PHOTO GALLERY: Battle beats Hickman 14-7 in first meeting

Battle defeated Hickman 14-7 on Friday in the first ever meeting between the two schools. Battle improved to 3-3 on the season, while Hickman remains winless at 0-6.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from Roots 'N' Blues Day 1

The annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival began Friday at Stephens Lake Park. The night included performances by the Flood Brothers and St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball wins 19th consecutive SEC match

The MU Tigers volley team swept Mississippi State on Friday at Hearnes Center. The win marks the 19th consecutive Southeastern Conference win for the Tigers.

PHOTO GALLERY: South Caroline fans prep for ESPN GameDay takeover

The Gamecocks are hosting both the Tigers and ESPN's College GameDay this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina. Fans of South Carolina begun to camp out in the Horseshoe in the Old Campus District on Friday night to secure their chance to appear on the nationally broadcasted program.

PHOTO GALLERY: Nick Collins practices at Rock Bridge

Although his big-name teammates might get a lion's share of the attention, Rock Bridge running back Nick Collins keeps the offense chugging.

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Trip to Columbia, S.C.

The Missourian's Mark Kauzlarich decided to visually document his journey from Columbia, Mo., to Columbia, S.C., for Saturday's football game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Basketball hopefuls try out for Missouri

The Missouri men's basketball team held tryouts at Mizzou Arena Wednesday, which 13 students attended.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival opens Friday

Workers prepare Thursday for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival, set for this weekend at Stephens Lake Park. The festival features many artists, including The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Rosanne Cash and Los Lobos.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia gardens donate produce to local food banks

Volunteers from three Columbia community gardens donate their time and produce to aid local food banks and organizations in need.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle football team practices

Battle High School practices Wednesday in preparation for playing Hickman High School on Friday. Battle was founded with players from Hickman. The game will pit friends and former teammates against one another.

PHOTO GALLERY: Historic Sturgeon courthouse to be demolished due to deterioration

The two-story Sturgeon Court of Common Pleas, built in 1882, could be demolished at any time. Sturgeon Mayor Gene Kelly said the town council voted unanimously in May to have the building, located in the town park near a playground, demolished due to its worsening condition.

PHOTO GALLERY: South Carolina University icons

South Carolina is known for Williams-Brice Stadium, one of two stadiums in Division I FBS named after a woman; alum Daruis Rucker, country singer and frontman of Hootie & The Blowfish; and "railgating," a special type of tailgating.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's volleyball beats Stephens College

Columbia College women's volleyball beat Stephens College in three straight sets on Tuesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Two-vehicle accident leaves one dead

One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 40 in Boone County.

PHOTO GALLERY: New book tells story of Miss Mizzou

Miss Mizzou, a character from the comic strip Steve Canyon, was inspired by MU when the comic's author and artist Milton Caniff came to visit the university. Based in part on Marilyn Monroe, the character became hugely popular at MU and in the city of Columbia. J.B Winter is writing a book about Miss Mizzou, her history and her impact.

PHOTO GALLERY: Climate change rally held outside Daniel Boone City Building

A climate change rally was held Monday outside the Daniel Boone City Building to raise awareness about environmental issues such as global warming, fracking and the use of natural gas for Columbia's city buses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls tennis

The Rock Bridge High School girls tennis team practices on Thursday at Cosmo-Bethel Park. Coach Ben Loeb has led the girls and boys teams to a combined nine state championships during his tenure.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia SWAT team practices real-life scenarios

Police departments around the country have utilized the Department of Defense's 1033 Program to acquire surplus military equipment. While some have focused on adding assault rifles and armored vehicles, the Columbia Police Department requested items such as dumbbells, weight room equipment and night vision goggles. The department said the SWAT team, which recently practiced real-life scenarios, was established and didn't have a need to build up military equipment.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants march in a climate change rally

Participants made signs Sunday urging Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., to support action against climate change.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants race in the College Avenue Mile

Participants run and walk in the College Avenue Mile. The event raises money for the Anderson Family Charitable Foundation, which supports the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Columbia Public School District.