Missouri to play Colorado State as the No. 9 seed in NCAA Tournament

Missouri men's basektball team players and coaches learned Sunday that they will be seeded No. 9 in the next round in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers will play Colorado State in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday.

The Tigers second round matchup will be Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., at 8:20 p.m., playing a Colorado State team that they don’t know much about.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri men's basketball team earns No. 9 seed in NCAA tournament

Basketball took center stage this week as Selection Sunday revealed the Missouri men's basketball team was awarded a No. 9 seed after an early exit from the SEC tournament.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: High school and college basketball tournaments

The best images of the past week from Missourian photographers included Missouri men's basketball's first Southeastern Conference tournament, high school basketball and model trains.

Missouri colleges track former students to boost degrees

Colleges in Missouri are tracking down former students who are on the verge of graduating to push them to earn their degrees in an attempt to boost college graduation rates.

ANALYSIS: Missouri Senate bills could raise tax revenue

New Missouri Senate bills could raise tax revenue for the state. One estimate suggests that Missouri may reap a net gain of $355 million in 2016, with that gradually declining to a $118 million revenue increase by 2019.

DEAR READERS: Missourian stylebook ready for its annual update

The Columbia Missourian Stylebook and Guide to Mid-Missouri will be undergoing its annual revisions in the coming weeks. If you have suggestions, feel free to send them along.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Missouri men's basketball, Nash Vegas and the Niedermeyer

Stories about Missouri men's basketball dominated the charts this week as the Tigers entered Southeastern Conference Tournament play.

Missouri wrestlers Dom Bradley, Mike Larson hope to leave with life lessons

Missouri senior wrestlers Dom Bradley and Mike Larson have different plans after graduation, but both feel they will carry lessons learned from wrestling with them for life.

Missouri softball completes sweep of Ole Miss

Missouri completes a sweep against Ole Miss (18-15, 1-5) Sunday with a 12-0 run-rule win in Oxford, Miss.

Missouri wrestling team sets eyes on NCAA tournament

Fresh off of its first Mid-American Conference Tournament appearance and title, the Missouri wrestling team prepares for the NCAA Championships.

What nonsports fans should know about brackets and Selection Sunday

Even if you're not a basketball fan, the Missourian has what you need to know about Selection Sunday.

Senior's dream a reality in Rock Bridge girls basketball's state title repeat

Despite an injured knee, Bruins' senior leader Hannah Dressler managed to make her way onto the court to play in Saturday night's Class 5 state championship victory over St. Joseph's Academy.

MU students spending their spring break in service

MU students are giving of their free time in service to others this spring break through organizations such as Alternative Spring Break and Engineers Without Borders.

Almeta Crayton to host Easter party, seeks donations

Former Councilwoman Almeta Crayton, who is known for the Everybody Eats dinner in the fall, has announced an Easter egg hunt for children this year.

Five sophomores lead Tolton girls soccer

Tolton girls soccer, led by five experienced sophomore players, look to build on its first-year success as it transitions to regularly playing varsity opponents. 

Bocomo Bay robbed Saturday evening

A suspect robbed the mixed martial arts store Saturday evening and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Boone County fairgrounds tax is minimal compared with cost of maintenance

A recreational sales tax at the Central Missouri Events Center, formerly known as the Boone County Fairgrounds, has raised little money since it took effect 17 months ago.

FROM READERS: Net-zero energy home and Earth Hour aim to raise environmental awareness

Efforts to make a more energy efficient Columbia are underway due to the work of  environmental organizations in the city. On March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Columbia citizens will turn off their lights and other electrical devices to celebrate Earth Hour.

Missouri gets No. 9 seed in Midwest region

The Tigers will face Colorado State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

Lawmakers seek to renew Missouri Sunshine Law exemption

Legislative efforts to exempt security-related documents from public disclosure also could strengthen Missouri's open-records law.