Kansas coaches 'don't see' playing Missouri after SEC move

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, left, University of Florida President Bernie Machen, Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive stand together at the MU Student Center on Sunday after Missouri announced that it will join the SEC effective July 1, 2012.

Two Kansas coaches indicated they don't have much desire to continue the 119-year old rivalry with Missouri once the Tigers join the SEC.

Missouri football team trying to solve third quarter problems

Missouri has been outscored 43-0 in the third quarter in its four Big 12 Conference losses. The team hopes to cut short the trend this weekend when it hosts Texas. 

MU buys .xxx domain names to protect trademark

MU is buying Web addresses associated with the university to avoid its name being tied in with adult websites.

History, economics drive decisions on brick streets

Parts of downtown Columbia are paved with history — or at least, 100-year-old bricks that have weathered their share of it. Now, there's talk of restoring or repaving some of the brick streets. It's a decision that hinges partially on history and partially on cost.

Ratliffe powers Missouri men's basketball past Central Missouri

Ricardo Ratliffe scored 21 points and Missouri beat the University of Central Missouri 88-70 in the Tigers' final exhibition game Monday.

PARKADE: Construction continues on Parkade Baptist Church expansion

The project will add 12,000 square feet to the church — a large lobby area called a narthex, three classrooms, a fellowship hall and a kitchen.

Columbia Public Schools names Battle High principal, new assistant superintendent

Kim Presko will be the first principal of Battle High School, and Jolene Yoakum will succeed Wanda Brown as assistant superintendent for secondary education.

ROCK BRIDGE: Students experience agriculture through milking, roping

Agriculture Day was held outside of Rock Bridge High School to inform and educate high school students about agriculture in Missouri and encourage interest in agricultural careers.

Organizations receive grants to fund public health impact assessments

The PedNet Coalition and Central Missouri Community Action were granted a total of $300,000, which will be used for a project that they hope will be a tool to help policy makers be more aware of how plans, projects and more might affect community health.

Rock Bridge soccer team showcases three talented goalkeepers

Seniors Jonas Gassmann and Andrew Bare along with sophomore Greg Kelly have all seen significant playing time for the Bruins this season.


Residents discuss potential land annexation in southwest Columbia

The voluntary annexation would help the property prepare for development into a subdivision to be known as Creek's Edge.

Mobile home park ordinance comes too late for Columbia Regency tenants

Although the changes came too late for residents of Columbia Regency, in the future, residents will get more advance notice of mobile home park closures.

Columbia council to discuss use of former Osco lot for construction storage

The Columbia City Council will hear a report on the old Osco Drug site tonight. The property is being leased to a contractor working on the MU power plant. 

MU's Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory bought by IDEXX in $43 million deal

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. bought the MU Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, which trains residents and graduate students in the MU Comparative Medicine Training Program.


Backup dispatch center undergoes construction in face of fire

The backup dispatch center is being built on land belonging to the Boone County Sheriff's Department and will serve as an emergency alternate location to the Office of Emergency Management. 

Blood drive, Salvatore Giunta to kick off MU Veterans Week

Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is one of the only living recipients of the Medal of Honor for wartime valor. Giunta, who was nominated for the award after risking his life to save another soldier, will speak Tuesday night at MU.

Defendant sentenced to 25 years for role in Hobson shooting

Despite testimony that Darris Peal tried to stop the fight that led to Aaron Hobson's death, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Health officials continue investigating Boone County E. coli cases

There are four confirmed cases of E. coli in the area, two of which share genetic material with the larger St. Louis outbreak. Public health officials have not found any commonalities between the Boone County cases.

Asteroid to pass between Earth and moon Tuesday evening

On Tuesday evening, a 1,300-foot-wide asteroid will pass between the Earth and the moon. It will be the largest object to approach Earth since 1976.

Former national gymnast Shari Mann leads students to competitions

Mann competed as a member of the U.S. senior national gymnastics team at 16.