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Fans rally around Tigers with rituals

MU football fans share what they do before and during the games to help their team win.

Rock Bridge girls defeat Liberty Blue Jays

The Bruins are 3-0 after defeating the defending state champions.

Missouri football players win Big 12 awards

Quarterback Chase Daniel was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, and coach Gary Pinkel was voted co-Big 12 coach of the year along with Kansas coach Mark Mangino.

Alexander overcomes injury to make big impact for Tigers

Wide receiver Danario Alexander was the team’s starting receiver at the beginning of the season. After fracturing his wrist in the first game, he struggled to find his groove until the game against Kansas.

Lawrence gets his groove back

After early-season struggles, Matt Lawrence is finding his shot.

Columbia may host Little League World Series Senior League regional

Oddsmakers pick against MU

The Tigers might be No. 1 in the polls, but oddsmakers still favor Oklahoma in Saturday’s Big 12 Championship.

Road trip to San Antonio offers economical fun

Travel packages to the Big 12 Championship are sold out, but driving is always an option.

Tigers make cover of Sports Illustrated

MU hosts spirit rally Thursday evening

MU football players, Coach Gary Pinkel and various spirit squads will make appearances. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.

Lacrosse practice

Max Zofness passes the lacrosse ball Monday to his roommate Blaine Skrainka while playing on the front lawn of their house on University Avenue.

Tigers deal with distractions of top football ranking

MU football players took some time after their victory over Kansas to celebrate their No. 1 ranking, but they quickly went back to work, preparing for a rematch Saturday against Oklahoma for the Big 12 title.

Two accurate Tigers win Big 12 football awards

Precision passing from quarterback Chase Daniel and clutch kicking from Jeff Wolfert helped them earn Big 12 player of the week honors

COMMENT: Betting there's something better than the BCS

Down on the Las Vegas Strip the Tigers aren’t even rated the best team in their next game, against No. 9 Oklahoma.

Big 12 teams turn to their roots for new football coaches

Former Texas A&M assistant Mike Sherman was hired to lead the Aggies Monday, and former Nebraska assistant Turner Gill is among the candidates to replace Bill Callahan in Lincoln.

Max Askren sees the cultural side of wrestling

On the mat, sophomore Max Askren is a “grinder,” according to MU wrestling coach Brian Smith. Away from the mat, Askren’s coach describes him as a deep thinker who enjoys learning about other cultures and their languages.

Whirlwind volleyball season brings Kewpies trio together

Despite their differing personalities, Hickman juniors Jessi Strother, Chloe Perkins and Hannah Babcock have combined to form solid leadership for the Kewpies on and off the volleyball court.

Travel packages to Big 12 Championship sell quickly

Missouri No.1 for the first time in 47 years

The Associated Press put the Tigers on top of its poll for the second time in school history. It is the Tigers’ first No. 1 ranking since November of 1960. The Tigers received 45 first-place votes, while No. 2 ranked West Virginia got 20. In the BCS rankings, which ultimately determine which teams play for the national championship, Missouri was also listed at No. 1 over West Virginia.

Sooners see more success against Tigers

When asked about the challenges presented by MU quarterback Chase Daniel and tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops responded confidently. “We’ve dealt with that the last two years with them. Right?”

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