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Bruins get new softball coach

The Bruins announced the hiring of Joe Henderson as the new head softball coach Tuesday. Henderson replaces Jennifer Mast as coach after seven seasons as an assistant at Rock Bridge. Henderson will hope to improve on the Bruins’ 2005 performance, a season in which they went 7-16.

Bruins pass last year’s wins total

The Rock Bridge girls’ basketball players know they’ve improved this season. The numbers show it.

Mizzou’s Gardner on Wooden list

Thomas Gardner has improved this season. The John R. Wooden Award committee recognized it.

MU gymnasts climb to No. 7 in rankings

The Missouri gymnastics team has climbed to its highest ranking in program history.

Home-court advantage

Carlynn Savant knows what life on the road is like for any basketball player. The constant boos and trash-talk from unruly fans can sometimes be enough to affect anyone’s game.

Big 12 gets tight with OU’s big win

KANSAS CITY — Even without the newly crowned Miss America sitting courtside in her tiara, Oklahoma’s upset of No. 4 Texas would have been a thing of beauty.

Seahawks find few fans

DETROIT — The Seahawks were fortunate to arrive in Detroit one day ahead of the Steelers. It gave them an extra few hours to get used to seeing so much black and gold in the Super Bowl city.

Tigers have no answer for Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. — What happened?

Husker trades soccer cleats for high tops

LINCOLN, Neb. — College basketball was the furthest thing from Aleks Maric’s mind growing up in Sydney, Australia.

Focus on Texas Tech star pays off

There’s a reason Texas Tech’s LaToya Davis is widely considered one of the best post players in the Big 12 Conference . Missouri saw firsthand why on Saturday.

Lack of focus costs Cougars crucial points

Some losses hurt more than others.

Ricker eager for AFL debut

Former Mizzou offensive lineman, A.J. Ricker, is with his third team in as many leagues.

Program emphasizes sportsmanship

At 10 years old, Rico Prince has already mastered a swagger like an NBA pro.

Hickman hungry for upset victory

To junior forward Cray Logan of the Hickman boys’ basketball team (9-11), playing pool, watching television and eating Indian tacos sounds like the perfect way to prepare for tonight’s big game against Rock Bridge (16-1).

Lofty expectations

DALLAS — As always, the expectations are high for the Texas Longhorns after they won their second national championship in four years. The preseason hype for Missouri is a new experience.

Excitement fades for Rock Bridge

The lights were dimmed for introductions, and a spotlight shown on the mat. The Rock Bridge wrestlers jogged into the gymnasium to the “Rocky” theme song for their final home meet of the season, only to be knocked out early in a 37-28 loss to talented Moberly.

Texas Tech’s Davis in Tigers’ game plan

When Missouri women’s basketballcoach Cindy Stein said her team spent its practice time working on new wrinkles to add to its game plan Saturday against Texas Tech, one wrinkle stuck out when she was asked how to stop Texas Tech forward LaToya Davis.

Huskers a good fit for Walker’s style

When it came to recruiting Kansas City prep star Marcus Walker, Nebraska had an ace in the hole.

Tiger gymnasts head to hostile Lincoln for NU rematch

Sitting at No. 10 in the national rankings, Missouri might technically be considered the favorite heading into Sunday’s meet at Big 12 Conference rival Nebraska, which is ranked No. 12.

Cyclones befuddle Tigers

Beginning at the 10-minute mark of the second half, the aisles began to fill with fans full of frustration. They had had enough.

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