NCAA president supports BCS four-team playoff

NCAA President Mark Emmert voiced strong support for a prospective four-team BCS playoff  on Monday. He also expressed concern about the strain conference expansion and realignment can put on schools and conferences.

Full Senate to vote whether to confirm Van Matre as curator

If Columbia attorney Craig Van Matre is not confirmed this week as a University of Missouri System curator, he will not be able to vote when the Board of Curators votes on tuition increases Friday.

Trial for last defendant in Hobson shooting begins Tuesday

 Tony Lewis is the last of eight defendants to be prosecuted for the shooting of Aaron Hobson. Jurors from Platte County were selected for his trial.


MU School of Medicine expands partnership with Cristo Rey Network

The MU School of Medicine has formed a national partnership with the Cristo Rey Networkin order to promote diversity and encourage students across the nation to consider college.

UPDATE: Missouri Democrats vow to oppose changes to discrimination laws

A measure pending in the Senate would require workers who bring wrongful termination lawsuits to prove discrimination was a "motivating factor" — not simply a contributing factor — in the employer's action. Democratic lawmakers vow to oppose changes to the laws. 

Harmon W. Fansler Jr. had thirst for information

Well-traveled Columbia resident Harmon W. Fansler Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at University Hospital. His family remembers him as a rascal and a bit of a savant.

Santorum stops in Midwest, denounces 'gutter politics' of opponents

Santorum spoke to an auditorium of 300 people at St. Charles Community College in hopes of regaining political momentum in the Midwest.

Missouri's next opponent, Baylor remains No. 1 in women's basketball

The Lady Bears received all 40 first-place votes Monday for the ninth straight week after routing Oklahoma and Kansas. The Tigers face the Lady Bears Feb. 1. 

Santorum coming to Missouri to talk about jobs, economy

Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential candidate, will speak Monday in St. Charles. Missouri's primary will be held Feb. 7.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pentagon should have to cut its spending, too

The Pentagon budget has grown far too quickly over the past 10 years. Everyone else is cutting back, so the Pentagon should have to as well.

Chiefs hire special teams coach, release 3 others

The Kansas City Chiefs hired Tom McMahon to coach special teams and cut ties on Monday with three assistants from former head coach Todd Haley's staff. The team's search for an offensive coordinator continues.

Missouri lawmakers mull expanding No Call List

Legislators in both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives are considering allowing cellphones on the No Call List.

Missouri Senate panel endorses union legislation

The state Senate is considering two different "right-to-work" bills, one of which would go to the governor and the other to voters.

Woman found dead on exit ramp in St. Louis

Police are attempting to determine if a body found on an Interstate 70 exit ramp was the result of a hit-and-run accident.

Teens migrate to Twitter for privacy

Twitter use among teenagers is up but for reasons different from what many may think.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon vs. Nixon would offer interesting contrast

Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting an agenda very different from the one he campaigned with in 2008.

New owner says he won't change Astros' name

New Houston Astros' owner Jim Crane said last week he was considering a new name. However, he emailed a video message to season ticket holders Monday and said he will not change the name.

Missouri Democrats vow to oppose bill limiting workplace discrimination suits

The bill would change the legal standard employees must meet to sue their employer for discrimination as well as limit the damages the victim can recover.

No rest for Missouri men's basketball team before facing Texas

Coach Frank Haith said he is not worried about a two-day turnaround or senior guard Marcus Denmon's shooting slump.

Following a fire, Maplewood Barn Theatre rebuilds, plans commemorative book

The theater will be celebrating the nearly completed construction of its new barn, the upcoming season and a soon-to-be published book.