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Cougars just miss coach's 500th win

Former Missouri swimmer takes Olympic shot

Former MU swim star Bennett Clark decided to skip his senior season, but now, training with a club in North Carolina, he has a shot to go to the Olympics.

Columbia College coaches take hands-on approach in practice

The Columbia College women’s basketball team uses a scout team composed of coaches.

MU women’s basketball looks for first two-game winning streak since December

The Missouri women finish up the home portion of the schedule with a date against Iowa State, just three days after their first win since early January.

Rock Bridge hits road again for Sectionals

The Bruins are comfortable with playing away from home.

Time and place of MU softball’s home opener changed again

The MU softball team’s home opener has been delayed and moved for the second time. The team will now face Saint Louis University 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Dan Devine Pavilion.

Bruins cheer squad finishes fourth in competition

Team finishes first in the Mix routine, and also won the award for the highest overall team GPA.

Tigers baseball team drops first game

The team was undefeated and ranked fifth in the nation prior to the loss to the Central Florida Knights.

Columbia College men’s basketball team exceeding expectations

Fresh off a 16-16 season and returning three players, not much was expected of the Cougar's this year. Now, a win over McKendree (Ill.) would give them a conference championship.

Douglass guard gives an assist off the court

Senior Landon Boone takes time to tutor after practice at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center.

Team chemistry a strength for MU swimming

Missouri's men’s and women’s swim teams, bolstered by a strong sense of team unity and already the most successful in MU history, begin competition in the Big 12 Championships on Wednesday .

Oklahoma State rides hot streak into match with Tigers

The Cowboys have won games against three of the top-five teams in the Big 12.

Safford ready to rock

Forward Justin Safford finds a place, and a musical pursuit, in his first year as a Tiger.

Basketball a Jones family affair

Former Tiger Ron Jones has trained his daughter Shakara, a freshman starter for the Missouri basketball team, since she was in the third grade.

Edwards wins NASCAR race in California

Columbia native Carl Edwards won the rain-delayed Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race on Monday, finishing ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. “I hope it’s an indication we’ve caught up with them,” Edwards said after the eighth victory of his career.

Gibson's impressive pitching lifts MU baseball team to 2,000th win

Thompson's role remains key as Bruins beat Jefferson City for district title

When Rock Bridge senior Sam Thompson grabbed the Class 5, District 10 championship trophy from Rock Bridge athletic director Jennifer Mast, Jefferson City fans had to be confused who the 6-foot-4 player with sandy blond hair was.

For most of Rock Bridge’s 53-39 win over the Jays on Sunday at Rock Bridge, Thompson could be found sitting between assistant coaches David Egan and Travis Gable grabbing a forest green towel, sometimes even chewing on it when the Jays (15-11) cut the lead to less than 10 points with three minutes to go.

Missouri women's basketball team ends losing streak by beating Kansas

Nobody thought it would be this long until the Tigers had that winning feeling again.

But for a season-high 2,704 fans who came out to see the Missouri women’s basketball team beat Kansas 62-59 on Sunday, in the latest installment of the Border Showdown at Mizzou Arena, the victory was more than welcome. Before the Tigers’ victory Sunday, their last win came on Jan. 12, when Tigers beat Texas Tech 68-59.

Track club helps offer early exposure to sport on national level

Bench boosts MU men's basketball team

The most recent example of the importance of the MU men's basketball team's bench came Saturday when non-starters scored 32 of Missouri’s 60 points in its victory against Colorado.

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