Maclin's road to the pros

Maclin during warmups before the start of the Kansas game at Arrowhead.

After two years at Missouri, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is preparing to take his step in professional football as a probable first round pick in the NFL Draft.

MU defense wins annual Black & Gold Game

New scoring system, turnovers and intensity helped the Tigers defense win the football spring game for the first time since the Brad Smith era.

The Beat: MU football players prep for NFL draft

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporters David Ubben and Robert Mays share their forecasts on the athletic careers of some of the outgoing MU football players.

Gabbert leads first-team offense in Black & Gold Game

Sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggled at times as he took over as the leader of the Tigers offense in Saturday's Black & Gold Game at Faurot Field.

Conceal-carry handguns on campus: how they voted

How state representatives from around Columbia voted on House bill to allow concealed weapons on college campuses and lower the minimum age for conceal and carry permits to 21.

Levin's determination leads to top tennis spot in second year of play

Junior Ben Levin originally got involved with the sport to stay in shape for soccer, but now he is becoming a player that opposing tennis teams are wanting to avoid to play.

Columbia FFA takes first in three events at state convention

The teams won first places in Livestock, Forestry and Nusery/Landscaping career development tests.

Missouri River Relief volunteers attempt to clean up river

More than 100 volunteers showed up Saturday to pick up trash and debris.

Hickman girls soccer shut out by Francis Howell Central

The Kewpies had some scoring opportunities, but some deflected goals by Francis Howell Central put the game out of reach.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of attempting to rob grocery store

A Columbia man was arrested Friday evening on suspicion of attempting to rob a grocery store near Prathersville, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. The man later attempted suicide in a Boone County Jail cell, the department said.

Rock Bridge girls soccer splits pair of games in Kickapoo Shootout

After losing in double overtime Thursday, the Bruins bounced to win Saturday afternoon against Glendale to split a pair of games in the weekend tournament.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of two robberies

Rodney E. McCray was arrested Friday on suspicion of robbing a Columbia Taco Bell on April 12 and a Break Time convenience store on March 15, 2008.

Poster contest showcases research by MU life sciences

More than 300 entries competed in five categories.

Hands-on science excites Smithton students

Students competed at the annual Smithton Laboratory and Invention Convention at Smithton Middle School on Saturday morning in three different engineering experiments.

NY woman given permission to harvest dead fiance's sperm

Gisela Marrero, who had planned to have a second child with Johnny Quintana, needed the court's permission because they were not married.

Tulsa man arrested in southwest Missouri in Internet sting

The man, who authorities say was meeting with an undercover cop who posed as a 13- year-old girl, was arrested with duct tape and a loaded weapon.

Scott County deputy working real life cold case

Lt. Jerry Bledsoe has been following leads on the 1979 disappearance of Cheryl Anne Scherer.