Williams leads Rock Bridge girls basketball to victory

Three years ago, a timid Rock Bridge freshman started her first varsity game in the home opener of the season and lost to Liberty. Today, confident senior Amaya Williams led her team to victory.

Offensive rebounding remains strength for Missouri women's basketball

The Missouri women's basketball team is 1-6 in Big 12 play. The Tigers rank near the bottom of the league in most statistical categories.  However, Missouri treasures the basketball, ranking second in the conference in both offensive rebounding and turnover margin.

Missouri women's swimming sweeps Shamrock Invite

Missouri men's swimming takes two out of three

Columbia College women's basketball takes down William Woods

Columbia College women's basketball looks to keep conference streak going against William Woods

The Cougars play William Woods at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Columbia. Columbia College is also raising donations for the American Cancer Society in the Coaches vs. Cancer benefit during Saturday's game.

Columbia College men's basketball game draws attention to common cause

The Columbia College men's basketball team beat William Woods 74-56 on Saturday at the Arena of Southwell Complex, but the Coaches vs. Cancer program showed there is a bigger opponent that both sides can work together to defeat.

Cosmo Club Pancake Breakfast has "good" turnout

Columbians packed the Cosmo Club Community Center to eat pancakes and raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.  

Shire, Burke bolster Missouri gymnastics team

Senior Sarah Shire and sophomore Mary Burke came through again for the Missouri gymnastics team in its meet Saturday at Nebraska. Shire won the all-around competition and Burke was second, but the Tigers couldn't earn a victory, falling to the Cornhuskers 194.700-193.175.

Other council action

Rezoning, reports on recycling bins and COLT project are on the council's agenda.

DEAR READER: Responding to allegations about 'usual suspects'

There's nothing unusual about Mike Martin's "usual suspects" harangue against the Columbia Missourian.

Heavy snow, ice bury Plains

A winter storm crippled the Plains on Thursday, canceling flights at many Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas airports. The storm is expected produce up to a foot of snow in Arkansas, near the Missouri state line.

Rock Bridge Wind Ensemble to perform Friday at state conference

The group will play at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in Osage Beach.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Haiti disaster a wake-up call for Missouri to prepare

With the disaster in Haiti becoming a warning for other countries vulnerable to a natural disaster, Missouri needs to take action to ready itself in case a disaster should ever occur here.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Will Chase Daniel's affiliation with the team lead you to cheer for the Saints?

Former MU quarterback Chase Daniel  been along for the ride during the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl run as the team's third string quarterback.  Are you more likely to root for the Saints in the big game because of Daniel's MU ties?

Missouri men's basketball team faces chicken or egg dilemma

It's hard to explain the Missouri men’s basketball team’s inability to find its offense without having its defense. Or maybe the Tigers can’t find their defense without their offense ... What's clear is, it doesn’t even matter which one comes first. Missouri can't find its chicken (scoring) or egg (defensive pressure).

US wages and benefits rise at slowest rate since 1980s

The U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that 2009's wages and benefits increased at the slowest rate since 1982 and at about half the rate of 2008.

Curators approve UM system student housing fee increase

The UM System Board of Curators approved a plan Friday to raise room and board at all campuses. The fee increases will vary at each university.

Local organizations hope to raise money for Haiti with flavorful benefit

The Community United Methodist Church, the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross and Sterling Food Service Managment are teaming-up to host a Haiti benefit on Tuesday. The event will feature traditional Haitian food and music.

The Week in Pictures, Jan. 23-29: State of the Union, Missouri vs. Kansas and more

A collection of the best images from this week, selected by the Missourian Photo Department. This selection includes President Obama's State of the Union address, the Missouri Tigers' 84-65 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks in the Border Showdown, the unfolding events in Haiti following a devastating earthquake, and various pictures from around Columbia and around the world.