Missouri football defensive ends bounce back against Western Illinois

Missouri's Matt Hoch chases down Western Illinois quarterback Josh Hudson during the fourth quarter at Faurot Field on Saturday. Hoch sacked Hudson on the play.

The defensive ends did not live up to their billing in Missouri's first two games, rarely applying pressure. Against Western Illinois though, they dominated.

Henry Josey runs wild in Missouri football win over Western Illinois

Josey ran for 263 on 14 carries in the 69-0 Missouri win against the Western Illinois Leathernecks. Josey landed himself a spot as fourth in the Missouri record books for a single-game rushing performance.

Missouri considers incentives package for data centers

Many states surrounding Missouri already offer incentives for data centers. If tax breaks are agreed upon, the state will open the door for construction of new centers and the expansion of existing ones.

Northeast Columbia residents react to proposed elementary school site

Area residents react to an announcement that a new public elementary school will be located next to Battle High School in northeast Columbia.

SMITHTON: Race for the Cure brings hope for local cancer patients

Colleagues at Paxton Keeley Elementary School will run on behalf of teachers Maria Dent and Carol Stoddart in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Mizzou Sports Park on Sunday.

Rock Bridge swimmer Ferreira impresses at COMO Invitational

The Bruins senior, who hails from Brazil, performed well in his first meet of the season.

Missouri AD Mike Alden says Big 12 still MU's focus

Before Saturday's game, Missouri's Mike Alden discussed the latest conference realignment news.

Play for Pink night brings Missouri soccer players and fans together

A hard-fought game that ended in a 2-0 loss for the Tigers served as the background for Play for Pink night, an effort to raise funds for breast cancer research.

More to Missouri fan than just a pile of tigers

On the day Missouri conducted its "Salute to America," long-time Tigers fan Russell Stokes talked about his proposal to Athletics Director Mike Alden to honor those who are veterans of the armed forces, as well as of Missouri athletic teams.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tailgating, Tiger Walk keep football fans busy on game day

Despite the dreary weather, fans came out to tailgate and participate in the 2011 Tiger Walk before watching the MU football team take on the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gymnasts stand together to break world record

Cosmopolitan Park hosted gymnasts Saturday who gathered to try to break the world record for the most people performing simultaneous handstands in celebration of National Gymnastics Day.

Bomb-sniffing dog wins 'Combat Canine Award'

Filo, a 6-year-old German shepherd, was honored by the Exercise Tiger Foundation for guarding the U.S. president and B-52 bombers. He has also prevented explosives from getting on a military base.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Western Illinois 69-0

The Missouri Tigers defeated the Western Illinois Leathernecks 69-0 Saturday at Faurot Field. The Tigers set a new school record with 744 yards of total offense and tied the previous record for most points scored in a game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri leads 42-0 at halftime against Western Illinois

The Missouri Tigers dominated in the first half against the Western Illinois Leathernecks.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tinsmithing, folk songs at 34th Annual Heritage Festival

The 34th Annual Heritage Festival kicked off on Saturday and featured lessons on tinsmithing, stitching and the art of making kettle corn. The festival is scheduled to continue through Sunday, weather permitting.

Students, parents celebrate Family Weekend by tailgating at Saturday's game

Missouri football fans passed the afternoon at tailgate parties while waiting for Saturday night's game between the Tigers and the Western Illinois Leathernecks to begin.

ACC joins conference realignment fray

North Carolina State Chancellor Randy Woodson said he expects the ACC to make an announcement Sunday or Monday, but would not confirm the letters of application from Pitt and Syracuse.

Boone County Commission seeks to form charter government

Boone County residents will have the opportunity next April to vote on the creation of a committee to draft a charter for the development of a home rule system of county government.

Heritage Festival features music, food and crafts

Folk music, kettle corn and a tinsmith demonstration are offered at the 34th Annual Heritage Festival. 

Boone County sees extreme heat, drought-like conditions this summer

Despite the rain, the extreme heat this summer produced drought-like conditions in Boone County that hurt local farmers' harvests. But September rains and cooler temperatures have helped farmers rebound from summer crop losses.