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The Cougars cruised over Benedictine University on the road Thursday night to remain undefeated in the American Midwest Conference.
TCU upset fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for TCU's first Big 12 victory.
A native of the Dominican Republic, 5-foot-7 Lily Abreu serves as a source of strength and a role model for the Columbia College Cougars
Ole Miss muscled in on the powerhouses that usually dominate national signing day, landing some of the most sought-after prospects in the country on college football's annual first-Wednesday-in-February frenzy.
The Columbia College women's basketball team moved up one spot to No. 17 in the NAIA rankings Tuesday after collecting two wins last week.
The Cougars topped the NAIA rankings for a fourth consecutive week, receiving all 11 first-place votes after tallying two comfortable wins last week to remain unbeaten at 24-0.
Cody Gorham and Devin Sander placed third and fourth in the men's 1,600-meter run at the Central Missouri Mule Relays. Emily Shultz and Julia Collins also finished eighth and ninth in the women's 1,600-meter run for the Cougars.
Oklahoma State's Markel Brown scored 28 points and Marcus Smart added 25 points to help the visitors defeat Kansas, the No. 2 team in the country.
The Cougars will resume AMC action when they travel to league newcomer Benedictine University of Springfield, Ill., on Thursday
Tierney Seifert hit a school-record eight three-point shots in Columbia College women's 14th consecutive win.
Cougars guard Derrick Dilworth finished with 14 points, two of which came on an electrifying left-handed jam, in Columbia College's 89-53 victory over Williams Baptist on Thursday.
The Cougars beat Williams Baptist (Ark.) College 59-55 on Thursday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
The Stephens women's basketball team recorded its second American Midwest Conference victory of the season with a 49-40 win Thursday at Hannibal-LaGrange.
Burchard, the Cougars athletics director and men's basketball coach, was also inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.
Columbia College men's basketball is the unanimous No. 1 team again in the NAIA after victories last week over Harris-Stowe State and William Woods Universities.
Columbia College raised more than $3,000 for the American Cancer Society during the week leading up to its men's and women's basketball games on Saturday.
Columbia College junior point guard Devin Griffin scored 18 points to lead the Cougars to victory on Coaches vs. Cancer night, just days after learning his grandfather was diagnosed with the disease.
After the Cougars defeated William Woods 85-64, their 12th straight victory, the teams had an emotional ceremony coinciding with Saturday's Coaches vs. Cancer events.
The Stars dedicated the game to sophomore guard Sam Stirmlinger's mother, Kathy Stirmlinger, who is battling breast cancer.
The Stars were outscored by 18 points in the second half.