Missouri men's basketball team loses to Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament

Missouri's Kim English, Justin Safford and Michael Dixon reflect toward the end of Thursday night's loss to Cincinnati.

The Missouri men's basketball team did everything it wanted to for the first four minutes. After that, the Tigers lost their shine in a 78-63 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament.

COMMENT: Pro Day is a show

Blaine Gabbert’s throwing session was like a well-choreographed dance at Missouri's Pro Day on Thursday.


GEORGE KENNEDY: an important ray of sunshine for our state organizes public records, finally providing a great tool that should have been available years ago from politicians themselves.

BRAD CLEMONS: Marriage is satisfying, not a trap

Marriage is important for developing deep, dynamic relationships that help grow the human mind and soul.

TODAY'S QUESTION: What's your method for filling out your bracket for March Madness?

Many people, whether they like basketball or not, fill out brackets each March for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Brackets become as much a conversation piece as the games themselves. What's your bracket-making strategy? Has it worked?

Columbia education forum focuses on teachers' rights

Columbia School Board candidates discussed topics related to teachers' rights and tenure at a forum Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU football players perform at Pro Day

On Thursday, all eyes in the football world were on Columbia as Pro Day commenced at Dan Devine Pavilion for Tiger football players. Former MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw for the first time for NFL scouts. Gabbert is projected to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft, and he is currently projected to be the No. 1 quarterback chosen overall.

Missouri football players support former teammates performing at Pro Day

As NFL scouts, agents and media studied the mechanics of quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the health of defensive lineman Aldon Smith, current Missouri players sat together in a corner providing support rather than analysis.

Blaine Gabbert and Aldon Smith impress scouts at Pro Day

Former MU  quarterback Blaine Gabbert said that, more than anything else, Thursday’s throwing session was fun for him. No matter that representatives from all 32 NFL teams were assembled in the Devine Pavilion to watch him throw.

Former Columbia mayor valued friendships

Les Proctor, who was mayor of Columbia from 1977 to 1979, died Tuesday. His friend Jerry Mathis said Proctor "never forgot his friends" despite his prominence.

Derrick Chievous' son enjoys traveling with Missouri men's basketball team

Tahki Chievous, the 7-year-old son of former Missouri men's basketball player Derrick Chievous, traveled with the Missouri men's basketball team to Washington, D.C., for the Tigers' first-round game against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

MU students urged to leave Japan after earthquake, tsunami

MU students studying abroad in Japan are being strongly advised to return to the U.S. because of current radiation concerns. 

Seven honored at MU women's history month tribute

The Tribute to MU Women recognized people who pursued women's rights in Missouri and on campus.

MU Faculty Council votes in favor of diversity course requirement

The Faculty Council voted 19-1 to require MU students to take a diversity course as part of their general education requirements. The general faculty will vote in April, but the proposal might not be ready to implement by fall 2011.

Police determine multiple shots fired Wednesday were gang-related

The police have determined that four shots-fired incidents are related to gang activity.

No injuries reported in pharmacy armed burglary

Flo's Pharmacy was robbed Thursday morning.

Regency Mobile Home Park cleanup to fix violations

The Office of Neighborhood Services in Columbia has scheduled a cleanup of the park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

City manager finalists set to meet with public

The four candidates for Columbia's city manager position will begin the interview process Friday. The public will have an opportunity to meet the candidates from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

Kindergarten registration prepares children for learning

Around the city, Columbia Public School District’s kindergarten registration was in full swing Wednesday. Teachers, parents and future kindergartners gathered for an exciting beginning.

UPDATE: Cake decorators compete in MU contest

The competition featured 55 entries from seasoned and amateur decorators.