Orange Bowl: One loss is better than two

Orange Bowl spokesman Larry Wahl said that Kansas’s 11-1 record was a key factor in its selection over 11-2 Missouri.

Missouri swim teams both ranked in Top 20

For the first time, both men's and women's swimming are ranked among the Top 20

Stephens College senior masters slippery schedule

Stephens senior Julia Hanson plays two sports and participates in everything under the sun: writing lab, volunteer work and she’s taking 21 credit hours this semester.

Hickman Kewpies stumble in last match in Helias

Hickman lost to Helias 42-39 in its home opener Tuesday night after allowing a pin the night’s final match.

Bench Press Competition held at MU

Weightlifter Eli Burks has been to a lot of weightlifting events and even won a world championship, but couldn’t pull it off on Monday at the Student Rec Center against a rookie weightlifter.

Mizzou Racing Team provides hands-on experience for students

The Mizzou Racing Team gives students the opportunity to gain real engineering experience by building a formula one racecar.

New Jersey consultant says Columbia’s economy is strong

During an economic outlook conference Tuesday, a speech by Dennis Donovan of New Jersey-based WDG Consulting gave a largely positive analysis of Columbia's economy.

MU residence halls bring Hanukkah to campus

This is the first time in several years that the Jewish festival of lights falls during the school year and not during finals week. For this reason, representatives of MU’s residence halls have decided to team up with Hillel, a campus Jewish student organization, to bring menorahs — and Hanukkah — to the dorms.

Police seek familiar criminal tied to Columbia shootings

Columbia police’s newly-created Violent Crimes Task Force has been charged with finding 21-year-old Koda Coats, who missed his weekly parole meeting Friday. Court documents show that Coats has been tied to “several” city shootings in recent weeks but police are reluctant to say how many cases Coats may be linked to.

It's the season for giving at the Voluntary Action Center

The Voluntary Action Center is taking donations from those who want to adopt a family and provide gifts for the underprivileged.

Planning and Zoning Commission to revisit North-Central overlay issue

At its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting, the commission will listen to public input and then try to create a solution that will please the neighborhood association and those affected by the overlay.

Videoconference enhances international election discussion

On Tuesday, MU students and professors participated in a videoconference about how the election system works in different countries and how the media covers the events.

Rock Bridge High named to “Best High Schools in America” list

The school was one of only two high schools in the state to receive a silver medal from U.S. News and World Report.

Having a holly, jolly, jazzy Christmas

Traditional Christmas music is getting jazzed-up for a third year as “Bending Towards the Light: A Jazz Nativity” returns to Columbia’s First Baptist Church.

Christmas tree farm grows traditions

Breathe in the fresh pine air, grab a saw and take a tour of the Log Providence Pines Christmas tree farm. Dean Fitzgerald and his wife, Diane, serve up hot cider and family traditions along with acres of trees. For some people, it wouldn't be Christmas without a fresh-cut tree.

Photojournalism center to be created at MU

The Missouri School of Journalism announced plans for a center for photojournalism that will enhance photojournalism studies and create an online Missouri Photojournalism Archive.

Columbia legislators plan to focus more on Boone County

Representatives Ed Robb, R-Columbia, Judy Baker, D-Columbia, Jeff Harris, D-Columbia and Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, discuss their concerns and goals for the 2008 legislative session.

Traditions should stay traditional

Some want to change to stories and traditions surrounding America's holidays, but enough is enough.

BCS chaos upsets Big 12 coaches

Coaches in the Big 12 conference didn’t go as far to say that the No. 6 Missouri Tigers should be in a BCS bowl ahead of No. 8 Kansas. But the fallout from the final BCS standings has left coaches perplexed about the system’s functionality in college football.

McFadden exceeding last season's success

“I feel like I had a great season,” Arkansas' Darren McFadden says. “I feel like I accomplished my main goal — for me to exceed what I did last year. I feel like I did that.”