Alexander to make NFL debut [Photo]

Danario Alexander led the nation with 1,781 yards receiving his senior season at Missouri.

Husker fans hunt for shirts for Texas game [Photo]

"Beat Texas" shirts are offered for sale Wednesday at the Husker Hounds store in Omaha, Neb., ahead of the game against Texas. Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne is following coach Bo Pelini's lead and urging fans to treat Texas players, coaches and fans with respect at Saturday's game. The game has been built up as a grudge match because of last year's controversial finish to the Big 12 championship game and Nebraska's looming departure from the Big 12 to join the Big Ten.

MU kicker Trey Barrow runs for first down [Photo]

Missouri kicker Trey Barrow runs past Colorado's Tony Jones on a fake punt. Barrow gained 26 yards and a first down to keep a Tigers touchdown drive alive. “I didn’t know how far I went. I thought that I got the first down because I felt like I was running for a while,” Barrow said.

Downtown loft space [Photo]

MU juniors and Gamma Phi Beta sisters Lindsay Pike, 20; Katie Mulcahy, 21; Kelley Larson, 21; Hannah Meyer, 20; Laura Gieseking, 20; and Tara Badgley, 20, all share a downtown loft on Broadway.

North Village Lofts interior [Photo]

North Village Lofts, located on the corner of Walnut and Orr streets, provides a comfortable, open space for Anne Derryberry to live. "It's really a terrific space," she said Thursday. "It's well-built and well-designed."

North Village Lofts resident [Photo]

Anne Derryberry sits in her loft Thursday in North Village Lofts, located on the corner of Walnut and Orr streets. Derryberry is part of the Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellows Program and is staying in Columbia until May 2011, which makes the space an ideal place to live.

Columbia Terminal Railroad Bridge [Graphic]

The Columbia Terminal Railroad recently finished construction of a new bridge that replaces a crossing that ran across U.S. 63. The tracks were originally ground-level at its present location but were moved west when U.S. 63 expanded. As of September, the railroad moved back east to its original location but this time as a rail bridge.

Boys & Girls Town renovations complete [Photo]

A new pavilion is part of Boys & Girls Town renovations on its campus. The organization hosted an open house Wednesday where visitors had the chance to take tours and attend a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Another miner rescued [Photo]

Alex Vega, one of 33 miners trapped in the San Jose gold and copper mine in Chile, waves after being rescued. The miners were trapped for more than two months.

Joe Bradley [Photo]

Joe Bradley is the publicity chairman for "Walk Me Home… to the place I belong" fundraiser sponsored by the National Foster Parent Association.

SLIDESHOW: Journalists discuss reporting on science and agriculture at Food, Fuel and Society forum [Slideshow]

The Food, Fuel and Society forum was held Tuesday in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. At the forum, journalists discussed ways to better report on science and agricultural issues with farmers, environmentalists and scientists.

Freed from the mine [Photo]

In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Claudio Yáñez applauds as he is carried away in a stretcher after being rescued early Wednesday from the collapsed San José mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months.

Hickman volleyball player Emily Peel vs. Francis Howell Central [Photo]

Hickman senior middle hitter Emily Peel attempts a kill Tuesday night against visiting Francis Howell Central.

Hickman volleyball team huddles up [Photo]

The Hickman volleyball team huddles together Tuesday before playing visiting Francis Howell Central. The Kewpies' team GPA of 3.6 is the highest ever for the program.

Rock Bridge soccer player Danny Baird vs. Hickman [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Danny Baird jumps to steal the ball from Hickman's James Griggs, left, and Alex Holliday in the Bruins' 4-0 victory Tuesday over the Kewpies.

MU football player Andrew Wilson vs. Miami-Ohio [Photo]

Missouri redshirt freshman linebacker Andrew Wilson pursues Miami of Ohio wide receiver Jamal Rogers in the Tigers' victory on Sept. 25 at Memorial Stadium. Jay Wilson, Andrew Wilson's father, was a standout linebacker for Missouri from 1979 to 1983.

Rescued miner embraces Chilean president [Photo]

In this photo released by the Chilean presidential press office, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, front right, hugs the first of the rescued miners, Florencio Ávalos, late Tuesday. Ávalos had just surfaced from the collapsed San José gold and copper mine, where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapó, Chile.

Rescued miner embraces Chile's president [Photo]

In this image taken from video, Florencio Ávalos, the first miner to be rescued, left, is embraced by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera after his rescue Tuesday at San José Mine near Copiapó, Chile.

Marcus Denmon speaks with the media [Photo]

Marcus Denmon speaks with members of the press during media day at Mizzou Arena. The junior guard will be picking up leadership responsibilities for the Tigers this season.

Pressey brothers on media day [Photo]

Freshman Phil Pressey, left, and junior Matt Pressey, right, pose for portraits during media day at Mizzou Arena. The brothers are both new to the Tigers roster this season.