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    91-year-old diver makes history at MU pool

    Posted 1:43 PM 8/29/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Tom Hairabedian always wanted to compete at MU's diving pool. It may have taken longer than he wanted, but he finally got his wish.

    Almost 50 years after he received his doctorate degree and coached for the Tigers, Hairabedian launched off the boards and platforms this weekend (More)

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    Richardson suspended four games for violating NFL drug policy

    Richardson suspended four games for violating NFL drug policy

    Posted 3:16 PM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press and Austin Hough, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    NEW YORK (AP) - Former Missouri Tiger and current New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

    Richardson will be eligible to return to the Jets' active (More)

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    Two MU athletes injured in Highway 63 accident

    Posted 3:04 PM 6/21/2015 by Chris Gothner and Berkeley Lovelace Jr., KOMU 8 Reporters

    BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms that two MU athletes, football player Harold Brantley and basketball player Madeleine Stock, are the victims involved in the single-car crash on Highway 63 Sunday afternoon.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the (More)

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    Rock Bridge player and coach named Sportsperson of Year

    Rock Bridge player and coach named Sportsperson of Year

    Posted 4:37 PM 6/9/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri women's basketball incoming freshman Sophie Cunningham and Rock Bridge High School coach Jill Nagel were honored with the Kiwanis Club of Columbia Don Faurot Sportsperson of the Year Award on Tuesday. 

    "It's been amazing," Cunningham said. "We've done (More)

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    Sasser to be released by Rams due to heart problem

    Sasser to be released by Rams due to heart problem

    Posted 2:42 PM 6/4/2015 by Austin Hough, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Former Missouri Tigers wide receiver Bud Sasser will be released by the St. Louis Rams because of a heart condition, according to an ESPN report Thursday.

    Sasser was taken in the sixth round in this past year's NFL Draft by St. Louis. The Rams signed the Mizzou standout to his (More)

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    Missouri, Arkansas to play Friday after Thanksgiving

    Missouri, Arkansas to play Friday after Thanksgiving

    Posted 4:35 PM 5/28/2015 by Austin Hough, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - For the second straight season, Missouri and Arkansas will play the Battle Line Rivalry game on the day after Thanksgiving. 

    CBS Sports announced Thursday morning that the game will be played on Friday, Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m. CT in Fayetteville, Ark. The game will be (More)

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    Five Mizzou wrestlers named to NWCA All-Academic Team

    Five Mizzou wrestlers named to NWCA All-Academic Team

    Posted 4:24 PM 5/26/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Five members of Missouri's wrestling team were named to the 2015 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team Friday.

    Redshirt senior Johnny Eblen, sophomore Joey Lavallee, redshirt freshman Willie Miklus, redshirt sophomore Zach Synon and redshirt senior Alan Waters (More)

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    Missouri softball's season ends at hands of UCLA

    Missouri softball's season ends at hands of UCLA

    Posted 7:42 PM 5/24/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU Sports Digital Producer

    LOS ANGELES - The Tigers' season comes to an end after a loss in game two to the Bruins by a score of 10-6.

    This loss comes after a 7-4 loss in game one as UCLA took the three-game series two games to none. In the defeat, Tori Finucane and Paige Lowary combined to throw seven innings (More)

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    Missouri eliminated at SEC tournament

    Missouri eliminated at SEC tournament

    Posted 2:56 PM 5/21/2015 by Austin Hough, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    HOOVER, AL - The Missouri baseball team's chances of making the NCAA tournament took a big hit Thursday morning, as the Tigers lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide 4-3, eliminating them from the SEC Tournament.

    Just like Wednesday, the Tigers got off to a good start. Missouri scored two runs (More)

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    Missouri earns first ever SEC Tournament win

    Missouri earns first ever SEC Tournament win

    Posted 5:00 PM 5/19/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    HOOVER, Al. - The Missouri baseball team advanced in the SEC Tournament with a 5-1 win over South Carolina on Monday, giving the Tigers their first ever SEC Tournament win in program history. 

    Starter Reggie McClain stepped up in a big way for the Tigers. McClain pitched seven innings (More)

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    Former Mizzou, JCHS standout Justin Smith retires from NFL

    Former Mizzou, JCHS standout  Justin Smith retires from NFL

    Posted 7:32 PM 5/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SANTA CLARA, Califonia (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

    Smith announced Monday that he is retiring after 14 seasons as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, dealing yet another (More)

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    Mizzou downs Kansas 7-6 to advance to Super Sectional

    Mizzou downs Kansas 7-6 to advance to Super Sectional

    Posted 5:49 PM 5/17/2015 by Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Produucer

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou softball's Kirsten Mack hit a grand slam and a double, driving in a career high five runs, to help the Tigers down Kansas 7-6 Sunday and advance to the NCAA Super Regional against UCLA.

    Sophomore P Cheyenne Baxter got the win in the circle for the Tigers, scattering (More)

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