Missouri catcher Sami Fagan keeps calm to overcome obstacles

Missouri catcher Sami Fagan crouches before a pitch during the softball game against Creighton on Tuesday. Mizzou won the first game 11-6 and the second 2-1.

Even after changing schools, redshirting for a year, switching positions and facing her old teammates, Missouri's Sami Fagan remains even-keeled.

MU community creates profile for next provost

MU faculty, staff and students provided opinions on what they would like to see in the open provost position to a search firm that will use the suggestions to create a profile. Consultants from a Boston-based firm sought opinions on what the incoming provost's objectives, goals, qualifications and personal qualities should be.


Public forum to discuss preservation of Boone's Lick Road Historic Area

The road was one of the first paths settlers traveled on when heading west. The road stretches 150 miles through St. Charles, Warren, Montgomery, Callaway, Howard and Boone counties.

Award-winning slam poets wrap up MU's Pride Month

Student poets shared stories about sexual assault and past relationships when they opened for Sister Outsider Poetry on the last day of MU's Pride Month.

MU Pride Parade attracts hundreds to support LGBTQ community

The MU Pride Parade brought out more than 200 people for a march starting at the MU Student Center and ending at Tiger Plaza on Wednesday.

DAVID ROSMAN: Memo to the mayor — it's politics and it's not personal

On the issue of downtown development, the mayor shouldn't take differing opinions personally.


Sporting Columbia Soccer Club enjoys benefits of network to Sporting KC

Players for Sporting Columbia Soccer Club enjoyed looking at Sporting Kansas City's MLS Cup Trophy on Tuesday, less than a year after Sporting became partners with the club.

Missouri basketball retains associate head coach Tim Fuller

New head coach Kim Anderson retains Fuller on his new staff.

Hickman baseball tops Smith-Cotton , 4-1

The Kewpies were lead by a strong pitching performance from Daniel Foley. The senior threw six innings, giving up just one run while striking out six batters.

Fr. Tolton tennis falls to Missouri Military Academy

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School tennis team lost 9-0 to Missouri Military Academy.

Rock Bridge boys golf team buoyed by experience as postseason nears

Juniors Jack Knoesel and Matt Echelmeier paced Rock Bridge to their eighth victory of the season on Wednesday in the golf team's last match before districts. The win was Rock Bridge's eighth of the nine events the team has competed in this season.

Alabama athlete remembered after dying in storm

John Servati, a swimmer for the University of Alabama, died Monday night as strong storms and a tornado passed through Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Tolton names new boys basketball coach

Three weeks after the non-renewal of Tyler Clark's contract, Tolton has named a new boysbasketball coach. The Trailblazers didn't have to leave the school to find him.

Columbia police to conduct safety checkpoint next week

The checkpoint will be held between May 5 and May 11 during daylight hours. Police will be checking drivers for valid licenses, proof of motor vehicle insurance and use of seat belts.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Ukrainian dilemma: If we punish Russia, we also punish ourselves

Washington, when considering sanctions on Russia, has been trying to "limit the blow-back" on companies in the United States and Europe that do business with Russian customers.

FROM READERS: Student heads back home to Albania after 6 years

During the Balkan conflict in the late 1990s, Vasian Markollari fled with his family to Missouri. Six years after his last visit, he takes us on a trip through his home city in Albania: the capital, Tirana.

Avid cyclist racks up miles as Park Patrol volunteer on Columbia trails

As a volunteer for the Park Patrol, Chris Ingersoll watches over the Columbia trail system he uses for his daily 20-mile round trip commute to work.

Royals hold on for 4-2 victory over Blue Jays

Eric Hosmer drove in the other two runs for the Royals, whose bullpen blew a 2-0 lead for young starter Yordano Ventura before holding on to beat Toronto with a late rally for the second straight night.

Missouri Senate passes gun nullification bill

Missouri Republicans advanced in their attempt to nullify some federal gun laws when the Senate passed legislation barring federal workers from some state careers for enforcing such policies.

Defendants want claims dismissed in Ferguson case

Ryan Ferguson, convicted in 2005 of killing Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt before his conviction was vacated, sued the city of Columbia, Boone County and several law enforcement officers.