Today's Question: Can Missouri make a run deep into March Madness?

Many predict that Missouri can go far this March, including several analysts from ESPN's selection show who said the Tigers have the ability to make it to the Elite Eight, and one who said they have Final Four potential.

Fans gather to say farewell to Missouri basketball team

About 150 people turned out Wednesday morning as the No. 9 Tigers departed for their first round game in the NCAA tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Eagles play Mizzou Arena

Tuesday marked one of the first stops on the band's international tour, which is scheduled to include six states in the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe.


Everyone pitches in in Tigers' win

The Tigers used 11 pitchers to hold SIU-Edwardsville to one run in Missouri's 4-1 win Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Missouri coach Tim Jamieson used so much ammo that he almost ran out of bullets.

More knowledge of Tasers would help Columbia

A bill proposed in the Missouri House would require Taser users to gain more knowledge about Tasers and would create a task force that regulates its usage.

MU softball team sweeps doubleheader

The Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 win in Game 1 before blowing out Western Illinois 13-1 in Game 2.

New challenges arise for minorities in 2010 census

The upcoming census will mail out bilingual forms for the first time to help ensure minorities are accurately included in the census. In the past, millions of minorities have not been accounted for in the census. founder to tour Central Missouri Humane Society

The Central Missouri Humane Society asks residents to support the shelter by welcoming founder Richard Thompson to town. The shelter hopes to receive a $1 million makeover from a contest.

$2 million gift creates Tom and Anne Smith MD-PhD Program

The donation will create a formal MD-PhD program at MU to prepare students to be scientists, physicians and professors.

Blue Note Records' anniversary jazz tour coming to Missouri Theatre

The 70th anniversary of the iconic Blue Note Records, a champion of jazz, is being celebrated throughout the country. In Columbia, the anniversary will be marked Thursday with a performance of The Blue Note 7.

Columbia Vision Commission accepting applications

Two positions have opened up on the Columbia Vision Commission. Applications are due by noon on April 3.

MU students head to D.C. for national theater festival

Two MU students proceed to national competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival next month: Jessica Huang for her play "Mermaids" and Andy Pierce for his dramaturgy project on the play "Quindaro."

Man suspected of hitting teen, cars while in vehicle

A 26-year-old man is suspected of hitting a teenager and two cars while in his vehicle near the 300 block of East Catherine.

More peanut products recalled

These products have been recalled out of concern they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Cougars softball team wins doubleheader

The Columbia College softball team picked up 4-0 and 4-2 victories in a doubleheader sweep of visiting Stephens on Wednesday in an American Midwest Conference opener.

Natasha Richardson dies after ski slope fall

Actress Natasha Richardson, whose career highlights included the film "Patty Hearst" and a Tony-winning performance in a stage revival of "Cabaret," died Wednesday in New York at age 45.

McDonald County Deputy's trial in sex-abuse case starts

A McDonald County Deputy is on trial for two counts of second-degree satutory sodomy after being accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Gov. Nixon to make tourism announcement

Gov. Jay Nixon will hold a news conference Wednesday to make an announcement about Missouri tourism and the All-Star Game, which will be held at the Busch Stadium this summer.

Water Patrol chief retiring in April

Col. Rad Talburt will retire as the head of the Missouri State Water Patrol on April 1, after over 20 years with the agency.

Prisoner escapes from St. Charles hospital

Prisoner David Rocklage escaped from a St. Charles hospital Tuesday night. He was taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.