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Missouri eliminated from volleyball finals

Jessica Vander Kooi couldn’t help crying after her career ended with the Missouri volleyball team’s loss to host Stanford on Sunday night in a first round match of the NCAA Tournament. But, through the tears, the All-American outside hitter said she was proud of her team’s performance.

Destination: Sun Bowl

The MU football team (8-4, 4-4 Big 12) is headed to El Paso, Texas, to play in the Brut Sun Bowl against 24th-ranked Oregon State (9-4, 6-3 PAC-10) at 1 p.m. Dec. 29. This will be the Tigers’ 24th appearance in a bowl game. Last year, the Tigers played in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., where they defeated South Carolina

Tigers find out bowl fate today

If Missouri announces today that it’s playing in the Insight Bowl, the best chance to see the game will be to travel to Tempe, Ariz., to watch in person or to head to a sports bar.

Tigers refocus after snow day, Arkansas win

Don’t tell the Missouri Tigers their win over Arkansas was a big deal.

Tough trek

When Ouida Savant ran into the Hollins family at the Dallas airport, they decided to fly to Kansas City instead of St. Louis in an effort to avoid the snowstorm.

Badger bond

Standing toe to toe, Missouri wrestlers Josh Wagner and Maxwell Askren prepared to compete for pride and a week’s worth of bragging rights in the middle of their living room.

Alabama A&M holds off EIU

Beat Eastern Illinois in the first game of the State Farm Tiger Classic. Check.

Ugly second half dooms Kansas

ROSEMONT, Ill. — No carryover for Kansas. One week after beating defending national champion Florida, the Jayhawks stumbled against DePaul, a team looking for an identity of its own.

Sticking with it

Skaters don’t move to the rhythm of the latest hits Tuesday nights at Empire Roller Rink. The disco balls don’t spin.

Balancing service

Kim and Julie Heinicka sat at a quilt shop outside Kansas City on Friday afternoon, waiting for their daughter. Jodie Heinicka was supposed to leave Columbia in the morning, but the snow slowed her down.

Underdog Missouri winner in first round

It took the Missouri volleyball team nearly 48 hours to get to California. But a nine-hour wait in the airport, sitting and watching as flight after flight was canceled, and two nights in a hotel in St. Louis are all well worth it now.

Cougars ousted from playoffs

During the regular season, the Columbia College volleyball team was not challenged by the majority of its opponents and was able to win without playing at a high level.

Tigers going to Sun Bowl

All the conjecture can be put to rest now.

Guards pace Tigers

It wasn’t the game’s most noticeable play. After all, Missouri had done it 78 times coming into Thursday night’s game.

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.

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