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Trainers getting Van Alexander set for opener

Senior Missouri linebacker Van Alexander tore his right ACL during spring practices in April. Alexander says he was thankful his trainers have a strategy to have him ready to play when the season starts.

MU graduate goes to medal round in Olympic shot put

If you were looking for Christian Cantwell at the opening ceremonies, you didn't see him. And if he wins a medal that isn't gold, you might not see him at the award ceremony either.

 

MU not afraid of new play clock rule

The NCAA will now use a 40-second clock, which coach Gary Pinkel thinks will make his offense more productive.

With Coffman injured, replacement players take field

Tigers tight end Chase Coffman’s right pinkie was broken last week, but coach Gary Pinkel said he is expected to return in time for the Aug. 30 game against Illinois.

MU football players will wait to get in licks

The Missouri football team’s practice drills and scrimmages are set up to avoid the injuries that could spell doom for any team’s season.

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.

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