Missouri baseball team completes sweep of Kansas State

The Missouri baseball team completed a three-game weekend series sweep against Kansas State with a 7-0 victory Sunday. It was the first time the Tigers shut out a Big 12 Conference opponent all season and was the first time the they swept a conference opponent since 2010.

Freshman pitcher Brett Graves held the Wildcats scoreless over more than six innings, and Missouri won its third straight game, 7-0.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing; Gary Pinkel separates from wife

Last week's most-read stories mostly revolved around Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing, which included recanted testimony from two witnesses, Columbia Tribune janitor Jerry Trump and Charles "Chuck" Erickson.

Missouri softball team drops series at No. 5 Oklahoma

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas fell to 18-7 and the Tigers slipped to 11-7 in Big 12 Conference play with a 2-1 loss to the Sooners on Sunday in Norman, Okla.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Looking fashion forward and a break at Granny's House

Images of the Missouri FFA convention, the Wacky Races at Hickman High School and the Evolve fashion show at Stephens College were among the best Missourian staff photos last week.

Love Fest-Soul Day celebrates community, Earth Day

About 30 people attended Love Fest-Soul Day, which was held in Douglass Park and included a gardening center, barbecue and live blues music. The event centered both around building community and celebrating Earth Day.

TELL US: Earth Day festivalgoers share why they go green

Columbia residents came to Peace Park for the Earth Day festival Sunday. Here's what some of them had to say about their efforts to be more energy-efficient.


Columbia's environmental activists plant seeds of change at Earth Day Festival

Instead of an atmosphere of protest reminiscent of the 1970 Earth Day, Columbia's annual festival focused on getting people to love the world enough to save it.

Columbia police investigating convenience store robbery

Two people robbed Mari's Convenience Store on Saturday evening, stealing an unknown amount of cash. As of Saturday evening, police were still investigating the incident.

Mobile journalism class reports on Columbia Area Earth Day Festival

Students from an MU journalism class wrote stories, took photos and produced videos of different aspects of Earth Day using only their iPhones.

Missouri's Rachel Updike finishes 11th on floor at NCAA Individual Event Championships

Missouri freshman Rachel Updike tallied a combined score of 8.4375 on her floor routine after working through a few uncharacteristic falls.

Lohse sparkles as Cardinals drop Pirates 5-1

The Cardinals extended their strong start behind another superb outing from Kyle Lohse (3-0), who struck out five without issuing a walk while pitching into the eighth inning Sunday.

NAACP weighs in on St. Louis charter school closings

The NAACP may file a lawsuit to allow more than 3,500 students attending a network of soon-to-close St. Louis charter schools to transfer to accredited school districts.

Blue Jays hand Royals 10th consecutive loss

The Royals franchise has only six skids longer than 10. It is Kansas City's longest losing streak since dropping 12 consecutive games from May 19 to May 30 of 2008.

Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed

Despite the recent positive news about the economy, the news is not so good for college graduates. Half of them are either jobless or underemployed.

Swing-state unemployment down, Obama's chances up

The economies in 14 swing states, such as Ohio, Michigan and Florida, all continue to improve. President Obama is looking to capitalize on these improvements for the upcoming presidential election.

Missouri considers phasing out fees for animal shelters

The Missouri House approved a bill last week that will exempt animal shelters from licensing fees and reduce maximum charges for commercial breeders, effective in 2014.

PHOTO GALLERY: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in Kansas

Danny Hamlin won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. on Sunday.