris said before the first pitch was thrown Tuesday at Cougar Softball Field.

Loose ends are all that remain in Snyder inquiry

The details of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder could be made public within the next week.

Depth strong suit for Spratt

Columbia College softball coach Wendy Spratt can scan her roster and see one thing: depth.

Big 12 honors two MU players

Thomas Gardner was chosen by league coaches for the All-Big 12 Third Team announced Wednesday, and Jimmy McKinney was a Big 12 Honorable Mention player.

Extra points

The Missouri gymnastics team earned the nation’s top ranking on the beam this week. Tigers senior Lauren Schwartzman, who won the event with a 9.900 at Sunday’s Southeast Missouri State invitational is the nation’s top beam performer.

Win cushions collapse

It’s been the kind of season where clinching an 11th-place finish can be considered reason to celebrate.

Past glory makes Columbia memorable for NU’s Walker

When Nebraska freshman Marcus Walker came out onto Norm Stewart Court for warmups Sunday, he couldn’t help thinking about his most recent game in Mizzou Arena.

Pinkel sheds little light on QB situation

Less than a minute into his press conference to preview spring football practice, the lights went out on Gary Pinkel.

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