TIGER TIPOFF: MU's Bowers, Flores practice the art of the block

Taking the ball to the basket against Missouri's Laurence Bowers, right, doesn't always work successfully.

Blocking shots comes naturally for Laurence Bowers and Christine Flores. Their inherent abilities, sharpened through practice, allow the two Missouri basketball players to protect the paint for their teams.

MU's Rhea Taylor and Jenna Marston named to USA Softball's Top 50 Watch List

Senior Rhea Taylor and sophomore Jenna Marston have different personalities, but similar results on the field. Both have been named to USA Softball's Top 50 Watch List for the 2011 College Player of the Year Award.

Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

A massive crowd in Cairo's central Tahrir Square exploded into joy, waving Egyptian flags in joy after Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement on national TV.

Coach has been part of the Jefferson City vs. Rock Bridge rivalry from the start

Jefferson City boys basketball coach David Fox is a former Rock Bridge player who participated in the first meeting between the schools.


New York Times best-seller to appear at Broadway Christian Church

Best-selling author Kathleen Norris will read from her latest work, "Acedia and Me," followed by a workshop with a discussion panel.

DEAR READER: Kachingle counts on contributions from us, the crowd

This week, the Missourian and Vox launched Kachingle, a "crowdfunding" effort to support good journalism.

MU gymnastics Pink Out meet includes friendly rivalry

MU's Mary Burke and Illinois' Allison Buckley met 10 years ago and competed against each other in the Illinois High School State Championship.

Rock Bridge basketball player sinks big 3s

Will Echelmeier's hot hand in the third quarter leads the Bruins over Hogan Prep.

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in stabbing of homeless man

Columbia police arrested a man in connection to the assault of a homeless man after an altercation turned violent Thursday night. The Missouri United Methodist Church has increased its nightly security.

Columbia residents reflect on Mubarak's resignation

An MU student and professor see a bright future for Egypt after the country's president, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down after 30 years.

School Board to vote on 2011-12 budget objectives

The Columbia School Board will discuss items presented by Superintendent Chris Belcher for the 2011-12 budget.

Virtual High School expands opportunities for Columbia students

High school students in Columbia Public School District have more choices when it comes to their education through an online learning program.


MU professor receives 2010 Pfizer National Teaching Award

MU's Richard Meadows considers the large amount of time he spends with his students as the key to his success. 

Westminster's Churchill Weekend to feature famous speakers

British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald and journalist and author Max Hastings will headline The Churchill Weekend early next month at Westminster College in Fulton.

Stocks rally after Mubarak relinquishes power

Stocks closed higher Friday after the resignation of Egypt's president eased fears that the unrest would spread to other oil-producing countries.

Obama: Mubarak's resignation starts transition

President Obama said the resignation of Hosni Mubarak marks the beginning of a transition to democracy in Egypt.

UPDATE: Police identify man arrested in stabbing of homeless man

A man has been arrested in connection to the assault of a homeless man after an altercation turned violent Thursday night.

COLUMN: Confessions of a nonsports fan

Many times it's the atmosphere around a sporting event that is interesting, not the game itself

GALLERY: Students line up, camp out for MU-KU basketball tickets

Students began lining up Thursday evening for tickets to the upcoming MU-KU men's basketball game, which went on sale Friday at 7 a.m. The game will be held March 5 at Mizzou Arena.

Mubarak leaves Cairo for Sinai as protests spread

The Egyptian president has ceded authority — at least temporarily — to Vice President Omar Suleiman.