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Teahen adjusting to new life in outfield

SURPRISE, Ariz. — He worked hard all his life to become a good third baseman, and Mark Teahen did. Big time.

Missouri left out of lineup for NIT

Just a few weeks ago, some fans and analysts talked as though the Missouri Tigers had a chance to make the NCAA tournament. And, if no NCAA tournament bid was forthcoming, at least the chance to continue the season in the National Invitation Tournament was probably guaranteed.

Netting a top pick

INDIANAPOLIS — That howling sound coming from the East Coast was the Drexel and Syracuse fans, livid their teams had been snubbed. You can be sure Kansas State coach Bob Huggins, too, had choice words for the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Kansas comeback wins Big 12 championship

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Kansas coach Bill Self cut down the nets to commemorate Kansas’ second straight Big 12 Conference tournament title, a shout came from the crowd: “And now a national championship!”

Tigers softball team falls to Washington

The Missouri softball team closed out the Pac 10/Big 12 Challenge with a 6-4 loss to the 11th-ranked Washington Huskies (18-4) on Sunday at Arizona State’s Farrington Stadium.

Shealy pleased with opportunity

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Ryan Shealy’s favorite thing about Kansas City is its location — about 500 miles away from Todd Helton.

Edmonds going slow

JUPITER, Fla. — Jim Edmonds’ first batting practice session left him feeling far from optimistic that he will be ready for Opening Day.

MU hurting from unexpected loss

As Missouri guard Keon Lawrence sat by his locker after Missouri’s loss to Baylor on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 Conference tournament, his eyes began to water. But he was careful not to let any tears fall from his face.

Kewpies’ title hopes end in late-game collapse

It wasn’t supposed to end this way.

Tigers’ bright spot Pratzel has big-time reputation

After a lackluster performance in a 6-1 loss to Colorado on Saturday, Missouri tennis coach Blake Starkey found few bright spots in the first outdoor match of the season for the Tigers. However, when asked about the play of senior Amanda Pratzel, Starkey’s expression brightened, and his tone changed drastically.

Gymnastics team's advanced chemistry

It was a familiar scene for the Missouri gymnastics team on Friday night at Hearnes Center. Senior Whitney Crater, described as the team’s “voice,” cheered her teammates through their routines when she wasn’t wowing on vault and floor. Dependable senior Amanda Pezzullo, described as the team’s “rock,” hit solid routines without so much as a waver. And senior Ali Gilmore, the team’s “inspiration,” received the night’s loudest cheers when she hit her final bar routine in front of a home crowd.

Decathlete’s heart transcends body’s limits

He collapsed in the 1,500 meters.

Unbearable ending

OKLAHOMA CITY – The frustration became evident about midway through the second half. Most of it was directed toward the referees, which is unusual for a Missouri team that has usually been able to hide its disappointment with officiating calls this season.

Hannah gets back starting job after benching Saturday

OKLAHOMA CITY — Stefhon Hannah returned to the starting lineup Thursday after not starting Saturday’s game against Texas A&M. It was the first time Hannah hadn’t started all season. The Tigers used the starting

Kewpies size up similarities in return to finals

The Hickman girls basketball team has been in this situation before.

Character propels Tigers’ throwers to NCAA finals

Collegiate track and field can be seen an individual sport. Each part of a team, distance runners, sprinters, jumpers and throwers, work on their particular skills in a different area of the practice facility.

Persistence pays off for Tigers’ Gilmore

By the time it was Ali Gilmore’s turn to compete on the uneven bars Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Missouri gymnastics team was two events deep in a less than spectacular night.

MU hopes to raise rank against No. 30 Colorado

Fans who attend the Missouri tennis team’s match against Colorado on Saturday at the Green Tennis Center will encounter something they haven’t seen in a while.

Return engagement

For Rockhurst forward Conner Teahan, tonight and Saturday’s games in the Missouri Class 5 boys basketball final four at the Show-Me Showdown at Mizzou Arena won’t mark the end of his playing career in blue and white in Columbia.

Brawner’s a hit again for team

Rachel Brawner is back and says she is ready to ignite the Columbia College softball team’s offense.

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