PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women beat UT

The Missouri Tigers beat the UT Martin Skyhawks 74-65 at Mizzou Arena on Monday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Concussion sidelines Jacob Biddle from Battle football

Jacob Biddle suffered six concussions and gave up his aspirations of playing football for Battle High. Now he's dealing with the everyday effects of his injuries.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle boys basketball team still looking for leaders

In its second season, the Battle boys basketball is trying to bond and find its team leaders.

PHOTO GALLERY: Light, yard displays bolsters holiday spirit

Columbia residents spread holiday cheer with light and yard displays. Photographers Timothy Tai and Tiffany Melecio captured some of the city's best displays the Friday before Christmas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri loses Braggin' Rights game

The Missouri Tigers lost the 34th Braggin' Rights game against Illinois at the buzzer on Saturday, 62-59.

PHOTO GALLERY: Illinois defeats Missouri in Braggin' Rights game

Illinois defeated Missouri 62-59 on Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis during the 34th Braggin' Rights game between the Tigers and Fighting Illini.

PHOTO GALLERY: Darwin Hindman awarded honorary degree

Darwin Hindman, former mayor of Columbia, was presented with an honorary doctorate in law on Saturday during the MU Honors College ceremony at the Missouri Theatre.

PHOTO GALLERY: 80 students graduate from Sinclair School of Nursing

The December commencement ceremony for graduates of the Sinclair School of Nursing was held on Friday at the Missouri Theater.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU prepares Hearnes Center for December graduations

MU staff and students from the Tiger Garden put the finishing touches on flower arrangements and other decorations on Friday at Hearnes Center. Graduations will be held Friday through Sunday at Hearnes Center and the Missouri Theatre. The ROTC commissioning of officers will be held at Crowder Hall Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Twins Maddie and Morgan Stock give Tigers' offense a boost

The twins from Town and Country, Missouri, excel from beyond the arc.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia gas prices lower than state average

Midway Plaza, off Interstate 70 in Columbia, sold gas for $1.99 per gallon Thursday. The average price of gas in Missouri was $2.16 per gallon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Douglass Principal Eryca Neville talks with potluck attendees

Principal Eryca Neville talks with attendees at the Douglass High School Thanksgiving potluck Nov. 25. The event served a meal, including dessert, to students and their families, alumni, staff and faculty.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ellen Eardley is a Title IX candidate

Ellen Eardley participated in a forum that showcased her candidacy for the Title IX administrator position Wednesday at MU. She hopes her legal background will help guide new standards at the university.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students gather in Speakers Circle for candlelight memorial

Students gather Wednesday in Speakers Circle for a candlelight memorial and prayer session for the victims of religious terrorism in Peshawar, Pakistan. The MU Muslim Student Organization hosted the event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Assistant principal dedicates her life to her children in and out of school

Rachel Bennnett, an assistant principal at Battle High School, became involved in education to try to influence as many lives as possible. She had a stroke in her 30s, a life event that made her passion to help grow.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dozens attend menorah lighting ceremony at MU

Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri hosted a lighting ceremony Tuesday at MU. After lighting the 9-foot menorah, students and faculty enjoyed latkes and doughnuts. The group will also hold a public menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Sunday outside the Daniel Boone City Building

PHOTO GALLERY: Menorah lighting ceremony at the MU Student Center

Ben Trachtenberg, an associate professor in the MU School of Law, lights the candle for the first night of Hanukkah during a menorah lighting ceremony Tuesday in the MU Student Center. This is the third year that Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri has hosted a menorah lighting on the campus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Elementary students sing carols at MU

First-graders from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School sing holiday carols in a concert Tuesday on the steps of MU's Memorial Union. Students braved cold weather to perform holiday carols outdoors for those passing by.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers lend a hand at Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Since 2009, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture has focused on the environmental and health benefits of raising food locally. Over that time, volunteering and food production at the center have increased.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle girls basketball beats Helias

Battle High School girls basketball played Helias High School on Monday at home. Battle went on to defeat the Crusaders 40-33. The Spartans are now 6-3 on the season.