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Defense improves in 37-9 Missouri win over Illinois

The Tigers football team celebrates on the field with the Arch Rivalry trophy after beating Illinois 37-9 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Saturday.

The Missouri offense outgained Illinois by more than 100 yards, and the Tiger defense stopped the Illini at key points early. Blaine Gabbert threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start.

Softball and singing, both for Rock Bridge

Missouri cross country women have strong showing at meet

Columbia College womens volleyball wins Best Western Classic

MU women's volleyball goes 1-2 in tournament

Rock Bridge still unsure of starting quarterback

The Bruins have given both Shawn Rush and Mark Pickerel starts at quarterback this season. They are unsure of whom will be their starting quarterback going forward.

Columbia's Burchard shows a special devotion to athletics

Bob Burchard has been with Columbia College for over 20 years and has also worked in various capacities with USA Basketball.  He found and purchased the cougar statue that adorns the entryway to Columbia's basketball arena, a symbol of his dedication to the school.

Gabbert answers doubts in Missouri win over Illinois

Blaine Gabbert completed 25 of his 33 passes in Missouri's 37-9 win Saturday. The sophomore quarterback looked dominant in his debut.

Illini fan serious about tailgating

The Mahomet, Ill., man's tailgate party has grown to the point that he will have a band before Illinois' home opener.

Redskins cut former Tigers quarterback Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel, announced via Twitter on Saturday that he was one of the Redskins' final roster cuts, and that he might get a place on the practice squad.

Freshmen Missouri volleyball players look up to senior like a mom

Senior setter Lei-Wang Francisco has grown from a player who struggled to communicate with her teammates to the 'mom' of the Missouri volleyball team.

A Labor Day look at the state of the workforce

The latest numbers indicate that the U.S. economy's long-term shift from farming and manufacturing to service sector jobs continues apace, while in the short term, the recession has left the labor market in disarray. Unemployment is up, workweek hours are down and the construction and financial sectors have shed significant numbers of jobs.

Formula revision shows higher poverty rate

A new formula could provide a more refined picture of American poverty that would capture the everyday costs of necessities besides just food.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers take Illini in Arch Rivalry Game

Showing strong defense, the Tigers defeated the University of Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9 on Saturday in St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome. The Tigers took home the Arch Rivalry trophy for the third year in a row.

Chase in top 10 Missouri baby names in 2008

Former MU quarterback Chase Daniel's name was the seventh most popular baby name in Missouri in 2008, up from No. 48 in 2007.

MU 'Fan Cans' a hit despite university officials' concerns

Despite Chancellor Brady Deaton's protest, Bud Light's "Fan Cans" promotion was popular with MU fans in Columbia and at Saturday’s football game in St. Louis.

Suspect tackled by Columbia car salesman

Rick Blank tackled a fugitive at Joe Machens Ford, helping the police to capture the man. This isn't the first time Blank has grappled with a runaway suspect.

Cash for Clunkers program causing fines

Some Missouri car dealers have held onto paperwork needed to register and title new vehicles. The dealers are holding on to the paperwork until the government reimburses them.

National Guard increases enlistment standards to limit recruits

Once the strongest recruiting arm of the military, big cuts have left the National Guard with fewer, albeit more qualified, recruits.

NY couple charged for photographing sons with guns

NY couple face criminal charges after sending photos with their sons with guns to friends and family.

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