TIGER KICKOFF: Conference realignment has no master plan

In conference realignment, it's become every school for itself, but is that healthy for the student athletes?

DEAR READER: Respect, constructive debate are cornerstones of comment policy

Commenters have raised several criticisms lately about the Missourian's comment policy. Here is a responses to some of their points.

UM System curators approve new employee retirement plan

The UM System Board of Curators voted Thursday on a new employee retirement plan and created a new MU degree program. No action was taken in regards to the search for a new UM System president.

Big 12 men's basketball coaches sound off on realignment

Many of the coaches expressed their opinions on conference realignment and the possibility of Missouri leaving the Big 12 during media day Thursday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

UM curators end private meeting about new president search

After Thursday's closed meeting of the UM System Board of Curators, Chairman Warren Erdman said no announcement about the presidential search was planned.

Timeline of reported capture of Gadhafi

The hometown of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fell, and officials in the transitional government reported that the former leader had been captured or killed. Here is a timeline of the events of the past several hours. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Changing conference logo part of transition for realignment schools

For schools that have left or plan on leaving the Big 12 Conference, part of transition is getting rid of everything with the old conference logo and replacing it with the new one.

Rangers rally in ninth to beat Cardinals and even World Series

Josh Hamilton and Michael Young hit sacrifice flies in the ninth inning to give Texas the win.

Gadhafi is gone; tensions on the rise

Unlike Tunisia and Egypt, Libya does not have an old constitution from which to base a new democratic system. Analysts say this will most likely lead to more fighting in Libya between secular and religious militias.

Libyans in Columbia celebrate Gadhafi's death

Local Libyans found the news of Gadhafi's death hard to believe. They said now the country has to learn how to implement their ideas that sparked the revolution. In the meantime, they are content with celebrating the end of a 42-year reign.

Gadhafi's death buoys effort to revive Libya's oil industry

The kind of crude oil produced in Libya is rare and easily turned into gasoline. This means increased production in the country could reduce prices at the pump for Americans, even though Libya produces only a fraction of the world's oil.

ANALYSIS: Gadhafi's death a cautionary tale

Now that the 42-year reign of Libya's dictator Moammar Gadhafi is over, Arab Spring nations are hopeful other dictators will fall and democracy will come. What that looks like for Libya will be decided by cooperation of regional and ethnic groups.

La Niña raises possibility of another winter similar to 2010

A winter forecast released Thursday by the Climate Prediction Center called for wet and cold conditions in the Northern Plains and dry, warmer weather in the South.

Missouri House seeks unlikely compromise with reluctant Senate on tax-credit bill

It seems unlikely that a compromise will be reached on a bill that would create new incentives for international shippers at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, computer data centers and certain other businesses.

Presidential Search Committee meets behind closed doors

The UM System Board of Curators began its meetings acting as the Presidential Search Committee, but it will not discuss other issues related to the system, such as conference realignment.

UPDATE: Libyan officials confirm Gadhafi killed

Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril confirmed Gadhafi had been killed. "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Jibril told a news conference in the capital Tripoli.

TIGER KICKOFF: Jacquies Smith and Zaviar Gooden play the Newlywed game

Find out how much MU football players Zaviar Gooden and Jacquies Smith know about each other.

TIGER KICKOFF: Roles reversed in this edition of Missouri-Oklahoma State

In 2008, Oklahoma State came to Columbia and knocked off the then-No. 3 Tigers, altering the rest of Missouri's season. This time around, it's the Cowboys with a high ranking and an undefeated record, and it's Missouri with a chance to return the favor.

TIGER KICKOFF: Five things you didn't know about Brad Madison

Madison often devours White Castle sandwiches, enjoys hunting and fishing and leaves his socks on while his ankles are taped. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Rangers take Game 2 of baseball's World Series from Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals faced off against the Texas Rangers in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night in St. Louis. The Cardinals, who won Game 1 of the series, led 1-0 going into the eighth inning. The Rangers scored twice in the ninth inning to win 2-1.