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Colin O'Brien (Reporter, Photographer)

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Sparks brothers face off today for Tigers, Boilermakers

Published Sep. 15 2018

COLUMBIA — When Adam and Jared Sparks were growing up with the game of football, they found their roles pretty...

Missouri football travels to Purdue as 'a new team'

Published Sep. 12 2018

COLUMBIA — The most surprising part of Missouri's season two weeks into the season — at least for opposing teams...

Chemistry shines as Missouri downs Wyoming

Published Sep. 9 2018

COLUMBIA — Both teams were slow to start Saturday night, but Missouri's passing attack and Drew Lock overpowered Wyoming 40-13...

Bohl, Wyoming look to rebound defensively Saturday against Missouri

Published Sep. 7 2018

COLUMBIA — Saturday will be the first meeting between Missouri and Wyoming in football, but Cowboys coach Craig Bohl is...

Missouri sweeps softball twinbill from Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Published Apr. 29 2018

COLUMBIA — Gina Fogue has Missouri softball in about the same spot the team was in last season despite taking...

MU men's, women's basketball teams add commits Friday

Published Apr. 28 2018

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's and women's basketball teams each added a player Friday morning, as Cuonzo Martin's team picked...

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.

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.

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...

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 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...