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Phase one of new baseball complex on schedule for April completion

The first phase of the complex includes the construction of two baseball fields, one 400 feet deep and the other 300 feet; an irrigation lake; and a 140-space gravel parking lot.

Sims back to winning with Hickman football team

Anthony Sims enjoyed many winning football seasons in grade school, but academic problems and a rough season stalled his high school career. Now as a senior, Sims and the Kewpies are winning again.

MU golfers learn at U.S. Amateur

The Tigers' Chelsea Schriewer and Lindsey Haupt didn't make the cut at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur, but they said they gained valuable experience at the event.

Coach not letting Cougars take it easy

Columbia College’s volleyball team is ranked No. 10 in the country, but coach Melinda Wrye-Washington says she is frustrated and is pushing her players harder in practice.

Tigers' Maclin makes dramatic return

On Sept. 1 Missouri' Jeremy Maclin took less than 10 seconds to show the countless hours of rehab from a devastating knee injury had paid off. His 66-yard punt return for a touchdown against Illinois proved he was fully recovered.

Quarterback taking charge at Nebraska

In an unheard-of role for the Nebraska football team, quarterback Sam Keller’s arm is carrying the load for the Cornhuskers

Cougars midfielder ready to take another shot

Columbia College’s Sam Gelven had his leg shattered last season, but he’s back for his senior season, chasing his dreams of a professional soccer career.

New lineup nets win for Cougars soccer team

COLUMBIA — It took 10 games for the Columbia College men’s soccer team to find a dominating lineup, but the Cougars finally achieved it with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over Illinois-Springfield.

Hickman boys soccer team defeats Rock Bridge

Hickman's 2-1 victory against Rock Bridge on Wednesday improved the Kewpies' record in Class 3 District 2 play to 4-0.

MU football player arrested on suspicion of assault

Gilbert Moye, a reserve safety, is accused of punching his roommate on the chin after a fight in a residence hall.

Columbia College goalie’s work ethic overcomes his lack of experience

Columbia College’s sophomore goalie Zach Clem has only played competitive soccer for five years, but with hard work and determination he has walked on and been the starter for the Cougars this season.

Kewpie runner finds relief in Rubik’s Cube

Sam Masters’ puzzle-solving skill became important to him early this cross country season when he couldn’t complete a race and needed to get his body back in shape.

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.

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