For MU baseball, every pitch counts

Missouri pitcher Nick Tepesch pitches during the sixth inning of the game against Texas Longhorns, on Sunday. The Tigers lost 9-2.

Throughout most of baseball history, effectiveness has been the sole factor in determining when a pitcher exits a game. Over the past decade, other factors have begun to influence the decision-making process.

“I don’t remember even having discussions about pitch counts when I was a player,” Jamieson said of his playing days in the late ’70s and early ’80s at the University of New Orleans. “We didn’t talk about it or worry about it.”

Today, he worries about it. He does not obsess, and it isn’t his chief concern, but he is aware.

Alternative spring break in New York was learning experience

Philip Prouhet, 20, an MU journalism student from St. Louis, spent his March spring break leading 12 other MU students in a service project in New York.

Bill encourages transparency in medical costs

The health plan put forward by Rep. Rob Schaaf would require doctors to inform patients of different prices.

Missouri softball rallies to sweep Texas Tech

The series victory pushes the Tigers' record to .500 in conference play as it prepares to host Kansas this week.

City hopes to add 1,000 bike racks

Columbia would buy the racks with federal money and loan them to businesses and property owners at no cost.

BOONE LIFE: Satin & Chenille enchant through the power of love duets

The most elaborate item on the bandstand stage at CAT 3 television studios on the Stephens College campus was a simple black lectern — the kind one finds in high school music rooms and cheap hotel conference areas. Often overlooked, a lectern will typically lead an anonymous life lest it find itself bestowed with a national seal or a religious emblem.

College athletes struggle to find new identities after graduation

At the end of their collegiate careers, many MU athletes struggle to make the transition from elite athlete to regular person. The MU athletic department is now taking steps to help the former student-athletes cope.

MU journalism professor to direct USC journalism school

Geneva Overholser, currently an endowed chair for the MU School of Journalism at its Washington, D.C., bureau, has been named the director of the journalism school at the University of Southern California.

School Board to decide if additional budget cuts are necessary

Newly-elected school board member Ines Segert said she does not believe any additional cuts need to be made; the administration has said otherwise.

New award will honor volunteerism

In honor of former Mayor Howard Lang, a new award was established to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to Columbia.

Residents escape house fire on Forest Avenue

Colin Gallagher and Barbara Holdren were alerted to the 2 a.m. fire by smoke alarms and left without injury.

Three people injured in car accident

A one-vehicle crash on Missouri 163 on Saturday afternoon injured three Columbians, ages 20, 15 and 14. A fourth Columbian, whose car was struck by debris, reported no injuries.

Sturgeon man died in crash Friday morning

Travis L. Taft, 24, of Sturgeon was killed Friday morning when his vehicle struck a highway sign along U.S. 63 in Boone County.

Anti-U.S. socialism in Latin American led by Venezuela’s president

Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, plans to expand his philosophy in Latin America and his rule in Venezuela.

MU softball team improving Big 12 status

Coming from behind to defeat Texas Tech 5-3 Saturday at University Field improved the Missouri softball team to 3-4 in Big 12 play.