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Carl Edwards honored at state capitol

Race car driver Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, was honored Monday by Missouri senators for his NASCAR championship.

Grand Prix wraps up, expected to return

The Missouri Grand Prix swim meet concluded its last finals session Monday, but all signs point to the meet being put on again next year.

Open water draws swimmer out of retirement

Micha Burden thought she was done with swimming when she graduated from California-Berkley, but the chance to swim in the Olympics in open-water racing brought her back to the sport.

Olympic hopefuls showing good potential at Missouri Grand Prix

Adam Ritter and Caitlin Leverenz are encouraged about their chances of making the Olympics after their performances thus far at the Missouri Grand Prix.

Record keepers stay busy at Missouri Grand Prix

If the last day of the Missouri Grand Prix swimming meet goes anything like the first two, the record books might have to be completely rewritten. Sunday’s finals session saw meet records fall in nine of 10 events and pool records fall in eight of 10.

Two records fall at Missouri Grand Prix

Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Competitive Swimming

In honor of the Missouri Gran Priz, the Missourian offers assorted facts and tidbits about the sport.

Veteran continues strong run at Grand Prix

Mary Descenza, a swimmer on the U.S. National Team, is less focused on making money and more on having fun.

Women's swimmers first to set records at Grand Prix

Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.

From junior high to the national spotlight

Willa Wang, a 13-year-old from Ann Arbor, easily won her heat of the 200-meter butterfly preliminaries at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday.

Swimmers post fast times during the first day of the Missouri Grand Prix

The Missouri Grand Prix kicked off Friday with three pool records.

Two MU swimmers hopeful for a chance for U.S. Olympic trials

Lori Halvorson and Colleen Gordon will participate in the Missouri Grand Prix, which begins on Friday, hoping for a chance to compete for an Olympic spot.

Askren travels to Russia with USA wrestling team

Ben Askren was selected to be on the USA wrestling World Cup team that is competing at the 2008 World Cup for freestyle wrestling this weekend in Russia.

Nations top swimmers converge on Columbia, MU

MU will host the Mizzou Grand Prix this weekend, a swim meet featuring most of the American national team.

Giants snatch Super Bowl win from Patriots

In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, New York shattered New England’s unbeaten season 17-14 Sunday night as Eli Manning hit Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left. It was the Giants’ 11th straight victory on the road and the first time the Patriots tasted defeat in more than a year.

Fans prepare for home Super Bowl parties

You could tell who was shopping for a Super Bowl party in Columbia on Saturday afternoon just by glancing at what was piled in each person’s cart:

Rams win first at home

Gus Frerotte carries blame for the St. Louis Rams' last home loss. His fast start had a lot to do with the franchise finally getting a win.

Chiefs lose again

After falling to the Chargers on Sunday the Chiefs have lost six of eight and five in a row and could be on the brink of their worst season in two decades.

Women’s sports have come a long way — both nationally and at MU

COLUMBIA — In any given year, Lori Painter and Willie Geissert attend games for six or seven different MU sports, cheering their hearts out for their beloved Tigers.

Tigers make cover of Sports Illustrated

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