TIGER KICKOFF: MU paying big bucks for nonconference opponents

According to research by Dan Fulks of Transylvania University, the average guarantee payment for Football Bowl Subdivision teams has risen since last year.

The $850,000 payment for last Saturday’s football game against San Diego State is the largest of the three guarantees that Missouri is paying in 2010. “These one-game deals are what we call guarantee deals, and guarantees have skyrocketed,” said Mark Alnutt, Missouri’s Senior Athletics Director of Administration.

Teen convicted in shooting will spend at least 20 years in prison

The victim, Ken Jacobs, was attacked by Damien Davis and Darrius Davis, who are unrelated, in the parking lot of the Walmart on Conley Avenue. Circuit Judge Gene Hamilton pronounced the sentence Friday morning. Hamilton did not rule whether the sentences — 20 years in prison for first-degree assault, 20 for armed criminal action and 10 for attempted first-degree robbery — would run consecutively or concurrently.

DEAR READER: offers prizes in Show-Me the Errors contest

Spot a grammar error when reading the Missourian?  Make sure to let us know, and you could receive a Missourian mug and a copy of "The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English."

TIGER KICKOFF: Necklace more than fashion accessory for Missouri backup quarterback

James Franklin has been wearing a string of alternating black and white beads with a black and white Superman charm hanging prominently from the bottom since his senior year in high school. Although the necklace may look like something a teenager threw together in just minutes, it has deep significance to the Missouri football team's backup quarterback.

Bicyclist struck on College Avenue

The accident occurred at about 12:50 p.m. Police are withholding the victim's identity until her family is notified.

Former bank manager indicted in soccer league embezzlement

A former bank branch manager was indicted on charges of embezzling a total of $30,000 from the defunct Central Missouri Soccer League and a Columbia youth soccer team.

TIGER KICKOFF: MU football team looks forward to bye week

For some Tigers football players, a bye week is a mental respite. Others will take the time to heal physically. Local players will go home for a meal cooked with love, some will sleep the time away, and others will fish.

RVs converge in Columbia for 16th annual Missouri Samboree

RV enthusiasts from around the U.S. joined at the Boone County Fairgrounds to participate in games, dancing, seminars, crafts and general fellowship.

Forsee primes UM curators for tuition hikes

The UM System president told the Board of Curators that tuition will likely go up for state university students. He also said the system is looking for ways to improve its financial standing, such as by sharing accounting and payroll services among the four universities.

20,000 pounds of fertilizer spill near I-35 in Missouri

Police said the tanker carrying 40,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate got stuck in mud and as the driver tried to move the truck it hit on something that caused about 20,000 pounds of fertilizer to spill onto the ground.

Columbians follow Chilean miners saga

An MU student from Chile, an MU geology professor and a former Missourian reporter now at the scene talk about the drama of 33 miners trapped underground.

Manufacturer: Lethal injection drug unavailable

It is not yet clear how the shortage with affect executions in Missouri.

Columbia College celebrates $112,000 science initiative gift

One of the initiative's main goals is construction of a state-of-the-art science building. The 40,000-square-foot facility will cost an estimated $13 million.

Orthopaedic fellowship program to be developed for MU athletes

Columbia Orthopaedic Group and the University of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute announce plans to develop a sports medicine fellowship program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman homecoming vs. Helias

Hickman celebrated its homecoming with a 20-17 win over Helias on Friday.

Crowd anxiously awaits Hickman Homecoming queen

Hickman High School's Homecoming football game was filled with traditions and some new features.

Hickman overcomes 'lack of focus' to defeat Helias

After taking a 20-7 halftime lead, the Kewpies needed a defensive stand with two minutes left in the game to hold onto a 20-17 win.

Rock Bridge softball wins three games in Springfield Invitational

The Rock Bridge softball team won three games in the Springfield Invitational tournament Friday. 



Rockhurst running game leaves Rock Bridge 'shell shocked'

The Bruins fell 40-21 to No. 1 ranked Rockhurst and its dominating running game on Friday night.

MU soccer takes down Kansas

The Tigers scored four unanswered goals to take their conference opener