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Cougars return to midseason form just in time

You’d think the Columbia College women’s basketball team would be happy with the season it had.

Owners prepare for future

As the NHL trade deadline expired Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues sent a clear message to their fans: We care about the future of this franchise.

MU tries to keep its focus

The Missouri men’s basketball team has had plenty of reminders of what losing concentration in a game can do. Maybe a few too many reminders.

Bulldogs dominate in opening round

STURGEON — What a difference a year makes.

Senior Hardiek content to stay out of spotlight

There are several framed posters featuring members of the Missouri women’s basketball team hanging in the hallway near the locker room, each poster coupled with an inspirational saying from the player.

Team-by-team breakdown: Big 12 has three headed to NCAAs for sure, three on bubble

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Norm vs. Mike: The first year

When Mike Anderson was hired to coach the Missouri Tigers, both experts and fans thought he had a terrifically difficult challenge in rebuilding the team.

Buffaloes nearing end of difficult campaign

Regardless of their coach’s job security, the 2006-2007 season was going to be a difficult one for the Colorado Buffaloes.

Q & A with Nick Berardini

Tigers healthy and ready

All 10 starters on the Missouri wrestling team were present Monday when the Tigers hosted media day for Saturday’s Big 12 Championships. Everyone appeared healthy and coach Brian Smith said his wrestlers will be ready on Saturday.

Watkins smiling as career winds down

When Marcus Watkins runs down the floor, he smiles. When he makes a jump shot, he smiles. Even when he misses a jump shot, he smiles. About any time you see him, he’s smiling.

Big schools no longer dominate

Anybody who enjoyed watching the big boys squirm during the first year of college basketball’s mid-major revolution is going to love the second.

Friends gather to remember Nash

When Ricky Hughes arrived at The Fieldhouse, a Columbia sports bar, on Saturday night, he was wearing an oversized, gold necklace around his neck. Hanging from the necklace was a charm that read “N2.”

Paris helps OU grab easy win

Oklahoma sophomore Courtney Paris didn’t play against the Tigers until almost three minutes into the game. It was the first time she hasn’t started a game in her college career.

Pitching helps MU earn split on Sunday

One bad inning was all it took to keep the Missouri baseball team from recording two shutouts in the Service Academy Classic on Sunday in Millington, Tenn. Instead, the Tigers split the day’s games and finished the weekend’s tournament with a 1-3 record.

Missouri outscores Shockers for title

The Missouri softball team won its first tournament of the season at the Lacy’Back Invitational on Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., with a 10-7 win over Wichita State.

Blues’ win streak ends

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks’ success is often tied to Martin Havlat’s production.

Chiefs’ Allen requests trade

KANSAS CITY — Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen wants out of Kansas City.

Grounded in her game

After a Hickman girls basketball practice in January, coach Mirts asked one of her players to bring a few basketballs to her father. The basketballs were autographed and eventually raffled support the team.

Pitchers key to Missouri’s strong start

Entering the 2007 season, the majority of the MU baseball team’s unknowns centered around its young, mostly inexperienced pitching staff. After nine road games spread over three weekends, much of the team’s starting rotation has been set, while the team’s bullpen remains largely a work in progress.

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