WHAT OTHERS SAY: 45 NFL seasons and 16 coaches. Is it something we said?

The latest football coach to be handed his hat was Steve Spagnuolo, whose teams managed to win only 10 games in his three seasons

Ball control hurts Columbia College women's basketball team

Turnovers plagued the Columbia College women's basketball team in a 70-52 loss to Robert Morris on Thursday in Chicago.

COLUMN: Hockey teams, need some momentum? Just drop the gloves.

This might be the last thing fans and critics on one side of the longest-running debate in hockey want to hear, especially in light of the rising number of concussions: Fighting works.


More on Pujols' deal with the Angels: 4 season tickets and other perks

Pujols could make up to $268.75 million over 20 years, only the third $200 million contract in baseball, behind Alex Rodriguez's $252 million deal with Texas after the 2000 season and A-Rod's $275 million agreement with the Yankees after the 2007 season.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Should Missouri add tolls to Interstate 70?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced plans to make Interstate 70 a toll road to fund renovations. Without tolls, MoDOT officials say they would have to increase the gas tax 15 cents per gallon, almost doubling Missouri’s current tax of 17 cents per gallon.

Hickman boys basketball defeats Eldon

The Hickman boys basketball team won 74-58 on Thursday at Eldon.


Cardinals' Duncan taking leave of absence

St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence to attend to wife Jeanine as she recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Missouri women's basketball team falls at No. 1 Baylor

Baylor defeated Missouri 90-46 on Wednesday in Waco, Texas, in the Tigers' Big 12 Conference opener.

Boone County legislators discuss their plans for 2012 General Assembly

With the start of the General Assembly, Boone County state legislators discussed their goals for 2012 with most looking at the state's budget shortfall. 

Recent victories keep Missouri, three others on list of undefeated men's basketball teams

With the Missouri men's basketball team at 14-0, Tigers coach Frank Haith is off to the best start for a first-year coach at Missouri since 1920 when Craig Ruby's team started 17-0.

BENTON-STEPHENS: Benton Elementary's music teacher gets kids singing

Robert Battle gives students a traditional foundation but also dips into the popular music students love.

Court to hear challenge to new Missouri Senate districts

The Missouri Supreme Court scheduled oral arguments in the case for Jan. 12 and gave the parties until 4 p.m. Tuesday to submit written legal arguments. The state high court already was scheduled to consider legal challenges to new congressional districts that condensed Missouri's nine districts into eight.

Students get lesson in sciences from Smithsonian archaeologist, researcher

Sixth-graders at Lange Middle School learned about squid, spiders, old teeth and Indian artifacts.

Mayor pushes consideration of terminal additions at Columbia Regional Airport

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Bob McDavid asked for consideration of preliminary renditions of airport terminal additions at the Columbia Regional Airport. The improvements would be designed to increase traffic flow through the airport.

Invasive stink bug is expected to travel to Missouri this year

The brown marmorated stink bug is expected to travel to Missouri this year after being found in nearby states. Its progress is being watched because it causes more damage than native species and is hard to control.

DAVID ROSMAN: Getting things done is not the priority in Missouri Legislature

Missouri legislators appear to not want to get anything important done, especially to save a few bucks. This year's theme is on creating new and dreaded state constitutional amendments.

J. KARL MILLER: The destructive politics of racism

Directed at Republicans and conservatives, the most disturbing aspects of the charges of racism, both veiled and overt, are two-fold in that they are being leveled also by otherwise high ranking and "respected" members of government and the media and seemingly condoned by the stentorian silence of the Democratic Party's Congressional leadership.

Percent for Art program seeking local artists for Short Street garage project

The project has a $47,000 budget and, once finished, would be the third public art project at municipal parking garages.

Missouri lawmakers facing weighty financial issues

Among the considerations for closing the state's budget gap are an overhaul to the school funding formula.

Thumper Entertainment plans for a June concert in Stephens Lake Park

The organizer for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival, Thumper Entertainment, plans to promote sustainability with its June concert. .