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THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: 'We Are Mizzou' and DGB

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | 8:25 p.m. CST; updated 8:33 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stories about Dorial Green-Beckham's decision to sign with Missouri, the state's presidential primary and an MU biology professor's quest to ban a controversial chemical were popular with readers last week. These are the 10 most-read stories posted last week on ColumbiaMissourian.com, according to Google Analytics data:

1. Three MU students' rap video, dedicated to the men's basketball team, received a lot of attention last week. Many dismissed the video as embarrassing. But the Missourian showed it's a part of a nationwide trend of amateur music videos made by college students and sports fans. (3,130 page views)

2. The Missourian compiled a list of football players who chose to sign with Missouri on National Signing Day on Wednesday. They included wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, quarterback Maty Mauk and offensive guard Evan Boehm. (2,836 page views)

3. Simina Mistreanu's profile of Frederick vom Saal, a biology professor at MU set on eliminating certain dangerous chemicals from daily life, sparked readers' interest. "Most people think that the chemicals in the plastic you're using ... that they've been tested for whether they're harmful or not. And the answer is no, they haven't," vom Saal said. (2,298 page views)

4. Mirroring two recent incidents of racial intolerance at MU, fliers with racist language were posted in a residence hall last week. MU police were notified and are investigating the incident. The university would not reveal the residence hall in question. (2,020 page views)

5. Missouri football's 2012 recruiting class improved following Dorial Green-Beckham's decision to sign with the school. Rivals.com improved Missouri's ranking in the 14-team Southeastern Conference to No. 12 from No. 13. (1,928 page views)

6. By now, we all know that Dorial Green-Beckham or "DGB", one of the top football recruits in the country, signed with Missouri. Some stats during his senior year: 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns. (1,872 page views)

7. A man was shot in the thigh during a fight behind public housing on Monday. The man was taken to University Hospital. Police said they're searching for a suspect. (1,700 page views)

8. Not everyone was happy about Dorial Green-Beckham's decision to sign with Missouri. The Missourian compiled tweets from Arkansas football fans. "DGB can have fun winning 6-8 games a season and getting to play in a December bowl a couple of times," one tweet read. (1,622 page views)

9. ESPN's "College GameDay" came to Columbia for Missouri's border war rivalry game with Kansas, which the Tigers won 74-71. Before the game, Hubert Davis, a "GameDay" host, said it was an important contest. "To not put anything against the other games that we've done, but this is the biggest game we've done this year and the biggest game we've done probably in the last two or three years." (1,253 page views)

10. Missouri's presidential primary will take place this Tuesday. The Missourian compiled information on every candidate who will appear on the ballot, including some lesser-known candidates. The Missouri primary will not do anything to determine the allocation of delegates for the Republican Party nomination; its date is too early and therefore breaks the GOP's rules. (1,224 page views)


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