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Confident Quarterback: Josh Freeman, a true freshman, leads Kansas State with swagger

Josh Freeman isn’t afraid to say he exudes a certain amount of swagger.

Doc Darkow's dream fulfilled

Sitting in the stands at Memorial Stadium with his family, Van Darkow looks like your average fan. Only friends and fans from the time recognize the Columbia native who was once a standout at linebacker for the Tigers.

Tigers want to fence in OU runners

On Saturday morning against Oklahoma, the Missouri defense will look to do what it has been unable to since conference play began this season: shut down the run.

Boldly bouncing back

ST. LOUIS — The last two weeks of the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals were running on fumes and lucky to make the postseason.

Eckstein’s double in the eighth sinks Detroit

ST. LOUIS — With some help from a soggy field and two big hits by little David Eckstein, the St. Louis Cardinals took control of the World Series with a wild comeback win.

MU looking for accurate shooter to beat opposing zone defenses

Last season, the Missouri men’s basketball team had trouble scoring. It had so much trouble recording points that it ranked in the bottom three in five major offensive categories — scoring offense, free throw percentage, field goal percentages, assists, 3-point percentage and assists to turnover ratio — in the Big 12 Conference.

‘Wild’ mom adds color to Hickman games

Air horns are for touchdowns. Cowbells are for rallies. Those are two rules in the “Football Cheering Guidebook” Adonna Mason is writing each Friday night at Hickman’s football games.

Rock Bridge linebacker plays central role

Defensive linemen are typical targets for Rock Bridge center Clay Minchew. But during Tuesday’s practice, he directed his attention at a flock of Canada geese.

Rock Bridge win lifts confidence

The Rock Bridge boys’ soccer team got a much-needed confidence boost Thursday night by beating visiting Rolla 2-1 in the Bruins’ regular-season finale.

Triumph to heartbreak

The Rock Bridge volleyball team ran hopping and screaming with joy to the middle of the Hickman gym, stopping only to breathe.

Depleted Sooners still confident

What started as a season filled with the promise and a possible appearance in the National Championship game has turned into one seemingly continual bad episode of either “Cops” or “E.R.,” depending on the situation for Oklahoma.

Weather puts plans on hold

ST. LOUIS — Jeff Weaver and Anthony Reyes sat together in the interview room, looking at each other and waiting for questions. There was one they couldn’t answer: Who’s going to pitch Game 5 of the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals?

Wave creator searching for recognition 25 years later

OAKLAND, Calif. — Krazy George Henderson has spent the last quarter-century trying to persuade everyone that he debuted the “Wave” during an Oakland Athletics’ playoff game against the Yankees, not those Washington football fans who claim the Huskies first performed the now famous cheer.

Saving support

Laura Buehrig said not being able to run on the field in the season opener was “one of the worst feelings that she had ever had.”

Ins and outs of tennis being decided by players

One measly finger. That’s all it takes to make a call in high school tennis. There are no yellow flags, screaming whistles, or goofy men in zebra costumes dancing on the court.

Men’s club soccer flourishes shortly after being established

Brandon Butcher is no magician. He can’t make objects disappear, and he certainly can’t conjure them from thin air.

A distinctive voice leads Tigers

David Overstreet is known for his mouth. In fact, it’s even one of his nicknames.

Big men lacking for Tigers

At 6 feet 9 inches tall, junior Kalen Grimes is the only player listed as a center on the Missouri basketball team’s roster.

Halfway to glory

ST. LOUIS — Mark Brennan doesn’t remember much about his first World Series in 1964.

Bruins victorious in opening round

Staci Winter began Rock Bridge’s volleyball match with an ace, the ball falling untouched to the hardwood on the opposite side. Winter celebrated briefly with her screaming teammates, then served again.

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