February 12, 2014
Missouri baseball players practiced in Devine Athletic Pavilion on Wednesday. They practiced their speed, form and pitching techniques. The team's season opener in Jacksonville, Fla., might be in jeopardy with the snowstorm that has hit the southeast.
In Sochi, Russia, there are plenty of athletes in action, but there are also moments of celebration, relaxation and reflection for athletes and fan. This collection of photos captures some of those moments on Wednesday.
Former All-American diver Greg DeStephen, who graduated from MU in May 2011, was elected captain of the swim and diving team his senior year. DeStephen said his toughest challenge came when a teammate told the rest of the team that he was gay without his permission.
February 11, 2014
MU turned 175 years old Tuesday. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin was one of the university officials who helped celebrate the occasion.
Erin Hamlin of the United States set a team record, while India was reinstated as a fully Olympic participant on Tuesday.
MU will celebrate its 175th anniversary Tuesday. The campus consisted of just a few buildings in the late 1800s, and Academic Hall burned down in 1892 leaving the columns that are the feature of the Francis Quadrangle today.
February 10, 2014
Fr. Tolton's girls basketball team prepares for upcoming opponent Battle High School during a scrimmage Monday.
Speakers at Monday's news conference about former Missouri football player Michael Sam's coming out included representatives from Missouri football and athletics department and the LGBTQ Resource Center.
Olympic speedskaters crash while competing during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
February 9, 2014
After former Missouri defensive end announced publicly on Sunday he is gay, patrons of SoCo Club in Columbia expressed their support. Sam is an all-American and was named the Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
In light of former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announcing he is openly gay Sunday, other prominent athletes who have come out reflect on what this means for him and for sports.
Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam says he is gay. It would make Sam the first openly gay NFL players. All other NFL players who announced they were gay did so after their retirement.
Missouri lost 59-56 to Alabama in the Sunday game at Mizzou Arena.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia wrapped up its opening weekend on Sunday. Russia took home gold in the first team figure skating finals at the Olympics. As for the U.S., Jamie Anderson won gold in the inaugural snowboard slopestyle event
February 8, 2014
Freshman Finucane and Stangel took the lead during the Mizzou Black & Gold softball competition Saturday. The black team won 8-7.
The Missouri men's basketball team traveled to Oxford, Miss., on Saturday to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. Despite coming back from a 15-point halftime deficit, the Tigers lost 91-88.
Determination overcame cold weather as more than 500 people plunged into Stephens Lake for the annual Polar Plunge.
Sage Kotsenburg wins the first gold medal. Athletes from all over the world show their passion Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
February 7, 2014
Wrestlers and gymnasts shared the floor of Hearnes Center on Friday for the annual Beauty and the Beast meet.
Alex Barker, director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, speaks to an audience gathered for the grand opening of the cast gallery at Mizzou North on Friday. The gallery includes cast copies of original busts from ancient Greece.