Missouri players keep mood light at NCAA Tournament

Missouri freshman Kim English, left, takes on the role of reporter and interviews teammate J.T. Tiller, right, on Friday as the team prepares to face Connecticut in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. The interview was for, the Missouri athletic Web site, and English asked some serious and not-so-serious questions of his teammates.

Missouri players and coaches spent as much time telling stories and cracking jokes as they did breaking down their Saturday matchup with Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.

Connecticut's Thabeet big obstacle for Missouri

Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet, the 7-foot-3 Big East Defensive Player of the Year,  might be a big problem for the Missouri men's basketball team in Saturday night's NCAA West Regional final.

Tiller leads Missouri to Elite Eight

The senior guard scored 23 points, and the Tigers held off a furious Memphis comeback in the second half for a 102-91 win.

Drug wars have helped turn Mexico into dysfunctional state

For years, drug use in the U.S. has been thought of as a social or crime problem, but now it is seen as an international problem involving military expenditures and delicate diplomacy. Journalists from across the country discuss how this problem affects both Mexico and the U.S.

Today's Question: Mike Anderson's future job prospects

With the Tigers entry into the Elite Eight, it's hard to believe that men's basketball coach Mike Anderson might consider leaving. Athletic Director Mike Alden could offer him a contract extension at the season's conclusion.

Missouri finding energy in first half

For the second straight game, Missouri secured a big first-half lead then held on in the second half to earn a victory.

Federal 2006 audit cites accounting errors at UM

As a result, the university will have to give back $282,000 to the federal government. Audits for 2007 and 2008 have shown full compliance.

Missouri in talks about retaining Anderson

The Tigers coach, who is in his third year at Missouri, has been mentioned as a candidate for vacancies at Alabama and Georgia

Tigers basketball: What others are saying

You can learn a thing or two from a conversation about Tasers

Having the interim police chief join the community conversation in such a thoughtful way is refreshing to see.

Columbia high school students find it tough to get work in tight market

In a tightening job market, Columbia teens face more competition than ever for work, job counselors, employers and teens themselves say.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe's experience needed for another term

Barbara Hoppe should be re-elected to the City Council.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Memphis in Sweet 16

The Missouri men's basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2002 with a 102-91 victory against Memphis on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Columbia police arrest man on suspicion of robbery

Andre L. Logan was taken into custody early Friday afternoon on suspicion of grabbing money from a cash drawer at a Break Time on Friday morning.

Wintry weather this weekend not all that unusual

Snowfall expected in Columbia this weekend.

Details emerge on plan for Missouri stimulus money

House budget leaders are putting together the special spending packing. Some decisions have been made, but not all.

Missouri abortion initiative attacked from all sides

The courtroom battle illustrated how complicated it has become to pursue ballot initiatives in Missouri.

Thabeet powers UConn past Purdue

Hasheem Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 junior from Tanzania, scored 15 points and had 15 rebounds to help Connecticut defeat Purdue 72-60 in the semifinal of the NCAA West regional in Glendale, Ariz. The Huskies meet Missouri in the reional final Saturday.

Show of spirit

Columbia resident Walter Martin puts his Tiger pride on display.

Tiger fans packing sports bars with enthusiasm

Missouri's victory over Memphis on Thursday and Elite Eight game on Saturday afternoon have faithful Tiger fans euphoric and businesses expecting large crowds.