January 28, 2015
Georgia coach Mark Fox celebrates after a basket during a game between Georgia and Vanderbilt on Tuesday, in Athens, Georgia.
South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, left, and A'ja Wilson, right, laugh as they watch the final minutes of a 60-49 victory against Missouri on Jan. 15.
In this Jan. 10 file photo, demonstrators stand in front of the White House in Washington during a rally in support of President Barack Obama's pledge to veto any legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
In this Aug. 20 file photo, police guard the entrance to the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, where a grand jury later decided not to indict the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown.
In a Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy fatally shot on Nov. 22 by a rookie police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, during a protest in Washington in response to a grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Penn-Trafford High School athletic trainer Larry Cooper, left, puts Roman Orange, a senior on the wrestling team, through concussion evaluation testing at the school in Harrison City, Pennsylvania. Backed by the NFL, every state in the country has passed a law to protect young athletes from concussions. However, fewer than half contain the four key principles, which are considered the “gold standard” for concussion law. (KEITH SRAKOCIC/The Associated Press)
Junior Sophie Cunningham, who has been named a McDonald's All-American, scored 31 points during the Hickman v. Rock Bridge basketball game on Jan.29, 2014.
In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo, then-North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp, center, listens as then-UNC athletic director Dick Baddour, right, talks during a news conference with then-UNC head coach Butch Davis, left, about possible academic misconduct regarding the college football program in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jon Duncan, the current head of NCAA enforcement, said academic misconduct has been on the rise in college athletics, and his department is handling 20 open investigations. North Carolina has been the focus of the NCAA's most high-profile infractions case involving academics.
Madison Keys of the U.S. celebrates after defeating her compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich announces his candidacy for governor Wednesday in St. Louis. The announcement sets up a potential high-profile Republican primary next year against former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. attorney Catherine Hanaway.
A police officer surveys the scene in Scituate, Masschusetts, on Wednesday, the day after a winter storm deposited sand and rocks on the road and coated houses in frozen sea spray. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling winds that exceeded 70 mph.
January 27, 2015
Kentucky's Aaron Harrison is hugged by head coach John Calipari late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game with Vanderbilt in Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 20. Kentucky won 65-57.
Caution tape lines the outside of Quik Cash on Tuesday at the corner of Broadway and Providence Road. Members of Grass Roots Organizing gathered to protest payday loans and their high interest rates.
Rob Sanders provides testimony during a November 2013 personnel advisory board hearing.
Aaron Johnson protests outside of Quik Cash at the corner of Broadway and Providence Road on Tuesday. Johnson spoke of his brother's negative experience with payday loans.
Robin Acree, Grass Roots Organizing executive director, chants in protest outside of Quik Cash at the corner of Broadway and Providence Road on Tuesday. Acree organized the protest with the goal of getting the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as the judge reads the charges during his trial Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. A jury convicted Vandenburg and Cory Batey — also a former Vanderbilt football player — of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery, charges that stemmed from a June 2013 attack on a then-21-year old student.
A car kicks up a cloud of dust on Star School Road near McBaine in early January. Columbia has received a tenth of an inch of snow during January. That’s nearly five inches below normal for the month. The city also is more than 8 inches below normal for the winter season.
Driver Kurt Busch speaks to the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman points to the fans. Sherman and New England cornerback Darrelle Revis are considered among the best in the NFL at their position, and the two have a history ranging from Twitter feuds to respect for their bodies of work.