Kansas State men's basketball coach Frank Martin's madness has a method

Kansas State guard Jacob Pullen and coach Frank Martin exchange words during the Wildcats' victory over Missouri on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. "Most coaches tell you what you want to hear to make you happy," Pullen said. "He tells you what you need to hear to make you better."

Watching Kansas State coach Frank Martin on the sideline can be as entertaining as watching the game itself. For some, his style is abrasive. But those close to the team understand his antics as passionate, not threatening.

Man injured in apparent drive-by shooting at Columbia gas station

The 28-year-old victim was shot in the arm at the station at Business Loop 70 and Range Line Street, police said.

First Presbyterian Church picks up the pieces after car crash

The people inside the church tell the story of what it was like when a car crashed through part of the building Friday night.

Missouri lawmakers renew call for Internet sales tax

Proposed bills would have Missouri join the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, which makes it easier for online retailers to remit taxes.

Kansas State defeats Missouri men's basketball with run

After being tied at 60 with six minutes remaining in its game against Kansas State, Missouri was down by nine points just two minutes later after a 9-0 Kansas State run. Kansas State defeated Missouri 80-70 Saturday.

DEAR READER: Boone Life showcases community experience

Photojournalists at the Columbia Missourian go beyond Columbia's borders in search of stories that highlight life in Boone County.

Pair of Missouri women's basketball fans easy to read

John Bowders and Jeff Zimmerschied use letters painted on cardboard to spell their favorite players' names at Missouri women's basketball games.

Another close loss for Missouri women's basketball team

Neither team led by more than five points at any point in the game, but Colorado made the big plays when it mattered most to defeat the Missouri women's basketball team 63-59 Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia College women's basketball team completes undefeated conference run

Columbia College beat William Woods 80-73 and is top seed in the American Midwest Tournament.

Ugliest bathrooms, interior decor draw attention at home expo

The expo keeps bringing 74-year-old Betty Bass back. Bass, who wanted to be an interior designer when she was young, now brings her 11-year-old granddaughter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Tigers play Kansas State Wildcats

The MU men's basketball team visited Kansas State to try to win its second Big 12 road game.

UPDATE: Car crashes through front of Columbia's First Presbyterian Church

A 21-year-old man drove through the front window of the First Presbyterian Church on Friday night.

Kansas City Zoo could be divided, new attractions added

In an effort to make the zoo less overwhelming and more user-friendly, it could be divided into three mini-zoos. Friends of the Zoo is exploring more revenue options.

MU softball beats South Florida, loses to No. 2 Alabama

The Missouri softball team beat tournament host South Florida 4-1 after losing to No. 2 Alabama 3-1 on Saturday.

Missouri men's and women's swimming both in third at Big 12 Championships

The women's team has won two titles: the 200-meter backstroke and the 1-meter dive.

Edwards speeds to track record at Phoenix qualifying

Columbia native Carl Edwards had the fastest lap on one of the fastest days ever at Phoenix International Raceway.

Missouri baseball splits doubleheader against Charlotte

After losing the first game 3-2 by allowing two runs in the ninth inning, the Missouri baseball team won the second game of Saturday's doubleheader 4-2 in 12 innings against Charlotte.

Missouri unions, tea party groups rally at Statehouse

The two groups shared their opposing views on the proposed Wisconsin bill that would strip most of the state's unions' collective bargaining rights.

Columbia College men's basketball earns share of conference title

The Cougars beat William Woods 78-59 and will have the No. 2 seed in the American Midwest Conference Tournament.

Missouri track and field finishes near bottom of Big 12 Indoor Championships

The Missouri men's track and field team finished ninth while the women's team finished last at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships.