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Wintry mix can’t stop loyal, loud Tigers fans

Missouri coach Mike Anderson got his wish.

Snow stalls Tigers’ travel

The Missouri volleyball team found another opponent standing in its way Thursday: the weather.

Miscues hurt Cougars against elite opponent

The Columbia College volleyball team finished pool play at the NAIA national tournament with a record of 2-1 after falling to No. 1 National American, of South Dakota, 30-20, 30-17, 30-16 on Thursday at Southwell Complex.

Tigers battle in home tournament

After a weeklong California road trip, the Tigers are glad to be back in Mizzou Arena.

Gymnastics coaches’ poll to be released today

The GymInfo Preseason Coaches’ Poll is released today, but the MU gymnastics team isn’t exactly holding its breath.

Rock Bridge wrestlers set for first meet

One wrestling match is tough. Five matches are tougher.

Stephens looks for tournament breakthrough

Stringing together consecutive wins in a hostile environment can do amazing things for a team’s confidence.

Cougars' season ends after falling to Fresno Pacific

The Columbia College volleyball team could not overcome a slow start when it fell behind by two games and lost in the quarterfinals of the NAIA national tournament to No. 2 Fresno Pacific on Friday night 22-30, 21-30, 30-26, 27-30.

Alumnus donates $2 million to MU

Wednesday was a good day for tigers, thanks to a $2 million gift from an MU alumnus with a passion for wildlife and basketball.

Players pumped for first tough test

The questions about it started when the schedule was first released. More were asked at Monday’s postgame press conference with coach Mike Anderson.

Cougars get strong youth support

During the first game of the Columbia College volleyball team’s win over King College, a crowd of about 60 school children arrived from Eugene Field Elementary School to support the Cougars.

Tigers’ best runner has left his mark on program

Tim Ross stood in Hearnes Center Fieldhouse on Wednesday, the place he’s waited for his team to begin practice so many times before. A teammate walked up to the senior to show off the short yellow running shorts adorned with red chili peppers he was wearing.

Individual performances key for Tigers

When asked about the Las Vegas Invitational this weekend, Missouri wrestler Ben Askren spoke about a meeting with a competitor from a different ring, Ultimate Fighting champion Randy Catoure invited the senior out to see his workout facility during Askren’s free time. It’s an opportunity that Askren admits he may take after his wrestling career has died down.

Freshman plays big role for Stephens College

Tia LaFavor sits in the front row at Silverthorne Arena, her right leg propped on the four seats next to her. At six feet tall, it takes at least four seats to cradle the lanky limb.

Following in father’s footsteps

With a father who had a sixth-place finish in Missouri’s state wrestling tournament in 1978, you would think Rock Bridge senior 171-pounder Chris Masters would be involved in the sport from the day he could grapple at his father’s leg.

Gator Bowl a wrench in bowl mix for Missouri

The cluttered college bowl game situation just got a little clearer.

Cougars welcome tournament

In the past three years at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament and other major tournaments, Columbia College volleyball players have been the targets of racist verbal abuse, been spit on and had a player grabbed during game play.

Cougars happy with spotlight

In a market dominated by MU and high school athletics, Columbia College typically gets little attention from the average Columbia sports fan, something Brad Jenks, Columbia College’s assistant athletic director, and the rest of the Cougar athletic department hope to change beginning today when Columbia College hosts the NAIA Volleyball National Championship Tournament that runs throughSaturday.

Liberty’s defense downs Rock Bridge

Flashes of purple streaked across the Rock Bridge basketball court all of Tuesday night, surrounding the basketball wherever it moved. The purple was that of Liberty’s jerseys, but it more resembled a swarm than a team. The Bruins could not help but become engulfed.

Hickman’s pinning makes Kirksville fall

Drae Cox watched as his mother, Cathie, sang the national anthem before Hickman wrestling’s season-opening dual against Kirksville Tuesday night at Hickman. After Mom hit the last note, the Kewpies’ starter at 152 pounds greeted her with a big smile and a hug.

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