MU football players mark first day of practice

Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert walks across the field on the first day of MU football practice on August 5, 2010.

For each member of the Missouri football team, the start of preseason camp Thursday afternoon meant something different.

Former Missouri quarterback dies in school bus crash

Former Tiger quarterback, Daniel Schatz, was driving the pickup truck that was involved in the collision. One high school student on a school bus was also killed.

Former Missouri linebacker Weatherspoon off to happy start with Falcons

Sean Weatherspoon, a second-team All-American last season on the Missouri football team, is impressing his new teammates and coaches as a rookie linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons.

COLUMN: The inevitability and weight of taxes

Facts are indeed stubborn and will not go away — the $787 billion stimulus, extended jobless benefits and all the various cash outlays are hardly freebies. They must be paid for by someone.

COLUMN: Lesson to be learned from lack of coverage of Sherrod's firing

The press, including the Missourian, and citizen journalists, including myself, have an obligation to the public — to seek out the truth, expose the lie and show how national stories such as Sherrod versus Breitbart have a hyper-local connection.

Nebraska's move strikes sour note with KU's lyrics

Come October, the classic standard "I'm A Jayhawk" will be revised to account for Nebraska's move to the Big Ten next year and Colorado's move to the Pac-10 next year or in 2012.

Authorities ID 2 killed in school buses crash

One of the victims was Daniel Schatz, a walk-on freshman quarterback who redshirted on the MU football team last season.

New football season brings new questions for Tigers

The Missouri football team opens preseason camp on Thursday. With the Tigers' first practice comes the first opportunity to begin answering questions about the new season.

Attorney seeks new hearing for Ferguson

Kathleen Zellner, the Chicago-based defense attorney for Ryan Ferguson, said the case against her client has "dissolved" in light of new evidence.

National Bikers Roundup live music schedule

Weekend performances include Chingy and the St. Lunatics.

Leadership conference draws FFA teens from across Missouri

Teens rapped about charities and made the most of blue corduroy Thursday when about 140 high school students in FFA attended a leadership conference at MU.

Missouri sales tax holiday begins Friday

Sales tax will not be charged on some purchases this weekend.

Uncertain about employment, shoppers are choosy in shaky economy

Retail sale numbers for July showed only a 2.8 percent increase from last year. 

After MAP, Midway, Two Mile Prairie open to students for transfer

Columbia Public School District elementary students have two options for transferring from schools that did not meet academic progress standards under the No Child Left Behind Act.

MU construction to wrap up by mid-August

Construction shouldn't interfere with students moving back to campus, a Campus Facilities spokeswoman said.

New bus routes and schedules go into effect

The new plan went into effect Sunday when service was suspended to test the new routes.

TODAY’S QUESTION: Did the judge who overturned California’s gay marriage ban make the right choice?

On Wednesday, a federal judge overturned Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban passed in California in 2008.

Nebraska, OU favorites in Big 12's final season

Conference realignment dominated college football conversations this summer, but there's plenty of intrigue on the field, too, starting with the Cornhuskers' bid to go out on top in the Big 12's final season before shrinking to 10 teams.

Sturgeon man arrested after vehicle pursuit

Both the Boone County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were engaged in a vehicle pursuit at about 6:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Empire Roller Rink hosts weekly pickup hockey games

A group of Columbia hockey players frequents the rink, which hosts pickup games every Tuesday night.