Diver finds home at Missouri

Kendra Melnychuk has had a special freshman year at the University of Missouri. She found a new home at MU, which is different in many ways from her hometown, and she is one of four MU divers to qualify for the NCAA Zone Diving competition this weekend in Columbia.

Lightning strikes in Tigers’ victories

Missouri pitcher Jen Bruck was in the circle, preparing to pitch the third inning. Leanne Bowers was in center field, trying to get herself in the proper position. Truman State leadoff hitter Christen Belcher was taking her warmups and trying to gauge Bruck’s pitching.

Missouri tramples erratic Billikens

MU was already in control of the game when Gary Arndt stepped up to the plate in the fourth inning Tuesday against Saint Louis University.

Facing a stumbling block or stepping stone?

The Missouri women’s basketball team has faced a few daunting tasks this season. But a matchup with Texas Tech at 2:30 p.m. today in the Big 12 Conference Tournament quarterfinals at Reunion Arena in Dallas may loom as it’s largest this season.

Cougars suffer double defeat

“It’s a chilly, windy day here at Dodger Stadium,” Quintin Norris said before the first pitch was thrown Tuesday at Cougar Softball Field.

Loose ends are all that remain in Snyder inquiry

The details of an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder could be made public within the next week.

Depth strong suit for Spratt

Columbia College softball coach Wendy Spratt can scan her roster and see one thing: depth.

Big 12 honors two MU players

Thomas Gardner was chosen by league coaches for the All-Big 12 Third Team announced Wednesday, and Jimmy McKinney was a Big 12 Honorable Mention player.

Extra points

The Missouri gymnastics team earned the nation’s top ranking on the beam this week. Tigers senior Lauren Schwartzman, who won the event with a 9.900 at Sunday’s Southeast Missouri State invitational is the nation’s top beam performer.

Win cushions collapse

It’s been the kind of season where clinching an 11th-place finish can be considered reason to celebrate.

Past glory makes Columbia memorable for NU’s Walker

When Nebraska freshman Marcus Walker came out onto Norm Stewart Court for warmups Sunday, he couldn’t help thinking about his most recent game in Mizzou Arena.

Pinkel sheds little light on QB situation

Less than a minute into his press conference to preview spring football practice, the lights went out on Gary Pinkel.

MU fan group makes sure they’re heard

The Chicago Cubs have the “Bleacher Bums.” The New York Yankees have their “Bleacher Creatures.” Even Missouri’s men’s basketball team has the “Antlers”.

Industrial evolution

Trappers convened in the fur-cleaning garage of Columbia resident Clarence Woodard two nights before the last fur auction of the year.

McKinney reflects as final home game approaches

The fans and their cheers filled the gyms and soon the state, growing until the sound of budding stardom went national.

McKee swinging hot bat

With standout center fielder Hunter Mense struggling at the plate, Missouri (8-4) has needed other hitters to step up. This weekend, the player who stepped up was first basemen/designated hitter John McKee.

Extra points

Missouri wrestler Ben Askren proved his undefeated record was no fluke Saturday at the Big 12 Conference Championships in Ames, Iowa.

Foster fans bolster MU gymnasts

Amid the poise and elegance on display Friday night during the Missouri gymnastics team’s home win against Centenary, lurked the unmistakable feel of Mardi Gras.

Miscues lead to Tigers’ downfall

Darting to her right, Hana Kraftova stretched out and knocked the ball over the net. Racing back across the court, she whacked a backhand perfectly up the line. But then, on perhaps the easiest shot in the rally, she slapped the ball into the mesh of the net.

Marching to Remember

Four MU Army ROTC cadets stand with glazed eyes as their chests move in and out in a struggle to suck up oxygen. They look like they jumped in a pool with their uniforms on, but the sweat-drenched clothes are a result of a 15-mile hike they completed Wednesday afternoon in less than three hours.