Seven reasons to watch No. 7 Missouri volleyball

If you don't normally care about Missouri volleyball, why should you care now? The team is 27-0 and now ranked No. 7 nationally.

Rep. Jay Barnes unveils budget with Medicaid expansion saving the state money

A House committee dug into budget numbers Wednesday that showed potential savings to state general revenue if it were to approve Medicaid expansion.


Warming centers now available to provide shelter from cold

Warming centers are now available throughout Columbia for those who need a place to keep warm.

New NCAA hoops rules designed to increase scoring

College basketball rule changes were put in this season after scoring in Division I dropped to 67.5 points per game in 2012-13, the lowest since 1951-52 — long before the shot clock and 3-point shot were added — and the fourth straight season it had decreased.

Senior midfielder leads Columbia into AMC Tournament

Stephanie Hale amassed 56 points on 18 goals and 20 assists this season. She recorded at least a point in every game, propelling Columbia to a 13-2-1 record and the American Midwest Conference regular season title.

Tim Fuller named interim men's basketball coach

Missouri coach Frank Haith named Tim Fuller interim head coach Wednesday, effective for Friday night’s season opener against Southeastern Louisiana. Fuller will lead the Tigers while Haith serves the five-game suspension he received from the NCAA on Oct. 20.

MU swimming and diving takes on Missouri State

The Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving teams are scheduled to take on Missouri State on Friday in their second meeting of the season.

Missouri forward Tony Criswell suspended for opener

Missouri coach Frank Haith announced Wednesday that senior forward Tony Criswell is suspended for Friday’s opener against Southeastern Louisiana for a “violation of team rules.”

Missouri appeals court: Red-light camera law invalid

In its ruling Tuesday, the appeals court agreed, saying, "absent a change in either Missouri state law, or a revision of municipal ordinances to eliminate any conflict between their ordinances and state law, municipal red light camera regulation will continue to run afoul of Section 304.120.3, and will hence be void and unenforceable."

MU to build new facility to produce uncommon isotopes

A new MU facility, expected to be built within the next five years, will produce isotopes crucial to medical imaging tests.



More than 12 years after Kent Heitholt's death, the man originally convicted in his slaying may soon be released from prison. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District overturned Ryan Ferguson's 2005 murder conviction. 

Remembering Kent Heitholt and a cat named Margot

Nina Johnson, former librarian at the Columbia Daily Tribune and current librarian at the Missourian, recalls a series of events following the slaying of Kent Heitholt.

Ryan Ferguson's freedom hangs in the balance

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ferguson's conviction based on a Brady violation, ruling that the prosecution failed to share vital information with his defense.

Olympic torch blasts into space ahead of Games

The torch will make its way to the International Space Station before being taken into space itself — making it the Olympic flame's first spacewalk in history.

Leadership vacuum to blame in Dolphins case?

A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil.

'The Soul' event addresses relationship between tobacco industry advertising, African-Americans

At "The Soul," a Black Culture Awareness Week event, attendees learned about how the tobacco industry advertises to minority populations, specifically the African-American population.

Two Cardinals claim Silver Slugger awards

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and second baseman Matt Carpenter received their first Silver Sluggers.

SEC Network vice president announced

With the SEC Network scheduled to launch in Aug. 2014, ESPN's Stephanie Druley was named vice president of production of college networks Tuesday.

Costs to be split for fixes at former Missouri prison

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced an agreement Wednesday that divides up to $2 million in costs for repairs at the historic Missouri State Penitentiary. The goal is to allow visitors to return in the spring.

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