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MU golfer making best of chance to play

Four years ago, doctors told MU golfer Julia Potter she might never swing a club again. Back surgery made her appreciate the sport more, though, and after working to get back on the course, she is taking full advantage of the privilege of playing.

Rock Bridge second at state tennis finals

The Rock Bridge girls tennis team continued its near decade-long success with a second-place finish in the Class 2 state championships Thursday in Springfield Mo.

Colorado investing in men's basketball program

The Colorado basketball program was in a sorry state when officials approached Jeff Bzdelik to be the next coach.

MU men's basketball team expected to improve

The Missouri basketball team was picked to finish tied for fifth in the Big 12 Conference by the league’s head coaches. Kansas coach Bill Self might have been someone who helped the Tigers attain that spot.

MU looking to pressure Texas Tech quarterback

With just 11 sacks in its first six games, the Missouri defense wants to increase the pressure against Texas Tech

Nebraska continues dominance<br>of Missouri volleyball team

Nebraska ended the Missouri volleyball team's five-match winning streak with ease Wednesday night, and extended its winning streak in Columbia to 23.

Texas Tech’s Bobby Knight riffs on baseball

At the Big 12 basketball media day, Bobby Knight spent most of his time talking about baseball.

Tigers look to beat preseason prognostication

Missouri women’s basketball officially launched the 2007-08 campaign at Big 12 Media Day. The Tigers were picked to finish last in conference, but no one in the program sees it that way.

Stefhon Hannah confident in individual, team improvement

Missouri point guard Stefhon Hannah was arguably the team’s best player last year. He expects to be an even better player on an improved team this year.

Freshman Carl Gettis makes big impact for Missouri football

Cornerback Carl Gettis play earned him a starting spot before the Nebraska game. Now, against the nation’s top pass offense, Missouri will see if the freshman is the real deal.

Missouri safety William Moore doubles as a rapper

Junior William Moore overcame a hard childhood to lay hits on, and off, the field.

Hickman’s Ashlee Daly finishes 27th at state golf tournament

Daly, along with Rock Bridge’s Meghan Mueller and Melissa Melahn, were the only golfers to represent Columbia at the two-day tournament in Bolivar, Mo.

For MU volleyball, victories against Nebraska are scarce

The last time the MU volleyball team beat Nebraska in the Hearnes Center was 1982.

Sports briefs

The Columbia College soccer team earned its first shutout of the season

Columbia College volleyball<br>sweeps to victory

Despite a sluggish start, the No. 9 Cougars volleyball team quickly rebounded to easily dispatch Hannibal-LaGrange in three games.

Oklahoma’s national football title chances renewed

With upsets plaguing college football’s best teams, the Sooners are back in the hunt for the national championship.

Roller figure skaters look toward championships next summer

Emma Trent is an up-and-coming competitor in the world of roller figure skating. She recently had a chance to learn from a world-class skater who is about to compete in Australia.

Tigers' offense shows flaws

The offensive line, running backs and quarterback all struggled in the Missouri football team's worst offensive showing of the season against Oklahoma on Saturday.

Big 12 North put back in its place

After stunning victories over Oklahoma and Texas last week, the Big 12 Conference's North division again fell behind the ever-dominant South on Saturday, winning just two of six games.

Chiefs' Johnson finds his form

Larry Johnson the Chiefs' struggling running back turned in just his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season and scored the Chiefs’ first rushing touchdown all season, helping Kansas City hold off the Bengals.

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