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Rock Bridge Homecoming Assembly [Photo]

Daryl Smith, center, gives a short speech at the Rock Bridge High School Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday morning after being inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame. Orreshia Chapman, left, and Charlie Henderson presented the award and custom Bruins Jersey to Smith. Smith graduated in 1978 and is now the Vice President of the Executive Leadership Council for ARAMARK. He traveled from his current hometown, Lexington, Ky., to be recognized. Michael Graham, Andy Huckaba, and Kurt Ford were also inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame and will be honored at the homecoming game tonight.

Tissue decorates halls of Hickman after float preparations [Photo]

Discarded tissue paper lies scattered on the floor in front of a panel that will be part of Hickman High School's homecoming parade on Thursday at Hickman High School. The panel, which proclaimed "Stomp the Jags," was one of three that were put together by the high school students for Friday's parade through downtown Columbia, which was canceled.

Float declares, "Stomp the Jags" [Photo]

Andy Atkins, 17, uses gray tissue paper to fill in gaps in a panel that will be part of Hickman High School's homecoming parade, on Thursday at Hickman High School. The panel, which proclaimed "Stomp the Jags," was one of three that were put together for Friday's parade through downtown Columbia, which was canceled.

Hickman students fill gaps in float [Photo]

Left to right: Eric Young, 16, Tom Majerus, 16, and Andy Atkins, 17, work to fill gaps in a panel, which will be part of Hickman High School's homecoming parade, with tissue paper on Thursday at Hickman High School. Their panel, which proclaimed "Stomp the Jags," was one of three that were put together for Friday's parade through downtown Columbia, which was canceled and might not be rescheduled.

Hickman students prepare floats for parade [Photo]

Andy Atkins, 17, left, watches as Tom Majerus, 16, fills in gaps in a panel, which will be part of Hickman High School's homecoming parade, with tissue paper on Thursday at Hickman High School. Their panel, which proclaimed "Stomp the Jags," was one of three that were put together for Friday's parade through downtown Columbia, which was canceled and might not be rescheduled.

Rock Bridge softball team honors breast cancer survivors [Video]

The Rock Bridge softball team wore pink uniforms in honor of breast cancer awareness. They held a ceremony at the end of their New Franklin game on September 29th. At the end of that game, the girls presented breast cancer survivors in the stands with carnations to honor them for their courage. Linda Henderson, the wife of the girls coach Joe Henderson, was one of the survivors.

Return to football [Photo]

Darryn Hill, the quarterback for the Bruins, practices throwing the football with his teammates on the sidelines at practice on Thursday afternoon at Rock Bridge High School.

Hickman football fathers [Photo]

Terry Alexander, left, and Mike Richardson keep each other entertained during their sons’ football practice on Tuesday.

Richland Road Project [Graphic]

On Thursday night, the Richland Road Project, which proposes annexing and rezoning 271 acres of land, had its third hearing in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The project has been modified twice since the first hearing in December 2008. The newest plan reduces residential density in tracts 1, 3 and 5 to allay neighborhood and commission concerns.

Holding on tight [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert gets taken down by Nebraska tackle Ndamukong Suh during the second half.

Nebraska beats Missouri 27-12 [Slideshow]

After leading for the first three quarters, the Tigers allowed the Cornhuskers to score 27 points in the fourth quarter, dropping Missouri's record to 4-1.

Missouri leads Nebraska 9-0 at the half [Slideshow]

At the end of the first half of Missouri's game against Nebraska, the Tigers led 9-0. Missouri's points came in the second quarter and included a safety, a touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert on the last play of the quarter and the extra point kick.

High five in downpour [Photo]

David Woldenger, left, and Eric Gibson high-five each other outside the entrance to the student section of Memorial Stadium on Thursday before Missouri's game against Nebraska. Woldenger used to work as an event staffer at games but is now a fan coming for the game.

Pulling on ponchos [Photo]

Sharon Ugland helps her husband, Gary Ugland, put on his poncho before Missouri's game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Thursday. The couple drove from Omaha, Neb., to see the game.

Tailgating through the storm [Photo]

From left, Kevin Kinkade, Larry Windmoeller and Elaine Kinkade grill hot dogs and hamburgers in front of the Hearnes Center before Missouri's game against Nebraska on Thursday. The group said they come to every home game to tailgate and grill.

Making a stand for Missouri [Photo]

Judy Burkemper and fellow tailgaters from Mexico, Mo., brought Missouri-themed tent posts to the game against Nebraska on Thursday. Burkemper's son Matthew is a senior at MU.

These boots were made for puddle walking [Photo]

MU juniors Taylor Fortunato, left, and Bianca Goutes make their way to the tailgating area near the Hearnes Center before the start of the Missouri-Nebraska game Thursday.

Hiding in the bus stop [Photo]

MU freshmen Melissa Hoefer, left, and Elissa Dolbeare take shelter from the rain at a bus stop in the Hearnes Center parking lot prior to the start of the Missouri-Nebraska game Thursday.

Hiking down the hill [Photo]

Tom Lakebrink, Rich Nichols and Jackie Lakebrink walk down the hill from Mizzou Arena toward the bridge over South Providence Road for the Tiger Walk on Thursday before kickoff.

Fired up for game time [Photo]

Randall Adams, left, warms his hands as he talks to Darrel McNerney in a tent in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium before Thursday's game against Nebraska. "We set a guy on fire in Bristol, Tenn.," Adams said of the propane-powered fire pit in front of him.
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