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End of long Big 12 losing streak sweet for Tigers

The most recent time the Missouri women played Kansas on Valentine’s Day it was 1990 when the Jayhawks beat the Tigers in Columbia. This year in Lawrence Kan., it was a different story.

Unusual location for softball

University Field, home of the Missouri softball team, looked more like a lonely ice skating rink Wednesday afternoon. The stands were empty, the air was cold enough to bite through your coat, and a layer of ice and snow covered the hidden playing surface. The frosty February weather, however, was not enough to keep the Tigers from playing their home opener against Missouri-Kansas City.

Gray, Bruins victorious in home finale

Growing up, Rock Bridge senior Logan Gray dreamed of playing basketball in Rock Bridge’s gym.

MU wrestlers search for answers after latest grind

You could hear the disappointment in the Hearnes Center stands as the Missouri wrestling team’s lineup was announced Wednesday night.

Wrestling with shadows

Last year, as a freshman, Vince Pescaglia sat on the sidelines as his brothers, Tony and K.C., captured state wrestling championships for the Hickman Kewpies. This year, it’s little brother’s turn to share the spotlight. Vince will join his brother K.C. when the state wrestling meet begins today at Mizzou Arena.

MU bonds unbroken for N’Garsanet

After moving 120 miles away from your best friends, there’s nothing like Chinese food to remind you of home after a long day at work.

Wrestlers build off adversity

Raymond Jordan knows all about perseverance.

Hannah seeks balance

After fouling out against Kansas, Stefhon Hannah laid for an extra second on Norm Stewart Court thinking about what had just happened.

Connely shoots Stars to victory

Sheena Connely, a freshman starting guard for Stephens College, had a game she will remember for quite some time Tuesday night in the Stars’ basketball game against Central Christian College.

MU looks for revenge against Texas A&M

At No. 1 nationally, Texas might be the national focus of the Big 12 men’s swimming championships in College Station, Texas, but Missouri is focused on the hometown Aggies.

Gymnasts are all about the team

For much of a competitive gymnast’s life, there is not much concern about a team’s performance. But as the six freshman on Missouri’s gymnastics team learned this year, a team can be found in the Tigers’ chalk-filled gym.

MU softball set to begin home slate

The Missouri softball team will begin its home schedule today with a doubleheader against the UMKC Kangaroos.

Defying gravity

There’s a lot Missouri pole vaulter Brian Hancock has to deal with as he goes about his sport. First there’s the fiberglass pole. At 14 feet 6 inches long, it weighs about 40 pounds more than Hancock. He must hold the pole straight up in the air and sprint as fast as he can. Then, while still running, he must plant the pole so it lodges perfectly into a 12-inch wide, 8-inch deep metal box. Oh, and then he must propel himself over a 16-foot high bar and land safely on an 18- by 20-foot foam mat.

Cancellation adds flavor to district tournament

A month later, fans upset with the cancellation of the Jan. 24 Rock Bridge-Hickman girls basketball game might get some closure.

Chargers fire coach after 14-2 season

Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired Monday night in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a “dysfunctional situation” between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith.

Stewart charms one-time rival fans

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Norm Stewart was named national coach of the year for 1993-94. His Missouri Tigers won 28 games, and nowadays, Stewart looks back on that season with pride.

Pitchers help MU remain unbeaten

The Missouri baseball team is 3-0 for the first time since the 1999 season, thanks to freshman Kyle Gibson, who pitched three perfect innings of relief Sunday against Florida International to secure a 3-2 victory and three-game sweep in Miami.

Tigers fall from perfection

In a flash, it was over.

Stephens’ swim team wins meet

The Stephens swimming team won its final meet of the season in its last meet of the regular season on Saturday at MacMurray College in Jacksonville,

Tigers’ driving privileges revoked

The first time Missouri and Kansas met this season on Jan. 15 in Lawrence, Kan., the Tigers kept the game close the entire way and even led throughout the second half before losing by three points.

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