PHOTO GALLERY: Day Three of the Missouri Grand Prix

The highlight of the day's competition for MU was sophomore Lauren Lavigna's second-place finish in the women's 200-meter backstroke.

Swimmers less intense away from Olympics

Some of the best swimmers at this weekend's Missouri Grand Prix say life changes during the years they aren't preparing for an Olympic competition.

Lavigna's solid finish lifts Tigers

Missouri swimmer Lauren Lavigna finished second in the women's 200-meter backstroke during Day 3 of the 2009 Missouri Grand Prix. Mary Descenza won the race as well as the women's 200-meter butterfly for her fourth and fifth gold medals of the event.

MU softball team wins season opening tournament

The Missouri softball team won its season opening tournament, going 3-0 this weekend at Georgia State's First Pitch Classic.

Tigers coming together on, off court

The Missouri men's basketball team, which beat Nebraska 70-47 Saturday, has developed a strong bond. Tigers coach Mike Anderson has called his squad "the ultimate team."

Ramsey still making impact

Missouri junior forward Keith Ramsey is coming off the bench again after a five-game stint as a starter, but he is still finding ways to contribute and impressing his coach.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU men's basketball gets revenge against Nebraska

Highlights from the game are captured in pictures.

Softball pitcher starts MU career with one-hitter

Missouri Freshman pitcher Chelsea Thomas earned a five-inning victory over Virginia Tech, while sophomore Rhea Taylor had five hits and scored six runs combined in the Tigers' two victories on Saturday.

COMMENTARY: Brave souls take plunge into Stephens Lake for good cause

The second Polar Bear Plunge event raised more than $32,000 for Special Olympics Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Polar Bear Plunge

There were 285 brave souls who braved the frigid 33-degree waters of Stephens Lake on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day Two of the Missouri Grand Prix

MU swimmers race against Olympians in Missouri Grand Prix

Missouri junior Martin Cernansky finished second in the men's 200-meter breaststroke, while freshman Lisa Nathanson finished third in the women's 50-meter freestyle.

Cougars men's team moves into second in AMC

The Columbia College men's basketball team won its seventh straight Saturday, 86-75 over visiting Illinois-Springfield, to move into second place in the American Midwest Conference.

Two Columbia wrestlers advance to state meet

Vince Pescaglia of the Kewpies and Thomas Senseman of the Bruins both advanced to the high school state wrestling tournament at the Class 4, District 3 tournament this weekend at Jefferson City High School.

Defense leads Cougars women to win

The Columbia College women's basketball team used tough defense to defeat Illinois-Springfield 91-45 Saturday at Southwell Complex.

Baylor hands Missouri eighth conference loss

Tigers point guard Bekah Mills was injured in the 72-43 loss.

Hickman girls fall to Ozark

The Hickman girls basketball team lost 61-50 on Saturday at Ozark.

Stephens falls to Hannibal-LaGrange

The Stephens women's basketball team lost 84-71 Saturday to visiting Hannibal-LaGrange.

MU gymnastics puts on best performance of season

The team notched its highest score in two years in route to beating Illinois for the second time this season at the third annual Beauty and the Beast meet.

Missouri swimming team finishes strong on first day of Missouri Grand Prix

Missouri junior Martin Cernansky and seniors Ted Harris and Gilad Kaufman reach their respective finals. Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte won the men's 400-meter individual medley.