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MU wrestlers salvage solid finish to season

Missouri coach Brian Smith let his wrestlers know that there was no time to think about the past. Despite being out of the running for the team title, there was still much left to win.

Bats fall silent but arms carry MU softball to win

Rivals football camp prepares preps for college recruiting process

At the event, recruits learned that playing football in college is about getting a free education and to treat the recruting process like they were applying for a job.

Defense keeps struggling hitters in lineup

The Tigers keep on winning, but the offensive struggles at the bottom of the team’s lineup has Jamieson concerned.

MU wrestler Marable enjoys successful second trip to nationals

Sophomore Nicholas Marable is enjoying his time in St. Louis at the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. He is competing in the event for the first time after being taken as an observer last year.

MU junior gymnast Perry leads Tigers on Senior Night

Adrianne Perry won the all-around competition for the sixth time this season with a 39.375, and Missouri beat Arizona State on senior night.

Missouri wrestlers finish Day 2 of Nationals with mixed results

Missouri sophomore Nicholas Marable and junior Raymond Jordan both have the chance to finish as high as third in their weight classes.

MU softball wins first conference game

Freshman Kathryn Poet’s grand slam helped lead the Tigers to a 9-1 victory over Oklahoma State in five innings.

MU diver Melnychuk places 11th at NCAA Championship

Junior Kendra Melnychuk is Missouri’s first All-American diver since 1982.

Hickman boys’ lacrosse team beats Rock Bridge in rivalry game

The Hickman Kewpies boy’s lacrosse team defeated Rock Bridge in their first meeting of the season on Friday, 11-4.

Columbia College softball sweeps Harris-Stowe

The Columbia College softball team won both ends of a doubleheader over conference opponent Harris-Stowe.

Tough love bonds Hansbrough brothers

North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough has earned a reputation for toughness. But his toughness pales compared to that of his older brother Greg, who defied a life-threatening brain tumor and strenuous rehab.

Askren wrestling with a purpose after disappointing finish a year ago

A quick exit from the NCAA championships has the MU wrestlers more focused this year.

MU gymnastics hosts last home meet of the season

Big 12 schedule begins Friday for MU softball

Lindsey Ubrun and Jen Bruck will lead the Tigers against Oklahoma State Friday at University field.

MU softball team falls short of breaking wins record

The MU softball team won 19 consecutive games before losing to Bradley, 5-4, on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers would have tied the school record with a 20th straight win.

Tigers baseball team looks to finalize batting order

After losing Evan Frey and Brock Bond, the Tigers entered the 2008 season with a pair of question marks sitting atop their order. Finding the answers to those questions looked to be the biggest obstacle for a team that returned the middle of its order and the bulk of its pitching staff.

The Kewpies look to seniors for success as season begins

The Kewpies are looking to improve upon last year’s 12-12 season, which ended with a loss to Jefferson City in the district tournament. Hickman coach Dave Wilson said with 16 returning lettermen, 15 seniors and an entire pitching staff returning, he expects his team to be more consistent than last year’s and to compete for a district championship.

Gymnastics coach emphasizes academics and humor

MU gymnastics coach John Figueroa is also a laid-back, upbeat coach who the gymnasts say they can always count on.

Three sit with suspensions in Columbia College's NAIA tournament loss

Playing without three of its post players, Columbia College couldn’t pick up the slack, falling to Azusa Pacific 61-47 in the first round of the NAIA Division I National Championship tournament Wednesday.

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