THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Tigers start strong against Southeastern Louisiana

Saturday's game allowed fans to finally see the new improvements made to Memorial Stadium. Faurot Field turf was redesigned, along with several other improvements that are part of a $200 million upgrade to the university’s athletics facilities.

Epic Mud Run lives up to name

Three thousand runners took to the mud Sunday afternoon for a 5K race at the Midway Travel Plaza. Only 600 participated in the 2011 race.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: A week of wacky weather

Weather — whether warm or wet — was at the forefront of many of the best pictures taken by Missourian photographers this past week.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: "SEC Bound," GoTopless rally and the tailgating plans for Georgia fans

Stories about the students who made "We Are Mizzou" and Columbia's first GoTopless rally were among the most read stories last week.

Missouri soccer outmuscles Tennessee Tech 2-0

Senior Taiwo Adeshigbin scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season as the Tigers outshot the Golden Eagles 34-2.

With new funding program, an effort to improve Columbia's arts community

The Office of Cultural Affairs expects the establishment of Columbia Arts Foundation to provide more art opportunities and events.


No Child Left Behind waiver ends busing for transfer students

Columbia Public Schools is no longer providing busing for students who want to change schools because of test scores. 

Low bacteria levels kept Missouri beaches open during hot summer

Pollutants often run into lakes and rivers in runoff from rain. The drought this summer kept beaches mostly free from bacteria.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors enjoy food, fun at Labor Day Hometown Festival

Bass Pro Shops held its Labor Day Hometown Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The event included barbeque, games for kids and product demonstrations.

Sexual assault in Virginia Avenue Garage reported early Sunday

Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, MU police received a report that a woman was sexually assaulted around 10 p.m. Saturday in the Virginia Avenue Garage at MU.

Abreu's 3 RBIs help Royals over Twins 6-4

Tony Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single.

Strasburg dominant; Nationals produce late to top Cards

The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season.

Missouri conservation agency lifts statewide burn ban

The Missouri Department of Conservation has lifted its burn ban in almost all of the conservation areas it manages after recent rainfall.

Missouri football scores early, pulls away from Southeastern Louisiana

The Missouri offense spread the ball around, and the defense was stifling in the Tigers' 62-10 season-opening victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Southeastern Louisiana's tough week ends with blowout to Missouri football

Southeastern Louisiana took a tough loss against Missouri after Hurricane Isaac cancelled a practice and changed the team's flight schedule.

Missouri football alum Dan Hoch sees game from new perspective

After playing his final game as a Missouri Tiger in last season's Independence Bowl, Dan Hoch is back at Memorial Stadium, this time to watch his brother, defensive tackle Matt Hoch.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football game pictures

The Missouri Tigers football team defeated the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Check this gallery for photos from the game.

STORIFY: Tiger fans express enthusiasm despite rainy weather

From wishing away the rain to preparing for the worst, Tigers fans sounded off about the ominous skies and forecast before Missouri's season opener against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Southeastern Louisiana football pregame pictures

Tigers fans tailgate outside Memorial Stadium before the Missouri-Southeastern Louisiana football game.

VIDEO: Tailgaters excited for Missouri football season opener

Tigers fans tailgate before the first football game of the season against Southeastern Louisiana.