TODAY'S QUESTION: What do you think of the Big Ten's rebranding?

The Big Ten Conference will split into two six-team divisions for the 2011 football season. The conference announced their names on Monday: the Leaders Division and the Legends Division.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Make sure to celebrate the Bill of Rights

This nation does an outstanding job of celebrating Independence Day, but too often loses sight of how the Bill of Rights guarantees our collective freedom.

Hickman girls basketball standout's family hopes to remain close

Rowdy at games, loving at home, the family of Kewpies senior Aqua Corpening is passionate about the game of basketball and supporting its favorite player.

Shots fired at Kansas City funeral of Marcus Denmon's cousin

Denmon and some Missouri basketball staff members were present at the funeral. Police say the only injury was a broken arm, which a woman suffered when she fell on ice while running from the scene.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Say thanks to those who made the First Amendment possible

“Thanks” to James Madison and others who found the right 45 words to declare for more than two centuries that government could not intrude on or deny our core freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.


Falcon Tor takes members into medieval fantasy world

Every Sunday, Colton Snyder and his fellow Falcon Tor members spar with each other in the live action role-playing game known as Amtgard.

Columbia School District considers autonomous schools

In an effort to reduce the achievement gap, three Columbia elementary schools — Benton, Lee and Ridgeway — might operate like charter schools.

SLIDESHOW: New members meet challenge of MU wheelchair basketball

Meet the new members of the Mizzou wheelchair basketball team. The six new members this season include the team's first international player, first female and first set of brothers. Hear how they came to the Mizzou wheelchair basketball team and their experiences on the team thus far.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let will of voters stand; don't mess with Prop B

Legislators should respect the voice of the people and create no law that would nullify the Puppy Mill Prevention Act.

Mo. governor's canceled trip is sign of setbacks in Taiwan-China relations

The governor's canceled trip highlights continued tension between the two countries, despite Taiwan's policy of improving relations with China.

Hickman boys basketball team fades down stretch

The Hickman boys basketball team led for much of the night Tuesday against Jefferson City, but the Kepies were were overtaken late in the game and suffered a 57-48 loss to the visiting Jays.

Missouri wine grape might be answer to fighting mildew and rot

Researchers are hoping to crossbreed grape varietals to produce hybrids with higher levels of resistance against mildew, thus limiting the amount of fungicide needed to make wine.

Bob and Ida Grant live on one of the last remaining farms in Columbia

Bob Grant has spent all 77 years of his life on his family's 100-year-old farm. With subdivisions surrounding his property, he knows it will not be a farm forever.

Five arrested in connection with home invasion robbery

Three men and one woman are suspected of entering a home and stealing wallets from five people within.

Missouri softball player earns USA Baseball honor

Jenna Marston, a shortstop on the Missouri softball team, has been named USA Baseball’s Sportswoman of the Year.

Helmig freed on bond after murder conviction tossed

The first-degree murder charge against Dale Helmig remains in place because the state has said it plans to appeal the reversal of the verdict. If the reversal is upheld, it would be up to the Osage County prosecutor to determine whether to try the case again.

Missouri's Ampudia honored for play in NCAA volleyball tournament

Missouri senior volleyball player Paola Ampudia was selected to the Penn State Regional All-Tournament team.

Columbia College volleyball players net more awards

Columbia College volleyball player Paula Ferreira was named the NAIA Player of the Year and also made the American Volleyball Coaches Association's All-America first team where she was joined by teammate Vesna Trivunovic.