Predict SEC Championship score and Missouri's bowl future to win Shakespeare's Pizza gift card

Will Missouri beat Auburn in the SEC Championship? If so, will the Tigers make the national championship? Tell us what you think for a chance to win a $30 Shakespeare's Pizza gift card.

Tolton boys basketball wins season opener

The Trailblazers won 81-23 on Tuesday night to start the season 1-0.

Missouri basketball excited to be part of historic weekend

The matchup Saturday between Missouri football and Auburn is a bit more personal for Earnest Ross, who played for Auburn for two years before transferring to Missouri in 2011. 


Columbia police investigate attempted robbery after crash

A man reported that a man tried to rob him while he walked toward Green Meadows Road on Monday night.

Senior leadership key for Missouri volleyball in postseason

The Tigers are seeded No. 4 in the tournament, the highest they've ever been, and are hosting the first and second rounds at home. Seniors Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning will use their experience to help keep the freshmen composed.

UPDATE: Missouri's Boeing incentives could total $1.7 billion

The proposed incentives, which are dependent on the creation of thousands of new jobs, cleared their first test Tuesday evening by passing a Senate committee.

Man who died outside Arrowhead Stadium had returned to Jeep similar to his, cops say

Police released the additional details in the death of Kyle A. Van Winkle, 30, of Smithville. He died Sunday after a struggle in Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium parking lot.

Lawsuit seeks $30 million in failed Mamtek plant

Morgan Keegan, which has merged with Raymond James Financial Inc., was the underwriter in 2010 for a $39 million bond issue for a failed artificial sweetener factory for Mamtek U.S.Inc. in Moberly. Construction on the factory stopped in August 2011 when Mamtek failed to make a required bond payment.

MU students to design wedding flowers through floral design course

The service is for couples who plan to be married between February and May 2014.

Columbia police receive grant to limit underage alcohol use

A $14,000 grant from the Youth Community Coalition is intended to fund compliance checks, party patrols and "shoulder taps."


Former state tourism director drives on all of Missouri back roads

It took John Robinson more than 10 years, 250,000 miles of road and 8,000 gallons of gas to cover all of the back roads of Missouri. He recounts his adventures in two books — the second was released in November.

City Council action: Dec. 2, 2013

Missourian digital members: Here's a look at Monday's City Council agenda and some notes on the actions it took.

Missouri women's basketball juniors provide veteran presence for young team

Morgan Eye and Bree Fowler are only juniors but are the two players that have been with Missouri the longest. For the Tigers, two rocks are better than one.

Dome owners fight to keep Rams in St. Louis

The Rams can break their 30-year lease after the 2014 season — a decade early — but have said little about their plans beyond expressing an interest to stay. That isn't keeping stadium boosters from hoping for the best.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't get flighty over Boeing enticements

Missouri is one of several states competing openly for a Boeing contract and the thousands of jobs that would come with it. Many analysts regard Boeing’s courtship of Missouri and other states as a ploy to squeeze even more incentives out of the state of Washington.

Auburn's Chris Davis creates lifelong memory

No. 3 Auburn's Davis turned in one of the most memorable plays of college football history with his 109-yard, last-play return of a missed field goal to beat No. 4 Alabama on Saturday. That comes with being long identified for a single play, like Hail Flutie.

Auburn, Malzahn to discuss new contract after season

Auburn gave Gus Malzahn, who has led the biggest turnaround in college football, a five-year deal worth $2.3 million annually after his hiring in December 2012 but will discuss a new contract after this season.

Asian nations dominate international test as Americans lag behind

These results again raise the question of whether the United States is consistently outperformed because of the widely varied backgrounds of its students.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kelly's economic argument based on 'sugar daddy' theory

The sugar daddy economic theory is that the federal government will pay and not charge citizens anything. In a recent editorial, Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, stated that the federal government will pay for all of the Medicaid cost through 2016.

Rivers partly to blame for sinkholes

Parts of the St. Louis region and Cape Girardeau in southeast Missouri have been victimized by significant sinkholes in recent years.