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Brotherhood and basketball

Away from the spotlight, the cheering fans, and the game he has grown to depend upon, DeAndre’ Carroll’s breakthrough is confirmed in the form of an indiscreet phone call from a familiar voice.

Home crowd gets first look at Rock Bridge

You don’t have to win anything to be in Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions.

Trainer keeps Tigers on court

It’s Wednesday afternoon, and members of the MU women’s basketball team are trickling into the locker room to get ready for practice. Amanda Hanneman is sitting on a large black padded seat, her legs propped in the air. Eric McDonnell faces her with his back bent, his hands moving furiously about her feet.

Bruins start strong in Tournament of Champions

The return of Rock Bridge’s Tournament of Champions made for a successful Friday for the Bruins wrestling team.

Transferring power

Basketball coaches spend the months in between seasons blazing around the country trying to find new recruits. Most visit countless high schools and usually stop by smaller colleges to talk to older players considering a change of schools.

Tigers finally considered nation’s best

When Brian Smith took over as coach of the Missouri wrestling program nine years ago, he had trouble getting recruits to even visit the Missouri campus.

Tigers raising level of intensity

DeMarre Carroll said he didn’t know whether he got his shot off before the buzzer sounded. His teammates on the Black team didn’t know either. But it was close, close enough to need a review.

Ankiel made free agent by Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Rick Ankiel’s wild and difficult time with the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization could be over.

Free tickets look good in fans’ hands, on paper

MU students hoping to get a hold of a free ticket to the Sun Bowl are now out of luck.

Rivalry meets again

Athletes and coaches often try to downplay rivalries, saying they are not any more important than other games on the schedule.

Fast start, post play helps Bruins work around zone

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team spent the past few days preparing for the Marshall Owls and their 2-3 zone. It’s safe to say the extra practice serviced them well.

MU wrestling now ranked No. 1

The Missouri wrestling team was announced as No. 1 in the nation Tuesday, receiving nine of the 12 first place votes in the National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.

‘The only thing we do’

There are no glamour positions in wrestling. In football, a quarterback stands out while a left guard goes unnoticed. In baseball, a pitcher gets all the credit for a great game while most people forget that it was the catcher signaling what pitch to throw.

Talent not issue for Kewpies, Bruins

The Hickman and Rock Bridge wrestling teams have a common theme this season: talent.

Hester, Bears high-step over St. Louis in victory

ST. LOUIS — The dome was rocking with chants of “Let’s Go Bears,” and Chicago’s football team looked right at home in St. Louis.

Pieces fall into place for Smith

ST. LOUIS — The charts Lovie Smith used to ensure his players hustled are gone but far from forgotten for his old St. Louis Rams defensive players.

Chiefs can’t break through

KANSAS CITY — Since its impressive victory over Denver on Thanksgiving night, Kansas City has had very little to be thankful for.

For Devon Huff, racing cars against adults is child’s play

In between bites of his Snickers bar, Devon Huff calmly explains how he goes about racing cars.

Coach’s style ignites Cougars

Mike Davis has the look of a man who knows something you don’t.

For third-string kicker, being around football is key

Kicker is far from the top of the list of glamorous positions on a football team. The backup kicker rarely sees the field, and the position of third-string kicker may as well not exist. So why does Trace Teas, Missouri’s third-stringer, stick with it?

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