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Hundreds line up for Tiger’s Lair registration

Hundreds of MU students stood in line at Brady Commons on Monday, not to attend their first class, but to secure spots in the Tiger’s Lair, the official student cheering section of the Missouri Tigers.

Bristol win boosts Edwards

Columbia native Carl Edwards used his bumper to nudge aside Kyle Busch's car, causing it to wiggle just enough so Edwards could drive by for his second consecutive victory in the Sprint Cup Series on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Tigers fall in women's soccer opener

No. 17 Illinois scored in the fourth minute of overtime to earn a 2-1 victory over No. 22 Missouri.

Transplants Games shows benefits for recipients

Columbia natives Eric Sherron and James Campbell won medals at the U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh last month. Their kidney transplants have helped them achieve more than that.

MU doctor’s sister wins water polo silver

The sister of the chief resident of the department of dermatology at MU competed in women’s water polo in the Beijing Games. The team won a silver medal Aug. 21, and the doctor’s sister plans to make a visit to Columbia soon to thank her supporters.

Kemp prefers direct route

Wes Kemp, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound freshman wide receiver out of DeSmet in St. Louis, is hoping to impress his coaches enough to avoid a redshirt season.

MU’s Costello showing steady improvement at quarterback

Reserve redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Costello has developed into a more complete player in the offseason, and he took snaps against defensive starters for the first time this fall in the Tigers’ final preseason scrimmage Thursday.

Tiger football fans face new security restrictions

In addition to the standard bag check at entrances to the stadium, fans' items must be able to fit in a 16-inch square plastic box, no deeper than 9 inches, roughly equal to the amount of space under each seat.

Egnew eager for future

Michael Egnew, a 6-foot-5 Plainview, Texas, native, was one of eight true freshmen Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel pinpointed after Monday’s practice as a possibility to bypass a redshirt season. Egnew’s transition from standout high school wide receiver to potential contributor as a reserve tight end behind senior Chase Coffman and junior Jon Gissinger represents a movement with the Tigers’ future in mind.

Former MU wrestler misses Olympic gold

MU alum Ben Askren was unable to earn a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Edwards sweeps Michigan races

With just three races remaining until the start of the 10-race Chase for the Championship, Edwards closed the gap on series leader Busch with his second victory in the past three races. Edwards also completed a rare weekend sweep on the 2-mile Michigan oval, adding the win in the 3M Performance 400 to a victory Saturday in the Nationwide Series event.

Injured ankle not big concern for Coulter

Brian Coulter is used to facing challenges and defeating problems.

MU working to improve No. 6 ranking

Freshman Wes Kemp highlighted the scrimmage with two impressive catches.

Quarterbacks dominate offensive powered Big 12 Conference

The once defense-minded league has now become a hot bed for great offenses and even better quarterbacks.

Edwards wins in Nationwide Series

Columbia native Carl Edwards earned his third victory this season in the Nationwide Series Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

MU's Cantwell comes in second in shot put

Years of training were on the line when MU graduate Christian Cantwell stepped into the shot put ring for his final throw in the medal round Friday night in Beijing.

Comeback comes hard for horseracing

Racing boosters have a long way to go if they hope to reintroduce parimutuel betting and revive the state's long-dormant horse racing industry.

Trainers getting Van Alexander set for opener

Senior Missouri linebacker Van Alexander tore his right ACL during spring practices in April. Alexander says he was thankful his trainers have a strategy to have him ready to play when the season starts.

MU graduate goes to medal round in Olympic shot put

If you were looking for Christian Cantwell at the opening ceremonies, you didn't see him. And if he wins a medal that isn't gold, you might not see him at the award ceremony either.

 

MU not afraid of new play clock rule

The NCAA will now use a 40-second clock, which coach Gary Pinkel thinks will make his offense more productive.

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