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Columbia swimmers use meet as 'last chance'

When Hickman senior Liz Grant returned from the Greater Kansas City Invitational on Jan. 19, she was sure that she had qualified for the state swimming championships in the 50-yard freestyle. It was not until two days later that she found out her 26.34 time was just shy of the state qualifying time, which had been lowered from the previous season.

Now, with the end of the season staring her in the face, Grant and her fellow Columbia swimmers have one last chance to qualify for state.

Energy, attitude stands out against Oklahoma

Despite struggling throughout the Big 12 season, the Missouri women’s basketball team almost sprung a gigantic upset over the No. 10 Sooners on Wednesday.

Columbia College guard far from home

Miroslav Lukic’s journey to Columbia College took two years and 6,000 miles. Now that he’s there, he’s making a name for himself.

Tigers feeling battered after tough stretch

After playing three games over a span of six days, the Tigers returned to practice Wednesday with plenty of time to prepare for Saturday’s game against Texas A&M.

Camaraderie keeps Tigers' Gold in gymnastics

MU vaulter Alex Gold quit gymnastics in ninth grade. The time away only showed her how much the sport meant to her.

Quarterback Gabbert headlines MU’s strong recruiting class

MU signed 23 recruits on Wednesday for the NCAA Signing Day, ranking third in Big 12 recruiting.

Tigers land Pinkel's best recruiting class

The Tigers signed 23 players including seven of the top 10 players in the state of Missouri on national signing day Wednesday, led by the signing of quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

Tigers lose close one to Oklahoma

Missouri women's basketball team down by three points with under a minute to go, but Sooners hold out for a 64-57 victory.

DeStephen fueled by historic quest

Greg DeStephen, the top MU male diver, is fueled by an impressive competitive drive and seeks to beat his opposition, including MU divers from the past.

Local high school athletes announce college choices

Student-athletes from three area schools continue their athletic careers at colleges across the country.

Columbia College hopes to stop Missouri Baptist scoring duo

Cougars will try to slow down Brandon Bishop and Bret Wilson in a rematch of a game that Columbia College won in overtime earlier in the season.

Dressler leads Bruins over Liberty

Paris twins figure to be tall order for Tigers

No. 11 Oklahoma comes to Mizzou Arena on Wednesday, led by Courtney and Ashley Paris, a set of impressive junior twins.

Freshman forward, team defense propel Columbia College past Missouri Baptist

Freshman Jessica James’ career night led the Columbia College women’s basketball team to a 77-63 win over Missouri Baptist.

Trio of pitchers hope summer success translates to regular season

The MU Baseball team started practice last week with their highest preseason rank in the team’s history.

Hickman athletes to sign intent letters

Local athletes signing letters of intent to play in college.

Keon Lawrence has a career night in Missouri’s loss to Kansas

The Tigers might not have played well as a team, but the sophomore guard put together one of his best games of his career.

MU-KU coaches appraise Knight's career

Anderson and Self comment on the Texas Tech coaches prolific career, and other notes from Missouri's loss at Lawrence.

Missouri falls to Kansas 90-71

The Tigers came out hard — and with all its healthy players available — but slowly faded away against the No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks. Missouri had played shorthanded in its past two games before coming to Lawrence, Kan.

Rock Bridge assistant Hammond faces old team

Rock Bridge student assistant boys basketball coach Brady Hammond will coach against his former high school Liberty tonight in a top 10 matchup.

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