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Drury bounces back from five-set loss to defeat Alaska Anchorage

FAIRBANKS, Alaska— The Drury Panthers bounced back from a heartbreaking five-set loss to California State-Los Angeles to defeat Alaska Anchorage in four sets to end the Alaska Nanook Classic on Saturday in Fairbanks, Alaska.   Drury went 2-2 in the tournament and ended the event with a 6-2 overall record. …

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Mizzou Women’s Golf Kicks-Off Season in North Texas

DENTON, TX – Mizzou Women’s Golf heads down to the Lone Star state this weekend to tee off in their fall season opener, the Sam Golden Invitational. The University of North Texas-hosted event features two full-packed days with back-to-back rounds for a collective 36 holes being played on the first …

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Bears Keep Rolling in Sweep of Green Wave

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State hit above .300 for the second consecutive match and collected its third straight sweep Saturday afternoon with a 25-12, 25-17, 25-22 victory against Tulane in the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational at Hammons Student Center. The Bears (6-2) ran their overall win streak to four matches …

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Mizzou Falls in Pair of Close Affairs at UniWyo Invite

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Mizzou volleyball (2-6) dropped a pair of tight matches to Northwestern and UCSB on the first day of the UniWyo Invite. Junior Anna Dixon led Mizzou with double-digit kills in both matches. Libero Emily Brown added double-digit digs in each match as well for the Tigers. MATCH ONE: …

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Dru Smith Signs with Miami Heat

MIAMI, FLA. – The Miami Heat announced today that they have signed Dru Smith to an undisclosed deal. Smith joined the Heat this summer for the NBA Summer League where he appeared in six games, averaging 8.0 points, 2.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.17 steals while shooting 46.7 percent from …

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Volleyball Dominant in Victorious Home Opener

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State posted its best attack efficiency in nearly three years Friday evening, hitting .354 as a team with nine aces in a 25-20, 25-7, 25-16 sweep of visiting Louisiana Monroe in the 2021 home opener to cap the opening day of the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational …

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Cox Headlines Mizzou Wrestlers at Freestyle World Team Trials

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Three-time NCAA national champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J’den Cox will be the highest ranked competitor of four present and former Mizzou wrestlers at the Men’s Freestyle Worlds Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb. The men will take on other American wrestlers to determine who qualifies for Team …

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Tennis Kicks Off 2021-22 Season

MARTIN, TENN. – The Mizzou tennis program opens its 2021-22 season with an away matchup against UT Martin Saturday, Sept. 11. The Tigers and Skyhawks are set to compete at 9:00 a.m. CT and 1:00 p.m. CT in Martin, Tenn.  SERIES SNAPSHOT Mizzou holds a 2-0 all-time lead against UT Martin, …

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Upper Iowa edges Panthers 1-0

FAYETTE, Iowa– Upper Iowa scored midway through the second half to edge Drury 1-0 on Friday in Fayette, Iowa. The win gives the Peacocks a 3-0 start to their season, while the Panthers fell to 0-3, with each of their losses coming by a single goal.   The game was …

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