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Circle of trust

After nearly three hours of practice, a whistle sounds in Hickman’s gymnasium, prompting the girls’ basketball team to gather around the court’s center circle.

Playing with passion

Hearing the crack of one body smashing against another, followed by the whoosh of air that escapes the checked hockey player’s lips as they slowly slide face-first down the boards and onto the slush-covered ice is almost too much for some to bear.

Edwards takes third in Chase

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It was awfully hard for Carl Edwards to be disappointed Sunday after finishing fourth in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Young comes ready to play

Missouri’s Kevin Young found a way to end a week full of question marks with an exclamation point.

Missouri stumbles down the stretch

It was easy to push aside the after-effects of the Missouri football team’s loss to Kansas State on Saturday. The day belonged to Wildcats coach Bill Snyder, marking the final time one of college football’s greatest coaches would man the sideline.

Wrestlers gain experience at Missouri Open

Although there was no team score kept, the Missouri wrestling team stood out as the big winners at the sixth annual Missouri Open on Sunday at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.

Yang’s top play worth the effort

Na Yang worked harder this week in practice and in the weight room.

Mistakes have Tigers playing the same tune

MANHATTAN, Kan.— If the Missouri football season were a CD player, it’s surely stuck on repeat.

Demons make unusual journey

The Missouri basketball team didn’t advance to Madison Square Garden for Wednesday and Friday’s NIT games, but if they had, its highly improbable that they would have traveled by train.

Finding the right ingredients

Even before new Rock Bridge wrestling head coach Brook Harlan was cut from The Food Network’s reality chef show, “The Next Food Network Star”, he was cooking up ideas of his own for the program he inherited from former coach John Kopnisky.

Playing with the pros

About 30 people had a chance Saturday afternoon at Schmidt Billiards and Game Rooms.

Cougars hope for wild card spot

The unthinkable happened again. For the second straight Saturday, Missouri Baptist defeated Columbia College in the finals of a tournament the Cougars had never lost in.

Stars’ Steffan looks to improve her play

Stephens College sophomore Elyse Steffan knows she’s not playing up to her potential.

Fans focus on honoring Snyder

MANHATTAN, Kan. — It was a chilly, cloudy afternoon and the purple flags atop the motor homes in the eastern parking lot of what was known just a week ago as KSU stadium were waving in the gusty wind. There were plenty of “Powercat” and “Go Wildcats” flags, but the emotions swirling around the tailgate weren’t about clinching a bowl bid or even a winning season. They were about honoring a school legend, football coach Bill Snyder.

Webb leads KSU comeback, again

MANHATTAN, Kan. — When Kansas State quarterback Allen Webb strolled to the line of scrimmage in the early minutes of the third quarter against Missouri on Saturday, he had all but planned out the events that would soon transpire.

Title still in Edwards’ reach

Carl Edwards doesn’t feel like he should be in this position. But with the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship down to one race, the Columbia native is still in contention to win the title in his first full season in the Nextel Cup series.

Missouri caught in Snyder’s shadow

It’s a tough week to be a member of the Missouri football team.

Tigers look to snap Kansas State curse

Freezing temperatures and sleet. Roaring swarms of purple-clad undergrads. Darren Sproles chopping off 10 yards at a time.

Missouri works on performance from the line

With all eyes turned toward their coach, members of the Tiger women’s basketball team apprehensively awaited the verdict.

Cougars’ Ogunjimi shows serious ability

Columbia College’s Helen Ogunjimi looks calm and collected when she’s on the court, hardly changing expressions whether she’s just missed a shot or made it.

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