Pinkel has Missouri rising from the doldrums

No one predicted a Georgia Dome appearance in 2013. No one even saw the signs in September, when Pinkel tied and passed Dan Devine for second on the Missouri list of winningest coaches. But Pinkel did.

Missouri fans to trek to Georgia for SEC Championship

After MU's win on Saturday, Tigers fans quickly snatched up the 16,000 available tickets for the SEC Championship. Now, thousands of fans are preparing to make the journey to Atlanta.

UPDATE: Missouri starts special session focused on Boeing incentives

Lawmakers began a special session Monday afternoon, and Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri faces a Dec. 10 deadline to submit an offer to Boeing.

Columbia City Council approves Douglass Park improvement plan

Dozens of supporters of the plan for Douglass Park came to the council meeting Monday. The council approved the plan, and the first phase will be implemented with $100,000 in funding.

Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

The auction began Nov. 20 and closes Saturday. As of Monday, it had received 15 bids, with the highest at nearly $209,000.

British diver Daley says he is dating a man

Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.

Missouri volleyball receives array of SEC honors

Missouri volleyball was honored with three individual Southeastern Conference awards Monday.

Tolton boys basketball tips off Tuesday

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School boys basketball opens the 2013-14 season Tuesday with high expectations now that its core roster is a year older.

MU professor studies photographs taken by HIV-positive women

MU assistant professor Michelle Teti gave cameras to 30 HIV-positive women and told them to take whatever photographs they wanted.

Winter trout fishing underway at Columbia park

Columbia residents enjoyed fishing through the Winter Trout Fishing Program at Cosmo-Bethel Park. The program is catch and release through Jan. 31.

Short Street parking garage to open Tuesday

Construction on the parking garage began in June 2012. It contains 420 spaces.


Flu season underway in Boone County

There have been 10 reported influenza infections in Boone County so far this flu season.


Wild temperature swings expected in Columbia this week

Temperatures in Columbia will be in the 50s and 60s early this week, but on Wednesday a cold front will bring frigid temperatures. Snowfall is expected on Thursday.


FROM READERS: What “Merkelphone” means for U.S.-German relations

Alexander Drößler, a German student studying at MU, discusses electronic communications monitoring and how that affects relations between U.S. and Germany.

West Virginia drubs Loyola (Md.) 96-47

Remi Dibo scored a career-high 19 points and four of his teammates chipped in with double figures and West Virginia ripped Loyola (Md.) 96-47 Monday night in a nonconference game.

Hickman girls win opener by 51 points

Emily Miller scores 28 points in strong season-opening performance by Hickman.

Stephens basketball player receives conference honor

Stephens forward Dana Heggemann earned American Midwest Conference women's basketball Player of the Week honors.

Hickman boys basketball now 2-0

The Hickman boys basketball team won its second game of the season with a 84-57 win over Wentzville Holt.

Another week, another must-win game for Buckeyes

The second-ranked Buckeyes escaped Michigan Stadium with a 42-41 victory on Saturday and face another must-win game this week against Michigan State.

Veterinarian finds caring for dogs with cancer a rewarding change

Julie Wentz is the director at the Mizzou Animal Cancer Care center and manages radiation and chemotherapy treatments.