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Oklahoma football changes up pace, not offense

Coach Bob Stoops says addition of no-huddle component should help pick up tempo for an offense that averaged 42 points a game last year.

Nebraska's Blackshirts put on hold

Coach Bo Pelini says the tradition isn't ending, players have to prove their worthy of receiving coveted black practice jerseys.

MU football well rehearsed in bowl games

The MU football team seems to be getting plenty of practice in so-called “bowl game atmospheres” lately.

Zook says Rose Bowl loss should motivate Illini

More than eight months after Illinois loss to USC in the Rose Bowl, Illini coach Ron Zook has found a way to turn the defeat into a positive.

MU's Crow wins pitching award

Aaron Crow, MU's 2008 Big-12 Pitcher of the Year, won the Clemens Award on Monday. He is now pitching for the Fort Worth Cats in an Independent League.

 

Bruins win softball opener

The Rock Bridge softball team won its season opener 8-1 at Fatima High School in Westphalia.

MU football tickets still available online

This weekend’s Tiger football game is a sellout, but tickets are still available online.

Season-opening Tiger Talk draws crowd of listeners

Gary Pinkel held his first Tiger Talk on Monday, giving fans an opportunity to quiz him on the upcoming season.

Big 12 coaches eye new season

Texas coach detailed some uniques ideas for improving the way college football rankings are determined Monday in the Big 12 coaches teleconference.

Maclin ready to headline big stage

A year ago, Jeremy Maclin entered a matchup with Illinois in St. Louis as a relative unknown. This season, he enters with a bulls-eye firmly planted on the 9 on the front of his jersey.

Hundreds line up for Tiger’s Lair registration

Hundreds of MU students stood in line at Brady Commons on Monday, not to attend their first class, but to secure spots in the Tiger’s Lair, the official student cheering section of the Missouri Tigers.

Bristol win boosts Edwards

Columbia native Carl Edwards used his bumper to nudge aside Kyle Busch's car, causing it to wiggle just enough so Edwards could drive by for his second consecutive victory in the Sprint Cup Series on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Tigers fall in women's soccer opener

No. 17 Illinois scored in the fourth minute of overtime to earn a 2-1 victory over No. 22 Missouri.

Transplants Games shows benefits for recipients

Columbia natives Eric Sherron and James Campbell won medals at the U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh last month. Their kidney transplants have helped them achieve more than that.

MU doctor’s sister wins water polo silver

The sister of the chief resident of the department of dermatology at MU competed in women’s water polo in the Beijing Games. The team won a silver medal Aug. 21, and the doctor’s sister plans to make a visit to Columbia soon to thank her supporters.

Kemp prefers direct route

Wes Kemp, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound freshman wide receiver out of DeSmet in St. Louis, is hoping to impress his coaches enough to avoid a redshirt season.

MU’s Costello showing steady improvement at quarterback

Reserve redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Costello has developed into a more complete player in the offseason, and he took snaps against defensive starters for the first time this fall in the Tigers’ final preseason scrimmage Thursday.

Tiger football fans face new security restrictions

In addition to the standard bag check at entrances to the stadium, fans' items must be able to fit in a 16-inch square plastic box, no deeper than 9 inches, roughly equal to the amount of space under each seat.

Egnew eager for future

Michael Egnew, a 6-foot-5 Plainview, Texas, native, was one of eight true freshmen Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel pinpointed after Monday’s practice as a possibility to bypass a redshirt season. Egnew’s transition from standout high school wide receiver to potential contributor as a reserve tight end behind senior Chase Coffman and junior Jon Gissinger represents a movement with the Tigers’ future in mind.

Former MU wrestler misses Olympic gold

MU alum Ben Askren was unable to earn a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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