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Bryant bounces back to lead Missouri over Mississippi

Oct. 13, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Last week, when he heard a pop in his left knee after being hit low, Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant briefly saw his college football career pass before his eyes. The injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and Bryant played like his old self in a 38-27 victory over Mississippi on...

Missouri QB Bryant injured in 42-10 rout of Troy

Oct. 5, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The only drama in the second half of Missouri's 42-10 victory over Troy on Saturday revolved around a player who was in the locker room. Senior quarterback Kelly Bryant was knocked out of the game late in the first half with an apparent knee injury, and the Tigers' dreams of contending...

Missouri scores in all phases in 50-0 victory over SEMO

Sep. 15, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri on Saturday night. The Tigers (2-1) held the Redhawks (1-2) to 94 total yards. "Our defense played with good...

Missouri aims for complete game as SEMO rolls into town

Sep. 13, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State coach Tom Matukewicz probably cringed just a little bit when he watched film of Missouri's first-half destruction of rebuilding West Virginia last week. Then he probably cringed a little more when he watched the second half. The Tigers bounced back from a...

Man charged with stabbing, then strangling girlfriend's dog

Sep. 10, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with stabbing his girlfriend's dog, then strangling the animal to death after getting into a vehicle to take it to a veterinarian. Mark Michael Jones Jr., of Columbia, is jailed on $10,000 bond after he was charged last week with a felony count of animal...

Missouri rolls to 38-7 win over West Virginia in home opener

Sep. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom showed up this week displaying little black-and-yellow cards that he handed out to his team that read quite simply: "Takeaways = Victory." The Tigers didn't have enough of them in a stunning loss to Wyoming last weekend. They had plenty in a 38-7 blowout of...

Missouri tries to rebound against rebuilding West Virginia

Sep. 6, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom insisted all fall his team is good enough to play with just about anybody into the fourth quarter. Turned out lousy for the Tigers last weekend. Despite a frantic late rally, Missouri fell 37-31 at Wyoming in one of the big upsets so far this season. The...

Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

Aug. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote. No Bans on Choice Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union sought...