Crane operator's picture of Michael Sam tribute goes viral

Virgil Jeffery photographed the name "Sam" that someone carved into the snow of Faurot Field, after Michael Sam made public he was gay. Jeffery took this photo from the crane he operates while working on Memorial Stadium's renovations.

Virgil Jeffery captured and posted the viral snowy "Sam" tribute picture on Facebook while he was operating a crane at Faurot Field Monday morning.

Borderline personality disorder: Sasha Menu Courey represents one of many

Sasha Menu Courey was one of the estimated 4 million people with borderline personality disorder, a disease with barely two decades of research to explain its effects.


UPDATE: ACLU sues Missouri for not recognizing gay marriages

The ACLU filed the lawsuit in a Kansas City state court on behalf of eight same-sex couples who live in Missouri and were married elsewhere. The litigation was announced at news conferences in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City and Springfield.

Former All-American diver Greg DeStephen was first openly gay Mizzou athlete

Greg DeStephen was an All-American diver at Missouri, and he is also the only Missouri athlete to come out publicly as gay while still actively competing for the university.

Missouri baseball's Anderson held out with elbow injury

A nerve injury in Missouri pitcher Eric Anderson's right elbow will keep him off the mound for the near future.

Missouri volleyball's Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow face uncertain future

Missouri volleyball had a historic 2013 season, led by seniors Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow. The two stars now face the uncertain world of post-collegiate volleyball.

Columbia School Board: Meet the candidates

Who is running for Columbia School Board in the April 8 election? Here is an introduction.

TELL US: What would you like to ask Chancellor Loftin?

Tell us what questions you would ask if you could interview the new MU chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin.

University presidents face questions about performance-based funding

Institutional presidents from Missouri's 13 public universities gathered in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday to defend their school's statistics on retention, loan default rates and graduation rates.

DAVID ROSMAN: Legalizing marijuana is a mixed bag for Missouri

Legalizing marijuana would increase tax revenue and allow the drug to be prescribed for medicinal use, but it would decriminalize a recreational drug and possibly increase illnesses from smoking it.

Oklahoma company blocked from selling execution drug to Missouri

The temporary restraining order was issued after a federal lawsuit was filed in Tulsa by Missouri death row inmate Michael Taylor. His attorneys said the department contracts with The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa to provide compounded pentobarbital, the drug set to be used in Taylor's execution on Feb. 26.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball prepares for season opener despite flight cancellation

The Tigers, whose season opener is scheduled for Friday, were supposed to play their first game of the year in Jacksonville, Fla. A winter storm in the southeast forced the team's flight Thursday out of St. Louis to be canceled.

Data gathering, attendance problems mar task force's progress

The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence ran into several problems at Wednesday's meeting, many of which stemmed from a lack of attendance for the second straight meeting.

Battle basketball offers unique opportunity for young players

As a 5-foot-9 freshman, it would be hard for Daviante Ostrander to make the varsity roster at Hickman High School. Because of the newly opened Battle High School, Ostrander has the opportunity to play big minutes on the varsity team in his freshman year, as do other young Spartans.

Stephens College women's basketball coach, players optimistic after losses

Despite their 21-game losing record, the Stephens Stars are positive about the rest of their season.

Redefining manhood: Michael Sam's announcement challenges traditional masculine narratives

The rise of feminism, gay-rights activism and metrosexuals question traditional masculinity structures. Now, defensive back Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay challenges manhood in the professional sports arena.

Winter storm jeopardizes Missouri baseball's season opener

A winter storm in the southeastern U.S. caused Missouri baseball's flight to Jacksonville, Fla. to be canceled. Now the team is looking for other options.

Rachel Updike continues excellent form for Missouri gymnastics

Missouri's Rachel Updike continued an excellent start to the season Friday against Southeast Missouri State, collecting individual honors in every event.

Bill would check on Missouri scholarships

The scholarships would be broken down by their respective eligibility requirements, acceptance of aid by eligible students and the graduation rates of the recipients, among other criteria.

Columbia man arrested in meth lab bust

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher S. Chaney, 34, after  a small, active meth lab was discovered behind his residence.