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Stephens volleyball coach looks to grow with Stars

Stephens College volleyball coach Abby Funderburk is learning with her team. She knows it will take time for her team to become recognized as a serious contender in the American Midwest Conference, but hopes to get them to the mentality that they can succeed as a team.

Special respect for MU's Milligan

Looking back at where he's been, what he's seen, and what he's done, for Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, working toward a Big 12 Conference championship suddenly doesn't seem like such an imperative mission.

Volleyball brings Chinese player to Columbia

Before the Missouri volleyball team contacted her, Tigers sophomore Weiwen Wang did not plan to come to America from China.

Gibson next ace in deck

Kyle Gibson appears to be MU's next staff ace and is ready for the challenge. The junior spent the summer as part of Team USA's 24-0 collegiate team.

Pinkel spends day at ESPN

MU football coach Gary Pinkel and MU quarterback Chase Daniel appeared on separate ESPN programs Tuesday, and tackled topics including Texas and Nebraska and  motorcycling. 

MU football team prepares for Nebraska

Should the Tigers win at Nebraska on Oct. 4, the Tigers will have passed another landmark on their journey toward national supremacy.

Oklahoma braces for TCU

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops remembers exactly what it felt like to lose at home to TCU in 2005. By the end of this week, his players won't have any trouble with remembering that either.

Cowan perfect again for Kewpies

Taylor Cowan threw another perfect game in the Hickman softball team's 3-0 road victory over Hallsville on Monday.

Bruins nip New Franklin

The Rock Bridge softball team won 1-0 on Monday over host New Franklin.

Bruins runners regroup

After graduating its star runner last year, the Rock Bridge cross country team is forging an identity of its own this season.

Slight slip for Tigers

The Missouri football team fell one spot in the AP poll this week, but kept its No. 5 ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll.

MU volleyball seeks consistency at home

 The team, featuring three young back-row players, lost its home opener in four sets.

Biffle's win amps up Chase race with Edwards

Although Greg Biffle has been able to drive his No. 16 Ford into Victory Lane, he still couldn't overtake Carl Edwards for first place in the Chase points standings.

Tiger tales outside the stadium

Tailgating at its best: Cool cuts and parents' fashion choices from a reporter’s notebook.

Tigers seal victory over Buffalo on Saturday

The Tigers' fumble problems kept visiting Buffalo (2-2) alive for three quarters Saturday until Missouri (4-0) finally sealed a 42-21 victory. In all, three different Missouri receivers fumbled, and the Tigers lost the ball each time it happened.

Columbia College soccer team fades quickly

A lackluster second half hurt Columbia College in its 3-2 loss Saturday night against visiting Park University.

Ball goes wild on Hickman

Running back Montee Ball spoiled the first meeting between Hickman and Timberland on Friday, leading Timberland to 34-9 win at newly dedicated Robert M. LeMone Field

KICKOFF: Baston chases ball carriers, not acclaim

It's a rare statement from a college starter on a top-ranked team, but MU nose tackle Jaron Baston says he is not looking for "superstar-ism," as he calls it.

Rock Bridge bowled over by Jays

Jefferson City gashed the Bruins for over 330 yards rushing, but Rock Bridge coach A.J. Ofodile says his team is improving.

Collins gives MU soccer its fifth win

Michelle Collins scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute for her second goal this season, and the MU soccer team secured their fourth straight win Friday night by outscoring Big 10 contender Iowa 2-1 at Walton Stadium.

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