Missouri set for Independence Bowl, passed over for Big 12 choice

At a news conference in the Clinton Club at Mizzou Arena on Sunday, Mark Alnutt, senior associate athletic director, announces that Missouri's football team will play in the Independence Bowl. The game is scheduled for Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.

The Missouri football team fell all the way out of the Big 12’s bowl selection order, accepting a bid to the Independence Bowl against North Carolina on Dec. 26 in Shreveport, La.

Pinkel thinks LSU, Alabama deserve to play for national title

Although many thought Oklahoma State deserved a spot in the championship game, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said he thinks the BCS picked the two best teams in the country in choosing LSU and Alabama.

Kelsi Poe: The girl who fell at Quinton's builds an entirely new life

One year ago, Kelsi Poe was released from the hospital after falling over a railing at a downtown bar and nearly losing her life. She can't smell, or taste, or play softball. But she has a new sense of identity.

Symphony League's holiday home tour showcases historical artifacts

Among the items on display were a 40-million-year-old alligator jaw and the first printed map following the Louisiana Purchase.

Loss for Rock Bridge girls basketball, despite temporary tattoos

The Bruins recently began wearing temporary tattoos during games to keep them relaxed and smiling, but they didn't pull through a win for the team Sunday in 46-42 loss to Blue Springs.

J. KARL MILLER: Occupy protest movement is a nuisance

If the "Occupy" movement has a purpose, it is expertly concealed behind a facade of adolescents acting out about a perceived unfairness in their allowance or curfew. The notion that they as "99 percenters" are victims of the wealthiest percent and, as such, deserve to share in a redistribution of property is absolute nonsense.

Columbia man killed in car accident Sunday on Route WW

Tracy N. Dexter, 45, was driving east at a high speed and lost control of his vehicle while trying to negotiate a curve, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

MU embarks on first nationally funded research of organic farming

The project will focus on the use of cover crops to reduce greenhouse gases.

Few teens actually sexting racy photos, new research says

New research suggests teen sexting is less common than people think and is often blown out of proportion.

Private college presidents' pay up modestly

The number of private college presidents that are making $1 million has grown from 33 to 36, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Holiday celebrations, home schooling and Kelsi Poe

Images of holiday festivities and Kelsi Poe's recovery were among the week's best photos by Missourian staff photographers.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Missouri football, Magic Tree lighting and Derrik Sweeney's return from Egypt

Readers last week took interest in the end of the Missouri football regular season, the lighting of the Magic Tree and Derrik Sweeney's return to Jefferson City after his imprisonment in Egypt.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Men's basketball continues streak; volleyball eliminated from NCAA tournament

A win in men's basketball and losses in women's basketball and volleyball set the tone for Missouri sports this week.

Missouri football accepts invitation to play in Independence Bowl

The game will be played at 4 p.m. Dec. 26 and broadcast on ESPN2.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kelsi Poe aspires to regain skills in her new life after accident

Since her accident at Quinton's Bar and Deli, Kelsi has not only survived — she's thrived. In her post-accident life, Poe hopes to accomplish multiple goals: driving a car, living on her own and playing softball again.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kelsi Poe's journey from hospital bed back to the classroom

Kelsi Poe's life changed on Sept. 4, 2010, after she fell from the stairs in Quinton's Bar and Deli. Family and friends visited her during her recovery in the hospital. Her family took it upon themselves to document Poe's progress after the accident.