Senior forward muscles past hearing loss on court and off

For Dexter Corley Jr., learning to block, shoot and rebound without the luxury of being able to hear is just one of many lifelong hurdles he's managed to leap.

Beyond the court at Missouri School for the Deaf

Relieved MU men's basketball team to play Clemson in NCAA Tournament

Missouri is a No. 10 seed among 16 teams in the bracket’s East Region. The Tigers will play No. 7 Clemson at about 1:35 p.m. Friday in Buffalo, N.Y.

Four days in Indianapolis hotel set NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament field

The process the selection committee uses to pick the field of 65 teams (one of which figures to be Missouri) is a long, complicated task that starts with dinner at a downtown Indianapolis Italian restaurant on Wednesday night of selection week.

The week in comments: Council candidate profile bias, downtown cameras and hate crime sentencing

Every week, readers of this Web site offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. This week's hot topics included biases between profile pieces on Gary Kespohl and Karl Skala, a mayoral candidate discussion on downtown cameras, appropriate punishment for the two students involved in the cotton ball incident and the '48 Hours Mystery' special on Joshua Kezer.

Clemson looks to break NCAA Tournament losing streak

Clemson earned its third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth this season, grabbing a spot in the East Region against Missouri. But coach Oliver Purnell hasn't been able to get his team past the first round for the past two years.

Missouri School for the Deaf: A senior sendoff

A senior on the Missouri School for the Deaf's basketball team talks about his last game and what basketball means to him.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 2010 Census: Be heard, be counted

With the 2010 Census forms arriving in households this month, the Columbia/Boone County Complete Count Alliance is encouraging community participation.

Lee breaks hitting slump in Missouri softball victories

The Missouri softball team won 3-1 against Illinois State and 9-1 against Bradley on Sunday in the Children's Hospital Invitational at University Field.

Two years later, liability in East Campus house explosion undetermined

On March 14, 2008, Carl and Merna Sneed's house exploded with them inside, killing him immediately and her two weeks later. What remained of their home was so badly charred, it has been difficult for experts to piece together what caused natural gas to accumulate and ignite in the home.

Gas prices predicted to rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a short-term energy outlook, which outlined that pump prices for upcoming seasons could exceed $3 per gallon during the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

Plowman Chamber Music Competition Awards ceremony tonight at 7 p.m.

Concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: 911 Fire and Rescue Dispatch

March 14 to 21 has been declared by the American Society of News Editors as "Sunshine Week," a time to shine the spotlight on the rights of the people to open government and freedom of information.

Publishers work to develop successful e-reader business model

To capitalize on the emerging e-reader market, news companies must develop a profitable business model.

City Council to vote on funds for Humane Society

The council could allocate $20,000 to the Central Missouri Humane Society to work more closely with Animal Control.

New Farm to Table festival seeks funding from Columbia City Council

The festival will feature Missouri products in the farmer's market with cooking demonstrations and seminars.

VIDEO: Success defined by more than winning for MSD basketball

Basketball coaches at the Missouri School for the Deaf always encourage their players to put forth their best effort.


Pitcher is solid, but Tigers struggle in loss

The Tigers took two of three from Xavier this weekend, but did not deliver offensively in the series' finale on Sunday.

City Council to pick artist for Fifth and Walnut garage project

The city is looking at Stuart Keeler, a Canadian sculptor, curator and writer to be the create art for downtown parking garages.

12-year-old boy among runners in St. Patrick's Day 5K

Justin Fuchs was one of 652 runners that took part in the annual 5K that began and ended in downtown Columbia.