Win over Baylor big boost for Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri 's Marcus Denmon prepares to pass as Baylor 's Perry Jones III defends beneath the basket during the first half of a game that matched the No. 5 Tigers against the No. 3 Bears.

No. 5 Missouri defeated No. 3 Baylor on Saturday in Waco, Texas, to gain sole possession of second place in the Big 12 Conference standings behind Kansas.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Men's basketball team continues to win

The No. 5-ranked men's basketball team defeated Texas A&M before beating No. 3 Baylor on the road. Also, Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden talks to Kansas City leaders about future sporting events in the city.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: King remembrance, Missouri basketball and winter weather

Images from Martin Luther King Jr. Day remembrance, the Tigers' win against Texas A&M and the views offered by chillier weather were among last week's best photos by the Missourian staff.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Columbia girl wins NFL competition; dedicated musician remembered

Remembrances of Martin Luther King Jr. and a Columbia musician, and stories about a mother dealing with a mental illness and a new Hispanic Cub Scout pack were popular with the Missourian's online readers last week.

PHOTO GALLERY: On a warm winter Sunday in Columbia, outdoor fun

After a chilly week, temperatures warmed up Sunday. Children at Douglass Park enjoyed the unexpected warmth.

Coalition fights human trafficking with awareness event in Boone County

The district of Missouri that includes Boone County has seen more human trafficking-related prosecution than any other district in the country.

James T. Cassidy, MU professor, 'father of pediatric rheumatology,' dies at 81

James T. Cassidy was an emeritus professor at MU who wrote the first textbook on pediatric rheumatology. He was honored at MU in 2006.

Lawmaker wants to undo UM policy on sharing lecture recordings

Recent restrictions would be lifted, making it possible for students on all University of Missouri campuses to freely share audio and video recordings with anyone. 

PHOTO GALLERY: NFL teams battle for Super Bowl berth

 The Patriots defeated the Ravens 23-20, and the Giants beat the 49ers 20-17 in overtime. The victors will meet in Super Bowl XLVI. 

UPDATE: Amid scandal, revered Penn State coach Joe Paterno dies

Paterno, a sainted figure at Penn State for almost half a century but scarred forever by the child sex abuse scandal that led to his stunning dismissal, died on Sunday at age 85.

ANALYSIS: Nixon's Missouri budget depends on new revenues

The proposals include raising casino fees, raising the advertising budget for the Missouri lottery and encouraging tax debtors to pay up by creating an amnesty period.

Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

More than a year after an assassination attempt, the Arizona congresswoman will take time to concentrate on her recovery, vowing to "get stronger."

Amid scandal, revered PSU coach Joe Paterno dies

Joe Paterno, coach of Penn State for almost a half century, died Sunday. He was 85.