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Hometown Olympians

Columbia natives Bob Stephens and Harry Besleme will represent the United States in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shangai, China.

Stephens proud of team mom

Balancing athletics and academics requires extra effort for Stephens volleyball player Jo Marquez, who is also a single parent with a 3-year-old daughter.

Missouri, Nebraska set to play in primetime football spotlight

The Missouri football team's Big 12 Conference opener against Nebraska on Oct. 6 is set to be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Fewer than 2,000 general admission tickets remain for the game.

Cowboys’ Gundy defends postgame tirade

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy was livid with media because of a column published about former starting quarterback Bobby Reid. His anger was still apparent during Monday’s Big 12 coaches' teleconference.

Burri tries new swing for Rock Bridge

This fall, Rock Bridge sophomore Kayla Burri finds herself in a different environment. Instead of hustling out a single on the softball diamond, she is making 10-foot putts on the golf course.

Bruins golfers seventh at Capital City Tournament

Although the Rock Brridge golf team placed just seventh at Monday's Capital City Tournament, Bruins coach Melissa Mueller said the event was a good way to prepare for the Class 2 District 4 tournament next Monday.

ESPN to broadcast MU football game against Nebraska

The MU athletic department anticipates the 8:15 p.m. game on Oct. 6 to sell out.

MU soccer player scoring well on the field and in class

Missouri sophomore Michelle Collins is having a well-rounded student athlete experience at MU, and the honors college student is tied for the team lead in goals scored.

Huskers on the horizon

The Tigers, who have let early leads slip against nonconference opponents, will have to improve with nationally-ranked Nebraska set to visit Columbia soon.

Chiefs win despite Johnson’s struggles

Two-time Pro Bowler Larry Johnson ran for just 42 yards on 24 carries, but the Chiefs still managed to beat the Vikings with their passing game.

Bucs defense demolishes Rams

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay intercepted St. Louis quarterback Marc Bulger three times and kept the Rams out of the end zone for a lopsided victory.

MU soccer team turns back Texas Christian

Texas Christian's second half surge cut the Missouri soccer team's lead to a goal. But the Tigers didn't panic and went on to win 6-2 Sunday at Walton Stadium

Carl Edwards' NASCAR Chase win not flawless

Carl Edwards dodged a big wreck to win his first Chase race in two seasons. He probably won't avoid a NASCAR penalty. The No. 99 Ford failed inspection Sunday at Dover International Speedway because of a low fender.

Big 10 has seen better days

The Big 10 has struggled has lost its luster in recent seasons.

Tigers offense clicks against Redbirds

Missouri was able to use a variety of plays and show its depth against Illinois State on Saturday.

Missouri football statistics

Interactive boxscore with game-by-game and season statistics for the Missouri football team.

Terrell leads Tigers’ defense in win against Redbirds

The defensive back’s big play against Illinois State stopped a Redbird scoring drive, and is just one of several key plays in the corner’s career.

Illinois State quarterback’s family support staff travels to Tiger game

“The Drone Crew” is made up of Luke Drone’s family, who travel to games with a self-built grill unit and maintain a website dedicated to Redbird football.

Kareem Rush pays visit to Missouri basketball scrimmage

While at the MU men’s and women’s basketball scrimmages Saturday, the former MU guard talked about his return to the NBA after spending last season playing in Lithuania.

Missouri beats Illinois State 38-17

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