Blues take steps to rejuvenate fans

ST. LOUIS — “Thank you, fans,” the greeting painted on NHL rinks the year after the lockout, rang hollow coming from the St. Louis Blues. New ownership really means it.

Teamwork eludes Tigers early

Missouri coach Mike Anderson often calls his Tigers “the ultimate team.” When he says that, he isn’t calling the Tigers the best team in college basketball. Instead, he means that his team has many different players that can contribute, that not one player is more important to Missouri’s success than any other.

Emotional outcome

Hickman coach Kenny Ash still had a tear on his cheek when he came out of the locker room. The first-year coach’s efforts to wipe away the telltale moisture before facing reporters had failed.

Chiefs’ future unclear after troubled year

KANSAS CITY — Trent Green’s 2006 season ended much the way it began, with Kansas City’s aging quarterback lying helpless on the turf.

Game slips away

It looked similar to the recent past, a past the Missouri Tigers did not want to relive.

MU women get back on track

After hitting just her second 3-pointer of the season, Tiffany Brooks let out a slight grin. She had just put Missouri up by nine with just a few minutes left in the first half.

Winter trout fishing

A dreary Friday makes most people depressed and anxious for the weekend. For fisherman, the day couldn’t be better.

The last laugh

Iowa State guard Mike Taylor got the best of his old roommate and teammate on the first offensive possession of the game when he cut to the basket for a layup past Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah.

Hard to stay energy efficient

A lack of hussle is not something you expect to see from J.T. Tiller.

Bruins get last-match win against Kirksville

When it comes to wrestling, fans usually want a pin. Thursday, Rock Bridge wanted anything but a pin.

Tigers look to ground streaking Cyclones

Even though Iowa State’s Anna Florzak, a freshman, decided not to attend MU to play basketball, she’s still familiar with a couple of the players on the Tigers’ women’s team.

MU swimming flinging wide net

Texas. Virginia. Michigan. Florida. How about Saskatchewan?

Practicing with males fine with MU women

The Missouri women’s basketball players spend a good deal of time playing against one another during practices. But sometimes, there is no good substitute for playing a true opponent.

MU offensive coordinator stays put

Dave Christensen is staying at Missouri, for now.

Anderson pleased with start, wants more

If you would have told him his team would be 11-2 entering the conference season, Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson would have been more than pleased.

Kewps weather tussle with Storm

The Hickman girls basketball team had a rough time with visiting Notre Dame de Sion on Wednesday.

MU loses its first game in conference

Things looked optimistic for the Missouri women’s basketball team going into halftime with a 31-29 lead against Colorado.

Hannah in charge

Missouri can throw out the “a different player every night” theory.

Hansbrough returns to play in Missouri

It wasn’t exactly how Ben Hansbrough wanted to start the only game he’ll play in his home state this season.

Women take on Colorado Buffaloes

Freshman Amanda Hanneman used to go to Colorado almost every year to ski with her family. But she’s never been there to play basketball before.