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Hickman student loves her busy life

Galit Rudelson runs cross-country and participates in gymnastics, all without affecting her studies.

MU defense gets back to basics

Injuries and fundamental errors have contributed to struggles for a unit that returned 10 players from a season ago.

Reactor Field tailgaters upset over later lot opening

Representatives from athletics, parking services, the MU Police Department and others met last week to discuss what to do about the spot off Providence Road. The decision was made to delay Reactor Field's opening until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, three hours before MU kicks off against Colorado for Homecoming. Donor lots will open for tailgating at the usual 8 a.m., and Maryland Avenue Garage will open at noon.

MU volleyball beats Colorado after short break

Julianna Klein tied for the team lead in kills in the Missouri volleyball team's 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 victory Wednesday at Hearnes Center. Wilson also got a chance to go back to her hometown of Omaha, Neb., during the team's five-day break before the match.

Bruins' Thaler is her own toughest critic

Nici Thaler is the only ninth-grade student playing varsity volleyball in Columbia.

Hickman football getting used to facing state's best

Four of Hickman's five losses have come at the hands of teams ranked in the top five in either Class 5 or Class 6.

Small Hickman cross country team thinks big

Despite obstacles from a realigned district, multiple injuries and having a small team, Hickman's cross country coach believes the at-home advantage at this week's race will give the team a good chance against the competition.

MU to cut back on tailgaters' time at Reactor Field

Reactor Field will not be open to tailgating until 2:30 p.m. Saturday because of recent "inappropriate behavior," athletic director Mike Alden said in an open letter to fans posted on the athletic department's Web site on Tuesday.

Vann earns MU libero job after tense preseason

Caitlyn Vann, a sophomore on the MU volleyball team, wanted to earn the libero position before the season. Her freshman year, she was a defensive specialist when then-senior Tatum Ailes was the libero.

Colorado depends on defense

The Buffaloes rank near the bottom of the Big 12 in almost every offensive category.

Columbia College gets one goal to beat Missouri Baptist

Dylan Barduzzi scored his ninth goal of the season with less than nine minutes left in the match.

Clem's dangerous adventure worth it

Zach Clem, a goalkeeper for the Columbia College soccer team, ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain in 2006. He says the experience makes him a more confident team leader.

Tigers admit lost focus

On Monday, Missouri players and coaches exuded a narrow focus. They said they are determined to rebound starting Saturday night against Colorado in Columbia and avert the football program's first three-game losing streak since 2006.

Big 12 coaches return to beginnings

This week, former Oklahoma assistants Mark Mangino and Mike Leach are set to face each other. Mangino as the coach of Kansas and Leach as the coach of Texas Tech.

Columbia College volleyball stays undefeated in AMC

The Columbia College volleyball team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 25-9, 25-16, 25-10 on Monday night in Columbia to improve to 27-3 and 12-0 in American Midwest Conference play.

Stephens volleyball drops 10th AMC contest

Stephens College lost 24-26, 14-25, 11-25 to Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday afternoon in Columbia to fall to 10-19 overall and 0-10 in American Midwest Conference play.

Missouri sinks again in polls

After dropping eight spots last week, Missouri fell five spots to No. 16 in both polls after Saturday's loss to Texas. The Tigers' punishment was less harsh in the initial BCS rankings, which debuted with Missouri at No. 15

MU soccer team surprises Texas A&M

The Missouri soccer team used a tough defense to upset Texas A&M 3-0 on Sunday in College Station, Texas.

MU tennis players impressive in New Mexico

The MU tennis team had an impressive showing in the final day of the New Mexico Invite.

Tigers trampled in Texas

One team played like the No. 1 team in the country, and the other looked lucky to ever be named No. 11. One quarterback brought more Heisman cred to his name. The other was completely shut down and disheartened in Texas.

The first two drives of the game tell the story of Missouri's 56-31 loss in Austin, TX. The Longhorns take it to the end zone in 12 plays with 6 first downs. The Tigers go three and out.

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