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Cougars return home after layoff

When the Columbia College men’s basketball team faces Missouri Valley College at 7 tonight at Southwell Complex, the arena may seem as foreign to the Cougars as it does to their opponents.

Hard to overlook MU

If Missouri coach Mike Anderson had a vote in a national poll, he wouldn’t have put the Tigers on his ballot. There were, however, a few voters who disagreed.

Kansas rebounds vs. USC

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush had 13 points each and 12th-ranked Kansas rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 72-62 victory over Southern California on Monday night.

Chiefs’ playoff hopes take hit

KANSAS CITY — As the schedule shapes up today, Kansas City’s biggest stumbling blocks to a playoff berth figure to be the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Jets.

Rams attempt to regroup after Bulger’s harsh criticism

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan stopped short of backing Marc Bulger on Monday, a day after the quarterback accused some offensive players of not caring. He said he didn’t even address the issue at a team meeting.

‘Flat’ MU gets boost from Tiller

In some games, it’s been the outside shooting of Matt Lawrence. In other games, Stefhon Hannah has driven Missouri to victory. On Sunday, it was the energy of freshman guard J.T. Tiller.

Tigers put on shine for Sun Bowl

The event had the makings of a highly-anticipated announcement. The lights were low, news stations’ cameras were set up and ready to go and there was a quiet buzz in the cozy Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena. The only problem was that the season ticket holders, members of the football program and members of the media who were gathered knew the news: Missouri was going to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, to play Oregon State.

Tigers win another Classic

EeTisha Riddle made the last basket before halftime Sunday in the Tiger Classic championship game.

Guard’s passes can help, hurt MU

Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah likes to pass in unconventional ways. Behind the back. No-look. Even a baseball-style, one-handed toss the length of the court.

Missouri eliminated from volleyball finals

Jessica Vander Kooi couldn’t help crying after her career ended with the Missouri volleyball team’s loss to host Stanford on Sunday night in a first round match of the NCAA Tournament. But, through the tears, the All-American outside hitter said she was proud of her team’s performance.

Destination: Sun Bowl

The MU football team (8-4, 4-4 Big 12) is headed to El Paso, Texas, to play in the Brut Sun Bowl against 24th-ranked Oregon State (9-4, 6-3 PAC-10) at 1 p.m. Dec. 29. This will be the Tigers’ 24th appearance in a bowl game. Last year, the Tigers played in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., where they defeated South Carolina

Tigers find out bowl fate today

If Missouri announces today that it’s playing in the Insight Bowl, the best chance to see the game will be to travel to Tempe, Ariz., to watch in person or to head to a sports bar.

Tigers refocus after snow day, Arkansas win

Don’t tell the Missouri Tigers their win over Arkansas was a big deal.

Tough trek

When Ouida Savant ran into the Hollins family at the Dallas airport, they decided to fly to Kansas City instead of St. Louis in an effort to avoid the snowstorm.

Badger bond

Standing toe to toe, Missouri wrestlers Josh Wagner and Maxwell Askren prepared to compete for pride and a week’s worth of bragging rights in the middle of their living room.

Alabama A&M holds off EIU

Beat Eastern Illinois in the first game of the State Farm Tiger Classic. Check.

Ugly second half dooms Kansas

ROSEMONT, Ill. — No carryover for Kansas. One week after beating defending national champion Florida, the Jayhawks stumbled against DePaul, a team looking for an identity of its own.

Sticking with it

Skaters don’t move to the rhythm of the latest hits Tuesday nights at Empire Roller Rink. The disco balls don’t spin.

Balancing service

Kim and Julie Heinicka sat at a quilt shop outside Kansas City on Friday afternoon, waiting for their daughter. Jodie Heinicka was supposed to leave Columbia in the morning, but the snow slowed her down.

Underdog Missouri winner in first round

It took the Missouri volleyball team nearly 48 hours to get to California. But a nine-hour wait in the airport, sitting and watching as flight after flight was canceled, and two nights in a hotel in St. Louis are all well worth it now.

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