Surprise kickoff return for touchdown set stage for Missouri football team's big win

Missouri's Gahn McGaffie runs past Oklahoma defender Sam Proctor on his way to 86-yard kickoff return Saturday in the Tiger's upset victory over the Sooners.

Gahn McGaffie had only touched the ball in a game five times this season, but when he returned Oklahoma's opening kickoff for a touchdown, he did something the Tigers hadn’t done for 43 years.

Nixon announces $100,000 grant to fund higher education redesign

The grant will fund a course redesign study to reduce program replication in Missouri higher education.

UPDATE: MU Students Association, senator seek leniency for arrested field rushers

Law enforcement officers arrested about 30 people on charges of trespassing as fans rushed Faurot Field on Saturday. Sen. Kurt Schaefer and the Missouri Students Association are pushing to have the charges dropped.

Nebraska quarterback poses big challenge for Missouri football team

Just seven games into his career at Nebraska, quarterback Taylor Martinez has marked his place in the record books. As a dual-threat quarterback, he captured the Cornhuskers' single game quarterback rushing record with 241 yards on the ground against Kansas State.

UPDATE: Columbia soldier dies after suffering war wounds

Sgt. 1st Class Charles M. Sadell died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after suffering wounds from an improvised explosive device Oct. 5 in Afghanistan.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Which local and statewide issues will you vote to pass?

Issues on the upcoming ballot include the park sales tax, a proposition banning the use of Tasers, a proposition dealing with the earnings tax in Kansas City and St. Louis and a proposition regulating dog breeders.

Gov. Nixon: Missouri higher education needs to tighten its belt

Nixon again called for an increase in collaboration between Missouri's public colleges and universities and the elimination of redundant programs.

ROSE NOLEN: Respecting animals, nature important to previous Missouri farmers

Voting 'yes' on Proposition B is an opportunity to support a system that values high standards. 


Nebraska football team wants more success at home

The Cornhuskers have been better on the road than at home, as measured by winning percentage, in coach Bo Pelini's three seasons.

Spot on Missouri volleyball team fulfills dream for Bodenstab

When she enrolled as a freshman at MU, Ashton Bodenstab didn’t intend to be a student athlete, but in a roundabout way that included time as an heptathlete, she achieved her childhood dream of playing for the Tigers' volleyball team.

LETTER: Name the new high school after Battle

Muriel and Elliot Battle have set a lifelong example of social justice in Columbia and deserve to be recognized for their contribution by having the new high school named in their honor.


Stoops stands by decisions in loss to Missouri football team

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stood by his decision to punt with less than 2 1/2 minutes remaining and the Sooners down to the Tigers by nine points. He said the polls were on his mind at the time.

Highways and transportation are issues for House candidates

House candidates for the 21st, 23rd, and 24th Districts discuss their outlook for Missouri transportation and highways, both on local and statewide levels.

Winds blamed in St. Louis-area outages

As of this morning, 16,000 Ameren customers in St. Louis were still without power.

Hickman High School panel discusses capital punishment

Students and adults gathered Tuesday night as part of the second Speak Your Mind Series Forum of the school year.

Surrounding states impose forms of real estate transfer taxes

Amendment 3, up for vote Tuesday, would prohibit the state of Missouri from charging a transfer tax on real estate when property changes hands.

9th District Congressional candidates discuss national tax issues

The four candidates for the 9th District Congressional give their views on the nation's tax system and how it can be improved.

Central Missouri Development Council endorses Proposition 1

The group says extending the parks sales tax will ensure a high quality of life for Columbia, making the city competitive.

St. Louis businessman Rex Sinquefield gives millions to Missouri campaigns

Rex Sinquefield has donated more than $13.3 million to support Proposition A, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and state Rep. Steven Tilley on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Math Fair to engage students with activities and games

Fifth-graders and their families can experience exponential funSaturday morning at the 16th annual Math Fair put on by the University of Missouri Mathematics Teachers Organization.