TIGER KICKOFF: 2013 presents new challenges for Missouri coach Gary Pinkel

Gary Pinkel has faced intense criticism before — at Missouri and Toledo. This season, he'll deal with the pressure the same way he always does.

Study: MU athletics events contributed $188M to Columbia's economy

That estimate for 2012-13 — Missouri's first year in the Southeastern Conference — was more than $41 million higher than the estimate from the 2011-12 fiscal year, a member of the research team said Friday.

Department of Mental Health: Tax-cut bill will force facility closures, job losses

The Missouri Department of Mental Health says that House Bill 253 would have a drastic impact on services and force facility closures.

Fiery crash backs up I-70 traffic during Friday rush; no major injuries

An accident involving three cars backed up traffic during rush hour on Friday afternoon on Interstate 70. The collision resulted in two vehicles catching fire.

Grapegrass festival to feature wine, art — and Peter Rowan

The Grammy Award winner will perform at Saturday's event, which will feature bluegrass music, workshops, food and art. Others are taking the stage throughout the day.

Low yields, low prices might hurt local corn farmers

A wet spring coupled with a dry July and August could be the cause of low corn yields for local farmers.

MU increases value of 2 scholarships, adds award

MU is introducing a new in-state scholarship and increasing the scholarship value of two others for eligible, first-time college students enrolling at the university in the fall of 2014.

Mid-Missouri congressional delegation skeptical about Syria strike

Reps. Blaine Leutkemeyer and Vicky Hartzler and Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt haven't made final decisions on whether to support President Barack Obama's proposed military strike on Syria.

DEAR READER: Multiple platforms find the social in Missouri football

During Missouri's home football game against Toledo on Saturday, the Missourian will continue to use social media sites to be more interactive with readers.

I-70 ramp from Stadium Boulevard to close Monday, Tuesday nights

The westbound on-ramp will close overnight for construction.

TIGERS REPORT: Missouri football prepares to face Pinkel's former team

The Tigers will face the Toledo Rockets for the first time Saturday. Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel coached Toledo from 1991 to 2000.

Truck damages traffic lights on College Avenue, Broadway

A truck with a boom crashed into the traffic signals Friday morning.

TIGER KICKOFF: Copeland's Corner

Max Copeland is an outspoken offensive guard for the Missouri Tigers. The Billings, Mont., native and former walk-on used to voice his opinions on Facebook and Twitter, but he decided to shelve social media last year. This is his new outlet.

Tigers tweet about Top Gear, economics and dressing for class

Get a glimpse into what Mizzou football players were talking about online in the week leading up to the game against Toledo.

Missouri women's soccer falls to Baylor

The Missouri women's soccer team lost 2-1 to No. 7 Baylor on Friday night. 

Stephens College soccer shut out by University of the Ozarks

The Stars were defeated 16-0 on Friday, dropping to 0-2 on the season. 

Christian Fellowship soccer beats Centerplace

The Knights won 2-1 on Friday. 

Memorial Stadium to offer heat-related amenities for Toledo game

With kick-off temperature predicted to be 95 degrees, extra water will be provided at the stadium during Missouri's football game Saturday.

West Columbia water discoloration, caused by lime sediment, 'resolved'

Water was a dark yellow, brown color at some homes and businesses on Thursday. Columbia Water and Light flushed water distribution pipes to remove the sediment.

Donor is behind effort to ease Missouri's sex-offender rules

Jon Rand and Sharie Keilare on a behind-the-scenes mission to pass legislation that would remove hundreds of people convicted of sex crimes as juveniles from the state's online listing of registered sex offenders. Their cause is intensely personal because their son is among those whose name, photo and address would come down from law enforcement websites.