August 16, 2012
Vanderbilt University remains insulated from the allure of the country music industry in Nashville. Students call it the "Vander Bubble" because the campus is so connected to all the other things they need.
Columbia, S.C., where the former Sen. Strom Thurmond is legend, still has traces of the old South. But attitudes and legacies are changing.
A year after a devastating tornado struck Tuscaloosa, residents rely on football traditions for hope.
August 15, 2012
In Baton Rouge, home to Louisiana State University, the town is filled with purple. Of course, mudbugs and garden produce also abound.
Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., is rumored to be the most boring of the cities with SEC schools. But a visit to this town, 563 miles from Columbia, shows something different.
Mike Sleadd and eight other Missouri artists, as part of a public art project sponsored by the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ art festival, decorated nine sewer covers downtown in an effort to raise awareness about litter that winds up in the city's creeks and streams.
August 14, 2012
On Saturdays in the fall, the quiet Southern city of Oxford, Miss., turns into at football frenzy as Ole Miss fans descend on the town.
Although he will be leaving Rock Bridge for Battle High School at the end of the year, defensive coordinator Justin Conyers is putting all of his focus in to his last year with Bruins.
August 13, 2012
Work on Missouri's largest solar array started Monday in northeast Columbia.
MU researchers have found an increase in entrepreneurship among Americans in recent years, a trend they think could be related to the high unemployment rates.
Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks but the fan frenzy about the football team permeates all of Arkansas.
August 12, 2012
Athletes and spectators enjoyed British musical acts Sunday at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
At Sunday's Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team narrowly defeated Spain and American Jake Varner won gold in men's wrestling.
August 11, 2012
The Missouri football team held it's first scrimmage of the preseason Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The defense won 16-12.
Usain Bolt and the Jamaican relay team and the U.S. women's basketball team won gold medals Saturday at the Olympics, but the U.S. women's volleyball team was upset by Brazil.
Children participated Saturday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia.
Volunteers picked up trash Saturday in Columbia's East Campus neighborhood.
August 10, 2012
In Friday's Olympic Games, the men's U.S. basketball team defeated Argentina 109-83.
August 9, 2012
The Columbia Canine Sports Center trains dogs to track scents in a nose work class. According to Virginia Huxley, an owner of the center, this training starts with teaching dogs to find treats from a few boxes, and the dogs will then begin to learn how to find hidden scents.
The U.S. women's soccer team wins its third straight gold; Ashton Eaton claims the decathlon title; Usain Bolt leads the Jamaican sweep of the 200 meter; and the U.S. women's basketball team advances to the gold game.