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MU softball team falls short of breaking wins record

The MU softball team won 19 consecutive games before losing to Bradley, 5-4, on Wednesday at University Field. The Tigers would have tied the school record with a 20th straight win.

Tigers baseball team looks to finalize batting order

After losing Evan Frey and Brock Bond, the Tigers entered the 2008 season with a pair of question marks sitting atop their order. Finding the answers to those questions looked to be the biggest obstacle for a team that returned the middle of its order and the bulk of its pitching staff.

The Kewpies look to seniors for success as season begins

The Kewpies are looking to improve upon last year’s 12-12 season, which ended with a loss to Jefferson City in the district tournament. Hickman coach Dave Wilson said with 16 returning lettermen, 15 seniors and an entire pitching staff returning, he expects his team to be more consistent than last year’s and to compete for a district championship.

Gymnastics coach emphasizes academics and humor

MU gymnastics coach John Figueroa is also a laid-back, upbeat coach who the gymnasts say they can always count on.

Three sit with suspensions in Columbia College's NAIA tournament loss

Playing without three of its post players, Columbia College couldn’t pick up the slack, falling to Azusa Pacific 61-47 in the first round of the NAIA Division I National Championship tournament Wednesday.

Missouri baseball ready for hectic season

Missouri baseball, with its strong pitching staff, is more ready than most to handle new NCAA schedule.

Columbia College heads to NAIA tourney without three suspended players

Missouri wrestlers expect "home" crowd

Missouri wrestlers head to nationals trying to continue recent success

MU Shooting Club tries to rebuild a competitive team.

Pinkel dismisses Marquis Booker

Coach Gary Pinkel announced the dismissal of sophomore reserve linebacker Marquis Booker from the Missouri football team following the squad’s fourth spring practice Tuesday at Dan Devine Pavilion.

Female arm wrestlers draw a crowd

The seventh all-girls arm-wrestling tournament in the past three years took place Saturday night at Café Berlin as a benefit to offset the costs incurred by a mid-January robbery at the restaurant. For the raucous crowd chanting, "Rip her head off!" the eight arm wrestlers were a big draw.

Three players to miss Cougars' NAIA national men's basketball tournament game

Columbia College men's basketball coach Bob Burchard suspended three players for the remainder of the season for violating team policies, the team said in a statement Monday. The statement was released just hours before the team planned to leave for the NAIA Division I National Championship tournament.

Lyons won't rule out going pro next season

When fans saw the last of this year’s Missouri men's basketball team last week, they might have seen the last of junior forward Leo Lyons.

MU women's golfers complete first round of Longhorn Invite

MU football player arrested

Sophomore linebacker Marquis Booker was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and violation of Columbia’s underage liquor laws.

Home openers rained out for Columbia College and Stephens softball teams

Few complaints about 2008 NCAA men's tournament bracket

The inexact science of putting together the NCAA tournament bracket turned out to be pretty exact this time around.

History repeats: Doubles points key in MU tennis' win over Kansas

Missouri baseball sweeps weekend series from Toledo

Contrary to popular belief, the Tigers are looking for their pitchers to cut down their strikeouts and put the ball in play early in the count.

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