From free throws to forensic psychology

Ouida Savant would come home for dinner from her job as a firefighter and tell her children about the people she encountered during her day of work. While riding in an ambulance in Dallas, Savant saw things that make stomachs knot up and lurch.

Adjustments spark Cougars

For the first 24 minutes of Thursday’s game against Harris-Stowe State atthe Arena at Southwell Complex, the Columbia College men’s basketball team played like it was still reeling from Tuesday’s close loss at Park University.

Columbia College’s many threats spell doom for Harris-Stowe State

If the standard by which good teams are judged is based on how many players pose threats to an opponent, the Columbia College women’s basketball team is, well, dangerous.

Defense key in latest win for Stephens

The Stephens women’s basketball team proved Thursday night that defense wins games.

Game melts away

Rock Bridge’s heated comeback might have been too much.

Tigers win first game in Big 12

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson has never underestimated the importance of a good bench.

Cutting the competition

When in doubt, use paper.

Cougars look to stay unbeaten in conference

The Columbia College women’s basketball team hosts Harris-Stowe at 6 p.m. tonight at Southwell Complex.

Coach’s rebound

With a 266-61 record, seven trips to the state playoffs, and state runner-up finishes in 2000 and 2004, Tonya Mirts deserves to have her illustrious career applauded. However, despite her talkative nature on the hardwood, she falls silent when her accomplishments are mentioned.

Machine helps MU prepare for mile-high game

Missouri is preparing for its game tonight at Colorado differently from it prepares for any of its other road games. The Tigers are also approaching it differently from any other college basketball team will, or could for that matter.

Bears aren’t a lock to lose Super Bowl XLI

Just because the Indianapolis Colts will represent the vastly superior AFC doesn’t make them a Super cinch in Miami.

Tiger’s impact looms large

SAN DIEGO — Two people turned into six, which soon turned into a dozen, all of them standing behind the first tee Tuesday on the North Course at Torrey Pines as darkness gave way to dawn.

Extra points

The Rock Bridge wrestling team traveled to Fulton Tuesday and defeated the Hornets 44-30.

Crosby, Ovechkin star in new NHL

DALLAS — Sitting side by side at a table, facing question after question about being the faces of the new NHL, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin flashed their grace and charm.

Often overlooked, Clark impacts team

INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne may be Indianapolis’ best-known offensive stars.

Going to Kansas City will hurt students

There’s a well-established hierarchy in college football, and it goes like this.

Dungy legacy growing

INDIANAPOLIS — When Tony Dungy began his climb up the coaching ranks, one potential employer asked if he would be willing to shave his beard “because people were looking for a certain kind of person.”

Douglass prepared for tournament

During his 10 years as coach of the Douglass High School boys basketball team, Lynn Allen often has had to worry about his players not working hard and, in some cases, not showing up to practice.

Coach leaves media hanging

Bob Knight may be 66 years old and the winningest coach in Division I history, but that doesn’t mean he has mellowed.

New turf for old war

An idea nearly two decades in the making has finally been solidified, the effects of which will likely hurt businesses in Columbia and Lawrence, Kan., but bring significant revenue to the MU and University of Kansas athletics departments.