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Coffman won't let opposition keep him down

Chase Coffman, a 6-foot-6-inch, 245-pound tight end, describes his logic-defying leaps

New women's basketball assistants<br>no strangers to Stein

When Lynnette Robinson was a senior on the Illinois women’s basketball team, she played with a point guard she described as an on-the-floor extension of the coach. Now she, along with fellow Illinois grad Allison Guth, will be working under that point guard, MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein.

First-year MU women's basketball players<br>learning on the fly

The Missouri Women’s basketball team features four first-year players in its rotation this year, and despite some growing pains, the newest Tigers have already made an impact.

Determined Cougars coach drives volleyball program

Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington has used determination and spirit to find success both as a player and a coach.

Butterfield returns for MU men's basketball team

Darryl Butterfield’s suspension ended and the Missouri men’s basketball team defeated Missouri Western 113-55 in the Tigers’ final exhibition game.

Cougars advance in AMC volleyball tournament

For one of the few times this season, Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington seemed satisfied with her team’s performance Thursday in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

Quickness key for MU men's basketball team

Although the MU men’s basketball team is the smallest in the Big 12, the Tigers hope their team speed will help create shot opportunities.

Hard to deter MU receiver

Although Tigers sophomore wide receiver Jared Perry ranks seventh in receptions and is without a touchdown this season, his effort continues to impress his coaches.

Tigers win opener<br>in Big 12 soccer tournament

In the 101st minute, Missouri sophomore Kristin Andrighetto split two Texas Tech defenders and chipped a shot over the diving goalie to give the Tigers a 4-3 double-overtime win in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas.

MU tackle has Tigers' back

In his four years as a starter on the offensive line, Missouri left tackle Tyler Luellen has earned the trust of his teammates as the blind-side protection for quarterback Chase Daniel.

Franchione’s future with Texas A&M still unclear

Dennis Franchione dodged questions about his future as Texas A&M coach Tuesday and said reports about a negotiated contract buyout were untrue.

Junior succeeds on field,<br>in classroom for MU soccer team

Singing helps Lindsay McCoy, a standout defender for the Missouri soccer team, do better on tests.

Kewpies runners grow closer on and off course

By hanging out together after summer workouts Hickman's cross country runners created a strong bond, something the Kewpies attribute to their success in 2007.

End of Bruins' soccer season has good feeling

The way the Rock Bridge soccer players came off the field after their district championship game against Smith-Cotton, someone just arriving might think that the outcome of the game was different.

Sports briefs

The Missouri men's golf team finished its fall season by placing seventh Tuesday at the Wolverine Invitational in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla.

Cougars win opener at AMC volleyball tournament

The Columbia College women’s volleyball team handled Harris-Stowe State to advance to the second round of the American Midwest Conference Tournament and improve to 25-6.

January bowl within Tigers' reach

Ranked No. 6 in the BCS, the Missouri football team is competing against Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas for spots in the premiere January bowl games.

MU coach, players earn Big 12 soccer honors

Missouri women's soccer coach Bryan Blitz was named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year and eight MU players received Big 12 postseason honors.

MU needs comeback<br>to win women's basketball exhibition

The Missouri women's basketball team needed a 35-8 second-half run to beat Pittsburg State in Monday's preseason exhibition.

Cougars win men's basketball opener

Junior guard Joe Flanner had 15 points and five rebounds for the Cougars in their victory over Central Bible College

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