First Big 12 baseball title special for Missouri's Jamieson

Pitcher Jeff Emens (No. 20) pumps his fist as Missouri players celebrate defeating Oklahoma 8-7 on Sunday to earn the program's first Big 12 Conference tournament championship.

Missouri coach Tim Jamieson had been this close before — painfully close — and the title slipped away both times. And this was his last chance, with the Tigers getting ready to start chasing Southeastern Conference crowns next season.

After fire, Brookside tenants try to make new housing plans

After the fire at the new Brookside apartment complex, many already-signed tenants face decisions regarding future housing plans.


Defeat in home super regional tough end for Missouri softball team

Missouri softball players tearfully left University Field as members of the 2012 team for the last time Sunday night after losing the third game of the Columbia super regional 3-1 to LSU.

Missouri softball team eliminated from NCAA tournament

The Missouri softball team lost 3-1 to LSU in the third game of the Columbia super regional Sunday at University Field. The team had been trying to reach its fourth consecutive Women's College World Series.

Columbia officials voice support for FastCAT route proposal

Two city councilmen and the executive director of the PedNet Coalition are in favor of Mayor Bob McDavid's FastCAT proposal, which aims to create a campus and downtown bus route targeted at students.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits from Columbia's Salute to Veterans air show

Pilots of all ages made the trip to the Columbia Regional Airport for the Salute to Veterans air show Sunday, the second day of the Memorial Day weekend celebration.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Death in the shadow of a wall

I was at the foot of the mule trail the night they brought Capt. Waskow’s body down.

Kahne too strong at end of Sprint Cup race at Charlotte

Kasey Kahne won Sunday's Sprint Cup race Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, claiming NASCAR's longest race for the third time.

Francoeur, Butler hit home runs in Royals' victory

Jeff Francoeur had two hits Sunday, including a go-ahead home run, and Kansas City beat the host Baltimore Orioles 4-2.


Cardinals beat Phillies to avoid sweep

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided a four-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in St. Louis.

Job, economy fears mix with hope for Class of '12

This year's batch of graduates will be facing an uncertain job outlook, and they are tackling it in different ways.

FROM READERS: Interview with artist Ben Chlapek

Columbia blogger Zac Early interviews Ben Chlapek, local musician and creator of Never Sleeping Design. 

Missouri softball team stays alive in Columbia super regional

The Missouri softball team scored four runs in the top of the 12th inning to beat LSU 5-1 in the second game of the Columbia super regional Sunday, forcing a deciding third game in the contest to advance to the Women's College World Series.

Missouri baseball team wins first Big 12 tournament title

The Missouri baseball team beat Oklahoma 8-7 on Sunday in the Big 12 tournament championship game to give the Tigers their first conference crown since 1980.

UPDATE: After fire, Brookside expects 30% of College Ave. complex to open by fall

A preliminary damage estimate has been set at $7 million, according to the Columbia Fire Department. The 145,000-square-foot development is owned by Jon and Nathan Odle, who also own Brookside Downtown.