Missouri athletics department announces million dollar video board [Photo]

The Missouri athletics department said the $1.5 million video board should be ready for the 2014-15 season.

Upgrades of men's basketball lounge set to start [Photo]

Construction in the men's basketball team lounge is expected to begin this fall. There will also be upgrades to the player development area, facility entryway and the locker room.

Missouri athletics department to ask for private donations [Photo]

The Missouri athletics department said it will begin to solicit private support for the upgraded locker room. Also included in the renovations is a $1.5 million video board set to be ready for this upcoming season.

Scotland's first minister meets with Yes campaigners [Photo]

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond poses for photographs with Yes campaigners Thursday in Turriff, Scotland. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state.

Rock Bridge football coach discusses plays [Photo]

Rock Bridge High School quarterback Logan Reuter goes to line up after looking at the play given by Jamie Scholten. The team gears up for the Providence Bowl against Hickman High School, which leads the all-time series 10-8.

Rock Bridge quarterback runs [Photo]

Rock Bridge high school quarterback Karson Ringdahl fights to keep the ball in his possession during practice Wednesday.

Rock Bridge, Hickman ready for Providence Bowl [Photo]

In the 2013 Providence Bowl at Hickman's Alumni Field, Hickman High School running back Justise Keith nearly fends off Rock Bridge High School linebackers Matt Troyer and Jajuan Chambers. The two teams will match up again Friday for the rivalry game.

Top wrestler commits to Missouri [Photo]

Dylan Wisman of Millbrook High School in Virginia committed to Missouri on Saturday. Wisman is ranked No.3 nationally in the 182-pound weight class.

Top Missouri golfer Ryan Zech aims high [Photo]

Missouri golfer Ryan Zech tees off at the second hole during the NCAA Regionals in May at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia. Zech finished last season ranked ninth nationally.

Battle takes on Helias [Photo]

In a Sept. 28, 2013, football game Spartan running back Nash Sutherlin struggles against Jaguars Charles Richardson and linebacker Anton Garrett, doing his best to rack up yards in Battle's 45-7 win. On Saturday the Spartans take on the Helias Crusaders, the No. 2 ranked team in Class Four.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jane Goodall visits MU [Gallery]

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall held a book signing before giving a speech Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. The speech was part of the Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics presentation series in partnership with MU.

Cheryl Rosenfeld gets a book signed [Photo]

MU associate professor Cheryl Rosenfeld went through the autograph line six times, one for each book she had signed by famed primatologist Jane Goodall on Wednesday. “She’s my childhood hero. She’s the reason I went into this career,” Rosenfeld said.

Jane Goodall holds a book signing [Photo]

Famous primatologist Jane Goodall holds a book signing Wednesday before giving a speech at the Mizzou Arena. The speech was part of the Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics presentation series in partnership with MU.

Audience listens to Jane Goodall speak [Photo]

Famed primatologist Jane Goodall spoke at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday evening.

Eli Tinker-Fortel asks for authograph [Photo]

Jane Goodall signs Eli Tinker-Fortel's copy of Goodall's book "Reason for Hope." Goodall held a book signing at the Mizzou Store on Wednesday before her speech at Mizzou Arena. "She told me the softcover book had another chapter about 9/11 in it," Tinker-Fortel said. He jumped back in line and bought the softcover as well.

Jane Goodall signs a book [Photo]

Jane Goodall's book, "Reason for Hope," is about how studying chimpanzees changed her life. Goodall visited MU on Wednesday.

Goodall speaks to a packed Mizzou Arena [Photo]

Jane Goodall spoke to a packed Mizzou Arena on Wednesday evening. Goodall described her childhood and love for Tarzan. "What did Tarzan do? He married the wrong Jane," Goodall joked.

School members meet robot Nao [Photo]

Craig Adams, Columbia Public Schools district practical arts coordinator, right, explains to school members Wednesday how humanoid robot Nao operates. Nao Robotics, iRead to Succeed, Fit for Life and Mobile Libraries to Engage Middle School Readers are the four programs that received grants for this academic year.

GRAPHIC: Tobacco purchase age is 21 [Graphic]

First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick proposed an ordinance increasing the age of tobacco purchase in
Columbia to 21. Four states have counties and towns where 21 is the minimum age to purchase tobacco products. A bill in the New Jersey Senate would increase the age of purchase to 21 statewide.

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