Missouri drops to No. 9 in BCS standings

Oregon passed Florida State and moved into second place behind Alabama in the BCS standings.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Almeta Crayton dies, no charges in Coleman death and Missouri football

Top headlines this week include the death of former First Ward councilwoman and community leader Almeta Crayton and Missouri's win over Florida.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Missouri football loses to South Carolina; MU Homecoming Parade takes over downtown

This week, Missourian photographers captured images of protests to the decision not to press charges in the shooting death of Brandon Coleman, Missouri football's loss to South Carolina and festivities at the MU Homecoming Parade.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Missouri football stunned by South Carolina; volleyball stays perfect

This week, the Missouri football team lost a heartbreaker to South Carolina to fall to 7-1, the Missouri volleyball team stayed perfect at 25-0, and Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith received a five-game suspension from the NCAA.

Fans react on social media to Missouri Homecoming game loss

Here's what Missouri football fans were talking during and after the team's double-overtime loss to South Carolina.

After South Carolina loss, Missouri drops to No. 10 in AP Poll

Missouri's perfect season came to an end in an overtime loss to South Carolina. The loss meant a drop in the rankings after one week at No. 5.

Gomes, Red Sox beat Cards 4-2 to even World Series at 2-all

Koji Uehara picked off rookie pinch-runner Kolten Wong at first base for the final out — with postseason star Carlos Beltran standing at the plate.

Shooting near Stadium Boulevard injures two teens

Two teenagers were hospitalized early Sunday after a shooting near Stadium Boulevard and Bernadette Drive. Police did not have a suspect description as of Sunday morning.

Columbia resident adopts pay-it-forward lifestyle

Michele Spry pays it forward with random acts of kindness. She hopes to create a chain reaction of generosity through these acts.

Frustrated after 27-24 loss to South Carolina, Missouri football hopes to pull it together

Andrew Baggett missed a 24-yard field goal in double overtime to hand Missouri its first loss of the season, 27-24 against South Carolina.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Exempt nursing moms from jury duty

By all means, lawmakers should amend state statutes to allow breastfeeding moms to postpone their civic duty.

Missouri officials began weighing funding increases

After Missouri ended its 2013 fiscal year with an unexpected 10.1 percent revenue growth, state agencies have been lobbying the legislature for an increase in funding.

Chiefs hold on to beat Browns 23-17, stay unbeaten

The Chiefs (8-0), off to their best start since winning their first nine games in 2003, built a 20-7 lead late in the first half before the Browns made it a game.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon must keep his $600 million education promises

It's unclear how Gov. Jay Nixon plans to find the money for fully funding K-12 schools or the “significant” increase in higher education funding he now promises.

A year after Superstorm Sandy, thousands still recovering

Although some beach towns were able to rebuild quickly, other neighborhoods remain vacant, and bureaucratic hurdles have prevented some people from getting the federal aid money they need.

Washington University class teaches golf as networking tool

Because golf is often used as a way to forge business connections, Washington University in St. Louis is offering a course teaching international students the basics of the game.

Lou Reed, iconic punk poet and Velvet Underground frontman, dead at 71

Lou Reed, an iconic New York City punk poet and leader of the Velvet Underground, died at 71 on Sunday in Southampton, N.Y.

Missouri patrol chopper crash lands, minor injuries

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two pilots were training in the helicopter Saturday afternoon when an engine failed. One pilot sustained minor injuries. It's unclear if the helicopter is a total loss.

Dog at center of Missouri legal case appears safe

A yellow Labrador retriever named Phineas was reunited with his owners Saturday after a judge ruled that the animal should not be euthanized. The dog had gone missing two weeks prior.