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MU freshman golfer handles pressure

Tyler Hillis, a freshman on the MU men’s golf team, gained the final spot on the Tigers’ tournament roster by winning a dramatic sudden death playoff in practice.

Catching contagious for Hickman siblings

On the baseball or softballl diamond, playing catcher is the position of choice for the majority of the Steponovich family.

Past Cougars soccer player brings passion to coaching

Greg Kayser’s enthusiasm for soccer is helping him in his first year as an assistant coach for the Columbia College men’s soccer team.

Cougars volleyball team set for big road trip

The Columbia College volleyball team will travel to South Dakota to play three games over the weekend with two of those games against top-10 ranked opponents.

Tigers trying to ignore big game hype

The excitement started as soon as the Illinois State game ended two weeks ago, but MU football coach Gary Pinkel refuses Saturday's game against Nebraska as anything more than the Tigers’ Big 12 Conference opener.

Tackle big asset for Bruins

The on-field talent of Rock Bridge's Garrick Williams, a 6-foot-3, 300 pound offensive tackle has landed him a scholarship to Wake Forest, but his off-field leadership has proven invaluable for the inexperienced Bruins.

Tigers' 1997 game against Nebraska hard to forget

Ten years ago, the Tigers were seconds from victory when a controversial play turned an upset win against No. 1 Nebraska into ...

Gelven powers Cougars soccer team

The Columbia College men’s soccer team, behind the play of senior midfielder Sam Gelven, pushed its winning streak to three games by beating William Woods University 3-1 Wednesday night at Owens Stadium.

Tigers draw football fans with Jesse Hall pep rally

About 1,000 MU football fans attended Thursday's pep rally before Saturday’s home game against Nebraska.

Tigers coach serves up literature

Under MU tennis coach Blake Starkey, required reading is part of being on the roster. The novel approach surprises many players, but it has helped make the Tigers a consistent threat in the Big 12.

Luetjens share a lifetime of Hickman football

Hickman quarterback Doug Luetjen has been involved with the Kewpies’ football team since his father started coaching there. The long-time association has brought the pair closer.

Sports briefs

MU coach wary of fans' enthusiasm at big game

If you feel the urge to run onto Faurot Field after Saturday’s Missouri football game against Nebraska, you might want to resist it.

Jocketty steps down as Cardinals GM

Walt Jocketty is out after 13 seasons as general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, one year after the team won the World Series for the first time since 1982.

Blues have high hopes for new season

Signing Paul Kariya gave the St. Louis Blues instant box-office credibility. More importantly, the players believe they’re contenders.

Desperate Rams switching quarterbacks

One day after insisting he’d stick with Marc Bulger, St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan benched his banged-up quarterback.

Cougars volleyball team cruises at home

COLUMBIA — With road games against two top-10 teams looming for the Columbia College volleyball team, Wednesday night’s game at home against Illinois-Springfield could have been troublesome.

Columbia resident prepares to canoe the Colorado River

Chris Kelly, 60, has had a made boating his life-long hobby and now plans to canoe the Grand Canyon portion of the Colorado River.

Loss of a father causes loss of direction

Four months ago, Chris Wright, senior defenseback for the Columbia College soccer team, lost his father, making something he has loved since the day he could walk almost too hard to play.

Rucker returns to finish the job

Martin Rucker spurned the NFL draft to help expel a 10-year-old ghost from Faurot.

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