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MU softball wins first conference game

Freshman Kathryn Poet’s grand slam helped lead the Tigers to a 9-1 victory over Oklahoma State in five innings.

MU diver Melnychuk places 11th at NCAA Championship

Junior Kendra Melnychuk is Missouri’s first All-American diver since 1982.

Hickman boys’ lacrosse team beats Rock Bridge in rivalry game

The Hickman Kewpies boy’s lacrosse team defeated Rock Bridge in their first meeting of the season on Friday, 11-4.

Columbia College softball sweeps Harris-Stowe

The Columbia College softball team won both ends of a doubleheader over conference opponent Harris-Stowe.

Tough love bonds Hansbrough brothers

North Carolina star Tyler Hansbrough has earned a reputation for toughness. But his toughness pales compared to that of his older brother Greg, who defied a life-threatening brain tumor and strenuous rehab.

Askren wrestling with a purpose after disappointing finish a year ago

A quick exit from the NCAA championships has the MU wrestlers more focused this year.

MU gymnastics hosts last home meet of the season

Big 12 schedule begins Friday for MU softball

Lindsey Ubrun and Jen Bruck will lead the Tigers against Oklahoma State Friday at University field.

MU softball team falls short of breaking wins record

The MU softball team won 19 consecutive games before losing to Bradley, 5-4, on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers would have tied the school record with a 20th straight win.

Tigers baseball team looks to finalize batting order

After losing Evan Frey and Brock Bond, the Tigers entered the 2008 season with a pair of question marks sitting atop their order. Finding the answers to those questions looked to be the biggest obstacle for a team that returned the middle of its order and the bulk of its pitching staff.

The Kewpies look to seniors for success as season begins

The Kewpies are looking to improve upon last year’s 12-12 season, which ended with a loss to Jefferson City in the district tournament. Hickman coach Dave Wilson said with 16 returning lettermen, 15 seniors and an entire pitching staff returning, he expects his team to be more consistent than last year’s and to compete for a district championship.

Gymnastics coach emphasizes academics and humor

MU gymnastics coach John Figueroa is also a laid-back, upbeat coach who the gymnasts say they can always count on.

Three sit with suspensions in Columbia College's NAIA tournament loss

Playing without three of its post players, Columbia College couldn’t pick up the slack, falling to Azusa Pacific 61-47 in the first round of the NAIA Division I National Championship tournament Wednesday.

Missouri baseball ready for hectic season

Missouri baseball, with its strong pitching staff, is more ready than most to handle new NCAA schedule.

Columbia College heads to NAIA tourney without three suspended players

Missouri wrestlers expect "home" crowd

Missouri wrestlers head to nationals trying to continue recent success

MU Shooting Club tries to rebuild a competitive team.

Pinkel dismisses Marquis Booker

Coach Gary Pinkel announced the dismissal of sophomore reserve linebacker Marquis Booker from the Missouri football team following the squad’s fourth spring practice Tuesday at Dan Devine Pavilion.

Female arm wrestlers draw a crowd

The seventh all-girls arm-wrestling tournament in the past three years took place Saturday night at Café Berlin as a benefit to offset the costs incurred by a mid-January robbery at the restaurant. For the raucous crowd chanting, "Rip her head off!" the eight arm wrestlers were a big draw.

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