TODAY'S QUESTION: Will there be an NFL season this fall?

Negotiations between the National Football League and NFL Players' Association were extended until Friday, but if an agreement is not reached by midnight and no other extensions are approved, there will be no NFL season this fall.

COLUMN: Amid teacher tantrums, educators' heroism is obscured

Protesting teachers would be better served reminding people why they matter.

COMMENT: Missouri men's basketball reporter leaves fandom behind

The transition from Missouri men's basketball fan to reporter has been worth the sacrifices.

UPDATE: Oil prices hit highest level since September 2008

The rise in cost comes as the country's unemployment rate has lowered, indicating that more people are driving to work as pump prices soar.

DEAR READER: My votes aren't on my Facebook profile

Ever-evolving social media may change the way we think about values like transparency and impartiality, but never the way we think about professionalism. Check out the Missourian's newest conflicts-of-interest policy.

TIGER TIPOFF: 1,000 shots a week pays off for Missouri's Thornton

Shooting woes have hurt the Missouri women's basketball team for the past four seasons. To fix the problem, each player is shooting 1,000 shots a week outside of practice, and it's working for sophomore Trenee Thornton.

Cape Girardeau man accused of sex with missing Boone County teenager

A Cape Girardeau man admitted to police that he had had sexual relations with a missing Boone County teenage girl. The girl had been missing since November but was found at the man's house.

TIGER TIPOFF: Missouri's Pingeton hosts her mentor

Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly will face his former assistant Saturday at Mizzou Arena when Robin Pingeton's Tigers host the Cyclones in their last game of the regular season. The coaches' relationship goes back more than a decade.

Columbia College women's basketball beats Park University, advances to AMC Championship

The Cougars defeated Park University 76-48 on Friday will play William Woods on Monday for their second-straight appearance in the AMC Championship.

Rock Bridge boys basketball looks for redemption against Branson

Rock Bridge lost to Branson 63-58 on Jan. 22 in what coach Jim Scanlon considers the team's low point of the season. After compiling a 10-game win streak, the Bruins face the last team that beat them, Branson, in the Class 5 quarterfinals on Saturday.

'Faurotcious' wins contest to name Alumni Center tiger

Bruce Loewenberg donated an unnamed statue to the Reynolds Alumni Center nearly 15 years ago. A recent contest changed that.

Hot Summer Nights to return to the Missouri Theatre

Hot Summer Nights, a classical music event stretching from June 11 to July 9, will return to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts this summer.

Boone County sustains minor damage from storms

Columbia Public School teachers held students in their schools until around 4 p.m. Friday because of storms sweeping through the city.

Columbia high school forums focus on transfer policy, school equality

Columbia residents from the Hickman High School community showed concern over a lenient transfer policy in the Columbia School District in public forums. Other concerns regarding the addition of Muriel Battle High School in 2013 have been raised.

Sheriff's Department units in process of moving to new building

After two years of planning and construction, three units from the Boone County Sheriff's Department will move to a new building as early as this month.

Columbia woman charged with possession of child pornography

Kristen Lamb, 20, turned herself in to authorities Friday after an investigation into the distribution of child pornography from a computer in the Columbia area.

MoDOT to add lanes and interchange to U.S. 63

The Transportation Commission approved two changes, a new interchange on U.S. 63 and Route H and the addition of two southbound lanes on U.S. 63 between Missouri 163 and Route H.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Beat KU' signs adorn the MU Columns

"Beat KU" signs were propped up on the MU Columns on Friday in anticipation for the men's basketball game Saturday against Kansas at 11 a.m.

MU Faculty Council torn over grievance resolution panel

Whether an administrator should serve on the grievance resolution panel split MU Faculty Council members. The council will address the issue at its next meeting, March 17.


Survey leading to city ordinance restricting semi trucks

The study revealed concerns about semi trucks parked in residential areas. Columbia City Council is working on a ordinance to fix the problem.