End to mid-major woes

Kansas coach Bill Self has to be happy there are only teams from the power conferences left in the West Regional.

MU’s Askren is Hodge recipient

Missouri wrestler Ben Askren was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy on Thursday, college wrestling’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. It is the second time Askren, a two-time national champion, has won the award. Since its creation in 1995, only Askren and Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson have received the award more than once. Sanderson earned the honor three times.

Late free throws lift Memphis over A&M

SAN ANTONIO — Antonio Anderson isn’t the player Memphis would have picked to go the line with a chance to advance to another NCAA regional final.

Taming the dogs

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Kansas’ run through the NCAA tournament was slowed to a crawl by scrappy Southern Illinois.

Tigers no-hit by Salukis

The Missouri softball team lost 1-0 to No. 19 Southern Illinois on Wednesday in Carbondale, Ill.

Recruits report for practice

Instead of hanging out with friends and trying to fight off senioritis, Michael Keck and Luke Lambert were practicing at Faurot Field on Wednesday, hoping to impress the Missouri football team’s coaching staff and earn playing time in the fall.

Show-me talent

Darrell Foster is laughing.

Bruins’ Joe Neal retools his game by tweaking his swing, mentality

Joe Neal is not the same golfer that made the Rock Bridge varsity squad as a freshman. He’s not quite like the golfer that qualified for the state tournament last year as a sophomore either.

Kewpies’ Young recovers to win 1600-meter race

Emily Young won the 1600-meter race Tuesday night, leading the race for all four laps around the Hickman track. Young may have been even faster, if she would have been racing in her usual event.

Sister act leads Cougars

Like a typical younger sibling, Katie McMahon did her best to imitate her older sister Tuesday.

Kewpies adjust to new style

Near the end of the Hickman boys tennis practice, first-year coach Andy Materer yelled to his team, “What’s next?”

Second-half improvement not enough for Bruins

For the first half of Rock Bridge’s soccer game Tuesday night, it seemed that the spectators might have braved the rainy and windy 45-degree weather for nothing.

MU swim teams win honors

Both the Missouri men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams received recognition by the College Swim Coaches Association of America by being named to their academic All-American lists for the fall 2006 semester.

No false start

When Hickman junior Chris Pfau put on a Kewpies uniform for the first time his freshman year, he set a goal for himself.

Lefty right for Rock Bridge’s Stefan Nosic

Putting a left-handed spin on a serve is something not many tennis players can do. For Rock Bridge senior Stefan Nosic, playing tennis as a lefty is a clear advantage.

Freak injury does not deter track star

Missouri junior Elisha Hunt was seeded 15th in the women’s weight throw last week at the indoor NCAA championships, but surprised everybody by finishing fourth.

Winless set still valuable for Cougars

Although the results weren’t good, the Columbia College softball team enjoyed the experience of playing in the Mizzou Invitational. The Cougars, an NAIA program, got to play on MU’s University Field and play against Northwestern, the 2006 NCAA runner-up and current No. 7 team, as well as Missouri and Western Illinois.

Tigers lassoed

This season was supposed to be different for the Missouri women’s basketball team.

Hannah puts priority on team success

Stefhon Hannah at least had the look of a satisfied person on Wednesday.

Senne extends MU winning streak to 12

Maybe it was the strain of playing five games in five days. Perhaps it was a case of looking ahead rather than focusing on the game at hand. Or, it might simply have been time for the Missouri baseball team to face a challenge.