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MULTIMEDIA: Special Olympic athletes join in Polar Plunge

Special Olympic athletes Kendall Scheidt, Sarah Byland and Larry Stephens had the honor of plunging with the first group.

Missouri baseball falls victim to opening-weekend sweep

The Tigers held a late-game lead for the second time in as many days, but failed to hold on either time. Southern Mississippi's six-run eighth inning did Missouri in Sunday. 

Missouri women's basketball's offense struggles again in loss at Arkansas

The Missouri women's basketball team continued to struggle with the long range in its road game at Arkansas on Sunday. The Tigers shot 2-for-16 from behind the arc in a 61-40 loss to the Razorbacks.

Missouri softball team improves to 5-0

Senior Lindsey Muller led the Tigers offense against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday by going 4-for-4 with a two-run home run.

Blues down Canucks in shootout, 4-3

The Blues beat the Canucks 4-3 on Sunday night in Vancouver.

Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win pole at Daytona 500

Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.

Gun raffles stoke debate after Connecticut shooting

In the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in a Connecticut elementary school, gun raffles are drawing criticism as the ease of obtaining firearms fuels gun-control debates nationwide.

Jefferson City on education reform tour route highlighting Hollywood movie

Speaker of the House Tim Jones has proposed a "parent trigger" bill, which would give parents more authority in schools that rank in the bottom 20 percent in standardized tests.

Polar Plunge portraits: Columbia residents dive into Stephens Lake

Participants in the annual fundraiser wear costumes and run, walk, or crawl into freezing bodies of water around the country to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics programs.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin leads MU students in Harlem Shake

James Franklin and other members of the Missouri football team took to social media this week to promote the Internet dance craze.

Providence-Grasslands projects continue to stir controversy

Records show years of discussion, many discarded plans and a controversial email surrounding the Grasslands/Providence Road construction project. 

Columbia College women's basketball team upset by Lyon at home

The loss was the first for the Cougars in 19 games.

Former Columbia College softball coach Chuck Bobbitt dies at 81

Charles "Chuck" Bobbitt started the Columbia College softball program in 1984 and quickly led it to national prominence.

Columbia College men's basketball team clinches conference title

The Cougars clinched their third-straight American Midwest Conference title Saturday.

Hickman wrestler J'Den Cox becomes Columbia's first four-time state champion

J'Den Cox becomes the 22nd four-time state champion in Missouri State High School Activities Association wrestling history.

Young Missouri women's basketball team tries to overcome tough losses

The Tigers are dealing with emotional highs and lows after beating No. 9 Tennessee and then losing to Mississippi State seven days later.

Last-minute mistakes lead to Missouri men's basketball loss to Arkansas

Last-minute mistakes doomed Missouri to a 73-71 loss against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark.

Homes for Computers project donates computers to needy Columbia families

About 30 families claimed new home computers Saturday at the Downtown Optimist Club. In its 10th year, the program is organized by the Voluntary Action Center in partnership with the Optimist Club.

Missouri softball wins twice at the UC-Santa Barbara Gaucho Classic

The Tigers improved their record to 4-0 with two more wins in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Missouri baseball loses to Southern Mississippi, falls to 0-2

The Tigers lost their second consecutive game against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles by a score of 5-3. They'll try to avoid being swept in the series' final game Sunday.

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