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    November 4, 2013

    FU to MU: Webster U. Swipes at Mizzou Sports Dominance with Chess Billboard on I-70

    Webster University is challenging the University of Missouri's hegemony in sports and outdoor advertising with an attention-grabbing billboard. MU dominates the signage along I-70 from Columbia to St. Louis with six billboards spelling out the school's nickname -- M-I-Z-Z-O-U -- and Webster is figh ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Webster U.'s Chess Championship: Saddest Sports Spectacle Ever? [PHOTOS]

    Some things are best left unseen, like catching your grandpa naked or eying the kitchen at what -- until that moment -- had been your favorite budget restaurant. The same could be said for the "Final Four" of collegiate chess. When we wrote about Webster University's participation in the event las ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Webster University to Compete in Final Four of Chess

    As the nation gears up for the Final Four of men's basketball this weekend, a lesser known college tournament will take place in suburban Washington, D.C. That's right sports fans, who's ready for the Final Four of chess?! Answer: The Webster University chess team. Its members have spent thousands ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Sports Illustrated Features New Chess Queen in Town

    Congrats to Susan Polgar, the incoming coach of Webster University's new chess team, for her sidebar article, "Winning Gambit," inside the current issue of Sports Illustrated (NFL Draft cover). We first introduced Polgar back in February. The Budapest native, former world champion and, until recen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Dastardly Doings in Chess World: Webster U. Poaches Texas Tech's Coach, Team

    Since we know now that chess is a sport, maybe it shouldn't be surprising that the chess community is resorting to sports-like behavior: boosterism, trash-talking and now wholesale poaching of the best collegiate players. Case in point: This school year, Webster University has no chess team. Next y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Medical Catfight: PETA Sinks Claws into Wash. U.'s Pediatrics Program

    There are a few skills every aspiring pediatrician needs to master. Some, such as remaining straight-faced while insisting that a shot won't hurt, are relatively easy to pick up. Others, like intubating an infant -- a notoriously difficult procedure that involves inserting a plastic tube into a baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Wainwright, Schumaker Caught Relieving Tension of Long Season

    Quick, does it look like Cardinals players Adam Wainwright and Skip Schumaker are, um, gratifying each other here? H/T: Deadspin.Still, when it comes to great moments revolving sports and pantomime penis pulling, nothing tops the video of that Texas Tech bell ringer from a few years ago. Classic. Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Mizzou Curators Fuel More Big 12 Questions After Sunday Meeting Yields No Answers

    Mike Alden the new face of Big 12 expansion.​The University of Missouri Board of Curators held another meeting last night to consider the future of the school's Big 12 athletic conference. The meeting was the the third in four days and like previous gatherings yielded no answers, though its beginn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Big Ten Quashes Rumors of Adding Mizzou, and That's Too Bad

    So the commissioner of the Big Ten came out yesterday to deny the rumors -- started this week by a Kansas City radio station -- that it plans to add University of Missouri (or University of Nebraska) to its conference. Whatever. That went away when the Big 8 became the Big 12.​Commissioner Jim Del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Never-Married Women in Their 30s Are Total Losers, Mizzou Study Finds

    Image sourceBehold: the future of every single woman. (Because we couldn't find a picture of a dead woman in an apartment being eaten by dogs.)​It's tough being a never-married woman in your 30s. Well-meaning older people are always asking you when you're going to settle down. Self-help books ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    New Study: Heavily-Tattooed People Are More Prone to Deviant Behavior

    A new study suggests that people who load up on body art are more likely to engage in risky and criminal behavior. ​The report reveals that those who get four or more tattoos, seven or more piercings, or one "intimate piercing," are far more prone to use illegal drugs, get thrown in the slamme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen

    Mizzou surprised even its most optimistic fans when it won the Big 12 tournament last week. It was an impressive performance, especially for a team that absolutely stunk in road games all season. Now the Tigers seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time of the year, winning ten of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    SLU Gets an "Old-Fashioned Butt-Kicking," and Other College Hoops News

    The Billikens' woes on the road continued last night when they were manhandled by Temple, losing 65-40. Tom Timmermann at the Post-Dispatch was in Philly to watch the massacre and came through with some very colorful reporting and this quote from the always-upbeat Bills coach Rick Majerus: ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • News

    October 29, 2003


    Hoop dreams die hard for coach John Campbell and his Sanford-Brown Indians