BOONE LIFE: All-female bicycle group makes its own rules

A Columbia-based group of female cyclists enjoys weekly rides around town.

COMMENT: Realignment Q&A — Tackling the next step for Missouri and the SEC

An announcement that MU is withdrawing from the Big 12 could come as soon as Monday.

Holland's pitching stops Cardinals; Texas ties World Series at two apiece

In the Rangers' 4-0 victory, Derek Holland struck out seven, walked two and never was in trouble against a team that scored 16 runs the previous night.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Legal charges, missing baby and Missouri football

Murder, child endangerment, wrongful death and excessive force allegations peppered many of the stories that were popular among Missourian readers this past week, and stories about Missouri football and the missing Kansas City baby were on the list, as well.

Bowyer wins NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega

Columbia native Carl Edwards finished 11th and saw his Chase for the Championship lead swell to 14 points.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Cardinals fans, Missouri sports and 'Minute to Win It' BIG fundraiser

Images of fans cheering for the Cardinals in the World Series, athletic events at MU and Columbia firefighters battling a blaze heat up last week's best photos from Missourian staff.

Hickman boys cross country team advances to sectionals

The Kewpies' boys cross country team, along with three Hickman girls runners, will be competing in the Class 4, Sectional 3 meet next weekend.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Another loss, more SEC talk

Missouri lost its fourth game of the season on Saturday, just one day after MU Chancellor Brady Deaton was granted decision-making powers on conference realignment.

Rock Bridge cross country teams dominate their district races

Both the Bruins boys and girls cross country teams won at the district meet and will be advancing to sectional competition.

Peace Park running races held to honor MU graduate

A 5K and 10K race was held at Peace Park on Sunday in honor of MU graduate Rehab A. El-Buri, who graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism as a radio-television major in December 2006. She died of melanoma in March 2011 at the age of 26.

UM Board of Curators narrowing search for system president

The UM System Board of Curators is narrowing the field of candidates for its presidency and could have a list of finalists in a couple weeks.

ANALYSIS: Missouri special session reveals GOP rifts

Republicans were unable to unite and pass much legislation during the special legislative session, despite the largest Republican super-majority in decades.

THE WEEK IN COMMENTS: Petitions, manifestos and our comment policy

This week's commenters were drawn to stories about the petition to recall Daryl Dudley, Occupy COMO's proposed manifesto and the commenting policy.