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An unexpected season: A look back at Missouri football's 2013 season

A Missouri football player holds up his helmet after the team beat Indiana on Sept. 21.

From a 5-0 record in non-conference play to a pair of road wins in two of the SEC's toughest environments, Missouri made an improbable run at an SEC Championship in 2013. Here's a game-by-game account of Missouri's 2013 season.

Cotton Bowl mixes history with spectacle

While the old Cotton Bowl stands just 20 miles west, more of a historic monument with hardly a soul around, Cowboys Stadium has already become a spectacle for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic between Missouri and Oklahoma State. 

DEAR READER: Columbia College displays some sunshine in search for president

MU and Columbia College search committees vetting candidates for new leaders were sworn to secrecy. Both cited the need to keep candidates confidential. But Columbia College chose to make its finalists public. In doing so, it gave everyone involved a voice.

Alumni tailgate: Music, fans, fashion and food

The Mizzou Alumni Association hosted a pre-game tailgate Friday at the Arlington Convention Center. The Missourian collected scenes from the event and caught up with some of the fans.

TIGERS REPORT LIVE: Live coverage of the Missouri vs. Oklahoma State Cotton Bowl

We collected score updates, social posts and links from Missourian staff and others during the Cotton Bowl.

UPDATE: Euthanasia rate at Humane Society hits a record low

According to the Central Missouri Humane Society, the rate was 12 percent for dogs in 2013 and 28 percent overall, considered to be "an all-time best" in 71 years of operation.

Cotton Bowl: The five greatest moments in the game's history

Missouri has several Cotton Bowl memories, but where do they fit in with the rest of the game's signature moments?

Battle boys basketball loses to Moberly

 

Battle High School dropped to 2-10 with  52-38 loss to Moberly in boys basketball Friday.

 

Columbia expects snow Saturday, bitter cold Sunday and Monday

Columbia will see 4 inches of snow Saturday night, forecasters say. But temperatures will be relatively mild, the National Weather Service says, with a high of 40 and a low of 13.

UPDATE: Columbia police investigate homicide after man found shot Thursday

A 23-year-old man died early Friday morning after being found with a gunshot wound at a residence in the 2000 block of Newton Drive late Thursday night.

Missouri fans, alumni pack Cotton Bowl block party in Dallas

To welcome Missouri fans traveling to Texas for the Cotton Bowl, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association organized a four-bar block party in Uptown Dallas. Missourian reporter Andrew Gibson caught up with fans there.

TIGER KICKOFF: Copeland's Cranium: The final chapter

For the past few months, we've wondered if Missouri guard Max Copeland was being serious in his rants about government conspiracies, Halloween and his teammates. But in the final installment of Copeland's Cranium, he leaves the jokes at the door.

With Alabama upset in Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma coach 1st to win all 4 BCS bowls

Stoops brought a confident and motivated Sooners squad to the Sugar Bowl, where they stunned 16-point favorite Alabama 45-31 on Thursday night.

Restraining order extended in horse-slaughter case

A judge has extended a temporary ban on the operations of a New Mexico company that has been fighting for two years to restart the slaughter of horses in the U.S.

In a small Missouri town, a grocery is a big deal

When the old grocery story closed in Pilot Grove, residents had to drive to Boonville until recently when the town pulled together to open a new one.

Graduates provide year of service through Missouri program

Young adults who are spending a fellowship year serving others in St. Louis are part of a new initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

George Goodman, TV's 'Adam Smith,' dies at 83

Starting in the 1950s, Goodman had a long, diverse and accomplished career, whether as a founder of New York Magazine, as a best-selling business author or as the personable host of "Adam Smith's Money World."

Missouri appeals court: Archdiocese doesn't have to release names

A Missouri appeals court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of St. Louis did not have to release the names of priests accused of sexual abuse in the past 20 years as part of a lawsuit against the archdiocese.

Missouri football defeats Oklahoma State 41-31 in Cotton Bowl

For much of the game, Gary Pinkel dealt with quarterback issues. But in the end, none of that mattered. Henry Josey scored three times, and Michael Sam forced a fumble that led to a 73-yard touchdown return that sealed Missouri's Cotton Bowl victory.

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