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Inspired Missouri blanks Texas A&M in softball

Published Apr. 21 2019

COLUMBIA — In the third-base dugout of the Missouri softball stadium, third baseman Kim Wert rolled her eyes. The Tigers had...

Missouri softball run-rules Texas A&M in five innings

Published Apr. 20 2019

COLUMBIA — Missouri was seeing the ball well and hitting it hard through the first two innings Friday night. So hard,...

Missouri football's Petry, basketball's Tahane enter transfer portal

Published Apr. 20 2019

COLUMBIA — Missouri football player Terry Petry and women's basketball player Emmanuelle Tahane entered their names into the NCAA transfer...

Jontay Porter declares for NBA Draft

Published Apr. 20 2019

COLUMBIA — In a brief announcement posted to his Twitter account Friday afternoon, Jontay Porter declared for the 2019 NBA...

Missouri softball edges Texas A&M 4-3 in series opener

Published Apr. 19 2019

COLUMBIA — Texas A&M pitcher Kendall Potts has a devastating change-up. It was important for the Missouri softball team, in its...

WR Jay Maclin intends to play for Missouri football

Published Apr. 19 2019

In a ceremony at Kirkwood High School on Thursday afternoon, Jairus "Jay" Maclin verbally committed to Missouri.

Missouri's Tilmon enters NBA draft pool to get feedback

Published Apr. 16 2019

COLUMBIA — Missouri sophomore forward Jeremiah Tilmon will explore the NBA draft process, the program announced Monday.

Joven hurls Missouri to series win against LSU

Published Apr. 15 2019

COLUMBIA — Missouri lefty Art Joven was electric in his first Southeastern Conference start Sunday, guiding the Tigers to an...

Starters shine in MU football's Spring Game

Published Apr. 14 2019

COLUMBIA — There are some new faces on the coaching staff and roster, but that didn't change Barry Odom's approach...

Santos to transfer from Missouri basketball team

Published Apr. 13 2019

COLUMBIA — Missouri forward K.J. Santos has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. The sophomore, who started one...

Missouri baseball beats Kentucky 9-2 to win series as diamond rivalry grows

Published Apr. 8 2019

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers could have caved first. Ace TJ Sikkema gave up a leadoff home run to Kentucky's...

Press Box: Improvement is visible in Anderson's first year with MU softball

Published Apr. 7 2019

The Missouri softball team is barely halfway through the first season of the Larissa Anderson era, but early results suggest...

Fatima finishes pool play 0-3 in CCI

Published Apr. 6 2019

The Fatima Comets are stepping up their usual competition a few class levels this weekend by playing in the Capital...

Missouri baseball routs Kansas State for 17-2 win

Published Apr. 4 2019

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team was frustrated repeatedly Tuesday night against Saint Louis, amassing 22 baserunners and 15 walks...

Missouri beats Saint Louis on walk-off walk

Published Apr. 3 2019

COLUMBIA — Challenged by a busy schedule and quiet bats Tuesday, the Missouri baseball team drew 15 walks, including a...

Missouri softball splits twinbill with No. 5 Tennessee

Published Apr. 1 2019

Missouri softball head coach Larissa Anderson got the first win against a top 5 opponent of her head-coaching career Sunday...

Iowa overpowers Missouri for 68-52 second-round win in NCAA Tournament

Published Mar. 25 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa — It wasn't a happy ending for the Missouri women's basketball team this season.

Missouri women playing for those who set foundation for recent success

Published Mar. 24 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa — When the Missouri women's basketball team takes the court at 1 p.m. today against Iowa with...

Tigers prepared to face Iowa's prolific scorer Gustafson

Published Mar. 24 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa forward Megan Gustafson spent most of Friday's game against Mercer on offense with a forearm...

Roundtree's free throw sends Missouri past Drake

Published Mar. 23 2019

Roundtree made the decisive free throw to push Missouri past Drake 77-76 in overtime of its first-round NCAA Tournament game...