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.
Athletes practice on Friday, the official opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
U.S. athletes arrive at the opening ceremonies for the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
February 5, 2014
Preparing for extreme cold, the Stephens College Equestrian Center exercises and blankets horses Wednesday.
People in Columbia and around Missouri shoveled and played while dealing with snow and bitter cold.
February 4, 2014
Downtown Columbia was quiet Tuesday morning as a winter storm moved through the area. Some business owners made it into work, and several people took the time to shovel sidewalks.
February 3, 2014
Eddie Naeger made his way across the Katy Trail, despite freezing temperatures and even an armadillo or two.
Ice covered much of Columbia over the past weekend. The National Weather Service said 0.5 inches to 1 inch of ice accumulated across Columbia. Columbia is also under a Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday. The weather service is predicting anywhere from 5 inches to 7 inches of snow accumulation in Boone and surrounding counties.
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Columbia, Veterans United Home Loans has exploded in size. The company now employs 1,500 people out of 23 offices in 20 states, with 1,100 of its employees based in Columbia. Regional Economic Development Inc. data from 2013 named the company as one of the top-10 employers in Boone County.
February 2, 2014
The Seattle Seahawks beat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. It was the Seahawks' first Super Bowl victory.