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Tigers’ throwers improving skills

They say that when you heave a 35-pound weight throw, if you grit your teeth, spin quickly, and release at the perfect moment, you can trick yourself into thinking it’s as light as a feather.

Falling short of state

Rock Bridge wrestler Dane Griffin just wanted to win one more for his father.

Blogging the game

MU drama draws national attention

Oprah had to go.

O’Brien becomes a force for MU

Four years ago, the Missouri track and field team had a future distance heavyweight right at its fingertips.

Earning name recognition

Hickman senior wrestler Tony Pescaglia earned the nickname as a child eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes. It took a literal meaning when, earlier this season, the defending state champion signed a letter of intent to compete for Missouri.

Cougars win physical game in OT

Early in the first half of Thursday’s game, Missouri Baptist forward Jimmy Cessna collided in midair with Columbia College forward Nahowan Saxon while going in for a layup. Instead of landing smoothly, Cessna stumbled and fell into the first row of bleachers, with his head taking the brunt of the punishment.

Broken hand doesn’t deter Bruins’ Davis

Broken bones and torn muscles are nothing new to Rock Bridge wrestling captain Justin Davis. But breaking his hand during his first wrestling match this year almost cost him his season.

Wheelchair basketball ready to roll

Missouri wheelchair basketball coach Steve Paxton has been shaving his head since he was in college. But this year Paxton has made a habit of shaving it the night before the team has a game.

Coach Snyder resigns

Quin Snyder stepped down as head coach of the Tigers men’s basketball team today, according to athletic department spokesman Dave Rieter.

Missouri lets lead slip away

A week ago,the Missouri’s women’s basketball team fought back from a 22-point deficit to beat Kansas State. This Wednesday, the Tigers were the ones blowing a big lead.

Cougars prepare for pivotal game

The Columbia College men’s basketball team isn’t playing a game of “what if?” But it could.

Hickman uses defense to secure road victory

The Hickman boys’ basketball team won 46-37 at Lee’s Summit on Wednesday. Taylor Florence led the Kewpies with 12 points and D.J. Ely added 10.

St. Louis extends win streak to three

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Keith Tkachuk had a goal and two assists and Patrick Lalime made 19 saves in his return to NHL action Wednesday night, backstopping the St. Louis Blues to a surprising 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Tigers’ slump hits new low

No matter what the Big 12 standings might say, it’s now hard to argue there’s a worse team in the league than Missouri.

Rock Bridge cruises through win against Mexico

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball starters got a little rest and relaxation while the Bruins defeated Mexico 86-34 Tuesday night.

Civil jury awards Crudup damages

Former Missouri basketball player Jevon Crudup won a civil lawsuit on Monday for racial discrimination in his 2003 firing as assistant coach at a Kansas City high school.

Douglass Bulldogs fail to overcome shaky first half

Discipline left early at the Douglass basketball game against the Wentworth Military Academy on Tuesday.

From way downtown

Lauren Nolke calls the 3-point line home.

MU still relies on Gardner

Don’t call it a benching.

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