Missouri football gives international students a glimpse of American athletics

About 150 international students gathered at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex to take a tour of the complex and to learn about the game of football.

Members of the Missouri football program hosted 150 students at Saturday's International Day event, which gave MU students from other countries a chance to learn about the rules of football and practice their skills on Faurot Field.

Undrafted Missouri football players sign free agent contracts

After watching the 2012 NFL Draft come and go without hearing their names called, several Missouri football players have said they've agreed to free agent contracts with NFL teams.

Missouri softball powers past Iowa State for second straight day

Kelsea Roth hit her second home run in two days with a first-inning grand slam to send the Tigers on their way to a decisive victory in the second game of their weekend series against the Cyclones.

FROM READERS: Silence the Violence attendees reflect on youth and gang violence in Columbia

The Missourian asked attendees: What issues do you think contribute to youth and gang violence in Columbia and how do you plan to silence the violence?


Veteran's mission continues even after his return from combat

The Mission Continues event Saturday at Cosmopolitan Park highlighted the nonprofit organization's efforts to help military veterans with their return from war.

Colleges seek outside help as state support lags

Emerging partnerships have spawned a so-called "Innovation Campus" just outside Kansas City, where businesses will employ students as apprentices and help pick up the cost for their education.


Carl Edwards questions NASCAR decisions at Richmond

Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart both believed a victory was taken from them at Saturday's Sprint Cup race.

Missouri baseball loses to Texas Tech

The Missouri baseball team's five-game winning streak ended with a 4-3 loss to Texas Tech.


Columbia honors veterans in welcome home troops event

Columbia honored veterans at an event commemorating the 68th anniversary of World War II's Exercise Tiger and welcomed home troops from the Iraq War.

Theater tradition continues as Maplewood Barn moves into new home

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre moved into its new barn Saturday. The original theater burned in April 2010.


Bark of Boone County raises money for American Cancer Society

Barking echoed through Stephens Lake Park on Saturday as dog owners and their pets attended Bark of Boone County. The event raised money for Relay for Life and gave pet owners an opportunity to honor their canine companions.


Columbia community members come together to Silence the Violence

The event included a march, public forum, break out sessions, expo and a motivational speech by television host Jeff Johnson. Organizers said they sought to stop all forms of violence but that the event was largely in response to the recent shootings of local teens DeAudre Johnson and Bryan Rankin.

St. Louis Blues lose 3-1 to L.A. Kings in Game 1

Matt Greene scored his first career playoff goal short-handed late in the second period and rookie Slava Voynov also got his first of the playoffs as the Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in the opener of a Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night.

UPDATE: One dead after storm blows over beer tent in St. Louis

At least 17 were hospitalized and up to 100 people were treated at the scene after officials said straight-line winds whipped through a large tent outside Kilroy's Sports Bar, near Busch Stadium.

Chiefs draft WR Wylie with fourth-round pick

The Chiefs chose Devon Wylie, a shifty, undersized wide receiver out of Fresno State with their fourth-round pick Saturday, adding a potential target over the middle for quarterback Matt Cassel.

Cardinals beat Brewers 7-3

 Yadier Molina went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 7-3 win over Milwaukee. Molina has 10 four-hit games in his career, the last coming on May 22, 2011, against Kansas City.

Rock Bridge girls soccer takes third in Hickman Tournament

The Bruins had a quick turnaround after a 2-1 loss to Troy in the Hickman Tournament, playing immediately after it in a game against Holt. The Bruins went on to win, 2-1.

Missouri voters could decide on higher cigarette tax

Missouri has a tax of 17 cents per pack, which is far below the national average of $1.46. Supporters of the new tax say they're focused on public health.

Comment: So far, Pujols is a $240 million mistake

Albert Pujols has been struggling just to get hits, much less home runs with the Angels and is hitting just .226, well below his career average of .328 with the Cardinals.


UPDATE: Two marching bands scramble to recover money for trips

Two marching bands who were planning trips to Hawaii could lose thousands of dollars because of a faulty travel agent.