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Improvement key for Rock Bridge runner

Rock Bridge's Ben Keown spent is summer running extra miles in hopes of improving his times for the fall cross country season.

Bruins soccer team nets key win

Columbia College volleyball team<br>handles Missouri Baptist

The Columbia College volleyball team kept its perfect American Midwest Conference record intact Thursday.

The case of the missing peace pipe

An old MU-Oklahoma football tradition involved the smoking of a peace pipe at halftime. Now, the pipe is missing and the tradition has been abandoned.

Back from injury, Danario Alexander<br>proves his worth for the Tigers

Nicknamed “Dust Mite” in high school, sophomore wide receiver Danario Alexander dedicated his performance on Saturday night to his injured brother.

Tigers' Anderson stresses defense

The Missouri men’s basketball team struggled with defense last season, and Tigers' coach Mike Anderson says improvement will translate to more victories.

Sports briefs

The No. 9 Columbia College volleyball team travels to St. Louis on Thursday.

Tigers volleyball team earns fourth straight win

Megan Wilson’s 17 kills paced the MU volleyball team in a sweep of Texas A&M that brought the Tigers back to an even mark in Big 12 Conference play.

Columbia College men’s soccer loses overtime thriller to McKendree University

A goal near the end of the final overtime period gave McKendree the victory.

Dedication to team keeps Columbia College’s Stranz content

Jimmy Stranz could have transferred when he didn’t receive playing time. Instead, the senior midfielder used his dedication and pride to get through a tough situation.

MU women’s golf team dominates the Johnie Imes Invitational

Four Missouri golfers finished in the top 10, and the team won by thirty strokes.

Missouri’s Andrew Gachkar proves he is a big-hitter on special teams

While he is still learning the outside linebacker position, Andrew Gachkar has seen the field often for the No. 11 Missouri Tigers’ special team unit.

Hickman’s Bonuchi takes national success to high school level

Sophomore David Bonuchi has succeeded in national diving competitions in America and internationally. This year, for the first time, he gets to dive for his high school team.

Three MU stars eyeing national football records

If Tigers tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman and freshman wide receiver Jeremy Maclin keep up their production, they each could have places of their own in the NCAA record books.

Schedule paying dividends for KU

As an assistant at Kansas State, Kansas coach Mark Mangino saw firsthand what an easy schedule can do for a team’s momentum. This season, that formula has propelled the Jayhawks into the top 25.

Lei Wang’s ‘warrior mentality’ sparks MU volleyball team

Redshirt sophomore Lei Wang has alternated between setter and hitter for the MU volleyball team, which is riding a three-match win streak.

MU, law enforcement prepared for massive crowd at football game

Despite the largest home crowd in 23 years, early police report show about 17 arrests after Saturday's game against Nebraska. Traffic backed up around the stadium as both pedestrians and vehicles tried to maneuver.

Tigers' defense defies doubters

Before MU’s 41-6 win over Nebraska, the Tigers’ defense was giving up 467.8 yards per game. On Saturday, MU held the Cornhuskers to 297 yards quelling worries it couldn't stop a ranked team.

Sooners set sights on survival

Oklahoma is back alive in the national championship picture after losses by Southern California, Wisconsin and Florida bumped them up to No. 6 in the AP rankings and No. 5 in the other two polls

MU tennis player far from home

Junior Sofia Ayala, the former No. 1 juniors tennis player in Ecuador, says she is glad she transfered to MU.

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