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Hail Mary: Before cluttered chaos, there's a plan

The last play of the last practice of the week is the same at Arizona and Mississippi State and plenty of other schools around the country: the wing-it-and-pray pass commonly known as the Hail Mary.

Gamecocks' Steve Spurrier still frustrated over win

Spurrier ranted about his team's "embarrassing" performance following the 48-34 win over Vanderbilt. The coach called it one of the worst wins of his career.


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

The surging Pittsburgh Pirates earned their second consecutive trip to the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Mississippi State confident after win vs. LSU

These are good days for the Bulldogs, who are still celebrating arguably the biggest victory of Mullen's six-year tenure. Mississippi State knocked off No. 8 LSU 34-29 on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Nadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain

Rafael Nadal's coach criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team Tuesday, arguing there are substantial differences between the men's and women's games.

Steve Wieberg is not your average couch potato

A Missouri graduate is one of 13 powerful people tasked with deciding which teams will play in this year's inaugural College Football Playoff.

Wainwright wins 20th, Cardinals beat Cubs

Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night.

ESPN anchor John Anderson returns to MU for College Avenue Mile

At the event, John Anderson said his charity would donate $20,000 to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and $10,000 to the Columbia Public School District.

Cards top Reds, move closer to playoffs

Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth consecutive playoff berth.

Columbia College women's, men's soccer teams win to open conference play

Both teams opened American Midwest Conference play with 3-0 victories over Freed-Hardeman University.

Stephens College volleyball matches 2013 win total

After falling to Haskell Indians Nation, the Stephens College volleyball team rebounded with a win over AIB College of Business on Saturday.

Columbia College women finish second, men third at Southern Stampede

The Columbia College women's and men's cross country teams finished second and third, respectively, in the Southern Stampede Invitation on Saturday. Lindsey Martin was the top finisher in the women's competition.

Columbia College volleyball wins twice Saturday

The Columbia College volleyball team picked up two wins in the final day of the Holiday Inn Express Invite in Illinois.


Shields outpitched by Scherzer, KC falls to Tigers

James "Big Game" Shields came up just short in the Kansas City Royals' biggest game of the season.

Stephens College goalie leaves game in ambulance; Stars fall to Missouri Baptist

The Stars fall to 3-3 this season after 7-1 loss Saturday.

Volleyball Roundup: Columbia splits; Stephens swept

Columbia College split two matches and is now 15-2. Stephens College lost 3-0 to Peru State on Friday.

Florida State suspends Winston for entire game

Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced late Friday night.

St. Louis in running for Final Four nod

The other finalists are Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Minnesota, Dallas, San Antonio and Phoenix.

Stephens backup goalie Briannica Ponder gets the nod before kickoff

Junior goalkeeper Briannica Ponder didn't know she would be starting Thursday's match until just before game time. Amanda Chapman, the starting goalie for Stephens College, didn't play because of what coach Xander Kennedy described as "numbness throughout all of her limbs."

Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers

Adam Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the National League Central.