TIGER KICKOFF: Saban and Pinkel: College football friends turned conference foes

In this 1972 Kent State University football team photo, Missouri football head coach Pinkel is No. 89 in the third row, eighth from the left, while Alabama head coach Nick Saban is No. 12 in the front row, first on the left.

Alabama's Nick Saban and Missouri's Gary Pinkel played college football together, winning a conference championship and uniting a community at Kent State. Now, 40 years later, their paths will cross once again Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Shortages drove Columbia Public Schools' move to outsource hiring substitute teachers

When teachers can't be in their classrooms and substitutes can't be found, other staff members at Columbia Public Schools fill the need.  The district approved a 18-month contract, which will start in January 2013, to hire outside substitute teachers to fill this need. 

MU law graduate nominated as finalist for Missouri Supreme Court

Paul Wilson, an MU law graduate and a local Columbia attorney, has been announced as one of three finalists for a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court.

Alabama fans comment on the football culture in 'Bama, Missouri fans' hospitality

Alabama fans say love for the Crimson Tide is "ingrained at birth" and comment on how they have high expectations of their team every year.

Officials discuss revenue guarantee for new flights to Chicago, Dallas

The City Council will discuss about four ordinances related to the deal with American Eagle airlines that will add two new flights from Columbia Regional Airport to Chicago and Dallas.

TIGER KICKOFF: Ten things you didn't know about Alabama

Impressive fan turn-out and Forrest Gump are just two things that make the Crimson Tide interesting.

TIGERS REPORT: Could Missouri pull off upset against Alabama?

Missouri faces No. 1-ranked Alabama Saturday, leaving some wondering if Missouri could overtake the Crimson Tide despite the Tigers' tough inaugural SEC season.

MU Voice Symposium stresses importance of vocal health

The human voice and how to protect it was the focus of the event, which organizers hope to make an annual occurrence. Many attendees came away with useful techniques for vocal care.

Cardinals score 4 in ninth, beat Nationals 9-7, reach NLCS

The never-give-up St. Louis Cardinals erased the biggest deficit ever overcome in a winner-take-all postseason contest and beat the Washington Nationals 9-7 in Game 5 of the NL division series.


Young Missouri women's basketball team debuts at Mizzou Madness

The Missouri women's basketball team played in front of the fans at Mizzou Arena for the first time this year on Friday night at the Mizzou Madness event. Although twelve of the thirteen players on the roster have played for Missouri for one year or less, coach Robin Pingeton is optimistic about the team's talent and depth. 

Columbia Board of Education looks to fill vacancy following Paul Cushing's resignation

After Paul Cushing's resignation from the Columbia Board of Education, eight applicants hope to fill the vacant position.


New permits, enforcement designed to open downtown parking

The Downtown Parking Task Force is proposing ideas to Columbia City Council to open up parking downtown.

Jefferson City man arrested on suspicion of online solicitation of minor

A 34-year-old Jefferson City man was arrested in connection with an attempt to solicit a Boone County youth online.

GENE ROBERTSON: Poverty is an absent topic in political discussion

Poverty is a large issue in the country, but it still lacks attention in politics.

MU to award 10 honorees for outstanding service to journalism

MU will hold a ceremony on Monday evening to honor 10 individuals with the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Early arriving Crimson Tide RVs set up camp

Alabama's RV contingent, full of colorful stories and Crimson red gear, began arriving in earnest on Thursday at Columbia area campgrounds.


TIGER KICKOFF: Where are they now?: Brock Olivo

After five seasons in the NFL and coaching stints in Italy and Omaha, Brock Olivo is back at the college level as an assistant coach for Coastal Carolina University. Eventually, he hopes to return to Memorial Stadium as a coach for the Tigers. 

Tigers respond to loss against Vanderbilt over Twitter

Missouri football players tweeted about their disappointing loss to Vanderbilt but also took the time to congratulate a teammate on his first touchdown, cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals and talk about their new favorite TV show.

FROM READERS: MU student makes noise-making gloves for sporting events

MU freshman Ryan Kohn created Gameday Claps, gloves designed for fans to cheer  louder for their team. 

Columbia College soccer defenders work together to secure goals

Junior Elise Castellanos and freshman Mallory Page anchor the defensive unit of the Columbia College women's soccer team, an area that has been a strength of the team all season.