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MU Through the Years

In 1890 Dr. Austin Lee McRae, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Missouri, proposed organizing a school "foot ball" team. The fledgling team's games were so popular that money raised from ticket sales helped spawn a…

Tigers on the Road

Football is in the air. Before you know it, there will be Saturday afternoon gridlock as Tiger fans take over the town. But what about those other weekends when the Tigers are away? This season, the Tigers will play on the road for five of…

Welcome Back, Students!

Welcome, Students! Some will arrive in minivans stuffed to capacity with clothes and computers, dormitory décor and distraught parents watching their babies take that first, big step toward independence. Others will travel solo, returning…

The Road That Led To Rhoades

As he was growing up in Tucson, Mack Rhoades learned many of the core values that shaped him into who he is today. His grandfather and his father passed along timeless traits that have served him well over the years, such as respecting…

The Myth Buster

You’ve been the target of a rumor. At some point in your life, you’ve had to dispel a falsehood. Wanton romance … crooked business … nasty habits. It’s happened to us all. And one thing you know for sure: If you let a rumor fester, it grows…

Road To The Pros

Draft stock is the name of the game for the 2015 NFL season, especially when it comes to the Missouri Tigers. Mizzou has a reputation of turning defensive ends to the pros year after year, not because they have connections, but because the…

2015 NFL Scouting Combine Results

The following are links to the 2015 National Football League Scouting Combine results for several University of Missouri players and former players: Shane Ray: http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/shane-ray?id=2552451 Markus Golden:…

Beam Me Up, CoMo

This summer, immerse yourself in the impassive impressiveness that is the universe … from your own backyard or by visiting a local observatory. Barring cloudy nights, the sky is always open and available to everyone for stargazing. To boost…

Columbia Construction Boom

For more than two years now, the hammers have been swinging overtime as thousands of housing units spring up all over the city. More of this new construction is designed to house college students in multi-family units; since 2011 through…

Answering The Call

This story was published in the Spring 2012 issue of "Inside Columbia's CEO" magazine. Read more from that issue at ColumbiaCEO.com The telephone call came from out of the blue. When Tim Wolfe picked up in his Walpole, Mass., home one…

How To Avoid An Expensive Bargain

You don’t have to be a home improvement expert to look at Leon and Jodi Johnson’s bathroom floor and see the Johnsons are victims of inexcusable incompetence. The tile floor looks horrible with discolored, cracking grout and misaligned…

Memories of Mizzou

There’s not much about the 1890 version of football that today’s players would recognize and no doubt they're glad that leather helmets and moleskin uniform pants are passé. But one thing hasn’t changed. Since it began, Mizzou’s football…