48 hours of football: Live posts from a weekend in Columbia

On a typical fall weekend, the city of Columbia is inundated with all things football. The Missourian is out to capture as much of it as possible.

UM curators to narrow presidential search to finalists

The UM System Board of Curators hopes to narrow the field of candidates to a point that a list of finalists can be presented to the presidential search advisory committee within the next two weeks, board Chairman Warren Erdman said Friday. Erdman reiterated there is no timeline for making a decision.

UM System Board of Curators grants Deaton decision-making powers

Big 12 or SEC? Already tasked with exploring athletic conference options, the MU Chancellor now has the power to make decisions on the board's behalf.

Fired police officer subject of two more Internal Affairs investigations

Former Columbia police patrol officer Rob Sanders, who was fired from the department last month, is being investigated for a separate July incident in which he used force against a prisoner in a holding cell. 

Twitter users react to UM System curators' press conference

The UM System curators on Friday gave MU Chancellor Brady Deaton the power to make decisions regarding conference alignment. They also confirmed that they have requested information from the Southeastern Conference with regard to an application.

Blocked extra point crucial in Rock Bridge loss to Blue Springs South

The Rock Bridge football team's celebration was cut short when a blocked extra point attempt ruined the chance for a tie game in the fourth quarter on Friday night.

Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal

Since 2003, the U.S. and its allies' troops have been deployed in Iraq.  President Barack Obama announced Friday they're coming home by the end of the year.

No signs of world's end as second predicted rapture approaches

Family Radio International and its leader, Harold Camping, said May 21 would be the day 200 million Christians would be taken to Heaven in the rapture. The prediction has since changed to Friday.

Hickman win against Troy Buchanan keeps playoff hopes alive

After a 33-0 drubbing of Troy Buchanan Friday night, Hickman needs a victory against Jefferson City to advance to the playoffs.

Missouri gymnasts and Golden Girls excited about new Tiger Complex

The Tiger Performance Complex is a dream come true for Missouri gymnasts and the Golden Girls, offering a laboratory for skills and respite from stress.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon repeals law restricting online communication between teachers, students

The governor signed legislation Friday to repeal a previous law barring teachers and students from certain forms of online communication, including the use of social media sites.

MU to celebrate national Food Day

Communities across the nation hope the event will spread awareness about the benefits of healthy eating and sustainable agriculture.

BENTON-STEPHENS: Students sport uniforms for Benton Elementary spirit day

From Cub Scouts shirts to professional gear, students at Benton Elementary School wear uniforms on the first Uniform Day.

Gov. Nixon repeals law restricting online discussion between teachers, students

The governor signed legislation Friday repealing a law that had limited online interaction between teachers and students. The law raised concerns that it trespassed on freedom of speech.

DAVID ROSMAN: Missouri should decide who carries a concealed weapon in the state

The federal legislation interferes with states' rights to regulate conceal-and-carry permits and is a red herring that distracts our lawmakers from larger issues confronting the nation.

Cougars win physical struggle against Park University

Vania Barduzzi was on hand to see her son play for the first time on Friday — when he got knocked down in one of the Cougars' most physical games of the year. He also scored the only goal.

MU soccer seniors spearhead thrilling comeback against Kansas

Seniors Kendra Collins, Mallory Stipetich, Kelsey Blincow score three goals in the final six minutes to erase a two-goal deficit and defeat Kansas 3-2 Friday night at Walton Stadium.

Rock Bridge first, Hickman third in district soccer seeding

The Rock Bridge and Hickman boys soccer teams both earned top-three seeds for the Class 3 District 9 tournament. The tournament begins Saturday, Oct. 29 at Rock Bridge.

Hickman soccer team loses first game of Rolla Classic

The Hickman soccer team lost to Rolla 3-1 on Friday night in both teams' first game of the Rolla Classic.

Rock Bridge soccer team wins at Park Hill

The Rock Bridge soccer team beat Park Hill 3-0 on Friday afternoon in Kansas City.