Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor goes for a rebound against UT-Martin's Andres Irarrazabal in Tuesday's game at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon passes the ball downcourt against UT-Martin on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Tigers chase the ball vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Michael Dixon, top, and guard Marcus Denmon scramble for a loose ball in the Tigers' victory Tuesday against UT-Martin

TIgers' defense pesters UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Marcus Denmon, left, and Miguel Paul, right, put defensive pressure on Tennessee-Martin's Cataurius Taylor during Tuesday's Tigers victory at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's basketbal player Keith Ramsey vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri sophomore forward Keith Ramsey jumps to grab a pass in the second half as UT-Martin's Delrico Lane, left, and M.J. Brown on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri senior guard J.T. TIller, center, scrambles for a loose ball against Tennessee-Martin's Delrico Lane, left, and Terrance Coleman on Tuesday night the Tigers' victory at Mizzou Arena. Tiller left the game with an injured ankle early in the second half.

East Columbia development [Graphic]

The Boone County and Columbia planning and zoning commissions held a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future use of an undeveloped area east of Columbia. Current proposals include the addition of two road extensions, one road improvement and the annexation of the Richland Road project area.

Lining up for the grand opening [Photo]

Cars wait in a line for the extension of Providence to open up Tuesday near McKnight Plaza. The extension, jokingly called the "Gateway to the North" by Mayor Hindman, links neighborhoods previously accessed only via Range Line Street.

Commending hard work [Photo]

Mayor Darwin Hindman and various members of the community listen Tuesday as City Manager Bill Watkins commends the hard work that led to the extension of Providence Road near McKnight Plaza.

Wrestler returns to MU as assistant coach [Video]

All-American wrestler Matt Pell returns to MU as an assistant wrestling coach. He describes how his past experiences prepared him for his current job.

Missouri basketball player Laurence Bowers against UT-Martin [Photo]

Missouri and Clemson are so similar they have even crossed paths on the recruiting road. Missouri's Laurence Bowers says he got attention from Clemson. "So it is actually a game of Tigers versus Tigers,” Bowers said.

New Missouri assistant coach Matt Pell [Photo]

Matt Pell, bottom, says he knew he wanted to be a coach after he graduated from MU in 2007. "I realized that I’m good at wrestling, and I want to make an impact on people’s lives," Pell said.

Garth Avenue traffic counts [Graphic]

Traffic in the northern part of Columbia has steadily increased in the past 10 years, especially on Garth Avenue north of Craig Street. The extension of Providence Road between Vandiver Drive and Blue Ridge Road aims to ease some of this traffic congestion.

Nixon and universities freeze tuition again [Graphic]

For the second year in a row, Nixon and university leaders in Missouri have agreed to keep in-state tuition for undergraduate students at four-year public colleges and universities for 2010-2011 at the same rate it was in 2008-2009 and this year. If approved, this will be the second year in a row that they have agreed to a tuition freeze.

Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads [Photo]

Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads celebrates with his team after the Cyclones' victory over Colorado on Nov. 14 in Ames, Iowa.

Grady F. Dortch Jr. [Photo]

Grady F. Dortch Jr.

The Beat: Columbia School Board tackles issues [Audio]

H1N1 vaccine [Photo]

A bottle of the H1N1 vaccine sits at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services on October 28.

The Beat: Behind a super athlete's story [Audio]

Firefighter training exercise [Slideshow]

Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department took part in a man-down training exercise on Monday.