Deaton says Big 12 has 'specific issues to be addressed'

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks at a Big 12 press conference Thursday night, Sept. 22, at Jesse Hall. Deaton announced that Dan Beebe has stepped down as Big 12 commissioner, and former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas will take over the role. He also said the league still has a lot of work to do, but didn't go into detail.

The MU Chancellor and chairman of the Big 12 board of directors says the conference has a lot of work left to do.

MU, Oklahoma hope to take steps toward 'conference stability'

Both MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and University of Oklahoma President David Boren spoke Thursday night about the future of the Big 12 Conference. 

Missouri House committee declines to vote on business bill

Senate, House disagree on economic development bill aimed at a jobs plan and the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The ongoing special session could go on for several more weeks.

School planning committee chairman outlines schedule for redrawing district boundaries

Don Ludwig, chairman of a committee charged with redrawing the district's boundaries, updated members of the Columbia School Board on Thursday on the committee's schedule and the effects of new boundaries on students, teachers and transportation services.

Big 12, Commissioner Beebe part ways

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe is out after the conference nearly collapsed for the second time in just over a year. In a statement, the Big 12 said its board of directors and Beebe reached a "mutual agreement" for Beebe to leave the job immediately.


TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri football 'scooter gang' growing

A few Missouri's football players starting riding scooters to save money. Several of their teammates have joined them. It makes sense, and besides, it looks kind of fun.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri Tigers hopeful to repeat upset victory at Oklahoma

Unlike last year, Missouri enters the Oklahoma football game with less hype, facing a team with revenge on their minds for last year's loss.

History of biggest changes in conference alignment over past 20 years

The start of the 2011 football season has been filled with drama as conferences fight over alignment. Here is a history of 12 major conference shake-ups that have occurred in college football.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission asks Columbia City Council to legalize skating downtown

The commission's recommendation to legalize skating downtown will go to the City Council for final review. As it reads now, a city ordinance states a person roller skating, skateboarding or using another coasting device can't use roads, alleys or sidewalks in the business district.

Warm days, cool nights make for colorful fall foliage

Columbia's leaves have already started changing and are expected to hit their peak fall color around the third week of October.

Missouri curators talk Big 12, but no vote likely

University spokeswoman Jennifer Hollingshead confirmed that conference realignment was on the agenda but said it was not the primary reason for the meeting.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Thoughts from a fan watching the turmoil upending the Big 12

Ardent Tiger fans shouldn't care about the Big 12 Conference troubles — because the Big 12 certainly doesn't care about them.

MU to begin impounding of illegally parked bicycles

As of today, illegally parked bicycles will begin to be impounded by MU. There would be no charge to recover a bike.

Rames Branch in Boonville contaminated with 400,000 gallons of waste

Rames Branch in Boonville was contaminated with 400,000 gallons of waste on Wednesday. Officials from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are investigating the wastewater release and a fish kill approximately 250 yards from the Missouri River.

Humane Society experiencing increase of animals, decrease in donations

Donations are down and the number of animals being brought to the Central Missouri Humane Society are up. The shelter is looking into cost-saving methods and appealing to the public for donations.

New civil rights organization hopes to fill mid-Missouri's ACLU void

The Missouri Civil Liberties Association is working to formalize its structure to provide statewide civil rights protection.

Safety's personality makes him stand out on Rock Bridge football team

A head of long blond hair makes West Wilson, a junior safety on the Rock Bridge football team, hard to miss. It also matches his unique personality. 

Hickman linebacker works through knee injury to keep competing

J'den Cox's old knee injuries became a concern during the Hickman football team's game on  Friday. The three meniscus tears he experienced last year made him concerned about his future college sports career, but he is determined to continue playing.

Columbia man charged with possession and promotion of child pornography

Videos of child pornography were found during a Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force investigation. The investigation has not been completed, but a man has been charged.

Extreme weather phenomenon focus of MU-Russia partnership

An MU professor is studying atmospheric blocking, a phenomenon that can lead to droughts, floods and other extreme weather.