Basketball fans have mixed reactions to Missouri's NCAA Tournament loss

Missouri lost to Norfolk State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, 86-84. It was the first time a 15-seed had defeated a No. 2 seed since 2001. After the game, blogs, videos, Facebook and Twitter erupted with both positive and negative reactions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smithton Middle School students look to future with their Google Doodles

Smithton Middle School students drew what they thought a certain place in the future would look like. It's Smithton's third straight year of participating in the Doodle 4 Google contest.

Missouri men's basketball upset by Norfolk State

The Tigers became only the fifth two-seed to ever lose to a 15-seed in the NCAA Tournament, falling to Norfolk State 86-84. Michael Dixon scored 22 points in the season-ending loss.

Omaha crowd propels Norfolk State in Missouri's NCAA Tournament loss

The neutral site of Missouri's NCAA Tournament second-round game against Norfolk State became nearly a home-court advantage for the Spartans, and Missouri's frustration compounded its 86-84 loss to Norfolk State.

Missouri men's basketball stunned by Norfolk State

Norfolk State, a 15-seed, upset Missouri in one of the greatest upsets in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

Man shot at Campus Lodge Apartments

The victim, whom Columbia police believe to have been involved in a late-night drug deal, has been arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

BOONE LIFE: Working through Centralia's trash

James Morris and Roger Farrens tackle all the garbage put out in Centralia, five days a week for roughly eight hours a day.

STAFF PICKS: Candidate forums and passion for falconry

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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team shocked by Norfolk State

The Missouri men's basketball team made a surprising early exit from the NCAA tournament Friday, losing to Norfolk State, 86-84. It was the first time a two-seed lost to a 15-seed since 2001.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri struggles against Norfolk State in the first half

Missouri and Norfolk State were tied at halftime, 38-38, in the round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament Friday in Omaha, Neb.

DEAR READER: Endorse all you like in letters to the editor

As long as it isn't a form letter, the Missourian intends to run all letters to the editor.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, find out how Ireland has influenced the U.S.

Did you know there are seven cities with shamrock in their name?

Relay For Life readying for main yearly event at MU

More than a thousand participants will help fight for a cure at this year's Relay for Life of Mizzou. The event, which runs from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday will take place at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

Morning fire damages north Columbia home

An investigation found that an electrical problem in a junction box may have been the cause of the fire. No one was hurt in the incident.

Gunshot wound victim found at Gerbes Supermarket

A handgun was found in the victim's coat pocket, but officials do not know if it was the weapon that caused the injury.

MU fourth-year medical students to be matched with residency hospitals

Match Day is a nationwide event. More than 30,000 medical school graduates competed for approximately 24,000 residency positions this year. 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Similarities exist between gender gaps, minorities

The gender gap that exists in math and science is comparable to being an immigrant in America. People should take advantage of their differences as a means to push themselves further.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbara Hoppe's strengths add to her appeal for City Council seat

Dedication to Columbia's welfare, the ability to see the big picture and to understand complex issues makes Barbara Hoppe a strong candidate for City Council.

Missouri Gymnastics beats high ranked future SEC opponent

The Tigers came back to win against Arkansas, showing off a deep rotation and gaining confidence against an SEC opponent.

Missouri baseball wins ninth straight after blowing lead in ninth inning

Catcher Ben Turner hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as the Tigers defeated High Point 8-7.