UPDATE: R. Bowen Loftin will be MU's next chancellor, according to reports

R. Bowen Loftin, outgoing president of Texas A&M University, will be MU's next chancellor, the Bryan-College Station Eagle is reporting.

Educators' presentation at task force revolves around truancy, poverty gap

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence sought advice from Columbia Public Schools to help the task force combat youth violence.

Missouri defensive line exceeding expectations in 2013

There are some things you need to understand to appreciate the success Missouri’s defensive line is having in 2013.

Missouri football's Franklin: Tigers shouldn’t leap undefeated Buckeyes

If both Missouri and Ohio State win this weekend, the Tigers will need to campaign hard for a spot in the national championship. Don’t expect their quarterback to lead the charge.


Columbia attorney files petition to legalize marijuana in Missouri

Dan Viets, chairman of Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, is seeking a state constitutional amendment. Petitioners will have to collect signatures from 8 percent of Missouri voters to get the measure on the ballot.

Outside shooting leads the way in Missouri victory

Morgan and Maddie Stock each scored 15 points and led Missouri's offensive outburst in a 86-64 victory over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.

Columbia volleyball advances out of its pool

Wednesday's win during the NAIA Volleyball National Championships is the 13th consecutive victory for Columbia, which is 30-9 overall this year.

Missouri alum set to make first career start with Rams

Rams center Tim Barnes is set to make his first career start Sunday at Arizona in place of injured Scott Wells.

MU athletics spending rises while academic falls below median

Athletics department spending per athlete at MU increased 30 percent from 2005 to 2011, while MU academic spending per full-time equivalent student increased 3 percent in the same time period, according to a Knight Commission database.

New class of volleyball players looks forward to joining Missouri

Four current seniors signed letters of intent to play volleyball at Missouri next season.

Big challenges ahead for Missouri men's basketball team

Will the Tigers look back upon home matchups with West Virginia and UCLA as fond memories or as missed opportunities to strengthen their case to make a sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance?

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Missouri's postseason success

This Saturday won't be Missouri's first trip to a championship game. Do you know how long it's been since the Tigers were part of a conference championship? Or what other Missouri sports teams have had postseason success?

Arrowhead parking lot death ruled a homicide

Police said it could still take weeks before they know what killed a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Kansas City's game this weekend. It was ruled a homicide Wednesday.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate passes tax incentives for Boeing

The Senate's 23-8 vote in a special session sends the measure to the House days before Gov. Nixon's Tuesday deadline to submit a proposal to Boeing.

MU senior's ideas chosen to help lessen the risks of college drinking

Roy Ferguson, father of MU sophomore Emily Ferguson who died last year in a car crash, created a competition that challenged students to create an idea to lessen the risks for students when they drink.

Born Just Right turns limb differences into a positive message

Jen Reeves, whose daughter Jordan was born with a left arm that stops just below the elbow, is determined to promote understanding about limb differences. 

Former MU professor speaks about death, cancer

David Oliver was diagnosed in 2011 with incurable cancer, and today he does not know how much time he has left. He and his wife, Debra Oliver, spoke Tuesday night on the steps they are taking in the time ahead.

Michigan State men suffer first loss

J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive victory in their inconsistent season.

Hickman headed to championship game

Hickman defeated Westminster 70-56 in Wednesday's semifinal of the 43rd annual Troy Boys Invitational.

Prosecutor: Sex investigation of Florida State QB over

The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said they have "exhausted all investigate tools." There will be a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday to announce the findings.