Backup quarterback Franklin remained steady against Colorado

Missouri quarterback James Franklin rushes during the fourth quarter of the Tigers' game last October against Colorado. Franklin played for the entire fourth quarter and completed a touchdown pass.

A hip pointer sidelined starter Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Colorado.

Missouri football continues upward movement in national polls

The Tigers are ranked as high as 19th in the USA Today coaches' poll.

Chess, handshakes and poetry build leaders at Lange Middle School

A group of young men at Lange Middle School knows better than to make excuses. They also give good handshakes, play chess and plant flowers.

ANALYSIS: Something broken in Missouri? Politicians say fix it

Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who is running for U.S. Senate, and former state Rep. Vicky Hartzler, the Republican nominee for Missouri's 4th Congressional District, both talk about their farming experiences as an example of how things should be done differently in Washington, D.C.

Panel cites empty calories as culprit in obesity epidemic

A panel of seven people gathered Sunday to discuss issues relating to food, health, agriculture and politics. The event was organized by animal welfare group The Political Animal.

Lackluster wind doesn’t deter kite enthusiasts at One Sky, One World event

For the fifth year, Columbia has participated in the international event One Sky, One World Kite Flying Day, which celebrates world peace.

Social media sites help Chinese discuss Nobel Peace Prize winner despite state censorship

After the announcement that Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, China blocked search engines containing any information about him, labeling him a "dissident."

Engine troubles in California dent Edwards' Chase chances

The Columbia native finished 34th, while Tony Stewart won and Jimmie Johnson padded his lead. Kyle Busch and Greg Biffle also had engine troubles.

Cornhuskers charge back to beat MU soccer

The Tigers squander a 2-0 first half lead.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Plan for elk restoration has gone well

The Missouri Conservation Commission advocates the reintroduction of elk to the state. The proposed plan includes 150 of the animals being placed in a southeast Missouri "restoration zone."

LETTER: Robin Carnahan will stand up for Missourians

While Rep. Roy Blunt has been spending his time in D.C. and supporting Wall Street's interests, Robin Carnahan has been keeping in touch with Missouri residents.

The Week in Comments: Proposition B, Tasers and advertising trucks

Every week, readers of offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it. Here, we offer you a digest of some of the conversations we found most interesting.

Springfield's new botanical center to open Monday

The Springfield-Greene County Parks department says the new $4.3 million facility at the Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park and Arboretum will serve as an education center for students and gardeners.

Murder trials moved to Boone County

Australian football tackles Missouri

Missouri has played an important role in the U.S. development of Australian Rules football in the United States, producing two strong sides, the St. Louis Blues and the Kansas City Power.