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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.

Tigers try out replacement snappers

One problem the Missouri football team has entering the new season is one most people don’t know about.
Three-year long snapper Steven Blair graduated after last season, leaving a need for someone to snap on punts and field goals.

Victory Village gives Special Olympics athletes opportunities between competitions

Columbia is hosting Special Olympics Missouri’s State Outdoor Championships this weekend.

MU linebackers turning heads on first day in pads

MU finished its first full pad practice Friday morning on Kadlec Athletic Fields.

Special Olympics State Championships begin

The opening ceremony was held Friday evening at the Boone County Courthouse.

Olympics begin tonight

The Olympics are here, and even if you couldn’t score tickets to Beijing, there is still a multitude of events to keep tabs on over the next 17 days. NBC will start its coverage with the opening ceremonies at 6:30 tonight.

Garrett relishing role as starting safety

Last year, Justin Garrett stepped in to take the place of Pig Brown. Now that he’s entering camp as the starter, he’s refusing to let his opportunity get away from him.

2 former MU track members competed in Olympics

Derrick Peterson and Natasha Kaiser-Brown faced elite international competition.

Mental strength proves most important for MU football kicker

When talking about kicking, Jeff Wolfert never mentions his leg, only how he mentally prepares for the task at hand. Coach Gary Pinkel says what makes Wolfert one of the best kickers in the country is his head.

Part 4 of 4: Gaining strength physically

The coverage of these athletes is more often about their role as females wrestlers than their actual matches.

Part 3 of 4: Gaining strength mentally

Freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally gets to practice with MU football team

Heralded freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally joined the MU team for practice on Tuesday. He says learning the mental aspect of the college game is his main goal.

Tigers start preseason football practice

Quarterback Chase Daniel was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season after leading MU to a No. 4 season-ending ranking. That makes Kurtis Gregory, an offensive tackle, important, too. His job is to keep Daniel out of harm’s way.

Part 2 of 4: Gaining strength emotionally

In the world of female college wrestling, involvement in the sport can form bonds and build character.

Broadcaster Skip Caray, an MU alumnus, dies at 68

Caray was a 1961 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and the son of famous sports announcer Harry Caray.

Edwards wins fourth Sprint Cup race

Edwards won his fourth race of the year after usng an "alternative" racing strategy when rain started on lap 127 of the 200-lap race.

Late beginner a first-rate competitor

Randall Olson, 60, traveled 6½ hours from Norfolk, Neb., to participate in the State Games of Mid-America. He competed in 10 events this weekend and placed first in most of them.

Part 1 of 4: Gaining strength nationally

Women's wrestling was first added to the Olympics in 2004. Missouri Valley College started a team in 1999 and two other Missouri colleges will add teams this fall.

 

 

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