Hundreds break the ice at an exceptionally cold Polar Plunge Columbia

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

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

Missouri basketball drops third consecutive SEC game

Despite a second-half rally by Missouri, Ole Miss outlasted the Tigers 91-88 in Oxford.

Loss at Ole Miss leaves Missouri men's basketball clinging to edge

The Tigers' comeback fell short and left the team without many opportunities to play their way into the NCAA Tournament.

6 things to know about Missouri women's basketball

Missouri women's basketball has six games left before the Southeastern Conference tournament. Here are six things you should know about the Tigers prior to their final six games.

Missouri track and field women vault to big win

Missouri's Maggie Givens set a new personal best with an event-winning pole vault.

Rock Bridge girls move into basketball finals

Bruins will face Incarnate Word Academy in Webster Grove tournament finals Sunday afternoon.

Missouri softball newcomer Alora Marble shows appreciation in Black & Gold game

She may not get the most playing time this season, but senior Alora Marble embraces her role.

Projector problems cause cancellations Saturday at Ragtag Cinema

Ragtag Cinema has canceled three screenings Saturday because of problems with the projector in the small theater. More cancellations could follow on Sunday.

LIVE REPORT: Coverage from Sochi

Sports columnist Cathal Kelly is covering the Olympics in Sochi — everything from bobsled to what's buzzing in Russia on a given day.

Columbia women's basketball beats Lyon

The Cougars women's basketball team gets its sixth win in a row.


Columbia College men defeat Lyon

The Cougars are ranked sixth in the NAIA poll.


Kewpies girls basketball team handles Lincoln Prep

The Hickman girls basketball team got strong performances from Emily Miller and Morgan Jones as the Kewpies collected their 18th win of the season. 

Faith groups turn to social media during winter weather

Some faith groups had to cancel their usual services during the winter weather, so they got creative to bring congregations together.

Columbia swim teams battle at super quad meet

Rock Bridge, Hickman and Battle competed against one another, as well as Marshall and Hannibal, in the Super Quad meet held at Hickman.

No. 9 Missouri wrestling beats Eastern Michigan

No. 9 Missouri wrestlers followed an erratic pattern on Saturday. The Tigers lost their first three matches, won the next three, then lost three in a row and won the last two bouts to claim a narrow 18-15 victory over Eastern Michigan. 

Joy Eugene Whitener devoted his life to teaching

Joy Eugene Whitener began his career teaching in one-room schools and ended it as a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Whitener died Friday, Feb. 7. He was 94 years old. 

Performance-based funding bill heads to Senate Appropriations Committee

SB 492 has received support from university representatives, but a Columbia legislator still has concerns.

Joy Eugene Whitener, Feb. 8, 1919 — Feb. 7, 2014, of Columbia

Joy Eugene Whitener of Columbia died Friday, Feb. 7. He was 94 years old.

Kenneth W. Hegstad served in the Navy, loved to fly

Kenneth W. Hegstad served his country during World War II and loved to take his children flying. Mr. Hegstad of Columbia died Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014. He was 89 years old.

David Ronald Burgess, Aug. 1, 1955 — Feb. 1, 2014, of Columbia

David Ronald Burgess of Columbia died Saturday, Feb. 1. He was 58 years old.