Pat Knight fired [Photo]

Texas Tech coach Pat Knight greets Wally Dunn during Wednesday's game against Oklahoma. Knight. The Red Raiders have had a disappointing season, finishing 11th in the Big 12 with a 5-11 conference record.

Chelsea Thomas [Photo]


Completion of upgrades in the area of Broadway and Eighth will include new lighting, sidewalk pavers, planting beds, corner bump-outs and shade trees.

Edwards cruises [Photo]

Carl Edwards drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards won the race and led 67 laps.

Edwards makes pit stop [Photo]

Carl Edwards makes a pit stop during the Kolbalt Tools 400 on Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards won because Tony Stewart struggled late in the race during a pit stop.

Edwards flips over win [Photo]

Carl Edwards does a backflip off the side of his car. It's the first flip he's done since his win in the Ford 400, which ended the 2010 season.

Edwards captures checkered flag [Photo]

Carl Edwards jogs back to his car with the checkered flag after winning his first Sprint Cup Series race of the season. Edwards was unable to continue his recent trend of celebrating with fans in the stands.

Edwards at finish line [Photo]

Carl Edwards stands on his car at the start-finish line after winning the Kolbalt Tools 400 on Sunday in Las Vegas. Edwards has won three of the last five NASCAR races.

Edwards celebrates [Photo]

Carl Edwards celebrates his victory, his first of the season and his first win in Las Vegas since 2008.

Edwards greets fans [Photo]

Carl Edwards signs autographs for fans Saturday before practicing for the NASCAR Sprint Series Kobalt 400 race in Las Vegas.

Back on track [Photo]

Carl Edwards signals while driving around turn 4 during Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Las Vegas. Edwards celebrated his victory with a backflip off his No. 99 car.

MAP: 50 towns receiving grants [Graphic]

Fifty towns around the nation have grants to focus on obesity problems. Many of them are in some of the most obese states in the nation. Missouri is the 12th most obese state and has two cities receiving grants, Columbia and Kansas City.

MAP: Childhood obesity around the nation [Graphic]

About 14.4 percent of Missouri high school students are obese, which is lower than many surrounding states.

Safe at first [Photo]

Illinois-Chicago freshman Jacob McNamara reaches first base before Missouri sophomore Scott Sommerfeld catches the baseball during Sunday's game at Taylor Stadium. Sommerfeld had the Tigers' only RBI in the game.

Scardino pitches for Missouri [Photo]

Missouri senior Jeff Scardino started Sunday's game against Illinois-Chicago and pitched into the fourth inning, allowing four runs on eight hits.

Peter Scheer [Photo]

Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting freedom of speech and the public’s right to know.

Austin Fax [Photo]

Austin Fax is a junior majoring in convergence journalism at MU with a focus on the political discourse

Assistant Principal Kristin Matthews chats before dismissal [Photo]

Assistant Principal Kristin Matthews, left, laughs with bus driver Lori Lloyd before school dismissal at Lewis Elementary School on Wednesday. Matthews has been selected as the new principal of Grant Elementary School.

Missouri women's basketball players vs. Iowa State [Photo]

MU women's basketball players Shakara Jones, Bailey Gee and Christine Flores leap for control of the ball along with Iowa State's Kelsey Harris and others on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Director James Marsh, winner of True Vision Award, sits on a panel [Photo]

Film director James Marsh sits on a panel Saturday at Columbia Art League that discussed the changing ways of using archival footage in documentary filmmaking. In 2008 Marsh won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for directing "Man On Wire," a film that combined archival footage, thrilling reconstructions and interviews. The panel was moderated by producer Simon Chinn and also featured Chad Friedrichs, Göran Olsson and Pietro Marcello.