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Hard work results in better Big 12 play for Lawrence

In his two seasons at Missouri, guard Keon Lawrence has had better statistics in Big 12 games than in non-conference games.

Pickens works off the court to help teammates on the court

Missouri junior K-Kay Pickens has never played consistently as a member of the Tigers, but she stays positive through teaching and working with her teammates

Rhea Taylor is Big 12 player of the week

For the Koepkes, family takes on a new meaning

Gene Koepke took a seat on the Cougar bench for the first time in 1989. Nineteen years later, he still hasn’t left.

Iowa State’s Hubalek adapts in a big way

Hubalek worked hard in practice, finally putting his earnest effort into becoming a low-post player, and his numbers began improving.

MU club lacrosse player back in the fold after spending last season in Kenya

One of the lacrosse players on this year’s team spent last year doing service in Kenya instead of going to school and playing lacrosse.

Columbia College women's basketball game postponed

Defense scarce for MU men's basketball team

After giving up 100 points in two of the past four games, the Missouri men’s basketball team is trying to improve its defense.

Johnson's humor helps MU women's basketball team

Jessra Johnson’s ability to keep the MU women's basketball team loose with her humor would be a great asset for any squad, but it’s especially good for a young Tigers team going through a rough season.

Starting comes second for MU wrestler and ROTC member

Senior Vince Demarest hasn't started a match with the Tigers, but sticks with the team for the discipline and toughness it brings.

Big 12 coaches expecting big things<br>for conference at tournament time

The Big 12 has an RPI rating that’s second in the country, nine teams already boasting at least 16 wins, and the nation’s best winning percentage against ranked outsiders.

MU student enjoys coaching youth basketball

The basketball bug is fulfilled at least three times a week for MU junior Daniel Thode, who coaches a Columbia Youth Basketball Association boy’s team. His eighth and ninth-grade team, the Flying Squirrels, practices twice a week and has a game each Saturday.

Horton pleads 'not guilty'; Hannah stays mum

MU men’s basketball player Jason Horton and former MU guard Stefhon Hannah waived their arraignments, which were set for Monday. Both were charged with misdemeanor third-degree assault stemming from a Jan. 27 fight outside a late-night restaurant.

Cougars face tough opponent in Harris-Stowe's Ross

Chanel Ross leads the NAIA in both assists and steals, and is leading the American Midwest Conference in scoring. The Columbia College women's basketball team faces off against her and her team Wednesday in the AMC tournament semifinals.

Weather stops Tuesday's baseball, softball games

MU softball routs Boston, but its coach sees room for improvement

in their first game outdoors at University Field this season, the Tigers defeated Boston University 12-6. It was the third time the team defeated BU in three days in addition to two victories over South Dakota State.

New MU lacrosse coach looks to move team past controversy

In May of 2007, the Missouri men’s lacrosse team made national headlines when it decided not to renew the contract of openly gay head coach Kyle Hawkins. For months after, a small club team that received little media attention was at the forefront of a nationwide controversy.

In the summer of 2007, the lacrosse team hired Jared Diamond as its new head coach. Diamond, a former MU lacrosse player, said he hopes hard work will be the answer for the lacrosse team making a name for itself that is not so closely associated with the firing of Hawkins.

Carl Edwards wins second straight Sprint Cup race

Carl Edwards raced to his second win in six days, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on a pair of late restarts Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Columbia College men's basketball coach humble about 500th win

Cougars men's basketball coach Burchard said the best part about winning his 500th game was that he could finally put all the attention behind him.

Bruck struggles, but MU softball wins doubleheader

Pitcher Jen Bruck was unhappy with her performance despite being credited with a win in her team’s second victory on Saturday.

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