PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wins 17-6 over Miami (Ohio)

Senior wide receiver Wes Kemp cheers and sings with fans after the game against Miami (Ohio) at Faurot Field Saturday. The final score of the game was 17-6.

Under a blistering hot sun the Missouri Tigers beat the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 17-6 in the opening game on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri takes half-time lead, 10-0, over Miami (Ohio)

With temperatures creeping toward 100 degrees, the Missouri Tigers claimed a 10-0 lead over the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks during the opening game of the Missouri football season on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends reconnect at first tailgate party for Missouri football

As team members for Missouri and Miami (Ohio) prepared to face off in the football season's first game, fans took the opportunity to get reacquainted, meet new people and eat a tailgate breakfast.

Missouri AD Mike Alden talks about Big 12 situation

Alden admitted he "was concerned."

Aerotropolis: Economic boon or boondoggle?

The centerpiece of next week's special legislative session in Missouri is the so-called "Aerotropolis" project that would develop Lambert Airport into a hub for trade, predominantly with China.

Disasters in U.S.: An extreme and exhausting year

This year the U.S. has set records with intense heat, tornadoes, blizzards and drought. Extreme weather events this year have cost the U.S. $35 billion so far, not counting damage from Hurricane Irene.

Tropical Storm Lee resumes slow march northward

The storm is causing people in its path to change their Labor Day plans.

Missouri defense forces red zone stops in win over Miami (Ohio)

The Miami (Ohio) offense marched down the field throughout the first half, but when it reached deep into Missouri territory, it was stopped time after time by the Missouri defense.

Missouri football quarterback James Franklin learning speed of game

Quarterback James Franklin struggled in his first start, something that his predecessors did not. He and his teammates are not worried.

Missouri football defeats Miami (Ohio) 17-6

No. 21 Missouri won its first game of the season but saw two defensive starters leave the game with injuries.

Missouri volleyball team sweeps East Tennessee State

The Tigers got off to an undefeated start in the Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Bash.

The party begins Friday in Missouri's RV lot

Fans share a sense of community in the RV lot southeast of Hearnes Center.

Heart of America Marathon director celebrates 41st year in charge of race

Joe Duncan, 77, is a longtime runner who first got his start with marathons in 1966 during the Heart of America Marathon.

Ashland man dies in early morning car accident

Timothy Chavez, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Route MM.

Columbia College soccer loses to Baker University

Pac-12 commissioner says conference is listening, not luring

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the courtship of new schools is different than last year, when the league was actively looking for candidates.

Oklahoma State booster Boone Pickens thinks Cowboys will end up in Pac-12

Billionaire Oklahoma State booster Boone Pickens said he does not want Notre Dame or BYU to join the Big 12, and expects Oklahoma State to end up in what is now the Pac-12.

Dogs welcome at Columbia's Pooch Plunge

The Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center will open its doors to dogs on Tuesday.

Boone County Sheriff's Department arrests man in Phenora Oaks subdivision

Suspected for a robbery on North Kathryn Street, Jimmy Joseph Talton was held on a $4,500 bond.

Tailgaters replace burgers with breakfast for early Missouri football game

Many tailgaters, inspired by the early start time of the football game Saturday, decided to tailgate with breakfast foods instead of burgers and hotdogs.