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Texas Tech men's basketball team wants to win for fired coach

Texas Tech coach Pat Knight will lead the Red Raiders at this week's Big 12 tournament and then will step down.

With the recent firing of Texas Tech men's basketball coach Pat Knight, the Red Raiders have a special source of motivation heading into Wednesday's Big 12 Conference Tournament game against Missouri.

Columbia City Council tables acquisition for Short Street garage

Council members didn't want to vote on purchasing the land until financial details for the garage were clearer.

Columbia to participate in efforts to reduce obesity

Local efforts to fight obesity are funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Goals include ways to make produce more accessible and affordable.

Upperclassmen prepare newer Missouri basketball players for Big 12 Tournament

The experienced players on the Missouri men’s basketball team are giving advice to their younger teammates on how to handle all of the extra things that players need to deal with during the Big 12 Conference Tournament.

Missouri football team holds first 2011 spring practice

Missouri returned to the football field Tuesday minus quarterback Blaine Gabbert and defensive end Aldon Smith. Coach Gary Pinkel and his players said this year's team is very experienced with many returning starters.

Women use teamwork to advance weight-loss goals

Four Boone County friends are keeping a sense of humor while they lose weight. Each week, they get together, watch "The Biggest Loser" and eat healthy meals.

COLUMN: It's time to embrace new music, not run from it

Whether you're 14 or 64, it's never too late to fall in love with music.

Missouri women's basketball team loses to Texas

The Missouri women's basketball team gave up 48 first-half points on its way to a 79-66 loss to Texas in the first round of the Tuesday's Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.

Former MU student and ABC reporter opened door for diversity

MU alumna Rehab El-Buri died of cancer Sunday. She inspired many people at MU and ABC News, where she worked, and helped broaden people's understanding of the Islamic community.

True/False short comes to classrooms with civil rights tie

The True/False Film Festival has branched out into the community, bringing to light the importance of voting and other important issues to Hickman High School students.

TODAY'S QUESTION: How far will the Missouri men's basketball team advance in the Big 12 tournament?

The Missouri men's basketball team will play Texas Tech at the Sprint Center.

Texas A&M women's basketball team ends long day scouting opponents

Texas A&M coaches scouted the Missouri women's basketball team's 79-66 loss to Texas on Tuesday in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. The Aggies will play the Longhorns on Wednesday.

Student, professor assaulted at Missouri School of Journalism

Two people were assaulted early Tuesday afternoon in the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU.

Attendance at True/False reached 30,600 this year

The 2011 True/False Film Festival illustrated how the event continues to grow, with more films, special events and moviegoers than in years past.

Diversity, "Snowmageddon" highlights of candidate forum

City Council candidates discussed a variety of issues during a forum Tuesday night at the Columbia Public Library. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Special Business District to create committee for reviewing parking rates

The district suggested creating a committee during the meeting with the assistant city manager Tuesday about the financing and parking space issues of the proposed Short Street parking garage.

City Council puts new developer's name on Tiger Hotel deal

A change to the hotel's tax-increment financing agreement will allow the current owners to sell the property, which the city would like to see reopened to overnight visitors.

Lynyrd Skynyrd among headliners for Missouri State Fair

Gov. Jay Nixon made the announcement at the fairgrounds in Sedalia on Tuesday. The Doobie Brothers and Jason Aldean are also scheduled to perform.

Missouri Senate debates dog breeding legislation

The bill would lift a limit of 50 dogs per breeder, which is scheduled to take effect later this year with the rest of Proposition B.

Budget plans appear hopeful for public summer school

Although the budget for public schools will not be approved until May, the state plans to include funds to keep the current summer school program intact. 

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