Missouri volleyball sweeps Georgia, wins 3-0

Members of the dedicated student spirit group VolleyZou begin "the Wave" during Missouri's volleyball match against Georgia on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers won 3 games to none.

The Missouri volleyball team beat Georgia 3-0, making a comeback from their 3-1 loss to Texas A&M on Friday night. Members of the team's spirit group, VolleyZou, showed their pride for the Tigers.

Battle High School is on track to open for 2013-14

Kim Presko, Battle High School's first principal, said she expects to welcome 1,100 students when the school opens in 2013.

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Crush Festival, Missouri golf and grazing sheep

Images of sheep grazing, the Crush Festival at Les Bourgeois Vineyards and a Missouri golfer at the driving range were among the best photos taken by Missourian photographers this week.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Tigers hold on to 21-16 victory against UCF

A lot of winning was going on this week in Missouri. The Tigers football team beat UCF; Hickman and Rock Bridge each won Friday night; and the MU women's soccer team stayed undefeated in SEC play.

A journey to Tebbetts, the center of the U.S.

A new study from professors at Michigan's Grand Valley State University has marked a tiny unincorporated Missouri town as the center of population in the United States.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Missouri beats Central Florida, police end an hours-long standoff, and a local wedding photographer takes a documentary-style approach

Stories about Missouri football dominated the most-read list this week. Also on the list were stories about higher beer excise taxes in SEC communities and a police standoff that lasted several hours.

McCaskill, Akin differ on U.S. health care policy

Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, answer questions about health care, in particular, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. 

Missouri walnut crop could be lackluster

Because of an odd mix of conditions, outlooks for the crop have been all over the map. The winter and spring were unusually mild, giving some hope that the walnut trees would produce heavily. But then the drought hit.

Caddy experience boosts Missouri women's golfer Alina Rogers

Tigers sophomore Alina Rogers was the first female caddy at the prestigious Beacon Hall Country Club in Aurora, Ontario.

Missouri soccer loses 1-0 to Tennessee

Tennessee scored a goal in the 59th minute of the game. 

FROM READERS: Spring petals in autumn

A Columbia citizen enjoys the fall sightings of rare plant species in bloom.

Beltran homers twice as Cardinals beat Nats 10-4

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 Sunday.

One year later, Kansas City police still investigating baby's disappearance

The police have worked through more than 1,600 tips, but police are looking to get more information from the baby's mother.

Training program focuses on feet, not head, in youth soccer

Proponents cite growing evidence that brain damage can occur with a series of soft impacts to the head, rather than a hard blow. But others say heading is a vital part of the game that needs to be taught.

Fred H. Todd of Columbia served in World War II

Fred H. Todd of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He was 92 years old. 

Sydney Denninghoff, May 25, 1952-Sept. 29, 2012, of Columbia

Sydney Denninghoff of Columbia died Sept. 29, 2012. She was 60.

Fred H. Todd, Aug. 18, 1920-Sept. 29, 2012, of Columbia

Fred H. Todd of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He was 92 years old.

Zuerlein kicks lead Rams over Seahawks 19-13

The rookie kicked four field goals, setting a club record with a 58-yarder and then topping it with a 60-yarder, and helped the Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 19-13 on Sunday.

Chargers use 6 turnovers to beat Chiefs 37-20

Five of the turnovers came in the first half, when San Diego (3-1) raced to a 27-6 lead, and the Chargers turned the Chiefs' six total takeaways into 24 points.

Missouri abuse case poses question of consent vs. crime

Some worry the government's assertion could open up people who practice bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism — or BDSM — to criminal charges for consensual acts they're already performing, said Susan Wright, founder of the Baltimore-based National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.