MU football hopes to overcome history, No. 4 Oklahoma

Chase Daniel walks the sideline as the Tigers lose to Oklahoma during the fourth quarter of the 2007 Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas.

Missouri's football team knows that it has historically played poorly against Oklahoma. But after two losses last year, including one that eliminated Missouri from the national championship, the Tigers have revenge on their minds.

Kansas State's 2003 title game win over Oklahoma gives Missouri hope

If Missouri players seek inspiration before facing heavily favored Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game, they should look no further than the 2003 Kansas State team. That year, Kansas State shocked Oklahoma and advanced to the Fiesta Bowl.

Toledo passes on MU's Eberflus for head football coach

Toledo hired Tim Beckman as its head football coach Thursday, selecting the Oklahoma State defensive coordinator to take over its football program. MU defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was a candidate for the job.

City offers options for southeast park

Two proposals concerning Columbia's Southeast Regional Park have been put forth by the Parks and Recreation Commission for the public to choose from.

Tigers cut loose in team barbershop

Tremane Vaughns and Steve Redmond take pride in their roles as team barbers for the Tigers football team, which gathers Thursdays in the locker room for conversation and a trim. 

Looming budget struggles paint bleak future for Missouri

With University leaders being asked to envision budget cuts of up to 25 percent, no one — students, faculty, citizens, taxpayers — can dodge the impact of this recession or the state government's response to it.

Breaking down this year's headlines, Twitter-style

The important issues can be explained in 140 characters or less.

City, state could swap land in lease agreement

The city has a tentative deal in place with the Missouri Department of Conservation that would lease each entity a plot of the other’s land for a 99-year period.

Planning and Zoning tables decision on 270-acre request in east Columbia

The developers requesting zoning to allow up to 1,300 residences and 755,000 square feet of commercial space on 270 acres east of Columbia asked for more time to work with city staff on plans for roads in the area.

Go ahead, blame the media

It might seem like the media's trying to launch the public into panic mode, and sure, some blame's warranted. Blame the media for the stories that were missed a year ago — even three years ago. But don't blame the media for reflecting today's reality.

MU Tigers push optimistic message for Oklahoma game

The MU Tigers aren't predicted to win against Oklahoma, but the underdog team is still focusing on a win for Saturday's game.

MU freshman diver having early success

While Jordan Morcom is only a freshman, she's already collecting hardware for the MU diving team. She won Big 12 Diver of the Month in October, but her coaches say  this achievement is only the beginning of a tremendous diving career as a Tiger.

Peddling poinsettias

The Mizzou Horticulture Club grows flowers to sell at Christmastime.

Cougars fall to 2-1 at national tournament

The Columbia College women's volleyball team advanced to the 12-team single-elimination playoff at the NAIA national tournament, despite finishing second in pool play on Thursday.

Closing arguments begin Friday in Rios murder retrial

Both the state and defense rested Thursday in the murder retrial of Steven Rios. Closing arguments begin Friday, after which the case will go to the jury for deliberation.

Two injured in two-car accident near Columbia Mall

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a two-car accident Thursday afternoon in the 2500 block of Bernadette Drive, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

High school basketball teams hit the road

The Hickman boys basketball improved to 2-0 Thursday with a victory over Smith-Cotton.

UPDATE: Police report finds complaints against school officer unfounded

The Columbia Police Department released a report on Thursday ruling that three complaints against Student Resource Officer Mark Brotemarkle — all related to an Oct. 15 fight at Hickman High School — were unfounded.

Living windows festival alive again

A number of downtown shops will stage live holiday performances for onlookers in their windows. It all takes place against a backdrop of holiday lights.

MU Faculty Council debates potential effects of hiring freeze

MU faculty members debated what they should do regarding the systemwide hiring freeze at Thursday's Faculty Council meeting. The council also pushed forward a resolution asking MU administrators to change a policy for inclement weather.