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McGregor Vs Poirier Recap

Poirier shines in rematch vs McGregor
Jackson Meyer, Reporter January 29, 2021

It was UFC 178, on September 27, 2014. Connor McGregor and rival Dustin Poirier would be meeting for the first time that night, serving as the fight before the co-main event. McGregor was looking to capitalize...

AFC championship game preview

Payson Davenport January 24, 2021

The divisional round of the NFL Playoffs have finished and the outcome of the games this past weekend is looking like the Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game...

CYBA brings joy to Columbia’s youth

Jackson Meyer, Reporter January 15, 2021

2020 has been a crazy year and that is safe to say. The pandemic has been the main topic of discussion for everyone and for good reason. Just one of the things that COVID has done is strip freedom away...

Battle basketball prepares for new year

Jackson Meyer, Reporter December 25, 2020

As winter kicks in, that means that it’s time for yet another year of basketball. With this new year comes lots of changes and the team is looking forward to extending off a successful 2019-2020 campaign...

Mizzou football exceeds expectations

Jackson Meyer, Reporter December 14, 2020

Before this football season had started, Mizzou did not go into the year with high expectations. Heading into the season with a completely new staff and the wacky situation with COVID-19, Missouri was...

How does the BLM movement effect local residents?

Jackson Meyer, Reporter November 1, 2020

Ever since the death of George Floyd on May 25th of this year, the BLM movement has taken the world by storm and has helped bring awareness to a glaring issue in this country: police brutality and the...

COVID-19 affects sports

Coronavirus puts a halt to the sports world and leaves fans empty
Jackson Meyer, Reporter March 18, 2020

It’s safe to say that the coronavirus has sent the word into mass panic. After all, it’s been a while since the CDC has issued a pandemic among the American population. Not only has the virus affected...

Xavier Pinson shows excellence on the court

Pinson sparks recent success for Missouri
Jackson Meyer, Reporter February 27, 2020

Mizzou basketball has had a season full of rollercoasters and ups and downs. Early in the year, Mizzou showed their fierce defensive play during the non-conference schedule and looked like a contender...

Who is McGregor’s next challenger?

Connor McGregor beats Cerrone, but who's next?
Jackson Meyer, Reporter February 25, 2020

The notorious one is back. In 2018 at UFC 229, many fans watched Conor McGregor fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, in a grudge match that brought in outrageous numbers in terms of pay-per-view buys for...

Battle falls short in Norm Stewart Classic

Battle suffers heartbreaking loss to Raytown South, 60-59
Jackson Meyer, Reporter December 10, 2019

On Saturday night the boy’s basketball team played in front of a rowdy crowd at Mizzou Arena against Raytown South. This was the first time the Norm Stewart Classic was held at Mizzou Arena, as it was...

Justified or not justified?

Barry Odom fired after going 6-6. Was it the right decision?
Jackson Meyer, Reporter December 10, 2019

It’s safe to say that the Barry Odom tenure at Missouri was a rocky rollercoaster. Odom has been with the football program to some extent for 20 years, whether a defensive coordinator or head coach and...

Missouri Basketball Preview

Missouri looks to improve upon disappointing 2018 season
Jackson Meyer, Reporter November 12, 2019

Year three of the Cuonzo Martin era for the Missouri basketball program is quickly approaching. Mizzou is looking to improve upon a very disappointing 15-17 record from the 2018 campaign that was plagued...

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