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MU softball player Catherine Lee at practice [Photo]

After high school, Catherine Lee was looking to play for an SEC school and was considering Georgia Tech, where Ehren Earleywine had been the coach. Earleywine was packing his bags to come coach for Missouri when letters expressing Lee's interest arrived at Georgia Tech.

MU softball player Catherine Lee talks with a teammate [Photo]

Missouri's Catherine Lee, right, talks with teammate Abby Vock at a practice Friday at Dan Devine Pavillion. Lee is one of the Tigers' most talkative players according to junior Rhea Taylor, another Georgia native who was glad to hear Lee was joining the team.

Balance beam grin [Photo]

MU senior Brooke Boehmer, left, and MU graduate student Lee Ann Isgrig help Hayden Ess, 3, on the balance beam at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. "He loves the beams. That's probably his favorite," said Nicki Ess, Hayden's mother.

Tickle therapy [Photo]

From left, MU junior Taylor McMillan, an occupational therapy student, MU junior Jessica Reaves, a pre-occupational therapy student, and Malinda Jackson, 5, tickle Thomas Jackson, 7, at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. McMillan and Reaves serve as volunteer coaches for the gymnastics program and have worked with Thomas for about two years through Boone County Family Resources and the Thompson Center for Autism.

First practice [Photo]

Abby Schuller, a first year professional student in the occupational therapy program, holds Shelbi Ritter, 4, at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. Shelbi's parents, Ben and Crystal Ritter, brought her from Jefferson City to attend the practice for the first time that night.

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English vs. Kansas [Photo]

Missouri guard Kim English jumps for a basket as Kansas guard Sherron Collins tries to block.

Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Kansas [Photo]

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor is blocked by Kansas defense during Saturday's game. Taylor scored five points for the Tigers.

Missouri men's basketball player Keith Ramsey vs. Kansas [Photo]

Missouri forward Keith Ramsey looks for an opening against Kansas center Cole Aldrich during Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. Ramsey got the most playing time for the Tigers with 36 minutes.

Best efforts come up short [Photo]

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor, left, attempts to score while forward Keith Ramsey defends against Kansas' center Markieff Morris and guard Xavier Henry in the second half of the Missouri v. Kansas game at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Although MU scored first, Kansas would go on to win 77-56.

Crowds of black and gold [Photo]

People enter Mizzou Arena to watch the MU-KU basketball game.

Fans of all ages [Photo]

Jenna Lawson, left, brings her daughter o the MU-KU game.

Scalping tickets [Photo]

A scalper sells tickets before the MU-KU game on Saturday.

Helping others on the way to the game [Photo]

An MU student donates money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on her way to the MU-KU game.

A nice day for a bike ride [Photo]

Tom Schneider took advantage of the nice weather by riding his bike to the MU-KU basketball game.

Walking to the game [Photo]

People walk to Mizzou Arena to see the MU-KU rivalry basketball game on Saturday.

English Language Learners program [Graphic]

Angel Food Drive [Photo]

Volunteer Kaye Sigmund sets up boxed potatoes before the Angel Food Drive distribution begins. Volunteers organize the food at each site before people come in to collect everything on their list, sort of like grocery shopping at the church.

MU student center main level [Graphic]

CoMo Flash Mob makes signs to attract Google [Slideshow]

Members of a group trying to attract the attention of Google plan to participate in a flash mob during the Missouri men's basketball game against Kansas at 1 p.m. Saturday. The group, known as CoMo Flash Mob, plans to conduct the event during the first timeout of the second half. A flash mob is when a large group of people quickly organizes some sort of collective activity, such as a dance party or chant. The group met Friday at the Academy of Fine Arts to construct signs for the event. The goal of the flash mob is to help convince Google to bring fiber-optic Internet to Columbia.

Candle-lighting ceremony [Photo]

Representatives from MU student organizations hold candles on the steps of Jesse Hall in support of diversity at the unity event Friday. The wind blew out the first candle, requiring the candles to be lit symbolically.
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