Missouri moves to No. 8 in BCS standings

Even though Missouri had a bye week, Stanford's loss to Southern California helped rearrange the Top 10 teams.

Missouri routs South Carolina on the road Sunday

Missouri's win over South Carolina brought the team within a win of the school's first SEC Championship. The Tigers face Mississippi State on Friday at home.

Missouri moves to No. 8 in AP Poll after upset in Top 10

Stanford's loss to USC on Saturday bumped Missouri up one spot in this week's AP rankings.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU honors veterans, Ferguson freed

Missourian photographers gathered images of Ryan Ferguson's release, Agricultural Science Day and the Missouri men's basketball game.

THIS WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Volleyball upsets Florida, basketball off to strong start

Volleyball's second upset of Florida and the men's and women's basketball teams' 3-0 season starts made Missourian sports headlines this week.

UPDATE: Driver pronounced dead after one-car accident

Gabriel J. Watkins, 27, crashed a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Grindstone Parkway and Rock Quarry Road on Sunday afternoon. He was pronounced dead after being taken to University Hospital. 

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Ryan Ferguson released from jail; Tipton football player dies

This week's most read stories included several stories about Ryan Ferguson's release from prison, the story of a Columbia teacher's failed adoption attempt and the death of a local high school football player.

Manning leads Broncos to 27-17 win over Chiefs

The Chiefs, who came into the game with a league-leading 36 sacks, barely breathed on Peyton Manning, who finished 24 for 40.

'Question Bridge' attendees offer up solutions for bridging the gap between races, genders

Politics of the Black Body, a five-part series about black masculinity and culture, started Sunday night with a screening of "Question Bridge." The Missourian asked attendees what solutions they have for increasing understanding between races and genders.

UPDATE: Tornado watch lifted for mid-Missouri counties

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for central Missouri counties Sunday morning. The watch has since been lifted, but high winds remain in the area.

Obama's green power push has ecological consequences

The price of corn is reshaping the land across the Midwest, especially in Iowa, where prices per acre net around $5,000 today. Farmers in neighboring states are considering whether to plow prairie land and plant corn to be turned into ethanol.

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest

The community of Washington in central Illinois appeared particularly hard-hit, with one resident saying his neighborhood was wiped out in a matter of seconds.

Analysis: Missouri Gov. Nixon shifts left politically

Since his re-election, Gov. Jay Nixon has shifted in a liberal direction on issues such as gay marriage and health care.

Analysis: Wariness greets call for KC-area truce

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's call for a moratorium on the use of incentives by his state and Kansas to lure businesses across the state line in the Kansas City area has been greeted with skepticism from Republican lawmakers in both states.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Removing regulations can improve business, protect workers

Dave Griggs, owner of Dave Griggs Flooring America in Columbia, urges public officials to remove regulations on small businesses.


Price drops raise popularity of LED holiday lights

General Electric, which has sold holiday lighting for more than a century, expects that two out of every five strings of lights sold this year will be LEDs. Energy-efficient LED lights can pay for themselves in reduced electricity costs in as little as two years or less.

Prairies vanish in U.S. push for green energy

America's green energy policy that requires oil companies to blend corn ethanol into their gasoline is resulting in the loss of grasslands across the Great Plains.

Q-and-A: Ethanol, oil and what it means to be green

The ethanol mandate, though green in intent, has large environmental pitfalls.

7 things to know about ethanol

Seven facts about America's corn-based ethanol policy show it's not as green as it seems.


A timeline of recent ethanol events

The timeline traces the rise in corn prices, loss of conservation lands and government legislation since the Renewable Fuel Standard.