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Quinn waiting his turn

It’s usually easy to tell when one of the Missouri baseball team’s practices has finished.

Newcomer award given to Hannah

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah calls his rivalry with Iowa State guard Mike Taylor a “friendly one, at least most of the time.”

Tigers dominant in doubleheader

Waiting out mother nature proved to be a good decision for the Missouri baseball team over the weekend.

Missouri softball team falls to No. 2 Arizona

The Missouri softball team lost 8-7 to No. 2-ranked Arizona on Sunday. With the loss, Missouri falls to 14-9. Senior outfielder Leanne Bowers

Wrestling championship out of reach

All season, the Missouri wrestling team has depended on strong performances in the upper weight classes. And most of the time, Ben and Max Askren and Raymond Jordan have delivered everything it needed.

Tigers’ inability to slow down Law another example of his top skills

Anyone who has seen Texas standout Kevin Durant play this year knows of his immense capabilities.

Super subs key for Hickman

SEDALIA — In basketball, the “Sixth Man” is a name given to the first player off the bench. Usually, the sixth man is a team’s best bench player, one who coaches rely on to provide scoring, defense and intensity once they enter the game. Many coaches struggle to find one player who fits this role consistently.

Hanging by a thread

LeAnn Fossum didn’t want to feel that way again.

Douglass falters in championship game

STURGEON — The Douglass boys basketball team scrapped until the end, but ultimately fell 54-46 to Harrisburg (22-4) in the Class 2, District 5 championship game Saturday at Sturgeon High School.

Bruins in nationals

The state dance championship that took place last weekend at Francis Howell Central in St. Peters involved 65 high school teams. Two of the teams that performed well are from Columbia.

Dunham backs up coach’s decision with singles win

For the first time, Missouri freshman tennis player Kaitlin Dunham played No. 4 singles Saturday against Kansas State. Before Saturday, in her previous seven matches, she played No. 5 six times and No. 6 once.

Women's basketball coach Cindy Stein is always full of charisma

They came to see her and to talk about basketball.

Roush Racing now paired with MLB

It may have seemed a little odd on the Wednesday evening before the Daytona 500 to see Columbia’s Carl Edwards and his Roush Racing teammates playing some pickup baseball on a minor league baseball field in their driver’s suits, but thanks to a new partnership with John Henry, majority owner of the Boston Red Sox, Edwards and company will now be associated with Major League Baseball.

MU baseball team set for home opener

After three weekends of up-and-down road trips, the Missouri baseball team (6-5) returns to Columbia to host its home opener at 6:30 tonight at Taylor Stadium against Youngstown State. Only 11 games into their 56-game schedule, the Tigers have relied heavily on several freshman to contribute.

Extra effort not enough for Tigers in home finale

Senior Tiffany Brooks scored the first two points against Kansas with two free throws. She went on to score nine of the team’s first 11.

Tournament should draw more fans

Missouri is hoping to get help from the home crowd when they host the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Hearnes Center. At the same time, the tournament could provide a boost for the entire wrestling community in the area.

Tigers wary of Aggies’ senior point guard

Acie Law is one of those players. It seems like he has been playing college basketball for a while.

Cougars’ Widaman big factor

Columbia College freshman guard Whitney Widaman started playing basketball when she was 5. Her mother was the coach, and she gave Widaman some advice that has stuck with her.

Brown’s hard work pays

STURGEON — It all started with a lie.

Tigers hold on

Big 12 Conference men’s basketball just isn’t that easy.

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