PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri fans await Tigers' first game in 2013 NCAA Tournament

Missouri fans in Lexington, Ky., eagerly awaited the Tigers' first game Thursday at the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman baseball team focuses on new season

The Hickman baseball team had preseason practice Thursday at the high school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bob McDavid runs for a second term as mayor

Bob McDavid is running for a second term as mayor of Columbia. He plans to continue his work to create jobs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women lose WNIT game

Missouri women's basketball team lost 60-58 to Eastern Illinois in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament in Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri practices for NCAA tournament

The Missouri men's basketball team practiced Wednesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Missouri plays Colorado State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: First day of spring doesn't necessarily bring warm weather

Despite being the first day of spring, the weather was cool with a high of 37 degrees and a wind chill as low as 18 degrees.

PHOTO GALLERY: Horseback riders spend afternoon at Riley Equine Center

Horseback riders took riding lessons Monday at the Riley Equine Center in Boonville.

PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

The new $50 million Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, which will replace the old center on Business Loop 70, will occupy the first two floors of University Hospital’s new tower.

PHOTO GALLERY: Baghdad sees changes in past 10 years

Much has changed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion that began March 20, 2003. But pockmarked buildings and pervasive checkpoints serve as a stark reminder of the violence that nearly tore the country apart in the decade following the invasion.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge sophomore helps students find their voice

Jilly Dos Santos, a 16-year-old sophomore at Rock Bridge High School, became a recognizable figure in the debate over new start times in Columbia Public Schools. She founded the district-wide Students' Say advocacy group.

PHOTO GALLERY: New Patient Care Tower opens at University Hospital

University Hospital opened the new $50 million Patient Care Tower on Monday. It includes a ROBOT-Rx, an automated medication dispensing system that can disperse up to 3,000 doses of medicine daily.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shelter Gardens begins to change seasons

The clouds cleared enough after a gray Monday morning to give hints of spring. Kaitlin Post was able to take her blue heeler, Cricket, out for a long walk at Shelter Gardens.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team learns tournament seed at Selection Sunday

Missouri men's basektball team players and coaches learned Sunday that they will be seeded No. 9 in the next round in the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers will play Colorado State in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students spend spring break helping others

MU's Alternative Spring Break and other programs such as Engineers Without Borders offer students the opportunity to serve others during the break. Students have gone to Detroit and Honduras in the past.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball takes state, defends title

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team won the state championship for the second year in a row, playing Saturday evening at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins defended their title, beating St. Joseph's Academy 45-38.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College loses to LSU-Shreveport in NAIA national tournament quarterfinal

Columbia College lost to LSU-Shreveport in the NAIA national tournament quarterfinals Saturday night in Kansas City. With a final score of 79-78, LSU-Shreveport ruined the Cougars' perfect season.

PHOTO GALLERY: South Carolina beats Missouri in second game of series

South Carolina beat Missouri 2-0 in the second game Saturday of a three-game series. The Tigers prevailed 4-0 in the third game later Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri Railfans hold train show at Paquin Tower

Mid-Missouri Railfans hosted their annual train show Saturday morning at Paquin Tower. Attendees could walk through exhibits featuring small train models for kids to play with and more intricate realistic models for adults.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman wins third place in state tournament

The Hickman boys basketball team defeated Vianney on Saturday at Mizzou Arena to place third in the state tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge soccer team loses 3-1 to Rolla in home opener

The Rock Bridge girls soccer team fell to Rolla 3-1 in the Bruins' home opener Friday evening at Rock Bridge.