MU's Shak indifferent to name game

Tigers freshman forward Shakara Jones got her nickname from her father because she outsized so many of her high school opponents.

To her coach and teammates, Shakara Jones, a 6-foot-2 freshman forward and the top post presence on the Missouri women’s basketball team, is Shak, pronounced the same as the nickname for dominant NBA center Shaquille O’Neal.

Cougars drop second game at NAIA volleyball tournament

The No. 6 Cougars fell in five game to No. 4 Biola on Thursday night in pool play at the NAIA national tournament at Southwell Complex.

Sooners won't concede Big 12 title

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says the Sooners don't want to spoil Missouri's national championship hopes, they want to win the Big 12 championship.

A loss Saturday makes Tigers' bowl picture unclear

With a win the in the Big 12 championship the Tigers would play in the Bowl Championship Series' National Championship. With a loss, the Tigers could play in one of a variety of bowls.

Football rally speakers ask for fans’ support

MU football coach Gary Pinkel and players ask fans to make the game in San Antonio like a home game.

How does MU's spirit compare to other schools?

The MU Tigers are No. 1 for the moment, but some other schools have more experience on top.

Novel Writing Month authors add a few more words to their count

Fulton is among the leaders in the number of words completed for the National Novel Writing Month.

Slammin' sophomore

After struggling her freshman year, Maria Omondi has become one of the leaders of the Columbia College volleyball team.

Planning and Zoning Commission fails to approve overlay plans

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission failed to come up with a plan for the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association urban conservation overlay district to recommend to the City Council.

“It’s like a civil war right now,” commission member Neil Cady said.

'Columbia' distinction dropped from university's name

MU can now call itself the “University of Missouri” but only for fundraising, recruiting and intercollegiate athletics.

Columbia police plan more patrols to combat recent rise in crime

With a month left in 2007, violent crime in Columbia is up 17 percent from last year.

Holiday home tour begins this weekend

The fundraiser lets attendees see the homes of men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson and three other Columbia families.

Derby Ridge Elementary locked down Thursday morning

Police were acting on a tip about Malcolm D. Redmon, who is wanted in the October shooting on Park Avenue that left two injured. The lockdown lasted about 90 minutes.

Making a weekend out of San Antonio

When you’re waiting for the big football game, check out these attractions and restaurants.

Columbia Mall begins updating camera system

The upgrades include having a permanently staffed camera room.

County auditor proposes tight ’08 budget

Boone County Auditor June Pitchford said during a budget proposal meeting Thursday that the county’s sales tax revenue — the county’s most important source of revenue — has all but flatlined.

Career Center gets solar panels for education

The Water and Light Department gave 12 solar panels to the Columbia Area Career Center to teach about alternative energy.

Cougars 1-1 at NAIA national volleyball tournament

The Columbia College volleyball team swept the University of Mobile (Ala.) in its second match of pool play in the NAIA Volleyball National Championships on Thursday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

San Antonio or bust

Reporter Steve Sliker looks at various travel options that would get him to the Big 12 Championship game — on a budget.

Meth lab discovered