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Kerri Shanks made a late decision to play basketball at Stephens College

The senior guard began her basketball career at Cottey College and ended up in Columbia mainly because of coach Dane Pavlovich.

Missouri basketball team bus in accident on Saturday

No team members were hurt. One person in another vehicle was injured.

Engine problems catch up with Edwards late in race

Edwards' motor fails with two laps to go while he was running fourth.

Kyle Busch comes from back of field to win at hometown track

Busch lives up to pre-race announcement and said victory is "bigger than winning the Daytona 500."

Man behind the mask

An MU freshman was the Tigers' fan behind the pterodactyl mask at the last MU-KU game.

Tattoos give MU swim team character, memories

While several choose to wear their team pride on sweatshirts and t-shirts, some members of the MU men's swim team choose to wear theirs on their skin.

Stephens basketball wins first American Midwest Conference game

The Stars came back from a 34-26 halftime deficit to win the game 61-55.

Sprint Cup title Edwards' goal

Columbia native Carl Edwards led NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series in wins last year with nine victories, but he fell 69 points short of the championship. He would like to change that this season.

MU softball team ends streak

After running its record to 12-0 to start the season, the Missouri softball team lost Saturday at the San Diego Classic. After coming back twice, the Tigers fell 4-2 in extra innings to San Diego State.

Tigers pick up first road win in Big 12 play

With its first road victory since early January, the Missouri women's basketball team moved out of last place in the Big 12 Conference.

Cassel traded from Pats to Chiefs

The New England Patriots sent quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a second-round draft choice.

MU's men's and women's teams seventh at Big 12 indoor track meet

The Missouri men’s track and field team finished seventh with 56 points and the women’s team finished tied for seventh with Kansas State with 52 points Saturday at the Big 12 Conference indoor championships at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Northern Illinois tops Tigers baseball team

The Missouri baseball team lost 5-2 to Northern Illinois on Saturday. It was the Tigers' seventh consecutive loss after winning their season opener last Friday.

Rock Bridge boys basketball takes district title

Jordan Dressler scored 19 points in a 66-45 win over rival Hickman.

The Beat: Basketball games against Oklahoma, Kansas may determine conference title

Sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters Luke Thompson and William Powell assess the Tiger’s performance this season.

No. 12 Missouri softball wins in extra innings

The Tigers were pushed to the brink after overcoming a two-run deficit against the Oregon Ducks.

MU gymnastics rebounds to win Cat Classic

Despite falls from experienced members, the Tigers won a meet that has become a staple of the program and put it on the map.

MU tennis loses to Wisconsin

MU tennis lost its final non-conference match to Wisconsin on Friday night, but the team looks ahead to Big 12 play.

Tiger baseball drops sixth straight game

Mizzou lost its sixth straight game losing to Oregon State 12-8 on Friday afternoon in Tempe, Ariz. Starting pitcher Ian Berger lasted only two innings after giving up four runs before being pulled for relief. Berger walked three batters and hit two other batters.

MU's Tiller can't help but smile

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller is one of the Tigers' most intense players on the court. Off it, he can be one of the team's most gregarious members.

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