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Kim English watches teammates at first practice [Photo]

Kim English sits on the bench during a scrimmage at the first MU basketball practice Friday.

Missouri practice follows tight schedule [Photo]

Ricardo Ratliffe looks to pass while John Underwood tries to block at the first MU basketball practice on Friday. After a series of rigorous drills, including three-man weaves with weighted balls, Missouri scrimmages at the end of practice to improve mental and physical endurance.

MU basketball begins two-a-days Saturday [Photo]

Michael Dixon gets stretched out after cramping at the first MU practice Friday. On Saturday, MU begins practicing twice a day, which will continue into the next week.

MU basketball begins practice [Photo]

Kadeem Green, Ricardo Ratcliffe and Kim English fight for the ball during the first MU basketball practice Friday

Fitch and Sprigg connect for Kewpies [Photo]

Hickman Quarterback Logan Fitch throws for a complete pass to his teammate Tyler Sprigg in the football game against Fort Zumwalt West on Friday. Sprigg had 135 yards and three touchdowns in the game, including the one from Fitch for a lead with 2:37 left in the game.

Sprigg nearly brings Kewpies back [Photo]

Hickman Tight End Tyler Sprigg runs in for a 30-yard touchdown against Fort Zumwalt West on Friday. Sprigg had three touchdowns and brought the ball to Fort Zumwalt West's 11-yard line as time ran out.

Owens has big game for Kewpies [Photo]

Hickman Running Back Will Owens rushes for a touchdown in the third quarter of the football game against Fort Zumwalt West on Friday. Owens had 27 carries for 127 yards and two TDs.

Hickman players handle late-game loss [Photo]

Hickman junior Jeff Treadway, left, comforts his teammate Crandon Cook, right, after a close loss on Friday. The Kewpies lost by one point, on a conversion scored in the game's final minute.

Hickman lets late lead slip away against Fort Zumwalt West [Photo]

Hickman Defensive End Alex Keith attempts to sack Fort Zumwalt West Quarterback Drew Hare on Friday. The Kewpies came back from a 21-0 deficit but lost on a last-second touchdown and two-point conversion.

Columbia Multisport Club competes at national level [Photo]

The Columbia-based triathlon organization won its fifth Division I USAT national championship in eight years on Oct. 2 in Myrtle Beach, but still remains an underdog.

Gwin stays consistent in goal for Tigers [Photo]

Sophomore goalkeeper Jessica Gwin directs the defense during the "Pink-out" game against Texas on Friday. The Tigers lost 1-0 to the Longhorns.

Rock Bridge's 'world's only all-female chain gang' [Photo]

Ilayna Pickett, middle, talks with April Sulze, right, and Patty Avery, left, during a quick break between plays on Friday. Along with Rebecca Bruton, they make up Rock Bridge's all-female chain crew.

Texas, Nebraska face off in last scheduled game between the two [Photo]

Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez carries the ball against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. on Oct. 7. Martinez just might be oblivious to all the fuss about this Texas-Nebraska game on Saturday. No one knows for sure because the Cornhuskers' redshirt freshman quarterback doesn't talk much.

For once, Rams, Chiefs, Mizzou all watchable [Photo]

Sports fans Tyler Zimmer, Justin Wells and T.J. Erlacker talk football over drinks at The Post Bar and Grill in Maplewood, Mo. on Oct. 7. Many sports fans around Missouri are more excited this year because their teams, from the surprising Chiefs to the promising Rams and the ranked Tigers, are actually watchable.

Weiss property to receive vote at Monday's council meeting [Photo]

Cars navigate the intersection of St. Charles Road and Richland Road on Thursday.

Nice weather draws Columbians outside [Photo]

Dom Bergfeld tries on stretch pants for his friends on the patio of Campus Bar and Grill on Friday. The group of friends who started their evening on the patios of Quinton's Deli were kicking off the weekend by enjoying the nice weather in Columbia.

Sunny Days For Columbia [Graphic]

Because of a rising La Niña climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean, Missouri is getting hit with dryer, sunnier weather than usual for this time of year. During the month of October, Columbia has had more sunny days and less rainfall than it has in five years.

Citizen Jane sign at Uprise Bakery [Photo]

Vince Foley peeks out from the top of temporary scaffolding on Friday at Uprise Bakery. The installation promoted the Citizen Jane Film Festival, a celebration of female filmmakers that first began in October 2008. The festival runs Oct. 15-17, with films showing at Ragtag Cinema and Stephens College.

Carnahan participates in forum [Photo]

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan receives a hug from Anna Jedrezjewski after the Missouri Press Association Senate Candidate Forum on Friday. Jedrezjewski says she supports Carnahan because "she represents people."

Missouri Press Association puts on candidate forum [Photo]

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Democrat, looks on as Libertarian Senate Candidate Jonathan Dine answers a question during the Missouri Press Association Senate candidate forum on Friday. The forum was held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.
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