Sports stars speak out against homophobia at UN

Former professional basketball player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova on Tuesday urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to take gay rights into consideration when awarding major sporting events.

Donald Unnerstall was a Columbia entrepreneur, served in Korea

Donald J. Unnerstall of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was 79 years old.

Rep. Rowden joins board of state health care plan

Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, announced Tuesday that he has accepted an appointment to the board of trustees for Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan.

5 facts about Missouri's Cotton Bowl history

The Tigers' appearance in the 2014 Cotton Bowl will be their third appearance in that bowl.

Stephens basketball loses to Central Christian College

Dana Heggemann double-double cannot get Stephens basketball a win against Central Christian College of the Bible.

ROSE NOLEN: A remembrance of Nelson Mandela

Living in the same world as a great man such as Nelson Mandela was an honor.


Rising riches: 1 in 5 in U.S. reach affluence

In a country where poverty is at a record high, today's new rich are notable for their sense of economic fragility.

Columbia College men's basketball ranked No. 1

The first regular season NAIA coaches poll ranked Columbia College men's basketball No. 1. The women's team is ranked No. 21.

FROM THE NEWSROOM: What is the Missourian's relationship to MU?

The Columbia Missourian, a hands-on laboratory for School of Journalism students, receives financial assistance from MU. But Missourian journalists are expected to report on MU without special treatment or fear of retribution.

Donald J. Unnerstall, July 20, 1934 - Dec. 3, 2013

Donald J. Unnerstall of Columbia died Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was 79.

Tolton boys basketball suffers 1st loss of season

Sedalia's Sacred Heart School beat Tolton 75-58 at Sedalia.

Helias rallies in 4th quarter to beat Battle boys basketball

The Battle boys basketball team struggled in the fourth quarter Tuesday during a 61-55 loss to Helias High School.

Coaches association honors Missouri volleyball team

Coach Wayne Kreklow and four players honored with regional awards by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Missouri football has two first-teamers from SEC coaches

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam and defensive back E.J. Gaines were recognized as two of the best defensive players in the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Missouri court upholds student transfer law in Kansas City case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an assertion that the student transfer law amounted to an unfunded mandate on local schools that violated the state constitution.

Huge game propels Auburn's Mason to New York

Tre Mason earned himself a trip to New York as one of six Heisman Trophy finalists, joining tailback Andre Williams (Boston College) and quarterbacks Jameis Winston (Florida State), AJ McCarron (Alabama), Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M).

IOC president: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi

IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."

Disparity in graduation rates for bowl-bound teams

The average graduation success rate for African-American football players at the bowl-bound schools is 65 percent compared to 84 percent for whites, according to the annual report released Monday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.

UPDATE: World leaders, South Africans honor Mandela

In a speech that received thunderous applause at FNB stadium and a standing ovation, President Barack Obama called on people to apply the lessons of Nelson Mandela

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nelson Mandela's legacy includes a wave of words

Nelson Mandela's words inspired millions. The former South African president died Thursday at age 95.