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Mixture of brawn, beauty a little overwhelming

When Smucker’s introduced Goober in 1968, it combined two favorites into one jar: peanut butter and jelly. For one low price, you could save yourself the unbearable hassle of walking all the way from the pantry for the P.B. to the fridge for the J.

MU hosts swim stars

Eight-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps and five-time medalist Natalie Coughlin are expected to headline a field of 21 former Olympians competing in the Missouri Grand Prix beginning Friday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Stein holds tongue in loss

With 10 seconds left in Missouri’s women’s basketball game against Oklahoma State, coach Cindy Stein began walking to the Cowgirls’ bench to shake hands with coach Kurt Budke.

MU offense lifts Jamieson past milestone

Tim Jamieson’s 400th and 401st career victories as head coach of the MU baseball team couldn’t have been much stronger offensively than they were this weekend against Florida International in Miami: two games, 27 runs, 28 hits, two comfortable wins.

Cougars women’s basketball team wins ninth in AMC

The Columbia College women’s basketball team overcame a slow start to beat Missouri Baptist 93-89 on Saturday in St. Louis. The Cougars (21-4, 9-1 AMC) led just 46-45 at halftime but used 56 percent shooting in the second half to push past the Spartans (11-14, 2-8).

Tigers sweep field in unusual competition

Missouri did its best to produce a storybook event Friday night at Hearnes Center.

Beastly boys

Julian Wright has a special name for the kind of performance he had Saturday.

Bruins, Kewps send nine to state tourney

JEFFERSON CITY ­— The Class 4, District 3 wrestling meet Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City had its fair share of quality storylines for Hickman and Rock Bridge; The schools combined to bring nine state qualifeiers, Drae Cox earned his first trip to state after two near misses, and the Pescaglia familycontinued its dominance.. However, the smallest qualifier of the group had a unique story all his own. With his third place finish, Rock Bridge 103-pounder Will Evans was the first Bruins freshman to advance to the state tournament since Andy McVey in 1994.

Boone boosts Douglass

The basketball hoop is broken now.

Stephens gains valuable experience

Stephens’ women’s basketball game Saturday night at Silverthorne Arena against one of its toughest opponents of the season, the Avila University Eagles, changed quickly as the game progressed. The Stars jumped to an 18-6 lead to start the game, then the Eagles began the second half with a 28-8 run.

Bruins get tough on defense in victory

Rock Bridge beat Quincy Notre Dame 60-29 on Friday night at Rock Bridge. However, the score of the game at halftime was 27-20 Rock Bridge. The Bruins held Quincy Notre Dame to two points in the third quarter and nine points in the second half.

Defender’s play helps Kewps win

Hickman senior Cray Logan loves to play basketball.

Weather has MU feeling confined

Through no fault of its coaches or players, the Missouri baseball team may be less prepared than in previous years for its season opener tonight against Florida International in Miami.

Recruits finalize decisions

Nine Rock Bridge football players and one Hickman player signed college letters of intent Wednesday.

Bulldogs not straying far for a change

On Jan. 11, the Douglass Bulldogs boys basketball team defeated the visiting Chamois Pirates 56-49.

Tigers fight for fans as well as victories

With a couple of sold-out games at Mizzou Arena, coach Mike Anderson is looking more like the savior of Missouri men’s basketball he was predicted to be. Add a few more conference wins, especially one against Kansas, and he’s looking at a future filled with possibilities.

Tale of two Cougar teams

The exasperation and frustration on Columbia College men’s basketball coach Bob Burchard’s face was evident as he ran his hand through his hair, attempting to explain the inconsistencies that Columbia College has experienced this season.

Foul trouble costs Cougars

Something happened inside Columbia College’s Arena at Southwell Complex on Thursday night that hasn’t occurred since Feb. 21, 2006. The women’s basketball team lost a game.

Only refs can slow Stephens

Rarely does a basketball referee get applause from players and fans, especially when walking into a gymnasium.

Keck highlights Tigers’ recruiting class

Once a day where high schools students gathered to see where the star players from their teams were headed, college football signing day has become a full-blown circus. Sports television and radio shows devote hours of coverage during their broadcasts and camera crews turn up at schools across the country.

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