The Big 12 North is expected to be especially wide open this season, and though he stopped short of making any bold predictions, Missouri coach Mike Anderson is optimistic about his team's chances.
Catie DeVito, Pat Forde and Michael Kim all worked in local and regional sports before moving to ESPN and are a fraction of the more than 20 MU School of Journalism alumni working for ESPN.
Brandon Gerau began his kicking career with the Rock Bridge football team in 2004. When Sheldon Gerau, his youngest brother, graduates, a Gerau will have kicked for the Bruins for six consecutive seasons.
The Hickman girls volleyball team defeated Rock Bridge in three games Thursday night at Hearnes Center.
To raise awareness of breast cancer, the Stars organized a "Dig for the Cure" night for their volleyball game against McKendree.
Galit Rudelson runs cross-country and participates in gymnastics, all without affecting her studies.
Injuries and fundamental errors have contributed to struggles for a unit that returned 10 players from a season ago.
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.
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.
Nici Thaler is the only ninth-grade student playing varsity volleyball in Columbia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Buffaloes rank near the bottom of the Big 12 in almost every offensive category.
Dylan Barduzzi scored his ninth goal of the season with less than nine minutes left in the match.
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.
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.
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.
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.