PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri falls to Ole Miss

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Polar Plunge attracts more than 500 participants

Determination overcame cold weather as more than 500 people plunged into Stephens Lake for the annual Polar Plunge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Olympics starts out

Sage Kotsenburg wins the first gold medal. Athletes from all over the world show their passion Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Beauty and the Beast draws crowd

Wrestlers and gymnasts shared the floor of Hearnes Center on Friday for the annual Beauty and the Beast meet.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cast Gallery opens at Mizzou North

Alex Barker, director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, speaks to an audience gathered for the grand opening of the Cast Gallery in February at Mizzou North. The gallery includes cast copies of original busts from ancient Greece.

PHOTO GALLERY: Athletes practice in Sochi as Olympic Games begin

Athletes practice on Friday, the official opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

PHOTO GALLERY: U.S. athletes arrive at Olympics opening ceremony

U.S. athletes arrive at the opening ceremonies for the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College exercises, houses horses during cold

Preparing for extreme cold, the Stephens College Equestrian Center exercises and blankets horses Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the snowfall

People in Columbia and around Missouri shoveled and played while dealing with snow and bitter cold.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from Tuesday's winter storm in Columbia

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cyclists covers Katy Trail

Eddie Naeger made his way across the Katy Trail, despite freezing temperatures and even an armadillo or two.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ice covers Columbia

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans United employs 1,100 in Columbia

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Seattle Seahawks claim Super Bowl victory over Denver

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Seahawks lead Broncos 22-0 at Super Bowl half

The Seattle Seahawks led the Denver Broncos 22-0 at halftime in Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. No Super Bowl winner has ever trailed by more than 10 points in the game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia weathers cold January

January in Columbia had plenty of snow and multiple days with temperatures in the negatives and single digits. The extreme cold drove people inside, made travel difficult and led to new winter activities.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Tiger Invitational

The Missouri swim team attempted to reach individual B cut times for the season's NCAA Championships later in the year. The team swam against clubs from Mid-Missouri and Kansas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball loses to Kentucky

Missouri rallied against the No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats but fell short, ultimately losing 84-79, on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Freezing rain covers Columbia in ice

Freezing rain covered Columbia sidewalks and roads in sheets of ice overnight. City crews were working to clear the roads, but only 10 percent of residential streets had been treated and plowed by Saturday evening, according to a Public Works Department Facebook post.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia's Notable Historic Properties for 2014

Five new properties have been added to the list of Columbia's Notable Historic Properties for this year, including the Fairview Cemetery.