Mystery punctuates MU rivalry trophy's asterisk

The asterisk was scheduled to be removed from the trophy awarded to the winner of the Missouri-Iowa State football game. The story of the mark hinges on a controversial call that cost Missouri the 2006 game.

Missouri basketball ready for longer 3-point line

MU coach Mike Anderson says the new distance shouldn't affect the Tigers' ability to shoot the three with guys like Matt Lawrence, Marcus Denmon and Miguel Paul who frequently shoot from well beyond the line.

Stephens President Wendy Libby to become next president at Stetson University

After six years at Stephens, Libby will be the first female president at Stetson University.

$1 billion MU raised won't go toward assistant professors, classrooms

Donors hardly ever want to underwrite the basics. Understandably, they want their names on something new and, preferably, highly visible. The basics — from steam pipes to classrooms and what goes on in them — are supposed to be provided by the state. ... Less than half the flagship's budget now comes from the state.

LETTER: Religious beliefs influence shared meanings

The tangible result isn't the only measure of what an action really means, and the "obvious" isn't always the answer.

MU football stresses finishing November strong

Missouri has navigated through its first two November tests successfully but has two  contests left. Players and coaches say an emphasis on finishing with focus has served the team well in recent seasons.

Program aims to improve police interactions with people with mental illness

The Columbia Police Department plans to implement a new program to improve police interactions with people with mental illness. The Crisis Intervention Team model trains officers to more effectively deal with people in crisis and promotes treatment before incarceration.

Cougars advance to AMC volleyball championship

After going undefeated in  American Midwest Conference play this season, the Columbia College women's volleyball team isn't taking it easy in the conference tournament.  

MU soccer set to host NCAA regional

The fourth-seeded Tigers will play Friday night against Evansville after Illinois plays Memphis. This is the second straight year the Tigers have been in the NCAA tournament.

Resumes of freshmen basketball players look familar

Kendra Frazier and Bailey Gee have a lot more in common than playing basketball for the Missouri women's basketball team.

County Clerk deserves praise for smooth election day

Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren is responsible for a smooth election day in Boone County.

MU wrestling eager for new contributors to perform

Coach Brian Smith is confident about the team's potential once newer wrestlers start picking up wins.

Stephens, Columbia College basketball teams in action this weekend

Dow bounces back 550 points

The market's recent pattern of dramatic price reversals persisted on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial seeing its third-largest single-day stock rally on record, following the 889-point rise on Oct. 28 and the 936-point surge on Oct. 13. The gains ameliorated losses from the beginning of the week, which wiped out about $1 trillion in shareholder value.

ANALYSIS: Do newspaper endorsements sway voters' decisions?

Some studies tend to suggest that voters were more likely to rely on their own knowledge when they cast their votes rather than newspaper endorsements.

Columbia Special Business District pitches 'super-sized' development tool

It could raise the sales tax rate and licensess fees in the district, and the funds  would be used to increase security, improve waste management and market the area to attract businesses.

IDA doles out $100,000 for business incentives

The money  goes toward attracting new businesses and jobs to Columbia.

Economy won't stop deer hunters from pursuing their sport

Many hunters will save money eating deer meat instead of store-bought meat this winter.

Horror meets humor: Pillowman

"The Pillowman," a Tony-nominated play written by Martin McDonagh, is known for its  combination of dark humor and extreme violence. MU's Department of Theatre is taking on the production.

New partnership will aid AmerenUE's outage response

AmerenUE and Saint Louis University are teaming up to create a new weather-monitoring system to help work crews stay on top of power outages.