Missouri men's basketball finally gets "big" spark

Missouri guard Jabari Brown sets up a shot against Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri basketball topped Tennessee despite just seven points from Jordan Clarkson, thanks to an effective frontcourt effort unseen before Saturday.

Late defensive stops seal Missouri men's basketball victory against Tennessee

For the second consecutive game, Missouri preserved a victory with a late-game defensive stop.

Wynna Faye Elbert remembered for her tenacious spirit

Wynna Faye Elbert's friends and family recalled her as "mentor," a "warrior" and a "hero" at her funeral Saturday.

Rare bird, hawks, eagles spotted during Columbia bird count

Hot chocolate and coffee were aplenty as the bird-watchers took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend.

MU chancellor says meeting people is his top priority

R. Bowen Loftin sat down with members of the news media for the first time since he started his job at MU. Forming relationships is the key to success as chancellor, he said.

Turning backs on protesters, hundreds form wall to support Michael Sam

A group of 14 protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church was countered by more than one thousand people who formed a wall to show their support for Michael Sam.

Columbia City Council to select potential TIF projects

Although the council's decision Monday night won't establish a downtown tax-increment financing district, it could bolster the plan, which has been criticized by council members, the public and the Boone County government.

No. 3 Florida rallies past No. 14 Kentucky 69-59

Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points, including five critical free throws down the stretch, and No. 3 Florida rallied for a tense 69-59 victory over No. 14 Kentucky on Saturday night in a matchup of the Southeastern Conference's top teams.

Missouri baseball splits pair of games to open season

The Tigers won their season opener Saturday, beating Southern Mississippi 4-2, but lost their nightcap against McNeese State 3-2.

BATTLE RISING: Students celebrate school's first Courtwarming Dance

Battle High School students had their first Courtwarming Dance on Friday. The dance was the culmination of the school's first Spirit Week, which takes place when both the boys and girls basketball teams have their first home games in the same week.

Missouri's Emily Scott crashes, takes fifth in 1,500m race

Emily Scott of Missouri took fifth in the short track 1500m race Saturday after crashing. She recovered but was unable to catch up.

PHOTO GALLERY: Faces of the Olympic Competition

The faces of Olympic athletes before, during and after competition.

Missouri women's basketball team hopes to seize 'great opportunity' ahead

With five games to go, the Missouri women's basketball team must take advantage of its final opportunities to make hopes of postseason play a reality.

St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie leads USA hockey past Russia in shootout

T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and put the winner between Bobrovsky's legs in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 on Saturday in the thrilling revival of a classic Olympic hockey rivalry.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the Olympics

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Olympics are taking place on Russian soil. How much do you know about about this year's Olympics and the history of the games? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.

T.J. Oshie's success adds to successful lineage from Warroad, Minn.

As T.J. Oshie was leading the U.S. men's team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia in Sochi on Saturday, his tiny Minnesota hometown was celebrating the Olympic success of yet another of its hockey players and wondering if he'd be the latest to medal.

TELL US: Who are Columbia's innovators?

We're planning coverage on the topic of innovation, and we'd like your help deciding whose work should be included.

Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova undergoes surgery on fractured spine

Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a 6½-hour operation on her fractured spine following a training accident Saturday.

Stephens women's basketball falls to Williams Baptist

Five players reached double-figures as Williams Baptist beat Stephens College 73-54 on Saturday, dropping the Stars to 0-23 overall and 0-17 in the American Midwest Conference.

Columbia high school swim teams tune up for state championships

The Hickman, Battle, Rock Bridge and Hannibal girls swim teams competed in the final meet before the state championships next weekend.