Hard work results in better Big 12 play for Lawrence

In his two seasons at Missouri, guard Keon Lawrence has had better statistics in Big 12 games than in non-conference games.

Pickens works off the court to help teammates on the court

Missouri junior K-Kay Pickens has never played consistently as a member of the Tigers, but she stays positive through teaching and working with her teammates

Rhea Taylor is Big 12 player of the week

For the Koepkes, family takes on a new meaning

Gene Koepke took a seat on the Cougar bench for the first time in 1989. Nineteen years later, he still hasn’t left.

Iowa State’s Hubalek adapts in a big way

Hubalek worked hard in practice, finally putting his earnest effort into becoming a low-post player, and his numbers began improving.

Math placement, not background, leaves students behind, professor says

Poorly written education legislation and teachers who believe that low-income means low-acheivment are to blame for achievement gap, said Lee Stiff, professor of Math Education at North Carolina State.

MU club lacrosse player back in the fold after spending last season in Kenya

One of the lacrosse players on this year’s team spent last year doing service in Kenya instead of going to school and playing lacrosse.

A language in motion

Whether it’s a city council meeting, a president's speech or a performance with wild animals, sign language interpreters say their jobs bring plenty of interesting challenges.

Bill gets amendment to ban chemical abortions

A House bill originally designed to enable the Health Department to monitor the sales of prescriptions is being bogged down with several amendments, one of which would ban the chemical abortion.

Deadline extended for air carrier bids

The U.S. Department of Transportation, citing a request by a Hawaii-based airline, has granted an extension on bids for providing essential air service at Columbia Regional Airport.

UM System honors six outstanding alumni

Six alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the University of Missouri System were honored Tuesday night by the University of Missouri Alliance of Alumni Associations and Extension.

'Cosmic Conversation' looks to the stars

Adrian Corman, an MU graduate student in physics and astronomy, will host the fifth astronomy lecture in the “Cosmic Conversations” series Wednesday night.

Women engineers reach out to young girls

About 30 girls in second through fifth grades attended a “Women in Engineering” presentation given by two Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineering students several weeks ago.

Much of Missouri hit with winter weather

Two days after Missourians played outdoors in shorts and flip-flops, much of the state on Tuesday was digging out after yet another winter storm brought up to 8 inches of snow.

Mo. Senate bill would let drug convicts get food stamps

Legislative researchers project the bill would cost $2 million in state and federal money.

Columbia College women's basketball game postponed

House approves extra $80 million for state programs

The money will be put toward school districts, health care and state programs.

Experience lacking in '08 presidential candidates

None of the presidential hopefuls have executive experience, so voters need to look at other issues to determine the best candidate.


Defense scarce for MU men's basketball team

After giving up 100 points in two of the past four games, the Missouri men’s basketball team is trying to improve its defense.

Council votes down Crosscreek Center request, 4-3

After a second public hearing and heated debate, the City Council voted 4-3 on Monday night to deny a request by Crosscreek Center developer Stadium 63 Properties to put a car dealership on the property.