WEEK IN PHOTOS: MU student spreads awareness of missing Mexican students, Battle High School mascot prepares to cheer on Spartans

Other photos from this week include images of Hickman High School's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" and the Missouri Contemporary Ballet as it prepares for its fall performance.

WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: MidwayUSA might leave Columbia without sewer extension, local man rides bike to Texas A&M game

Also among this week's most read are stories about Battle High School's Spartan mascot and the Airbnb community that has sprang up in Columbia. 

Missouri football up to highest rankings of season

The Tigers are ranked No. 17 in The Associated Press Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls after winning 29-21 at Tennessee.

Missouri football recap: What we learned from the Tigers' win over Tennessee

A gritty offensive performance and a defense that always gives its team a chance to win helped the Tigers overcome penalties and miscues in their 29-21 win over the Vols.

UPDATE: Missouri football survives with 29-21 win at Tennessee

It wasn't always pretty, but a program-record 10th-straight win on the road has the Tigers one game away from returning to the SEC championship in Atlanta.

Long runs, defensive pressure help send Battle football to state championship

A dominating defensive performance and run game helped send the Spartans to the state championship game.

Missouri football's defense has good timing in win over Tennessee

On a night when the Tigers needed a win to keep their SEC title hopes alive, Markus Golden and the Missouri defense made the right plays at the right time.

While not Tennessee's fight song, "Rocky Top" holds deep roots for Vols fans

"We'll sing it as long as we're behind. And then we'll sing it when we're ahead."


Missouri basketball's Keith Shamburger emerges as a team leader

Through three games, redshirt senior Keith Shamburger has been a rock for Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson.

Missouri men's basketball preps for diverse field in Maui

How much do you know about Missouri's potential opponents in the Maui Invitational Tournament? Not as much as you will after you read this.

Columbia College women's basketball uses big second half to blow out Williams Baptist College

The Cougars scored 56 points in the second half to defeat Williams Baptist College 92-70 on Saturday and win their second consecutive conference game.

Diver who missed a year after car accident completes comeback at Mizzou Aquatic Center

West Virginia freshman Alex Obendorf had an uncertain future in diving a year ago, but Friday, he earned an NCAA postseason berth with his performance at the Mizzou Invitational.

Columbia College men's basketball uses two-unit system in win over Williams Baptist College

The Columbia College men's basketball team defeated Williams Baptist College  by 31 point behind the efforts of a two-unit system. 

Steen leads Blues to 3-2 win over Senators

Alex Steen's second-period goal stood up as the game-winner in the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Senators on Saturday.

Maxim Lapierre and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues (13-6-1), and Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots.

Columbia College women's soccer eliminated from NAIA tournament

The Cougars lost to Lindsey Wilson College 4-0 in the opening round of the NAIA tournament Saturday, marking the end of Columbia's season.

Columbia College cross country finishes season with nationals appearance

Both the men's and women's cross country teams competed in the NAIA National Championships Saturday. The men finished 19th and the women finished 29th.


Stephens basketball's defense struggles in loss

The Stars are now 0-6 after a 115-47 loss to Lindenwood University-Belleville on Saturday.

TIGERS REPORT LIVE: Missouri takes on Tennessee in final regular season road trip

While it wasn't always pretty, the Missouri Tigers defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 29-21, Saturday night. We collected fan reactions from social media from Knoxville to Columbia and everywhere in between.

BATTLE RISING: Spartan mascot brings energy to team

Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins channels his faith and Battle High School football fans' energy into encouraging the team during playoffs.

Daviante Ostrander leads Battle boys basketball into second year

The Spartans look to improve upon their 5-19 inaugural season.