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Mizzou can make declaration at Independence

The last time Missouri beat a Southeastern Conference team in football, a young coach named Gary Pinkel had just been promoted to offensive coordinator at Washington, the Cold War was reaching its climax and Brad Smith was still in diapers.

Bond leads MU to ninth-straight

The Missouri women’s basketball had three major milestones Thursday night.

Smith leads Tigers to comeback win in bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. -- One last time, Missouri was able to count on Brad Smith. And, yet another time, the greatest offensive producer the school has ever seen came through.

Independence Bowl text messages

Subscribers to the Mobile Missourian's sports results text messaging service received these dispatches throughout the game:

Missouri makes it two in a row

For the first time this season Missouri’s basketball team is two games above .500.

Tigers turn attention to game

SHREVEPORT, La. — After three days of light-hearted, fun-filled activities, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and his team have officially set their game face.

Tigers’ victory a group effort

Usually a coach empties the bench in the waning minutes of a blowout, allowing those relegated to mop-up duty, whether in a romp of a win or defeat, playing time and experience.

Division I athletics all in the family for EIU’s Duany

Becoming a Division I athlete is quite an accomplishment for a member of anyone’s family. But in Bil Duany’s family, it’s rather ordinary.

Hickman at 1-1 in early rounds at Neosho

The Hickman boys’ basketball team lost Wednesday night in the second round of the 16-team Neosho Tournament, falling 73-56 to top seed Cypress, a top Texas team from Houston that boasts a 7-foot-2 center and a 23-2 record.

Bowl hoopla surrounds Tigers

If members of the Missouri football team were worried about missing out on the festivities that Dec. 25 offers, they can rest easy.

Bruins advance to semis

LIBERTY — The second chair on the bench remained empty, the William Jewell College Cardinal logo glaring at the ceiling. Rock Bridge boys’ basketball coach Mark Scanlon finally sat down with four minutes to go in the game.

Brown hopes Tigers rebound

With almost a week to recover from the 32-point loss to Illinois last Wednesday, forward Marshall Brown found some resolution to his recent struggles during semester break back home in Texas.

Teams get back to work

Vitt says it’s his fault Rams’ play deteriorated

ST. LOUIS — Interim coach or not, the buck stops at Joe Vitt’s door.

Blues take another hit

ST. LOUIS — Dallas goalie Johan Hedberg had a big game on offense and defense.

Johnson on juggernaut

KANSAS CITY — Drawing dirty looks in the San Diego locker room was easy after Larry Johnson and the Kansas City Chiefs snuffed out the Chargers’ playoff hopes with a 20-7 victory Saturday.

Rams’ slump continues

ST. LOUIS — So who needs Reggie Bush? The San Francisco 49ers got a pair of big runs from backups in a victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Cardinals add Encarnacion, Spivey

ST. LOUIS — Outfielder Juan Encarnacion and second baseman Junior Spivey agreed to contracts with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, two more parts of the team’s offseason rebuilding.

Hoping home field helps

KANSAS CITY, — If anybody knows how to win in Arrowhead Stadium in December, it’s Donnie Edwards.

Forlorn faceoff in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — This is the kind of season the St. Louis Rams have endured: Rookie cornerback Ron Bartell didn’t even dress for the first six games of the season and now he’s preparing for his sixth straight start.

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