Jerell Jackson celebrates first down [Photo]

Junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson celebrates a first down during the first half of the Insight Bowl.

Iowa player attempts to block Blaine Gabbert's pass [Photo]

Iowa's Karl Klug leaps with an outstretched arm in an attempt to block a pass from Missouri junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the first half of the Insight Bowl on Dec. 28 in Tempe, Ariz. Six days later Gabbert announced that he was entering the NFL draft.

Rock Bridge girls basketball player Bri Porter vs. Lee's Summit West [Photo]

Rock Bridge freshman Bri Porter shoots in front of Lee's Summit West senior Katie Kelly in Tuesday night's game at the State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational in Jefferson City.

Parking Garage nears completion [Photo]

The new parking garage on the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets in downtown Columbia is expected to be completed in January.

Blaine Gabbert tackled [Photo]

Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert is tackled during the first half of the Insight Bowl on Tuesday.

T.J. Moe dodges tackle [Photo]

Sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe dodges a tackle by Iowa's Troy Johnson during the second quarter of the Insight Bowl on Tuesday in Tempe, AZ.

Henry Josey scores a touchdown [Photo]

MU's freshman tailback Henry Josey scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the Insight Bowl.

VIDEO: Fans hike up Tempe Butte before the Insight Bowl [Video]

Tempe Butte, which the locals call "A" Mountain, is a landmark outside Sun Devil Stadium that gives tailgaters a 360-degree view of the surrounding area — as long as they're willing to take a hike first.

MAP: First Night Locations [Graphic]

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores [Photo]

Christine Flores, a 6-foot-3 junior forward, leads the MU women's basketball team with a 43 percent shooting average from 3-point range.

St. Louis Hoop Club to be part of First Night [Photo]

The St. Louis Hoop Club will be part of the alternative fitness performances at First Night.

Fire Good Productions to perform at First Night [Photo]

Matthew Christ, left, and Andrew Johnson, right, of Fire Good Productions perform a fire spinning move. The group is set to perform at First Night on Friday evening.

In the heat of the game [Photo]

Missouri's Steve Moore, top, swats away a shot by Northern Illinois' Xavier Silas while Justin Safford, right, reaches to block Silas' view of the basket. Silas, who was averaging 26.2 points a game entering Monday night's contest, was held to 2-for-12 shooting and scored only eight points.

Raha Obaei [Photo]

Raha Obaei is a junior at the Missouri School of Journalism and a reporter for the Missourian.

MU men's basketball coach Mike Anderson nets 100th victory with Tigers [Photo]

With associate head coach Melvin Watkins at his side, Missouri men's basketball head coach Mike Anderson, center, cranes his neck around a referee to more clearly see a play during the Tigers' game against Northern Illinois on Monday at Mizzou Arena. The game marked Anderson's 100th win as Missouri's head coach.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Northern Illinois [Photo]

Missouri senior forward Justin Safford guards Northern Illinois' Xavier Silas in the Tigers' victory on Monday night at Mizzou Arena.

NIU's Xavier Silas has his shot blocked [Photo]

Northern Illinois' Xavier Silas, bottom left, has his shot blocked by Missouri's Steve Moore, top left, as Justin Safford, right, helps on defense. Silas, who was averaging 26.2 points a game entering Monday night's contest, was held to 2-for-12 shooting and scored only eight points.

MU football coach Gary Pinkel at Insight Bowl [Photo]

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said he is confident the way he and his team approach the month leading up to the Tigers' bowl game is effective.

2009 Texas Bowl [Photo]

Navy's Cory Finnerty runs against the Missouri defense in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 31, 2009. The Midshipmen ran for 385 yards in their 35-13 victory against the Tigers.

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz [Photo]

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz's team began the season ranked No. 9 in the AP poll, but three consecutive losses, the last to lowly Minnesota, dropped the Hawkeyes out of the rankings and into the Insight Bowl.