TIGER KICKOFF: Getting physical with MU's Aldon Smith

Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith has crafted his body into football's version of the Vitruvian Man — a Leonardo da Vinci drawing showing the human body's ideal proportions. With a 7-foot-2 wingspan, the ability to bench press 350 pounds and the ability to jump 40 inches from a standstill, Smith is an ideal athlete.

Aldon Smith's physical abilities have always made him stand out. His desire to excel as an athlete helped him learn how to harness those abilities and mold himself into one of the country’s most outstanding defensive linemen.


POLICE REPORT: Ex-girlfriend says Derrick Washington assaulted her multiple times

The latest instance was the most severe, according to police reports. The physical examination of the victim's injuries, including bleeding in her left eye, is consistent with her description of the dispute, the report states.

MU police responds to bomb threat at Truman Veterans Hospital

Police were investigating a cooler that had been left near the hospital. A bomb squad determined the cooler was empty and posed no threat.

Default rate declines for student loans

The student loan default rate is below the national average partly due to grants, according to Missouri officials.

Unclaimed property auction comes to Columbia

Hundreds of items from safe deposit boxes will be sold at auction on Monday morning at Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center.

Aquatic Research Center breaks ground in Columbia

The new center will cost $10.7 million to construct. The Columbia Environmental Research Center's consolidation of nine buildings will save an estimated $200,000 in facility and energy costs.

Fall into Art: Meet Peggy King

Peggy King is a Columbia analyst who found her love of glass at age 50. She will be displaying her glass artwork at this weekend's Fall into Art festival.

Fall into Art: Meet Lawrence L'Hote

Artisan Lawrence L’Hote works with the unwanted and abandoned. He'll go anywhere, including trash bins and flea markets, to find materials.  

Fall into Art: Meet Sue Reed

The Columbia artist has layers to her artwork and layers to her personality.


Fall into Art: Meet Jack Stanley

Jack Stanley's photographs will be on display at the Fall into Art festival this weekend at the Parkade Center.

Simmons steals show in Rock Bridge win over Jefferson City

Sophomore Freeman Simmons overcame a bad first half to rush for over 100 yards in the second as the Bruins improved to 3-1 with a 39-36 victory over Jefferson City.

Hickman edges Hannibal for first road victory

MU soccer gets double-overtime victory

The Tigers came back from 2-0 deficit late in the second half to beat Loyola Maryland one minute into the second overtime

Columbia College volleyball wins match in UTB tournament

The Cougars face Lubbock Christian University and the University of Texas at Brownsville on Saturday.

Columbia College soccer player uses voice to make impact

Sophomore Nikola Velickovic uses his voice on the soccer field as captain of the Cougars, but also uses his voice while singing in the locker room.

MU soccer trails Loyola Maryland at half

Federal grant enhances Missouri Telehealth Network's virtual health care

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $60,000 to connect patients with faraway health care.

Ceremony marks change of Maryland Avenue to Tiger Avenue

Randy Wright, president of the Mizzou Alumni Association, said the name "Maryland Avenue" was originally suggested by an MU professor in 1904 but bears no other historical significance.

Columbia sober ride services aim to curb drunk driving

STRIPES, which recently received a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, gives free rides to MU students. Zingo MU charges for rides home, but it generally has a shorter wait time.

TIGER KICKOFF: Cookin' with Blaine

Since moving into his own place two summers ago, Blaine Gabbert developed a passion for cooking.