BOONE LIFE: School days and play

Andrew Furlong, 5, right, attempts to elude his older brother, Steven Lawrence, 12, as their cousin Dacota, 7, center, and sisters Lurlena, 7, and Andrea, 8, take advantage of the trampoline in the backyard of their home.

A busy Columbia family bustles from activity to activity while enjoying together time.

Missouri No.1 for the first time in 47 years

The Associated Press put the Tigers on top of its poll for the second time in school history. It is the Tigers’ first No. 1 ranking since November of 1960. The Tigers received 45 first-place votes, while No. 2 ranked West Virginia got 20. In the BCS rankings, which ultimately determine which teams play for the national championship, Missouri was also listed at No. 1 over West Virginia.

Police have little info on shots fired

Columbia police have little information after responding Saturday night to shots fired from one or both of two vehicles at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Business Loop 70.

Sooners see more success against Tigers

When asked about the challenges presented by MU quarterback Chase Daniel and tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops responded confidently. “We’ve dealt with that the last two years with them. Right?”

Holiday practice helps MU men's basketball team

After coach Mike Anderson told the MU men's basketball team they had to practice all week, including on Thanksgiving Day, it dominated Western Illinois 91-52 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

MU volleyball team earns NCAA tournament berth

The Tigers claimed one of the last at-large slots in the 64-team NCAA Volleyball Tournament, their eighth straight tournament appearance.

MU women's basketball team nets first road win

After losing the opener of the Florida Atlantic Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla., the Missouri women’s basketball team looked for a change of pace to break out of its two-game slide.

Medical mannequins: It talks, it bleeds, it's almost alive

MU medical school and other researchers have turned to mannequins and in vitro joints instead of live animals for practice.

Columbia’s Statue of Liberty finds new home

An 8-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty, which was donated to the city in 1950, now stands in the lobby of the Gentry Building.

Plagiarism pits integrity, compassion against each other

The John Merrill plagarism scandal holds much to discuss about attribution and responsibililty.

Businessman owns five companies at age 23

At his core is an entrepreneurial drive, something fostered in the Columbia native at an early age by family, lemonade and some magic.

Commentary: Kansas game lives up to hype

Tigers can enjoy their great season, Big 12 North title.

Missouri is flagged for 136 yards against Kansas

Typically a rarely-penalized time, Missouri was flagged 14 times in its win over Kansas.

Big 12 title tickets go on sale Monday morning

Pinkel makes the case for Chase

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel makes the Heisman case for his quarterback, Chase Daniel