INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Missouri men's basketball season in review

Prepare for March Madness by taking a look at the Tigers' season in review. Find the highlights of the season, along with Missouri's strengths and weaknesses as they enter the NCAA tournament.

Prepare for March Madness by taking a look at the Tigers' season in review. Find the highlights of the season, along with Missouri's strengths and weaknesses as they enter the NCAA Tournament.

Phil Pressey serves as starting point for Missouri men's basketball team's offense

The sophomore guard's teammates call him the "floor-general" because of the way he directs the Tigers' high-scoring offense.

UPDATE: In Columbia, a record high for March 14

The temperature in Columbia hit 85 degrees Wednesday, toppling the record of 82 degrees set in 1971. The last time it was that warm in Columbia was Sept. 13, when the temperature climbed to 91 degrees.

Tony La Russa speaks candidly during speech at MU on Wednesday night

The recently retired manager of the St. Louis Cardinals spent two hours speaking and taking questions from fans at an appearance at Jesse Hall.

Missouri baseball team trounces North Dakota 21-5

The Tigers hit, ran and walked all over the seemingly lifeless Fighting Sioux en route to a victory, sweeping the two game series and easily extending their winning streak to eight.

MU chapter of Invisible Children hosts screening, discussion of 'KONY 2012'

Messages about the documentary have flooded social media websites over the past week, along with a YouTube video that has gone viral, identifying Josephy Kony as No. 1 on a list of the world's most dangerous war criminals. Kony, head of the Lord's Resistance Army, is accused of enslaving millions of children in and around Uganda.

A brief timeline of KONY 2012 and its Internet response

The viral video received more than 100 million views in six days, but many people question the organization behind it.

DAVID ROSMAN: Voter registration, not identification, causes problem

Estimates about voter fraud are overblown by Republicans, and voter identification laws solve no existing problem.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans send off Tigers to NCAA Tournament

The Missouri men's basketball team was greeted by a crowd at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday before it left for the NCAA Tournament. The No. 2 seed Tigers will play No. 15 seed Norfolk State on Friday.

UPDATE: Activists urge longer look at Ameren Missouri's nuclear plant renewal

Only four members of the public showed up to a meeting to talk about Ameren Missouri's request for a 20-year license renewal at the Callaway County nuclear power plant.

Inaugural MU Christopher S. Bond Distinguished Lecture features panel on worldwide food security

The panel, moderated by Kit Bond, included Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian ambassador to the United States; Roger Beachy, president emeritus of the Danforth Plant Science Center; and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Suspect in Kansas killing found Tuesday in Douglass Park

Nathan Darrell Whitney, 27, is being held Wednesday in Boone County Jail on $25,000 bond.

MU aims to reduce emissions by 30 percent

A new wood-burning boiler and solar panels at the MU Power Plant might help the university meet its goal by 2016.

Fans gather to support Missouri men's basketball team

A crowd of 150 fans showed up at Mizzou Arena to send off the team to its first game in the NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Police should focus less on giving MIP citations

The Columbia Police Department is putting its efforts toward the unattainable goal of eliminating underage drinking rather than focusing on more pressing problems in the community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe cares about Columbia, not just Sixth Ward

Columbia residents Diane Booth and Jeanne Sebaugh share their endorsement of Barbara Hoppe.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cursive writing shouldn't be lost in education

"Digital era" learning is emphasizing typing while placing cursive writing on the back burner. The state needs to incorporate cursive into the Common Core State Standards. 

Columbia School Board candidates discuss relationship of board to city government

The League of Women Voters hosted a forum, which allowed time for the audience to ask questions to the four Columbia School Board candidates. The candidates will be running for two open spots in the April 3 election.

Columbia College men's basketball wins NAIA tournament opener

The No. 15 seed Cougars (27-6) beat Montana State-Northern 58-52 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round.

Missouri wrestlers brace for NCAA Tournament

The wrestlering team has faced many obstacles this season, but coach Brian Smith said overcoming these challenges has prepared his team for the NCAA competition starting Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.