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Gage family eager for his Super debut

A 13-year-old boy prepares to punt a rubber football as far as his leg can.

Complex expands

The public had its first chance to see MU’s renovated and expanded student-athlete center in an open house Friday afternoon.

Difficult day for Missouri

Missouri freshman Kaitlin Dunham is a fighter. At least that’s how Missouri women’s tennis coach Blake Starkey described her after Dunham’s come-from-behind victory against Arkansas’ Carly Dixon.

Eevolving Riddle

Meet EeTisha Riddle’s mother.

MU star Wehrli elected to Hall of Fame

MIAMI — Former Missouri standout and St. Louis Cardinals five-time All-Pro cornerback Roger Wehrli was one of six elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Lineup changes, but result doesn’t

Not even a dramatic change in the lineup could change the growing, and certainly disconcerting, trends for Missouri.

Cacophony of clucking

Jake Biddle carries his most prized possessions — a collection of wild turkey calls — in a small plastic box. There are slate calls, box calls and mouth calls, all of which he uses to create the sounds of one of the country’s most popular game birds.

Bruins can’t stop Goode

At several points during Rock Bridge’s Friday night game against the Raytown South Cardinals, the chant of “You can’t stop him” could be heard coming from one section of the crowd at the Rock Bridge gym.

Ozark’s size too much for Kewpies

The last person sitting in the bleachers behind the Hickman Kewpies boys basketball bench Saturday night wasn’t a fan, or a statistician.

Tigers’ rebounding inconsistent

The box score had to have an error. There was no way the totals were correct. Some mistake had to have been made or some prank had to have been pulled. After all, what are the odds a team would get outrebounded by nearly the same margin it won by in the opponents’ game less than a month ago?

Bruins start looking ahead

It wasn’t quite the ending that Rock Bridge senior Chris Masters hoped for, but Masters and the Bruins wrestling team saw their 48-18 loss to Jefferson City on Thursday night at Rock Bridge as more than just a defeat in the season’s final meet. They said they saw it as a learning tool, one to be used as the Bruins prepare for the district meet Feb. 9 and 10 in Jefferson City.

A balancing act

It is much like a story line from one of today’s countless reality TV shows: two virtual strangers picked to live together, attend school and train for gymnastics together for a year.

Vikings’ press shuts down Stephens

The Stephens women’s basketball team had a tough time containing Missouri Valley’s offense and getting past its defense Thursday evening at Silverthorne Arena.

Missed opportunity

MANHATTAN, Kan. — They were one second from being finished, from finally allowing the game to get away for good. If nothing positive happened for the Tigers, there was probably no chance Missouri would have an opportunity to win the game.

Hannah holds up well despite heckling

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Glen Dandridge and Nick Berardini were the first Missouri players to walk onto the floor at Bramlage Coliseum for the Tigers’ shootaround before the their game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. The one thousand or so student fans already in attendance gave the two a few boos, but nothing too significant.

Late MU rally falls just short against Baylor

Missouri thought its season heartbreaker was out of the way when they lost to Texas in overtime on Jan. 10.

Bruins look for new twists in meet against Jays

In a corner of the musty wrestling room, deep in the bowels of Rock Bridge High School, junior Dan Shufeldt watched assistant coach Joe Collier and head coach Brook Harlan demonstrate different strategies for Shufeldt to employ in future matches. Shufeldt, as well as his teammates, will need some new moves as they take on a familiar foe Jefferson City at 6 p.m. today at Rock Bridge.

Kewpies cruise in first round

The Hickman girls basketball team defeated Cor Jesu Academy 60-30 in the first round of the Ameritime High School Girls Basketball Invitational.

Unlikely foes aid guard’s play

Senior guard Marchele Campbell is used to practicing and playing with boys. She’s been doing it against her older brothers for about 18 years.

Mizzou rebounds from past problems

When Missouri lost to Kansas State on Jan. 13, Marshall Brown’s missed dunk probably was the single ugliest moment for the Tigers. Brown’s miss was a physical mistake, an unlucky moment, and a vivid memory from the Tigers third consecutive conference loss.

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