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Missouri is the team to beat in the Big 12 Conference.
At least that’s the way the men’s basketball coaches voted in a preseason poll.
The conference released its preseason coaches’ poll Wednesday with the Tigers the favorite to win.
Already missing outside hitter Mary Lauren Smith, the No. 24 Missouri volleyball team received another scare when outside hitter Shen Danru injured herself against Colorado on Wednesday night.
Even with the injury, the Tigers beat the Buffaloes 31-29, 30-27, 30-25 in a Big 12 Conference game at Hearnes Center.
Rock Bridge tennis coach Ben Loeb knows how to inspire his players.
Winning has become routine for Loeb. After 15 years coaching boys and girls teams at Rock Bridge and Hickman, Loeb has the second most wins in the state at 408. North Kansas City coach Arthur Loepp, who has been coaching since 1975, has 468. Loeb has qualified 10 teams to the state tournament, and three have won state titles.
Look for the Missouri women’s basketball team to finish in the middle of the pack in the Big 12 Conference this season.
The league’s coaches Wednesday picked the Tigers to finish seventh in the conference.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Moira Placchi scored in the 63rd minute to lift Italy to a 2-2 tie against the United States in a women’s soccer exhibition Wednesday night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Cedric Alvis walks sluggishly off the football field, his eyes focused on his cleats, silently reliving his team’s loss.
Although Alvis speaks somberly after the game, three hours earlier he was bouncing up and down, cracking jokes with teammates and hardly able to control his excitement about the night’s game.
A few months before Steven Sanchez moved to Columbia to play offensive tackle for Missouri, he didn’t know which conference the Tigers played in.
That’s one reason Sanchez doesn’t understand how he ended up at MU.
Missouri freshman Yelena Olshanskaya is adjusting nicely to college tennis.
Olshanskaya rolls into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional Tournament today undefeated in singles competition. The five-day event in Salt Lake City is an individual tournament where the Tigers match up against the top players from 25 other teams.
Everything seemed to be going according to plan late in Columbia College’s match with Missouri Baptist on Tuesday night at Southwell Arena.
The Cougars had coasted to easy victories in the first two games, and with a big lead late in Game 3, they seemed poised for another easy win.
Passion and discipline.
Coach Susan Kreklow said those qualities make Shen Danru a success for the No. 24 Missouri volleyball team.
Senior cornerback Shirdonya Mitchell knows why Missouri’s defense hasn’t looked as jittery in its past few games.
“We strive through the weeks to try and improve our third downs,” Mitchell said.
There was no ceremony to honor Rock Bridge coach Vicki Reimler before her final home game Monday. There wasn’t a video tribute, or a fireworks show, or anything of the sort.
Instead, the Bruins found an even better parting gift for their coach — a 25-21, 13-25, 25-23 win against the Versailles Lady Tigers.
These days, Big 12 Conference football scores are starting to look more like basketball scores.
The scoring outburst came to a head Saturday when Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 51-49, and the game didn’t go to overtime.
Melissa Peabody might not have saved the season, but she definitely saved the day.
Missouri beat No. 4 Texas A&M 5-4 in overtime Sunday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium. After Missouri went down 4-1 at halftime, Peabody scored three goals, including the winner on a breakaway in overtime to give the Tigers their first Big 12 Conference victory of the year.
ST. LOUIS — Another game meant another milestone for Isaac Bruce.
The St. Louis receiver led the offense, the defense shut down Green Bay’s rushing game and the Rams defeated the Packers 34-24 on Sunday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome.
NEW YORK — The Face of October showed up and shut down the Florida Marlins, silencing all their talk about wreaking havoc in this World Series.
With his cap pulled down low and shadowing his dark eyes, Andy Pettitte pitched neatly into the ninth inning and drew the New York Yankees even with a 6-1 win in Game 2 on Sunday night.
Nervousness and experience might determine the success of three Columbia golfers at this year’s girls’ state tournament.
Although Rock Bridge and Hickman did not advance out of the Class 2 District 4 tournament on Oct. 6 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, three individuals are representing the schools at the state championship.
NORMAN, Okla. – When the Missouri football team went into halftime trailing the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners by 21, it appeared poised for the same blowout fate many previous Sooners opponents have faced.
The blowout never came.
NORMAN, Okla. — There it was. The ball, the momentum and maybe the game were there for the taking.
All Nino Williams II had to do was come down with the ball.
Instead, Oklahoma receiver Mark Clayton snatched everything, leading the No. 1 Sooners to a 34-13 win against No. 24 Missouri on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
NORMAN, Okla. – For 1 1/2 quarters, it was last season all over again.
Brad Smith was running rampant through the Oklahoma secondary, and No. 24 Missouri was hanging around and waiting for a big play to spark a major upset.