Only refs can slow Stephens

Rarely does a basketball referee get applause from players and fans, especially when walking into a gymnasium.

Keck highlights Tigers’ recruiting class

Once a day where high schools students gathered to see where the star players from their teams were headed, college football signing day has become a full-blown circus. Sports television and radio shows devote hours of coverage during their broadcasts and camera crews turn up at schools across the country.

As fans, MU men’s players offer MU women’s team their full and loud support

It all started when Tiffany Brooks was forced to the floor during the second half of Missouri women’s basketball game against Texas A&M.

Time running out on Missouri

If the Tigers knew why they weren’t winning close games, they might stop losing them.

Tigers still searching for respect

AMES, Iowa — Stefhon Hannah insisted revenge wasn’t a factor in Missouri’s 77-55 win Tuesday night at Iowa State. He even said he didn’t get any extra satisfaction from beating former junior college teammate Mike Taylor.

Rebounding to form

Hard work, perseverance and toughness are characteristics that often make up successful athletes. LeAnn Fossum fits right into this category.

A 'pure' fan

When Jimmy Webb attends Missouri women’s basketball games, he doesn’t deck out in black and gold, or yell at referees, or even stand for the Missouri Waltz when it plays during the second half of games.

Underclassmen guide Kewpies

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m,, Taylor Ford is a 9th-grader at West Junior High. She is an upperclassman, respected and admired by those younger than her, if only because she is older than most of the other students at West.

Tigers find winning form

AMES, Iowa — There had been something missing, and opinions differed on what it was.

Huggins has K-State riding wave of momentum

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Since the tongue-lashing he gave students for not showing up at games, there has hardly been an empty seat.

Lawrence debuts as starter

AMES, Iowa — Prior to tipoff Tuesday night, Keon Lawrence lived out a dream. In the second half of Missouri’s 77-55 win over Iowa State, he helped his teammates avoid a recurring nightmare.

Rock Bridge overcomes 13-point deficit

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team rallied from a 13-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Liberty 50-48.

MU shaken, still not stirring

When Missouri sees Iowa State on the opposite end of the court tonight in Ames, Iowa, it undoubtedly will bring back unwanted memories for the Tigers men’s basketball team.

Extra points: Autopsy shows USC kicker was intoxicated

Staff and wire reports Southern California kicker Mario Danelo was drunk when he fell off a cliff to his death, but the coroner’s office Monday was unable to say why he fell.

Dungy earns just reward

MIAMI — There never should have been any doubt about Tony Dungy as a coach, even without a Super Bowl ring.

Bears’ future full of questions

MIAMI — Those large “Finish” banners hanging in their Super Bowl hotel were hard to miss. The Chicago Bears saw them OK, they just couldn’t follow the advice.

Shouldering on

For the past two years, Hickman junior Drae Cox has arrived at the last match of the district wrestling tournament. And the past two years, Cox has fallen just short of realizing his state tournament aspirations.

Coach urges continued support

It was announced a couple of weeks ago as a sellout. The attendance was 15,061, at least according to the public address announcer at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri miserable after Iowa State avenges early losses

It took only about 30 minutes for the Missouri women’s basketball team to get away from Hilton Coliseum and leave behind its 76-68 loss to Iowa State on Sunday.

Confidence dwindling

Keon Lawrence is usually a talkative, engaging guy.