New QB system works for Colorado

Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen runs for a long gain against Kansas State last Saturday. Hansen gave up his redshirt season in the game giving the Buffaloes two viable choices at quarterback this season.

Although Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins isn't a fan of the two-quarterback system, he'll be employing it this weekend when his Buffaloes play Missouri.

LETTER: Policy, not race, determines choice for president

I am not voting for a candidate because of the color of his skin. I am a conservative who believes government cannot solve every problem.

Tiger fans should relish ranking

Considering the program's history of futility, fans should be pleased with where the team is at despite its recent failures.

It's time to forget the 'Fifth Down Game'

It's not easy being a Buffs fan living in Tiger country.

Sooners top preseason basketball poll

When Jeff Cappel came to Oklahoma before the 2006-07 season, he inherited a team in turmoil. Former coach Kelvin Sampson had left behind a recruiting scandal that cost Oklahoma recruits and scholarships, and Oklahoma lost its top four scorers and top three rebounders when their eligibility ran out.

Forum seeks to demystify ballot issues

Proposition what? The League of Women Voters hosted a forum Thursday night to help voters understand the propositions and issues beind them that they'll be voting for on Nov. 4.

MU men's basketball team looks to surprise

The Big 12 North is expected to be especially wide open this season, and though he stopped short of making any bold predictions, Missouri coach Mike Anderson is optimistic about his team's chances.

Student's family concerned about Hickman resource officer's return to school

The family of  Hickman High School student Diamond Thrower, who was injured while attempting to break up a fight on Oct. 15, issued a news release on Thursday expressing concern about a resource officer returning to the school while still under investigation in connection with the incident.

Big homecoming events: House decorations, rally, parade and game

This weekend brings with it a slew of traditional MU Homecoming hullabaloo. Here's a look at the Friday and Saturday's main festivities.

Missouri mental health advocates hail federal parity legislation

A mental health parity bill tacked onto the federal economic bailout passed on Oct. 3 requires health insurance firms to extend coverage to treat substance abuse and mental health.

School board sets timeline for superintendent hiring process

The Columbia Public School Board spent its Thursday morning work session setting a timeline to hire a new superintendent and passing a resolution to allow No Child Left Behind tutors to work with students inside their school buildings.

Gibbons calls on Koster to pull down 'factually false' ad

In the latest twist in the television back-and-forth between the two former colleagues, Republican Michael Gibbons is calling out Democrat Chris Koster's campaign for including factual inaccuracies in their most recent statewide ad that was released Thursday.

Board of Curators discusses 'strategic direction'

UM System President Gary Forsee wants the system to be clear about its goals and intended direction, particularly with next month's election of a new governor and state senators and representatives. The Board of Curators is also scheduled to vote Friday on two campus improvement plans for the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

MU journalism school alumni find success at ESPN

Catie DeVito, Pat Forde and Michael Kim all worked in local and regional sports before moving to ESPN and are a fraction of the more than 20 MU School of Journalism alumni working for ESPN.

Rock Bridge football's family tradition of kickers

Brandon Gerau began his kicking career with the Rock Bridge football team in 2004. When Sheldon Gerau, his youngest brother, graduates, a Gerau will have kicked for the Bruins for six consecutive seasons.

With districts looming, Hickman sweeps Rock Bridge

The Hickman girls volleyball team defeated Rock Bridge in three games Thursday night at Hearnes Center.

P&Z seeks to take Cunningham extension off roadway plan

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday night recommended that the City Council approve the removal of the Cunningham Road extension from the city’s Major Roadway Plan.

Pink popular for Stephens College volleyball

To raise awareness of breast cancer, the Stars organized a "Dig for the Cure" night for their volleyball game against McKendree.

Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning. 

Hickman student loves her busy life

Galit Rudelson runs cross-country and participates in gymnastics, all without affecting her studies.