Threat of refreezing looms as Columbia roads remain treacherous

Freezing rain covered Columbia sidewalks and roads in sheets of ice overnight. City crews were working to clear the roads, but only 10 percent of residential streets had been treated and plowed by Saturday evening, according to a Public Works Department Facebook post.

With most of Columbia covered in a sheer layer of ice, city crews were working around the clock to make roads passable. However, the possibility of refreezing into Sunday morning could slow the city's efforts.

FROM READERS: A guided tour of this year's Super Bowl ads

Students from the YAYA Connection agency collaborated and watched the most buzzed-about commercials. Here are the ones you might want to be on the lookout for during Sunday’s game. Hint: puppies and beer.


Road only gets tougher for Missouri after Kentucky loss

If No. 3 Florida is really eight teams better than No. 11 Kentucky, then Missouri has a tall task ahead.


Jabari Brown's career game not enough for Missouri men's basketball

Jabari Brown delivered a highlight-heavy performance Saturday against No. 11 Kentucky, but even after scoring a career-high 33 points, the junior guard couldn't let go of a play that he didn't make in his team's 84-79 loss.

Missouri swimming cruises at Tiger Invitational, sets sights on SECs

Missouri posted a handful of season bests and a smattering of NCAA B individual qualifying cuts at day two of the Tiger Invitational.

No Rams, no Chiefs, Columbia fans show support for Broncos

The Denver Broncos might be the most popular team in town — or at least that's what the people serving Columbia football fans drinks during the games seemed to think.

Former Tiger Sheldon Richardson wins NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

Former Missouri standout Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets won a close race for the Associated Press honor against Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Missouri women's basketball heads to South Carolina after big home win

After toppling No. 16 Vanderbilt at Mizzou Arena on Thursday, Missouri faces a tough test in Columbia, S.C., as they square off against the No. 7 Gamecocks. 

Small town of Silex births Missouri softball sisters

Freshman Natalie Fleming followed in her sister's footsteps as a Missouri softball player from the small town of Silex, Mo. Her sister, Ashley, played Missouri softball from 2009 to 2012 and was the team's best hitter in 2011.

Missouri women's tennis falls to North Carolina State

Missouri women's tennis dropped its third straight match on the road, losing 5-2 at North Carolina State.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Changes up in the air for Kansas City airport

A report from Frasca & Associates challenged some concerns that airlines serving the airport presented to a citizens commission earlier this month.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: It's too late to help Sasha Menu Courey, but not too late for justice

Mr. Wolfe’s call for action could have a significant impact on how future assault cases are handled by Mizzou and the other schools in the system.

Columbia College women's basketball beats Harris-Stowe State

Sophomore forward Janairrika Bland led Columbia College with 20 points to go along with nine rebounds as the Cougars beat Harris-Stowe State 80-65 on Saturday.

No. 6 Columbia College men's basketball defeat Harris-Stowe 81-51

The Columbia College men's basketball team improved to 20-2 on Saturday afternoon with a 81-51 home win over American Midwest Conference opponent Harris-Stowe State. 

Different quarterback styles clash at Super Bowl

This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion is the only option for Missouri

Many people who frequent emergency rooms are doing so because they do not have access to preventive care. Medicaid expansion would provide this care for many of them.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women don't need politicians to help with abortion decisions

The proposed 72-hour waiting period will only make the process of abortion more difficult for women.

Seahawks' defense dominant but inexpensive

Peyton Manning counts $17.5 million against the Denver Broncos' salary cap this season. For less than double that, the Seahawks pay for their entire starting defense.

5 things to know about the Super Bowl

Here's a quick look at a few Super Bowl story lines from Friday.



Wes Welker doesn't dwell on costly Super Bowl drop

Wes Welker swears he doesn't dwell on his costly drop in the Super Bowl two years ago that could have sealed New England's win over the New York Giants and made up for losing to them four years earlier.