Cardinals will play first 2012 Missouri game in Springfield

The first 2012 game for the World Series champions will be April 2 in Springfield, not St. Louis. 

UPDATE: Hickman homecoming queen candidates raise more than $15,000

Candidates selected the Central Missouri Humane Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Special Olympics and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as some of their charities this year.

Under Frank Haith, Missouri men's basketball team still plays fast

In new coach Frank Haith's first exhibition game in front of a home crowd, the Tigers didn't show many signs of slowing down in a 87-48 win over Truman State.

Texas Athletics Director Dodds: 'We're not a bully'

In an conversation with the Missourian on Tuesday, Texas Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds shared his thoughts on realignment and how it relates to the Big 12, Texas and, of course, Missouri.

Missouri, Baylor show unpredictability of Big 12 football

The Tigers and Bears, who play this weekend in Waco, Texas, are two perfect examples of the up-and-down seasons most Big 12 schools are having in 2011.

UM System curators to discuss presidential search

The Board of Curators is seeking a new president for the four campuses.

Shakespeare's Pizza to open third location

Shakespeare's Pizza will open its third location on Peachtree Drive in south Columbia

Pedestrian hit while crossing on Business Loop

A woman was taken to University Hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing the road between a grocery store and KIA Motors on Business Loop 70.

Flight organizers race against age to honor WWII, Korean War veterans

Sixty-seven World War II and Korean War veterans returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. Tuesday. An aging, and sometimes reluctant, veteran population presents challenges for Central Missouri Honor Flight.

MU Faculty Council schedule more performance-based funding talks

A performance-based funding model is being seriously considered for Missouri colleges and universities, but there are still serious questions about its implementation.

Missouri revenues falling short of budget

Figures released Wednesday show general revenue rose 1.2 percent through October. State budget director Linda Luebbering said revenues need to grow at about 2 percent to meet the mark set by the budget.

Screening of 'Race to Nowhere' causes debate among viewers

In the documentary, implementing a no-homework policy was just one of the ways teachers tried to rethink the education process.

Matt Kelly shines as Rock Bridge beats Hickman in district final

Rock Bridge senior Matt Kelly scored two goals and had an assist in his team's 3-1 win over Hickman in the Class 3, District 9 championship game Wednesday night at Rock Bridge High School.

Missouri Supreme Court considers legislature's right to set awards in malpractice lawsuits

The state's highest court heard a case concerning the legislature's cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Volunteers collecting food for Thanksgiving in Joplin

Volunteers at Columbia HyVee stores are collecting food and money donations to be distributed on Thanksgiving in Joplin.

MU women's soccer beats Baylor in Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals

McKenzie Sauerwein, a redshirt freshman goalkeeper, made a key save and scored the winning penalty kick in a shootout victory that put the Tigers in the tournament semifinals.

Keep Columbia Free campaigns for rejection of downtown tax ballot

Members of Keep Columbia Free are urging First Ward residents to vote against a proposed sales tax on all downtown retail sales.

Cedar Ridge Elementary school teacher qualifies for the Boston Marathon

Becky Bond will run in the Boston Marathon in April, after qualifying with a time under four hours during September's Heart of Missouri Marathon.

Columbia man arrested for unlawful possession of firearm, resisting arrest

Quinton James Vaughan was taken to Boone County Jail, where his bond was set at $9,500.

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange loses extradition appeal

The WikiLeaks founder will be extradited to Sweden to answer for sex crime allegations.