UPDATE: Craig Van Matre is out as a UM System curator

Craig Van Matre's appointment finally came before the full Senate on Thursday, but opposition led to his nomination being withdrawn.

For Missouri coach Frank Haith, success stems from quality players

In his first season as the Tigers' head coach, Frank Haith has led the Tigers to a level of success beyond his expectations. According to Haith, having good players who are good people is the foundation of the team's success.

Missouri Tigers fit standard of toughness, says analyst Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas wrote an article defining toughness in 2009. Since then he has seen the Tigers play and said they "absolutely" are tough — and a title contender.


UPDATE: UM System Board of Curators likely to approve fee increases, continue talks about tuition

The UM System made its case for proposing an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent to its four campuses at the Board of Curators meeting Thursday.

MU students get early jump on KU game seats

The No. 4 Missouri Tigers host the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night. MU students camped out overnight Wednesday in hopes of landing one of the 250 seats behind the set of ESPN's "College GameDay" telecast at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Missouri presidential primary to be held Tuesday

Caucuses beginning in March will determine how the state's delegates are allocated for the Republican Party nomination.

Libertarian primary choice describes himself as 'outsider' in own party

James Ogle is the only Libertarian primary candidate on the Missouri ballot. Ogle is running on several platforms, including a more inclusive and competitive election system.

Obama headlines four candidates in Missouri Democratic primary

Despite being sitting president, Barack Obama still faces challengers in Missouri Democratic primary.

Republican primary hosts crowded field; lack of significance dampens race

Republican voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots Tuesday, but the primary will not be a factor in determining the state's distribution of delegates.

Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Tuesday primary

The presidential primaries come to Missouri on Tuesday. Candidates from three different political parties are up for election.

GEORGE KENNEDY: GOP candidates' positions on issues more important than horse race

Missouri citizens will place their vote for the Republican presidential candidate Tuesday during the primary election. The media should do a better job documenting each candidate's positions.

Susan G. Komen organization confronts backlash over Planned Parenthood cuts

The breast cancer charity has been accused of succumbing to the pressure of anti-abortion groups who openly criticize the services of Planned Parenthood.

PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighters battle blaze in Boonville

A large structure fire occurred Thursday morning at Unlimited Opportunities Inc. Tim Carmichael, chief of the Boonville Fire Department, said there were no injuries.

Missouri fans ready for basketball game against Kansas on Saturday

Even with different approaches, the student fan groups for the Missouri men's basketball team have been preparing all season for Saturday's game against Kansas.

Matt and Phil Pressey accustomed to change

Matt and Phil Pressey's nomadic childhood has toughened them over the years, leaving them more adaptable to difficult situations like the departure of coach Mike Anderson.

Missouri storyteller Gladys Coggswell inspires elementary students

Award-winning storyteller Gladys Coggswell came to Columbia elementary schools as part of a new exhibit, "Black Women in Art and the Stories They Tell."

PHOTO GALLERY: Students camp out to hold spots for ESPN "GameDay"

ESPN "College GameDay" will be in Columbia for the Missouri versus Kansas rivalry game. Students started camping out last night to make sure they are a part of the event.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ron Paul is best option for peace

Ron Paul, the only peace candidate in the upcoming election, has received more donations from military personnel than any other presidential candidate.

Large structure fire in Boonville displaces workers with disabilities

The fire occurred at Unlimited Opportunities and also burned Savvy Seconds, a clothing store. There were no injuries, but the fire's cause and damage costs are unknown.

Missouri schools discuss 15 percent funding cut to higher education

Representatives from the University of Missouri, Lincoln University and other state schools stressed the budget's role in preserving their academic integrity.