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Missouri softball players used to traveling in style

The Missouri softball team doesn’t perform much music. If it does, it’s not in front of large audiences or at famous venues. But that doesn’t stop the Tigers from touring the country in a bus fit for rock stars.

Walking the walk

The Missouri gymnastics team has had its share of leaders this season. Senior Lauren Schwartzman is ranked second in the country on balance beam. Another senior, Jodie Heinicka, is tied for second on uneven bars, and freshman Adrianne Perry is 15th in the all-around. But when you ask Heinicka about team leadership, two names are at the top of her list: Ali Gilmore and Lisa Puccio.

Deaton, Floyd reveal records

The muddled details surrounding former Missouri basketball coach Quin Snyder’s departure Feb. 10 became clearer Wednesday following the release of MU Chancellor Brady Deaton’s findings from his initial investigation into the matter.

Big questions answered

Was Quin Snyder fired or did he resign?

Missouri baseball wins home opener

This season, it is different when Zane Taylor walks up to the plate.

AD says Riley out at Hickman

Doug Mirts, the Hickman athletic director, said Wednesday that Hickman girls’ basketball coach Curt Riley will not be the Kewpies’ coach next season.

Emotions get to MU

Missouri women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein has no problem with her team playing with emotion.

McKendree denies Cougars’ comeback

Columbia College guard Laura Elliot blanketed McKendree’s Katie Hasheider as Hasheider moved the ball up the court. Suzi Gerler, another McKendree player came up from the paint, unbeknownst to Elliot. With arms crossed, elbows pointed outward near shoulder level, Gerler set a screen for Hasheider. When Hasheider drove left, Elliot’s face mashed into the elbows, whipping her neck back like a rag doll’s.

Snyder Timeline

Parties involved: Athletic Director Mike Alden, former men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder, UM System President Elson Floyd, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton

Tigers keep their tails up

Welcome to the land of the moral victory.

Cougars slam Williams Baptist in quarterfinals

Any conference semifinal is going to be intense.

Missouri looks for control at home

LaToya Bond sat stewing in her own frustration after fouling out. It was overtime against Kansas on Saturday and all she could do was watch her team lose in Allen Fieldhouse.

Hostile Troy awaits Rock Bridge

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team will have to overcome two opponents when it plays Troy tonight — Trojan players and fans.

From Arch Madness to March Madness

Once upon a time, the Missouri Tigers benefited in both fandom and recruiting by being the only team in the state from a major conference.

Standout pitcher starts a new chapter

It’s that time of year again. The smell of freshly cut grass, the welcomed feeling of a cool breeze on a warm afternoon and the sound of softballs “pinging” off aluminum bats is in the air.

Big victory for big fans

From the beginning, the game never had the chance of being close. The Columbia College women’s basketball team held Illinois-Springfield without a field goal past the 10 minute mark of the first half. The Cougars led 19-3 and the Prairie Stars didn’t even have a field goal.

Tigers have opportunity to get even

A home loss to ISU sent Missouri sliding.

Investigators say progress is good

Round two of the investigation into Quin Snyder’s resignation began Monday.

Saxon stays hungry

Nahowan Saxon is still thin.

MU gymnasts stay in top 10

For the second straight week, the Missouri gymnastics team is ranked ninth in the GymInfo Top 25 poll. The Tigers are tied for first on the balance beam with Georgia, moving up two spots from last week. Senior Jodie Heinicka is tied for second in the nation on the uneven bars, while Lauren Schwartzman is second on the balance beam. The Tigers host Centenary on Friday before competing at Southeast Missouri State on Sunday.

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