Tigers one win away from Big 12 title

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor looks to drive to the basket against Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament in Oklahoma City on Friday.

Zaire Taylor helped the Tigers advance to the Big 12 tournament finals by continuing his trend of making big shots this season.

LETTER: Support fair balance in funding students through Access Missouri

SB390 and HB792 would provide equal funding for private and public school students. Currently, the former receives an Access award worth $4,600, while the latter receives $2,150, in four-year institutions.

Today's question: Finding common ground with Tasers

For months, members of the Coalition to Control Tasers have worked with the Columbia Police Department to implement new oversight guidelines.

The Big Hurt: Betrayed by icons of baseball, financial world

Many among both baseball fans and taxpayers in America have felt betrayed in recent years by poor decision-making among the powerful to try to gain an unfair advantage.

Missouri continues its second-half dominance

Adjustments at halftime helped up the defensive pressure and started to reverse a trend of not being able to overcome deficits.

LETTER: Missouri Theatre should handle ticket sales better

Inconsistencies between the theater's Web site and other advertised prices should be cleared up.

Bruins' championship hopes end in final second loss

Rock Bridge could not hold on to an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter of the Class 5 semifinal, losing on a late free throw by Chaminade's Bradley Beal.

Columbia animal shelter celebrates No. 1 rank in Zootoo makeover contest

The final phase of's Shelter Makeover II contest will be in a national vote from April 7 through 24.

Shelbina girl spells her way to national competition

Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Platz, a seventh-grader representing Columbia Home Educators, won the Regional Spelling Bee on Thursday and will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Missouri needs more good old American know-how

As self-sufficiency and individualism gain momentum over larger national chains, MU Extension programs need to be ready to help guide local productions and markets.

Veterans lead Tigers to blowout in Big 12 tournament quarterfinals

Leo Lyons, DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence led the Tigers to an easy 81-60 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri takes on Oklahoma State in Big 12 semis

The Tigers overcame a two point halftime deficit to defeat the Cowboys.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge loses in state semifinal

After jumping out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter, the Bruins saw their lead melt in the fourth quarter. Leading by 18 to start the final period, Chaminade mounted a comeback for a late win.

Missouri top remaining team at Big 12 men's basketball tournament

Top-seeded Kansas, No. 2-seed Oklahoma and No. 4-seed Kansas State all fell victim to upsets Thursday. Only the Tigers, the tournament's No. 3-seed, were able to win after not playing Wednesday.

No. 14 Missouri softball beats Coastal Carolina

Stacy Delaney won her third game of the season and Lindsey Ubrun drove in five runs in the 9-0 win on Friday.

Scanlon still seeks state boys basketball title for Rock Bridge

Almost everything any high school boys basketball coach could want to accomplish Rock Bridge's Jim Scanlon has done — except win a state championship.

Columbia police Taser policy sent for review by national group

Interim Police Chief Tom Dresner released a statement Thursday confirming that he has sent Columbia police's Taser guidelines to a national police organization for review.

MU Tennis falls after earning its highest ranking in three years

MU tennis lost at home to Oklahoma State after reaching No. 66 in the country.

Bruins inability to do the little things costs them big

The Rock Bridge boy's basketball team looked poised to head to their first Class 5 state championship game in school history. But turnovers, foul trouble and problems rebounding came back to haunt the Bruins.

Final home meet extra special for MU gymnast Hatcher

The senior's father traveled from the Middle East, where he is working, to see his daughter nab an event title. No. 13 Missouri upset No. 9 Oregon State