Demons make unusual journey

The Missouri basketball team didn’t advance to Madison Square Garden for Wednesday and Friday’s NIT games, but if they had, its highly improbable that they would have traveled by train.

Finding the right ingredients

Even before new Rock Bridge wrestling head coach Brook Harlan was cut from The Food Network’s reality chef show, “The Next Food Network Star”, he was cooking up ideas of his own for the program he inherited from former coach John Kopnisky.

Playing with the pros

About 30 people had a chance Saturday afternoon at Schmidt Billiards and Game Rooms.

Cougars hope for wild card spot

The unthinkable happened again. For the second straight Saturday, Missouri Baptist defeated Columbia College in the finals of a tournament the Cougars had never lost in.

Stars’ Steffan looks to improve her play

Stephens College sophomore Elyse Steffan knows she’s not playing up to her potential.

Fans focus on honoring Snyder

MANHATTAN, Kan. — It was a chilly, cloudy afternoon and the purple flags atop the motor homes in the eastern parking lot of what was known just a week ago as KSU stadium were waving in the gusty wind. There were plenty of “Powercat” and “Go Wildcats” flags, but the emotions swirling around the tailgate weren’t about clinching a bowl bid or even a winning season. They were about honoring a school legend, football coach Bill Snyder.

Webb leads KSU comeback, again

MANHATTAN, Kan. — When Kansas State quarterback Allen Webb strolled to the line of scrimmage in the early minutes of the third quarter against Missouri on Saturday, he had all but planned out the events that would soon transpire.

Title still in Edwards’ reach

Carl Edwards doesn’t feel like he should be in this position. But with the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship down to one race, the Columbia native is still in contention to win the title in his first full season in the Nextel Cup series.

Missouri caught in Snyder’s shadow

It’s a tough week to be a member of the Missouri football team.

Tigers look to snap Kansas State curse

Freezing temperatures and sleet. Roaring swarms of purple-clad undergrads. Darren Sproles chopping off 10 yards at a time.

Missouri works on performance from the line

With all eyes turned toward their coach, members of the Tiger women’s basketball team apprehensively awaited the verdict.

Cougars’ Ogunjimi shows serious ability

Columbia College’s Helen Ogunjimi looks calm and collected when she’s on the court, hardly changing expressions whether she’s just missed a shot or made it.

Straight-shooter aims for victories, legacy

When Josy Sanders sees room for improvement on the Stephens College basketball team, she finds it hard to keep her mouth shut.

Receivers, line key for finale

Missouri wide receiver Sean Coffey knows what a deep passing threat can do for an offense. He understands that beyond gaining large chunks of yardage, connecting on a deep pass forces opposing defenses to make adjustments.

Unlikely pair picks up MU defensive line

One is outgoing, has dreadlocks and a 270-pound frame, says he’s from Miami’s “hood” and sports a mouth full of gold teeth. The other is a smaller, soft-spoken freshman who hails from a town in the Austin, Texas, area, talks about his grandmother in a drawl and has a mop-top haircut.

Tigers sign second recruit from Redlands

The Missouri men’s basketball team added another recruit to its 2006 class Wednesday with the signing of Vaidatos Volkus, a forward from Redlands College, Okla.

Roof required for Super Bowl in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY — NFL owners voted Wednesday to tentatively award Kansas City a Super Bowl, largely as a tribute to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave the game its name.

For Cougars, empire spikes back

Bouncing back from a loss is one thing. Bouncing back from a loss that ended a 12-year championship streak is another.

Now, Tigers face emotion

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said it was the right time for him to retire. As far as the Missouri Tigers are concerned, though, the timing is about as bad as it gets.

Prospects abound for Tigers’ postseason

Missouri is bowl-eligible, but its destination for a postseason game remains as wide open as a talented receiver.