Freshman force

Missouri wide receiver Jared Perry is generously listed at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds in the media guide.

Coming off the bench, Berardini brings spirit

The students start chanting his last name with about two minutes left. The other players on the Missouri bench, just moments away from another win, start to stir. Then, the man everybody wants to see stands up. He gets some last-minute instructions from coach Mike Anderson before pulling off his warm-up jacket. He runs to the scorer’s table to check in. And then the crowd erupts.

Columbia College still not finding answers

The Columbia College men’s basketball team just can’t seem to get it right.

MU’s athletic department re-certified by NCAA

After an almost two-year self inspection, the University of Missouri Department of Athletics was re-certified by the NCAA.

Crane, Lewis lead Bruins

Wrestling is an individual sport. But being a successful team is a large part of having individual success.

Tigers travel for holiday

Forget a full table.

Officials tell Pinkel call was bad

The Big 12 Conference tried to right a wrong Monday.

New contract gives recruits impression of commitment

The timing seems questionable with the Missouri football team wallowing in a three-game losing streak, but the new five-year contract coach Gary Pinkel signed Friday has important ramifications for recruiting.

Win would mean much for Cougars

Breathe. Dribble. Breathe. Swish.

Younger Askren in top form for Missouri wrestlers

Although not always by the most graceful of means, Max Askren came out on top.

Rejuvenating return

KANSAS CITY — Trent Green looked and felt just like new. He was at his best when Kansas City needed him most.

Rams’ offense goes missing in fifth-straight ugly defeat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Who knew that weekly steak dinners would be the cure to Carolina’s defensive struggles?

Mu Tigers still looking ahead

Jason Horton insisted losing to Davidson the past two seasons was in the past. Marshall Brown said earlier loses to a team from the Southern Conference had nothing to do with Sunday’s game. But Matt Lawrence almost didn’t stop himself from saying that Sunday’s game had extra meaning for some of the Tigers’ veterans.

Lyons’ new liveliness lends to Tigers’ win

Missouri men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson wasn’t hesitant to say it.

For Bears, tournament is winning situation

Immediately after Johnny Klein sent the winning goal into the back of the net, the Columbia Bears sprinted off the field, arms raised in glory. Klein’s goal in sudden-death overtime broke a scoreless tie and gave his team first place in the under-8 division Sunday at the Show-Me State Games Soccerfest. The other team, heartbroken in defeat, instantly burst into tears. The Columbia Bears would have to settle for second.

Tigers appear run down

AMES, Iowa — It happened again. Missouri’s defense, once ranked in the top-10 nationally, gave up too many rushing yards in the Tigers’ 21-16 loss to Iowa State.

Mizzou not overlooking Davidson

Jason Horton admitted what many people who watch Missouri men’s basketball know. For the past two seasons, the Tigers have overlooked Davidson.

Tough goal-line call sends Tigers’ season spiraling with their fourth loss in past five games

AMES, Iowa — Quarterback Chase Daniel was face down on the turf, barely moving.

Stephens overcomes zone in consolation final

A familiar foe, one that had haunted the team througout its young season, faced the Stephens College Stars on Saturday afternoon.

Fan reaction varies on Pinkel contract

AMES, Iowa — Oops.

A day after agreeing to terms with coach Gary Pinkel on a new, five-year contract that will keep him at Missouri until 2011 and give him $1.3 million per year in guaranteed money, reactions ranged from positive:

“You need stability to have any sort of success,” said Jim Dorhauer of Odessa.