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Kemp prefers direct route

Wes Kemp, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound freshman wide receiver out of DeSmet in St. Louis, is hoping to impress his coaches enough to avoid a redshirt season.

MU’s Costello showing steady improvement at quarterback

Reserve redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Costello has developed into a more complete player in the offseason, and he took snaps against defensive starters for the first time this fall in the Tigers’ final preseason scrimmage Thursday.

Tiger football fans face new security restrictions

In addition to the standard bag check at entrances to the stadium, fans' items must be able to fit in a 16-inch square plastic box, no deeper than 9 inches, roughly equal to the amount of space under each seat.

Egnew eager for future

Michael Egnew, a 6-foot-5 Plainview, Texas, native, was one of eight true freshmen Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel pinpointed after Monday’s practice as a possibility to bypass a redshirt season. Egnew’s transition from standout high school wide receiver to potential contributor as a reserve tight end behind senior Chase Coffman and junior Jon Gissinger represents a movement with the Tigers’ future in mind.

Former MU wrestler misses Olympic gold

MU alum Ben Askren was unable to earn a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Edwards sweeps Michigan races

With just three races remaining until the start of the 10-race Chase for the Championship, Edwards closed the gap on series leader Busch with his second victory in the past three races. Edwards also completed a rare weekend sweep on the 2-mile Michigan oval, adding the win in the 3M Performance 400 to a victory Saturday in the Nationwide Series event.

Injured ankle not big concern for Coulter

Brian Coulter is used to facing challenges and defeating problems.

MU working to improve No. 6 ranking

Freshman Wes Kemp highlighted the scrimmage with two impressive catches.

Quarterbacks dominate offensive powered Big 12 Conference

The once defense-minded league has now become a hot bed for great offenses and even better quarterbacks.

Edwards wins in Nationwide Series

Columbia native Carl Edwards earned his third victory this season in the Nationwide Series Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

MU's Cantwell comes in second in shot put

Years of training were on the line when MU graduate Christian Cantwell stepped into the shot put ring for his final throw in the medal round Friday night in Beijing.

Comeback comes hard for horseracing

Racing boosters have a long way to go if they hope to reintroduce parimutuel betting and revive the state's long-dormant horse racing industry.

Trainers getting Van Alexander set for opener

Senior Missouri linebacker Van Alexander tore his right ACL during spring practices in April. Alexander says he was thankful his trainers have a strategy to have him ready to play when the season starts.

MU graduate goes to medal round in Olympic shot put

If you were looking for Christian Cantwell at the opening ceremonies, you didn't see him. And if he wins a medal that isn't gold, you might not see him at the award ceremony either.

 

MU not afraid of new play clock rule

The NCAA will now use a 40-second clock, which coach Gary Pinkel thinks will make his offense more productive.

With Coffman injured, replacement players take field

Tigers tight end Chase Coffman’s right pinkie was broken last week, but coach Gary Pinkel said he is expected to return in time for the Aug. 30 game against Illinois.

MU football players will wait to get in licks

The Missouri football team’s practice drills and scrimmages are set up to avoid the injuries that could spell doom for any team’s season.

MU football players take time for fans

One Tiger said that events such as Missouri’s Sixth Annual Football Fan Day keep him grounded. 

'Lady Caver' has discovered 35 new caves in Missouri

The process of finding new caves takes patience and good communication skills, both of which Kristen Alvey has plenty.

Special Olympics tennis offers benefits for players and volunteers

The State Special Olympics Championships this weekend in Columbia gave athletes and volunteers an opportunity to grow and learn.

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