Crowd gathers in downtown Columbia to cheer cyclists

Spectators who filled the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Friday afternoon were eager to catch the speeding cyclists of the Tour of Missouri whiz by.

The crowd was a mix of young and old, families and couples, avid cyclists and curious spectators.

Brazilian wins Columbia stage of Tour of Missouri

2007 Mizzou football stats

Flight simulator

Will Franklin is situated in front of a helicopter at the University Health Center. The Tiger wide receiver has arrived slightly later than the agreed-upon 6 p.m. meeting time.

MU's receiving corps.

Click on a picture to find out more about MU's receivers.

10 Things you didn't know about Western Michigan

Ricker has football lessons to share

Though he’s still near the beginning of a life in football, A.J. Ricker, 27, has some life lessons to share.

Sport still big part of siblings' lives as MU golfers

Golf has always played a big role in the lives of Tigers siblings Madison and Kyle Marcolla

Can Cougars make a comeback?

Although the Columbia College men’s soccer team is winless, many Cougars remain optimistic.

Freshman making strong impression for Rock Bridge softball team

The Rock Bridge softball team has an unusual number of freshmen on the team this season, but coach Joe Henderson is pleased with the groups’ efforts, on and off the field.

Smith lands in Tigers' rotation later than expected

After shunning scholarship offers four years ago Lindsay Smith decided to return to competitive volleyball with the Missouri volleyball team.

Tigers football team can't afford to self-destruct

In its past two games, the Missouri football team's focus has faded the more its lead has grown. The Tigers hope to fix the trend in their home opener Saturday against Western Michigan.

Hickman softball team prevails against Rock Bridge

George Hincapie's lead at Tour of Missouri grows

Cardinals lose seventh straight

Sports briefs

Volleyball takes outside hitter from China to Columbia College

Yi Zhang-Li moved from China three years ago to play volleyball for MU. In 2006, she transferred to Columbia College and has found success.

Hickman linemen fulfilled by football team's success

The Hickman offensive linemen know they have done their jobs well when the Kewpies' running game makes big gains in a winning effort.

Couple’s football allegiances to collide on Saturday

Jon Breidenstein knew his allegiance to MU football might cause problems when he began dating the daughter of the Western Michigan football coach.

George Hincapie in lead at Tour of Missouri

Tour of Missouri rider Dan Schmatz was sidelined after encountering a bump in the road he wasn't expecting in the second stage of the bicycle race on Wednesday.