Thousands of 'champions' ride for those who can't in Bike MS

A storm Sunday morning delayed the 2013 Bike MS ride by two hours, but many riders waited out the storm to complete the ride at the Central Missouri Events Center.

Team Monsanto Mavericks rode in Bike MS for their captain Shelly Ludwig Lovell, who has multiple sclerosis. In total, 2,700 people registered to ride and raise money for MS research.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Battle High football's first game; runners get down and dirty at Mud Run

The top photos from this week featured Battle High School's first-ever football game and participants in the Epic Mud Run.

College Avenue Mile has wet yet successful first year

Stephens College and other community groups raced in Sunday's John Anderson College Avenue Mile. 

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Former MU football director dies; Harrisburg football kicks off with a win

The week's most read stories included the death of MU's former director of football operations, Harrisburg High School's first-ever football game and the development of 185 acres of land near U.S. 63. 

Police watchdog activist arrested on suspicion of shooting gun at man

The Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to an incident Saturday afternoon after a man pulled out a gun during an argument and fired it at the ground. Police arrested Citizens for Justice founder Matthew Akins in connection with the assault.

Missouri football's Andrew Wilson suspended for violating new targeting rule

Missouri has its first victim of college football's new targeting rule. Linebacker Andrew Wilson was ejected in the third quarter of Saturday's game against for an illegal hit above the shoulders.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Tigers continue winning season

This week, the Missouri Tigers were victorious over Toledo, and the women's volleyball team remains undefeated.

A look at the Missourian's winning photos, stories, projects and designs

The Columbia Missourian won the Gold Medal Newspaper award in the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper won 64 awards in total, including 23 first-place awards.

Missouri women's soccer loses to San Diego in overtime

The Missouri women's soccer team fell 2-1 to San Diego in overtime Sunday afternoon. 

Columbia School Board to vote on bid to build new elementary school

The board will also vote on the school's naming committee and the district's contract with the PedNet Coalition for the Walking School Bus program.

Columbia Rugby Football Club wins first match

The men's team beat the St. Louis Crusaders 74-0 on Saturday.

Columbia police chase, arrest man with handgun on East Broadway

Officers chased a man on foot early Sunday after being told he had a handgun. Daniel Cohen, 26, was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, tampering with evidence and unlawful use of a weapon.

Columbia Transit scavenger hunt aims to promote new smartphone application

Columbia Transit is holding the Find 'N Ride Scavenger Hunt to raise awareness of its new smartphone app, DoubleMap, which shows the locations of city buses.

Ryan Ferguson's father plans tour to raise awareness

Bill Ferguson will set off on a multi-state tour on Tuesday after oral arguments in the Western District Court of Appeals. He hopes to spread the word of the case to larger cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Curtis Warner Jones Jr. left imprint on athletic department

Curtis Jones, 40, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Morgantown, W.Va., was the MU director of football operations from 1999 to 2000. He died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

Marveina Ward, Sept. 11, 1936 — Sept. 6, 2013

Marveina Ward of Jarrell, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. She was 76.

Chiefs score early, dominate Jaguars in 28-2 win

The last time Kansas City won its opener by such a wide margin was 1963, a 59-7 victory against Denver.

Zuerlein lifts Rams past Cardinals 27-24

Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes and had a key reception in the drive that led to Greg Zuerlein's tiebreaking field goal with 40 seconds to go.

Chen goes 7 strong, Royals top Tigers 5-2

Bruce Chen broke up a bad string of starts by Royals pitchers on Sunday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in seven innings Sunday. 

Wacha's arm, bat lead Cards to sweep over Pirates

The Pirates arrived at Busch Stadium this weekend with a 1½-game division lead and a chance to cement their first winning season since 1992. They left trailing the Cardinals by 1½ games and still stuck on 81 victories.