Missouri men's basketball cruises past Nicholls State

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers blocks Nicholls State guard Fred Hunter on Friday night during a 74-54 victory.

Halftime was once again the catalyst for a Missouri victory as the Tigers won 74-54 point over Nicholls State on Friday night.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball defeats Nicholls State

The Tigers swept past Nicholls State 74-54 on Friday night.

DEAR READER: Misused words sound sour notes

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TIGERS REPORT: Syracuse, Missouri fight for bowl eligibility

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Oriakhi takes advantage of scoring chances for Missouri men's basketball

Alex Oriakhi led the Tigers in scoring Friday night in their 74-54 win over visiting Nicholls State, pairing 17 points with 10 rebounds.

Columbia continues to improve civic engagement despite not winning Bloomberg prize

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Interchange along U.S. 63 and Route H opens lanes, four J-turns

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DEAR READER: Celebrity sells, and we're the ones buying

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Area man shot in leg in sixth reported November shooting

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Tiger fans tweet about their favorite memories of Missouri senior football players

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Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel finalizes divorce

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel and his longtime wife Vicki finalized their divorce after 39 years of marriage.

TIGER TWEETS: Missouri athletes excited about games — video games, that is

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TIGER KICKOFF: Fast Five: Kony Ealy

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FROM READERS: Photos from a visit to Amish community

Missourian reader John Hall photographed interesting scenes he spotted when he drove toward Clark.

Columbia College forward perfect in win against Ottawa

Senior Jordan Dressler was 8-for-8 from the field and scored 19 points in the Cougars' 89-52 win over Ottawa University. 

Tolton Catholic boys basketball prepares for first season of varsity

The team's roster will likely consist of seven sophomores, three juniors and will be coached by Tyler Clark.

Missouri volleyball falls on the road to Texas A&M

 The Tigers fell to 18-10 (9-8 SEC) after a loss to Texas A&M on Friday.

Stephens College women's basketball coach brings team together as family

Chris Duncan spent eight years coaching women's basketball at Columbia College before taking the head coaching job at Stephens College. His transition to his new team has been made easier by a sense of family.