Communication is the clincher

Carlynn Savant wanted to ride the Segway.

MU swimmers set for Big 12 Championships

They started the countdown 24 days ago. The chain of paper links hung from the wall of the women’s locker room amid shining signs and playful posters and stickers. Each day, they pulled another pearl of wisdom from the chain. Now they are ready to go.

Nothing is free with free throws

With only three people left in a quiet gym that, during games and pep rallies, is as loud as rolling thunder, Rock Bridge forward Chad Jones-Hicks tries to perfect his free-throw shooting — one-handed.

Extra Points

The Hickman Kewpies could have been excused if their minds started to wander on Tuesday. According to coach Curt Riley, no explanations were necessary.

Gardner just can’t win

As Quin Snyder disappeared into the bowels of the Holiday Inn Executive Center last Tuesday, he beckoned Thomas Gardner to follow.

Up and down season

The Hickman girls basketball team has had a bumpy season.

Miller apathetic about Turin busts

SESTRIERE, Italy — All those Olympic medals Bode Miller insists he can live without? Turns out he also believes they could just as easily be his.

Keeping Kewpies up serious business

Head coach Jim Sutherland stood in front of the Hickman boys’ basketball team in a hallway outside its home gym, berating his players like a teacher would an unruly group of third graders.

All-Comers meet a big draw

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, it was 2 degrees outside.

Johnson wins, Edwards crashes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cheater or champion? Such is the stigma that Jimmie Johnson has to bear after winning his first Daytona 500 just 10 days after his crew chief was kicked out for illegally altering his car.

Back to reality

LAWRENCE, Kan. — After former Missouri coach Quin Snyder’s press conference on Tuesday, Tigers guard Thomas Gardner made no secret that he was playing with Snyder on his mind.

Floyd yet to publicize decision on investigation

Saturday night, UM System Board of Curators President Angela Bennett waited for answers.

Tigers look hard for spot to put blame

LAWRENCE, Kan. — When starting lineups were announced Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse, Missouri guard Jimmy McKinney was calm. There was no smiling or yelling, and hardly an expression of any sort. He had been here before and so have all but three of his teammates.

‘Gymnastics Fantastics’ making noise for MU gymnastics team

When the Missouri gymnastics team needs a boost at home, it knows just where to look: section A-24.

Cougars overcome flu, foul trouble

A small team became even smaller on Saturday afternoon.

Rock Bridge wrestler ends school’s drought with fifth-place finish

Taylor Crane made history on Saturday and he didn’t even win the state championship.

Bulldogs hustle to much-needed victory

Crashing down the court in a flash of chaotic color, the Missouri Military Academy Colonels scurry to find the quick pass to reach the basket. The ball zips out of one Colonel’s hands, attempting to find a teammates hands down on the blocks.

Two curators threaten new Snyder investigation

It appears that the investigation into the departure of MU basketball coach Quin Snyder, which supposedly ended Thursday evening, might just be getting started.

Communication lapses nothing new for MU athletic department

Just about anyone who follows MU sports will tell you the athletic department has had its share of public relations headaches.

Bruins ready for districts

Despite the brisk weather, more people than usual piled into the the Rock Bridge gym Thursday night to see the Bruins girls’ basketball team beat Helias 48-34.