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Four MU gymnasts started journey together in high school

Seniors Adrianne Perry and Alicia Hatcher lived together for part of their high school careers, and juniors Liz Straatmann and Sarah Shire became especially close friends after relocating to Blue Springs. The four trained at a prestigious gymnastics program there before attending MU.

MU's Hood continues offseason success

Rather than rely on impressive numbers from last month's combine, former Tigers player Ziggy Hood did everything he could at Thursday's MU Pro Day to make his wait shorter on NFL Draft Day in late April.

Cougars squeak into AMC semis

Columbia College got all it could handle from the Williams Baptist Eagles, who won just seven games all season

Bruins' Tolson does the little things right

Rock Bridge boys basketball senior guard Skylar Tolson is known for his leadership abilities. He does not receive as much attention as other teammates, but that's fine with him.

Wednesday's win latest step in Lyons' turnaround

MU forward Leo Lyons's development has been a slow, painful process. But now that he has finally secured his role as a leader and star, he is able to appreciate the journey.

Tigers set sights high entering Big 12 Championships

The Missouri wrestling team will compete on Saturday in Nebraska. The Tigers think they have the depth and talent to compete for a title and send all of their wrestlers to the NCAA meet.

Douglass knocked out of districts

After upsetting the third seed on Tuesday, the Bulldogs couldn't muster the same performance in the Class 2 District 13 quarterfinals.

Lollis leads Tigers into weekend series with Ball State

Ryan Lollis, a four-year starter, is leading the offense for the Missouri baseball team through the first 10 games of the season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers take down No. 5 Sooners

The No. 15 Tigers continued their dominance following losses this season with a convincing 73-64 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Mizzou Arena.

MU men's basketball team perfect at home

The No. 15 Tigers continued their dominance following losses this season with a convincing 73-64 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners on Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Mizzou Arena. The win moved the Tigers to 5-0 following a loss and to 18-0 at home this season.

Unlikely hero emerges for Missouri

Michael Anderson Jr., usually the Tigers' 12th man, was in the starting lineup Wednesday against Oklahoma

Rock Bridge girl's basketball wins sectional

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team is one step closer to back-to-back state championships after beating Waynesville 50-30 Wednesday night in its Class 5 sectional game in Union.

Bruins overcome sectional woes

After defeating Waynesville 59-46 on Wednesday, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team advances to the Class 5 state quarterfinals. The Bruins have lost their sectional games for the past three seasons.

Missouri softball wins first game of doubleheader

The Tigers defeat SIU Edwardsville 2-0 on Wednesda at University Field.

Taylor Stadium gets ready for a makeover

Missouri's 8-0 victory over winless Western Illinois on Wednesday night in front of a sparse home opener crowd was the last season premier for the old Taylor Stadium.

Seniors important to Cougars' postseason

The Columbia College men's basketball team has six experienced seniors who could lead the Cougars to an AMC Tournament title and a bid to the NAIA national tournament in Kansas City.

MU softball splits doubleheader

The Missouri softball team won then lost Wednesday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Tigers coach Ehren Earleywine said his players' lack of discipline caused them to lose the second game.

Cougars women's basketball advances

The Columbia College women's basketball team won its American Midwest Conference Tournament opener 71-52 over Illinois-Springfield on Wednesday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

Cougars softball team splits season opener

The Columbia College softball team split their season opener Wednesday against visiting Culver-Stockton. The Cougars won the first game 3-1 and lost the second game 5-2.

Missouri prepares for Sooners' star

Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin leads the Big 12 Conference with nearly 22 points and 14 rebounds per game, and he is the heavy favorite to win National Player of the Year honors and be selected No. 1 in June's NBA draft.

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