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Hurt nose slows Indiana's Wright

Missouri had been wondering how exactly it was going to take Indiana guard Bracey Wright out of the game.

What happened probably wasn’t exactly what the Tigers had in mind. But an elbow to the face wasn’t enough to stop Wright

Missouri U.S. Attorney eyeing indictment

The specter of Ricky Clemons continues to haunt the Missouri men’s basketball program.

Now there are federal investigators involved, but the U.S. Attorney’s office would not elaborate on whether the recent indictment of a community college coach in Great Bend, Kan. will result in a subsequent investigation of MU practices.

Tough schedule tough on Indiana

It’s the kind of schedule that is usually reserved for March and the NCAA Tournament. Indiana decided to give it a try in December.

So much for good tidings.

Stanford pulls away in second half

"Packing the Zou” did not help the Missouri women’s basketball team.

Missouri lost to Stanford 71-55 on Saturday in front of 7,585 fans at Mizzou Arena.

Getting their kicks

The gym isn’t visible from the street.

You won’t find it on Broadway or Walnut, as its address suggests. Maps are of little use, considering the building isn’t technically located on a street.

Rockbridge third, Hickman fourth in swim meet

Six years ago Rock Bridge had only one swimmer in the first year of its program. Now the Bruins have 26 swimmers and they are giving some of the best teams in Missouri a battle.

Rock Bridge took third (316) in Friday night's meet against Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Chaminade, and Hickman. The Kewpies (222) took fourth. Blue Springs (391), the defending state champions won the meet easily, but Rock Bridge almost stole second away from Chaminade (324), the fourth place team in last year's state meet.

Rested Tigers host unbeaten Stanford

The Missouri women’s basketball team is hosting some tough competition.

Missouri (6-3) will take on Stanford (7-0) on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Mizzou Arena. The game will be televised on the Fox Sports Network.

Complete effort sparks Hickman

Hickman’s girls’ basketball team beat Parkway South 63-42 on Thursday night in St. Louis.

Lauren Nolke led the scoring with 22 points, and Megan McCabe had 18.

Same mental errors cost Kewps

Although Hickman coach Jim Sutherland jokes about his team’s lack of height, he says that isn’t the Kewpies’ main problem on the court.

“Losing our composure at the end really cost us,” Sutherland said. “…We just panicked.”

Swimming in Talent

Hickman swimmer John Willet emerges from the Hickman weight room draped in a baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants. He’s a head taller than most of his teammates but otherwise blends in with the mass of Rock Bridge and Hickman swimmers going home for the evening after a lifting session.

His easy stride displays the laid-back personality coach John Hamilton said has not changed in the four years he has coached Willet. This is the guy who might be a state champion in two months.

Columbia College cruises by Maryville

A groin injury limited Columbia College junior forward Nahowan Saxon to a little over four minutes of play the last two games, but Thursday night he made a successful return.

Saxon contributed more than 27 minutes and scored a game-high 18 points, including 11 in the first half to lead the Cougars to a 75-47 win against Maryville at The Arena of Southwell Complex.

Undefeated Bruins roll past California

If the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball players can keep their momentum, they’ll eclipse last year’s poor performance.

Undefeated, the Bruins extended their winning streak to six by beating California 45-27 Thursday night. It was Rock Bridge’s second home game of the season.

Kewps’ turnover gives Bruins thrilling victory

Rock Bridge sophomore Isaiah Warren stole the ball and the game from Hickman.

Warren’s quick defensive instincts sent the Bruins to a 53-51 victory Thursday night at

McCormick’s work pays off

In many college sports, starting immediately is a selling point. Significant early playing time can make an athlete’s decision on a particular school.

Wrestling is a little different. In the ferociously competitive Big 12 Conference, redshirting early is commonplace. This luxury wasn’t afforded Missouri’s Chris McCormick, though.

Different path for Hickman

It pays to concentrate on all facets of the game.

On a night when shots weren’t falling, the Hickman girls’ basketball team found other ways to produce in a 63-45 win against Helias on Wednesday at Hickman.

Cougars net Ridley happiness

When Charliss Ridley signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Indiana in 1999, the highly regarded recruit had never heard of the Columbia College women’s basketball team.

That is because the team did not exist.

Extra Points: MU’s Hunter 2nd team All-American

Lindsay Hunter, a junior setter on the Missouri volleyball team, was named second team AVCA All-American on Wednesday.

She is the second player at Missouri to be named to an All-American team. Christi Myers was a third-team selection in 2002.

Indicted coach helped Clemons

Just when the drama surrounding Ricky Clemons seemed to be finished, another twist in the story has emerged.

Ryan Wolf, a former coach at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan., has been indicted by a federal grand jury on suspicion of providing illegal financial help and false academic credentials to athletes. The list of athletes includes former Missouri point guard Clemons and Randy Pulley, who was brought in to replace Clemons.

Bruins take down Hickman hopes

For all but a few minutes Tuesday night, the coach’s chair on Hickman’s side of the wrestling mat was vacant.

Coach J.D. Coffman stood for the duration of the dual meet and bark-ed orders and words of encouragement to his wrestlers.

Spotlight on Big 12 as season unfolds

The ACC is touted by many pundits as the best conference for men’s basketball, but this year the Big 12 is giving it a run for its money.

The Big 12 is the only conference with four undefeated teams. The ACC and Big East each have three.

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