A win Sunday will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle's makeup and philosophy, the future for the franchise might be brighter than for any other club.
Missouri baseball has four freshman pitchers all 6-foot-5 or taller.
Other photos from this week include a lecture from civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams, Missouri wrestling and a robotics competition for adolescent programmers.
With temperatures in the upper 60s and no chance of rain Sunday, the NFL decided to let the sunshine in for the title game between New England and Seattle.
Alexander Steen had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliot stopped 33 shots and the Blues beat the Capitals 4-3 on Sunday.
Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010.
Coach Kim Anderson withheld Tramaine Isabell from action because of his behavior toward coaches and teammates.
Missouri came out strong to extend its dual meet win streak to 22 matches dating back to last season. The Tigers picked up six major-decision wins on the night.
Missouri athletics director Mike Alden became a divisive character because of his myriad successes and failings.
Alvin Marquart, better known as "Squeaky," has been to every Missouri basketball game since 1986. In all those years, he can't remember a losing streak quite like Missouri's current one.
Tanner Sutton led the Cougars in scoring.
After a tough loss Thursday to No. 20 Lyon College, the Columbia College women's basketball struggled again Saturday afternoon against the top-ranked Lions of Freed-Hardeman University.
Ryan Kreklow was named the tournament's MVP.
Hickman High School boys basketball team lost by four points to Sioux City North High School.
Dana Heggemann led the Stars with 16 points and nine rebounds.
The Muriel Williams Battle High School girls basketball team beat Ursuline Academy 44-42 at Ursuline Saturday.
Hickman girls ran their record to 18-2 Saturday with a 67-29 win over Camdenton.
Tyus Jones scored 17 points, Quinn Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ending 16-5 run that gave the Blue Devils a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' 21-game home winning streak.
Rodgers, who also took the honor in 2011, received 31 votes for the 2014 award from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Houston's J.J. Watt, seeking to become the first defensive player to win MVP since 1986, got 13 votes.
Despite not getting many shots to fall, Michael Frazier II stayed involved and made two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining that gave Florida a 57-56 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.