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Sikkema, Toelken lead Missouri past Vanderbilt

Published Apr. 20 2018

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team still hasn't solved its offensive issues, but stellar performances on the mound from TJ...

Offensive woes continue for Missouri baseball in 5-3 win vs. Chicago State

Published Apr. 18 2018

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team did enough to win its midweek game 5-3 against Chicago State on Tuesday at...

Smith makes transfer to MIssouri official

Published Apr. 18 2018

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball program officially confirmed Monday the transfer signing of Mark Smith, a guard from Edwardsville,...

Missouri football has quiet spring game

Published Apr. 15 2018

COLUMBIA — Not a whole lot happened during Missouri's spring game, which is exactly the way Barry Odom wanted it.

MU softball takes two from Auburn

Published Apr. 15 2018

COLUMBIA — Missouri softball hadn't won a Southeastern Conference series since March 31-April 2 against Alabama a season ago. The...

Rice, Tigers blank Nebraska-Omaha

Published Apr. 12 2018

After Lauren Rice threw seven innings of one-hit softball for Missouri in Wednesday's midweek game against Nebraska-Omaha, the hard-throwing freshman...

Missouri scores just two runs in twinbill split against Alabama

Published Apr. 8 2018

The Missouri Tigers' offense did not show up this weekend at Taylor Stadium.

MU baseball drops series opener vs. Alabama

Published Apr. 7 2018

COLUMBIA — Missouri baseball did a lot right at the plate Friday against Alabama without runners on, but a few...

Jontay Porter declares for NBA draft, doesn't hire agent

Published Apr. 6 2018

COLUMBIA — When Jontay Porter decided to re-classify at the end of the summer in 2017 and join his brother...

MU baseball trounces SIUE in mid-week tuneup

Published Apr. 5 2018

COLUMBIA — Because of weather Tuesday, Missouri and Missouri State were not able to break in Busch Stadium for the...

MU softball rallies past No. 13 LSU

Published Apr. 1 2018

COLUMBIA — The similarities between the series finale and Friday's opener were overt, and bordered on suspiciously coincidental. Saturday, however,...

Missouri softball loses two to LSU, falls back to .500

Published Mar. 31 2018

COLUMBIA — Missouri softball's struggles continued in a doubleheader sweep at the bats of No. 13 LSU Friday afternoon at...

Michael Porter Jr. declares for 2018 draft

Published Mar. 27 2018

COLUMBIA — In the least surprising event of Missouri basketball's season, freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. has declared for the...

Missouri baseball wins in 11 innings to beat Mississippi State

Published Mar. 26 2018

COLUMBIA — In a complete reversal of Saturday's 15-inning loss to Mississippi State, Missouri walked off against the Bulldogs in...

Press Box: To avoid a busted bracket, don't fill one out

Published Mar. 25 2018

Who destroyed your bracket this year? Maryland-Baltimore County? Syracuse? Marshall? Buffalo?

Missouri baseball loses to Mississippi State in 15 innings

Published Mar. 25 2018

COLUMBIA — Saturday's game at Taylor Stadium showed how thin the line between a win and a loss is in...

Missouri gets first-ever baseball win against Mississippi State

Published Mar. 24 2018

Two days after turning in an ugly performance in a win against Arkansas State, Missouri baseball played one of its...

Missouri women to speed things up next season

Published Mar. 23 2018

COLUMBIA — The future of Missouri women's basketball is in its guards.

Missouri baseball finishes two-game sweep of Arkansas State

Published Mar. 22 2018

COLUMBIA — It was ugly baseball, and Steve Bieser was unhappy.

Tiger baseball keeps hot streak going with 11-1 win vs. Arkansas State

Published Mar. 21 2018

COLUMBIA — The Missouri baseball team continued its home hot streak Tuesday with an 11-1 win against Arkansas State to...