TODAY'S QUESTION: What is the best college basketball conference in America?

There has been much debate recently about which major college basketball conference is the best in America. What is the best college basketball conference in America?

Stan Musial receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Stan Musial received the honor at the White House.

Despite win, Missouri men's basketball team bothered by lack of defense

The Missouri men's basketball team overcame weak defensive execution to outlast a pesky Texas Tech team for a 92-84 win Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. 

Missouri House committee approves photo ID requirement, early voting

The Missouri Supreme Court declared a 2006 state law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo identification unconstitutional, saying it infringed on the fundamental right to vote.

MFA Oil announces renewable energy partnership worth 980 jobs

The majority of the jobs would be for farmers who will grow a drought-resistant grass that can be processed into biomass fuel pellets.

Conference parity gives hope to MU women's basketball team

The Missouri women's basketball team is just 3-7 in Big 12 play, but thanks to parity in the conference, the Tigers have a chance to move up in the standings.

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre looks for fundraising opportunities

The theater wants to supplement city and taxpayer contributions to rebuild after a fire last April.

Missouri House committee supports changes in Proposition B

Members of the House Agriculture Policy Committee advanced a bill eliminating much of Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act that narrowly passed in a statewide vote last year.

Faculty Council to consider diversity course proposal

The council will discuss adding a diversity course required for graduation at its meeting Thursday

LETTER: History of 'our ancestors' much more complex than simple evolution

Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner stated that the so-called “animal man” made the descent into dense physical form much earlier than Adam and Eve, and by doing so, they were retarded in their spiritual evolutionary path.

Missouri panel considers grants for high test scores

A bill considered Tuesday by the House Higher Education Committee would give one-time $500 grants to high school seniors who score a three or higher on at least two Advanced Placement exams in math or science.

Missouri bill seeks nonpartisan judicial elections

The bill would make a switch to nonpartisan elections for circuit judges and associate circuit judges beginning in 2012, but it would create an exception for incumbents.

Columbia School Board hears comments on swimming program, discusses summer school options

Many express support for keeping the swim teams at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools. Meanwhile, summer school might have to shed students if state funding is cut.

Missouri predicted to finish last in Big 12 baseball preseason poll

After last year's eighth-place finish, the Missouri baseball team was predicted to finish tenth — last in the Big 12 Conference — in Tuesday's preseason poll.

La Russa decries union pressure in Pujols contract talks

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa says the players union is pressuring first baseman Albert Pujols to set a new standard with his new contract.


Missouri House Utilities Committee considers nuclear power legislation

Missouri lawmakers will consider allowing Missouri power companies to charge their customers to fund a new nuclear plant in Callaway County.

Push for local food links Missouri schools, farmers

The Farm to School initiative helps connect farmers with public school districts wanting to serve locally grown food in the cafeteria. Grants are being offered to promote the project.

Columbia College men's basketball team defeats Hannibal-LaGrange

After losing to McKendree University on Thursday, the team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange University 59-47.

Columbia College women's basketball team defeats Hannibal-LaGrange

The score was 88-63.

University Hospital named to American Heart Association's stroke honor roll

University Hospital is among four Missouri hospitals and 74 hospitals nationwide recognized for stroke treatment times.