March 14, 2014
Missouri's men basketball lost 72-49 to the No. 1 Florida Gators in the third round of the SEC Tournament. The Tigers are almost definitely destined to be a National Invitational tournament team, but the team has to wait until Selection Sunday to find out for sure.
Missouri tennis lost to LSU on Friday in another tight conference match, falling to 5-11 and 0-5 in the Southeastern Conference, one game further from a .500 record, which is required for an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Kelli Hine and Tracy Dong lost 8-3 in the No. 3 set. Cassidy Spearman and Madison Rhyner dropped the No. 2 set 8-6. And, in what is becoming a familiar story for top doubles duo Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann, their 7-3 lead was for naught.
Parents from the Student Parent Center, located at the University Village apartment complex, circulated a petition on Friday in Speakers Circle at MU to relocate the day care after an announcement of its future closure. The campaign aims to gain support from the community and get the word out about how important the day care is for students, faculty and staff who are parents. No future plans have been announced for the day care center.
Adam and Justin McMillen have perfected the art of working together as brothers. At their business, McMillen Industries, they have perfected the art of a "maker space," where they share tools and ideas.
March 13, 2014
The Battle High School girls basketball team practices Thursday for its upcoming game in the state tournament. The Spartans are the only remaining team in Missouri with a winning percentage under .500.
Missouri basketball beat Texas A&M 91-83 in the second round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament game Thursday in Atlanta.
March 12, 2014
Parents of children at MU's Student Parent Center attended a closed meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of the child care facility.
Hickman defeated Waynesville 46-45 during state sectionals Wednesday at Camdenton High School.
Battle High teachers and parents pitched in Wednesday to pay the remaining costs for the school's first fan bus. The bus traveled to Hillsboro for the Spartans' girls basketball game against Festus High School. Battle won 54-45.
Rock Bridge girls basketball defeated the Washington Blue Jays 77-38 on Wednesday in the first round of the Class 5 state tournament.
An explosion led to the collapse of two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood in New York on Wednesday morning. Two people were killed and a dozen more are unaccounted for.
Shannah Arner paints by looking for an image then sketching it in pencil. Then she'll goes over the pencil with ink and add paint. Sometimes, she uses both to get the right amount of detail. For the bluebird, she used paint first then added detail with ink after the paint dried.
March 11, 2014
The Columbia College Cougars defeated the Freed-Hardeman Lions 86-78 on Tuesday to win the American Midwest Conference tournament championship. The Cougars will next play in the NAIA National Championship tournament in Kansas City March 19-25.
March 10, 2014
Columbia saw temperatures in the 70s on Monday. Many residents went outdoors to enjoy the weather after last week's snow and negative temperatures. It might prove to be a short reprieve, though, as there is a possibility of light snow forecast for Wednesday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation's new Pothole Patrol program aims to fill in all reported potholes within 24 hours of resident reports. Last year, the Central District filled more than 10,000 potholes across 18 counties.
More than a dozen supporters of Aiden's Avengers embraced baldness Saturday at Mojo's during the Shave for Aiden fundraising event. Community support has already raised over $25,000 for Aiden Taylor and his family.
Eight members of the Missouri track and field team belong to a unique club. They all have hometowns in countries other than the U.S.
March 9, 2014
The Hickman Kewpies beat Camdenton 66-60 during the girls basketball game Thursday, with help from Emily Miller. On Saturday, the Kewpies lost to the Rock Bridge Bruins 60-25. And in boys basketball, Fr. Tolton lost to Canton with a score of 72-66. On Friday, Hickman boys basketball bested Jefferson City, winning its second district championship.
Missouri women's tennis fell 4-2 to Kentucky on Sunday at the Green Tennis Center, making the Tigers 0-4 on the season in Southeastern Conference play. The team bounced back with a 7-0 non-conference win against Bradley later in the day.
Around 1,000 dogs and their owners traveled to Columbia this weekend for the Columbia Kennel Club's annual dog show at the Central Missouri Events Center. Pugs, standard poodles, Shetland Sheepdogs and more breeds were represented.