Sell-out crowd ignites Missouri basketball to milestone victory against Baylor

Missouri center Steve Moore attempts to block Quincy Acy as he drives the ball for a layup during the game at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Missouri jumped ahead of the Baylor Bears in the first half with a six-point lead, increasing that distance by 15 points by the end of the second half to defeat the Bears 72-57.

In Saturday's 72-57 win against No. 6 Baylor, another sell-out crowd turned up at Mizzou Arena to cheer on the Tigers.

Bowers recognized with Mizzou '39 recipients at Missouri men's basketball game

Missouri men's basketball senior forward Laurence Bowers was recognized as a recipient of the Mizzou '39 during the Tigers' game against Baylor on Saturday for his leadership, academic achievement and service to the university and the community.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats Baylor with second-half run

The No. 4 Missouri Tigers beat No. 6 Baylor 72-57 at Mizzou Arena. In the second half, Missouri used a 17-3 run to take control of the game. Phil Pressey had 19 points to lead the Tigers who improved to 23-2 and 10-2 in Big 12 Conference play.

PHOTO GALLERY: Grevers gets the gold — and the girl

Matt Grevers shocked the crowd and his girlfriend with a pool-side proposal on day two of swimming at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.

Olympic swimmer gets engaged after win at Missouri Grand Prix on Saturday

U.S. Olympian Matt Grevers made it a race to remember. After blazing to a win in the 100-meter backstroke he proposed to his girlfriend, Annie Chandler, on top of the winner's podium.


Black and Gold game helps Earleywine sort lineup

Missouri softball hosted an inter-squad scrimmage Saturday and introduced 10 freshmen to the team. Regular season play starts next weekend.

Mock space mission at Hickman High School simulates NASA

This week, 150 Columbia students participated in the 24th annual Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association, a student-produced simulated space mission.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge and Hickman Quizbowl competition

The Rock Bridge and Hickman Quizbowl teams competed in the Mort Walker Invitational on Saturday at Middlebush Hall at MU. 

Proposed school boundaries might keep students from walking to school

To balance student enrollment numbers and demographics, proposed Columbia Public Schools' boundary Approach B has students who live within walking distance of Hickman High School attending Rock Bridge High School beginning in fall 2013.

Missouri women's basketball comes up short against Oklahoma

The Tigers missed a last-second 3-point shot that would have sent the game to overtime. Missouri is still without a victory in the Big 12 this season.

Multiple shots fired in downtown Columbia early Saturday morning

Shots were fired at what police called "a large disturbance" early Saturday morning in downtown Columbia. One victim suffered a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman students participate in 24th annual space flight simulation

The Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association's 24th annual space flight simulation took place at Hickman High School. Students participating in the CASA simulation experienced what it is like to work on a NASA space shuttle flight.

New citizen advocacy group to address pedestrian concerns

A new advocacy group is concerned about sidewalk, crosswalk and curb cuts in Columbia. The group’s mission is specifically focused on pedestrians, including persons with disabilities such as wheelchair users.

Columbia explores bus systems in other Midwestern college towns

Columbia is sponsoring a series of trips to explore similar bus systems in hopes of exposing city and college leaders to successful bus systems.

Barbara Morefield was a registered nurse at Boone Hospital

Columbia College men defeat William Woods 75-57

Columbia College is ranked No. 21 in the latest NAIA polls and improved its record to 20-6 with the victory.


Columbia College women defeat William Woods 76-66

The Cougars were losing 39-33 at halftime but went on a 20-3 run late in the second half.


Mitchell Matthews was Army veteran, served in Iraq

Mitchell Matthews, Nov. 10, 1972-Feb. 8, 2012, of Ashland

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world's best-selling artists.