Murphy finds his place as kick returner for Missouri football team

MU freshman tailback Marcus Murphy dodges a tackler against Colorado. Murphy said returning kicks for the Tigers gives him a chance to show off his skills.

Freshman Marcus Murphy, the Tigers' No. 4 running back, is spending less time with the offense and more with special teams as the team’s primary kick returner.

LGBTQ supporters participate in candlelight vigil

An estimated 250 people showed up for the LGBTQ candlelight vigil on Wednesday.

MizzouDiversity Summit addresses achievements, concerns

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and a panel opened the MizzouDiversity Summit on Wednesday night by addressing the university's cultural concerns and achievements.

PHOTO GALLERY: Preparations for MU Homecoming parade, 'College GameDay' begin

ESPN's "College GameDay" has come to town and is getting ready for its live broadcast, which will be Saturday morning.

SPECIAL SECTION: Homecoming 2010

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TODAY'S QUESTION: How would you like to see the Maplewood Barn rebuilt?

The Historic Preservation Commission and the city Parks and Recreation Department met Tuesday afternoon to continue negotiations of the rebuilding of the historic Maplewood Barn that burned down five months ago. How would you like to see the Maplewood Barn rebuilt?

Missouri soccer team: ready, set ... dodgeball?

The Tigers use the gym class classic to adjust to a new playing surface.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help stop bullying

Recent high-profile suicides of young gay and questioning men highlight the need to end bullying and harassment.

Four knee operations later, Alexander stars in NFL

The former Missouri receiver caught a touchdown in his first game with the St. Louis Rams.

Sooners' Jones moving out of Bradford's shadow

Oklahoma's sophomore quarterback has made progress and helped Oklahoma to the top spot in the BCS standings.

Missouri 21st District candidates have rural issues in mind

John Cauthorn is running for office to be a voice for agriculture and the Republican Party in the state House. Kelly Schultz wants to make a connection between legislators and voters.



Proposition B enforcement details remain fuzzy as election nears

The Department of Agriculture could lack the funding to pay for the measure if it passes.

Proposition A raises questions about earnings tax

The ballot initiative will ask voters to decide if earnings taxes should be allowed in Missouri cities, but the measure also raises the question of what issues should be kept local.

COLUMN: How to prepare for (and survive) ESPN's 'College GameDay'

Tips on surviving ESPN's "College GameDay" from someone who attended the event in Madison, Wis., earlier this season.


New report: colleges more diverse, but racial gaps persist

Postsecondary educational achievement has flatlined, meaning today's young adults are no better educated than the baby-boomer generation, the report concludes.

Beware of Rock Bridge volleyball players on 'Wrangle Wednesdays'

Some teams give their teammates a high-five, a pat on the back or a tap on the butt. Rock Bridge volleyball players prefer to "wrangle."

New environment important to new MU women's basketball coach

New Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton said Wednesday at the Big 12 media days that creating a family environment for her team is essential to their success this season.

Hickman, Rock Bridge students wear purple as sign of support

The Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation used social media to reach out to people about standing against bullying.

9th Congressional District candidates share views on major issues

Republican incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer, Libertarian Christopher Dwyer and write-in Democrat Jeff Reed are running for positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Financial gap separates Missouri Congressional candidates

While Blaine Luetkemeyer has raised a little more than $1.1 million for his campaign for U.S. Congress, his opponents, Christopher Dwyer and Jeff Reed, are using their modest finances to run grass-roots campaigns.