Mizzou fans flock to Dallas for Cotton Bowl pep rally

Head coach Gary Pinkel addresses the crowd during a rally at the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, Texas. Hundreds of alumni and fans attended the rally hosted by the Mizzou Alumni Association in preparation for Mizzou's game against Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 Missouri football fans congregated at the hotel where the Tigers players and coaches are staying for the Cotton Bowl to take part in a pep rally that, as the day went on, started to resemble a rock concert with the Tigers as the featured performers.

Road games still a problem<br>for MU men's basketball team

The MU men’s basketball team will have to wait until next year to end its losing streak in nonconference road games after Sunday's loss at Mississippi State.

3 cases of victims fighting back against criminals in Columbia

Police in Columbia have seen several recent instances where would-be crime victims have fought back, including one case where the suspect was fatally shot.

Goals created in visioning process must now be implemented

Representatives of the development community question whether visioning will make much difference, saying many objectives are vague and subject to interpretation. They and others also note that previous efforts at community-based planning have either failed or been only marginally successful.

Fire damages Grant Elementary trailer

A fire early Sunday damaged the interior of a trailer at Grant Elementary School that normally houses a fifth-grade class.

St. Louis prepares for I-64 shutdown

Interstate 64 between Ballas Road and Interstate 170 will be closed for about a year, starting Wednesday. Another stretch closes for most or all of 2009 as part of a project expected to significantly improve the interstate but create a two-year traffic nightmare for commuters.

Watch parties will bring the Cotton Bowl home

Several venues are hosting watch parties for Tuesday’s Cotton Bowl between the MU Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

University of Missouri, Columbia partner on population project

The city of Columbia and the MU are partnering on a project to develop a computer model that will predict population growth.

News analysis: Secrecy in Missouri presidential search easier said than done

Gary Forsee's hiring was already old news when the announcement was finally made.

Fire damages portable classroom at Grant Elementary School

An early morning fire Sunday damaged the interior of a trailer at Grant Elementary School.

First Night could be free to community

All residents who pay taxes are helping to fund this event, while many of those same taxpayers cannot afford to attend.