Missouri guard J.T. Tiller dishes out his trademark defense

Missouri basketball player J.T. Tiller faced off against Missourian reporter Alex Ruppenthal in a defensive scrimmage Feb. 26 at Mizzou Arena. Tiller said he never underestimates the skill level of his opponent. The final score was 10-6, Tiller.

This is what it's like to take on Missouri guard J.T. Tiller. The challenge: to make it halfway up the court.

UPDATE: Students gather in show of unity after cotton ball incident

The event included a candle lighting ceremony in which the candles symbolized unity, respect, faith and education.

Columbia College women's basketball advances to AMC championship

The Cougars will get to play a rematch against William Woods on Monday in the title game.

Chelsea Thomas throws no-hitter in Missouri softball victory

The Tigers' sophomore pitcher earned her third no-hitter of her collegiate career.

Missouri baseball team shut out by Houston

The Tigers stranded 11 runners in their 3-0 loss to Houston on Friday afternoon.

Hate crime might be hard to prove for cotton ball prosecutors

Lawyers for two MU students who admitted to spreading cotton balls on the lawn of the Black Culture Center issued an apology on the students' behalf Friday morning.

DEAR READER: Of blogs and frogs and other news

Missourian blog posts are often more conversational, use the first person and include additional reporting and important links to related coverage.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What are your expectations for the Tigers in the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments?

As the Tigers prepare to face bitter rival KU and March Madness begins, take a look back to the team's highs and lows this season. 


Statement from two MU students arrested after cotton ball incident

MU students Sean Fitzgerald and Zachary Tucker apologize for their involvement in the cotton ball incident at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.

Bowers struggles with new role for Missouri men's basketball

Coming in off the bench, Missouri forward Laurence Bowers has been the Tigers' third highest scorer. But as a starter, things haven't been going so well.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ten facts about the proposed bond issue for Columbia Public Schools

Jan Mees, president of the Columbia School Board, says supporting the bond issue will help students in school now and set the stage for future growth.

Rock Bridge girls basketball preps for state quarterfinals

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team (24-4) will be facing Kickapoo (22-5) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Class 5 state quarterfinal game in Rolla.

Missouri footall season tickets on sale Monday

Senne's position switch leads to more power for Missouri baseball

Missouri senior Aaron Senne has hit four home runs in the Tigers' first six games this season. This helped the outfielder-turned-first baseman earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors.

The Week in Pictures

A look back at the first week of March, including photos from the earthquake in Chile, protests spanning the globe from Greece to the West Bank, the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics and local college basketball.

Homicide claim could slow Mohler case

No victim has been found in connection with claims of homicide against six family members facing accusations of sexual abuse charges; without a body, legal experts say, prosecutors could face larger doubts about victims' stories that defense lawyers could exploit.

Guard bounces back after injury for Columbia College women's basketball

After an early season injury, Cougars guard Whitney Davis missed two games. She's  back and ready to close out the season.

Missouri wrestler looks to win third Big 12 title

Missouri senior Nick Marable is looking forward to ending his career with an NCAA title.

First State Community Bank to purchase Premier

Jefferson City-based Premier Bank is planning to sell its three Columbia branches.

Two Columbia dry cleaners referred to attorney general

Mama Bessie's Cleaners and U.S. Cleaners are accused of hazardous waste law violations because of failure to pay annual fees..