Missouri bench, newcomers wilt under pressure

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson shows his frustration in the Tigers' 90-65 loss March 1 at rival Kansas.

The Missouri men's basketball team had a chance to draw even with Kansas and Oklahoma in the Big 12 Conference standings. Instead, a 90-65 loss to the Jayhawks left the Tigers two games behind first-place Kansas. The significance of the game had weighed on Missouri's young players.

True/False offers intimacy other festivals lack

 Festival veterans weigh in on what gives True/False the edge over other screenings.

Lyons' 20 points not enough for MU men's basketball team

Even though Saturday’s 90-65 loss at Kansas was Missouri men's basketball player Leo Lyons’ best individual game against the Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse, it might have been his worst experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: KU defeats Missouri

It was a tough day in Lawrence for the Missouri men's basketball team.

True/False moviegoers enjoy field trip to secret showing

Moviegoers watched a secret screening at the "Reel Gone Round-Up," a True/False Film Festival event. The showing took place in the Bull Pen livestock barn Sunday morning.

COMMENTARY: Photo example of perplexing issue

Missourian photographer Jakob Berr's pictures of Sunday's Missouri-Kansas men's basketball game includes a shot that brings to mind questions about the nature of the MU-KU rivalry.



MU softball 3-2 at San Diego tournament

The Missouri softball team finished the three-day San Diego Classic with a 3-2 record, leaving them at 13-2 overall this season.

MU female engineering students face number of difficulties

A study by MU professor Rose Marra shows engineering departments have trouble retaining female students.

Four mid-Missouri counselors honored for guiding children personally, academically

Four professional school counselors and a principal in Columbia and Fulton won awards for counseling in the mid-Missouri region and are now eligible for state honors.

ANALYSIS: Missouri schools lobby online for money from stimulus plan

Superintendents across Missori have submitted requests on Gov. Jay Nixon's website for money from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. Requests also include lobbying efforts on behalf of the Metro bus and light-rail system in the St. Louis area and from American Energy Producers Inc. in Carrollton.

Tigers beat Arizona State to end losing streak

Junior catcher Trevor Coleman hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to extend the Missouri baseball team's lead and help end a seven-game skid.

As newspapers decline, nonprofit model gets a closer look

As newspapers continue to lose money, some journalists say that the nonprofit model could be the industry's salvation. The St. Petersburg Times, which is owned by the Poynter Institute, could provide a model of how to run a not-for-profit newspaper.

Missouri tennis opens conference play with win over Oklahoma

The Tigers' victory was special for sophomore Kaitlyn Ritchie because of her ties to the Sooner squad.

States budget deficits could continue past the recession

The stimulus package will help balance budgets in the short term but won't quickly solve unemployment, low consumer spending and the housing crisis.

Kerri Shanks made a late decision to play basketball at Stephens College

The senior guard began her basketball career at Cottey College and ended up in Columbia mainly because of coach Dane Pavlovich.

Sedalia man arrested for possession of narcotics

Stephen T. Downer, 26, was arrested for possession of what deputies suspect to be LSD, heroin, 35 grams or less of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Columbia resident arrested on assault, other charges

Anthony Hayes, 27, was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly threatening to physically harm another person and firing a handgun.

Missouri basketball team bus in accident on Saturday

No team members were hurt. One person in another vehicle was injured.

Deputies find 45 stolen firearms in Russellville house

Three suspects arrested for second degree burglary.

Gorilla found dead at St. Louis Zoo

Eight-year-old Muchana apparently pulled apart some climbing rope and it became wrapped around his neck, a zoo official said.