Missouri accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl, which had the last choice in the Big 12 bowl selection hierarchy. At Missouri's official bowl announcement Sunday evening, coach Gary Pinkel addressed the league's bowl selection system, but only after being asked about it.
Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, a Texas native, has heard good things about Reliant Stadium, the home of the NFL's Houston Texans, but he has never been to the facility. He will get his first visit when the Tigers play Navy on Dec. 31 in the Texas Bowl.
Saturday was the first time the Columbia Farmers' Market was open in December. Despite the cold weather, many vendors and shoppers turned out. Locally grown produce was still available because farmers used enclosures to protect their vegetables from the cold.
The Hickman boys basketball team dropped its first contest of the season, losing 64-54 to Poplar Bluff on Sunday at the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College.
Members of the Columbia Raw Food Group eschew foods filled with sugars and processed foods in favor of fresh, uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Columbia residents attended a variety of holiday markets during the first weekend in December, looking for bargains and holiday gifts. Several churches hosted bazaars as fundraisers.
The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams each won their divisions of the Mizzou Invite on Sunday at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.
Blair Scanlon and Brady Hammond, former assistant coaches on the Rock Bridge boys basketball team, have found new homes as head coaches.
Mayor Darwin Hindman said he supports the proposal, which he said would "extend the eyes of the police."
Behind strong diving, the Mizzou men's and women's swim teams both remain in first place after Day 2 of the Mizzou Invite.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the national unemployment is down from 10.2 percent in October to 10 percent last month. Columbia is down too, from 6.3 percent to 5.9 percent.
Snow is expected to finally christen Columbia this week with a light winter storm moving in as early as Sunday night. Meterologists at the National Weather Service also expect a stronger storm to enter the area Tuesday.
A fall in tax revenues has delayed a program that would have added nearly 42,000 more people to Missouri's health care programs.
A supply company is recalling school supplies with logos similar to President Barack Obama's campaign because of complaints from Missouri schools.
President Barack Obama encouraged Senate Democrats as they rush to pass health care legislation before Christmas.
A man who, in a muder-for-hire scheme killed a man and paralyzed the woman who hired him, was sentenced to life in prison.
A consumer group claims to have found toxic chemical on whiskers of popular holiday toy.