February 17, 2011
Columbia College's Janita Session drives down the court during the game against the Missouri Baptist on Thursday. Session scored 13 points, aiding the Cougars in their 13th consecutive victory.
Rock Bridge senior Josh Gaskins works for position against Hazelwood Central senior DuShawn Fraiser during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena. Fraiser beat Gaskins, improving his undefeated record to 36-0.
Rock Bridge senior Josh Braselton tries to maintain control of Pattonville senior Jesse Farmer during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena.
Hickman senior Keith Kimbrough fights to break the hold of Park Hill senior Preston Crouse on Thursday during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena. Crouse pinned Kimbrough three minutes and one second into the match.
The weather Thursday set a record for warmest temperature at 75.3 degrees. Although drastic change in temperatures isn't uncommon for winter, this week's weather followed subzero conditions and one of the largest snowstorms Columbia has ever seen.
Missouri 125-pound wrestler Alan Waters, left, ties up with Iowa State's Brandon Jones in a match Feb. 13 at Mizzou Arena. Waters, the only true freshman on the Tigers' starting roster this season, is 36-4 and ranked ninth in the country in his weight class.
The rumor that Brad Pitt was on MU's campus went viral on social networking sites like Twitter.
The actor has appeared in numerous blockbuster films, including "Fight Club" and "Inglourious Basterds." He never made an appearance at MU on Thursday.
A group of students gathers outside of the MU Student Center on Thursday afternoon after rumors spread that Brad Pitt was on campus. Photos from Los Angeles clearly showed him to be in that area today and not at MU. The actor attended MU in the 1980s, but he did not graduate.
Harold Kidwell, who has been a Taxi Terry’s driver and supervisor for a little over a year, drives to pick up a passenger from Hanover Estates. Kidwell said he thinks the downtown taxi stand idea will not work, but he agreed to giving it a six-month trial run. “A problem that now exists on Broadway is simply being taken to a new location,” Kidwell said.
Keith Reid, 22, right, waits for his friends to get into the taxi with him after the bars closed on early Sunday morning on Broadway. Taxi stands are being proposed downtown to increase public safety and to reduce the crowding outside of bars when they close.
Taxi Terry's owner Angie Nickerson peels a taxi service price sticker from the inside of a taxi before replacing it with a new sticker that features inclement weather and special event rates. City Council will discuss whether to turn some parking spots downtown into late-night taxi stands.
The interior of Taxi Terry's features an abundance of taxi memorabilia and souvenirs. City Council is considering turning some parking spots downtown into late-night taxi stands in an effort to curb congestion and promote safety.
MU associate professor of law Paul Litton, left, and MU associate professor of law S. David Mitchell spoke at a Difficult Dialogues session on Thursday. Mitchell spent a lot of time discussing who the victims were of the racial slur graffiti that was spray painted on a sculpture in front of Hatch Hall on Saturday.
Though ice still covers much of Stephens Lake, Jack Henning and Regina Swank spent part of Thursday morning at the park.
Itsel, 2, is lifted out of a swing at Stephens Lake Park by her mother, Elizabeth Updegraff, on Thursday morning. With unusually warm temperatures in the 70s, Columbia residents were out to take advantage of the day.
Missouri forward Christine Flores shoots against Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. Flores led the Tigers with 23 points and seven rebounds in a 71-65 overtime victory.
February 16, 2011
Missouri's Christine Flores attempts to block a shot from Oklahoma State's Tiffany Bias. Flores offense more than her defense was key in Missouri's comeback win.
Missouri guard Sydney Crafton looks to pass the ball as Oklahoma State's Carissa Crutchfield blocks Crafton from moving backward. Crafton finished with eight points and was involved in a late-game incident that preceded Missouri's rall .