Passing out ponchos for ESPN 'GameDay' [Photo]

From left to right, sophomores Tyler Bailey, Nick Balzer and Steve Preocanin hand out free MU ponchos to ESPN's "College GameDay" attendees. Many students said the goal is to have more than 15,800 fans at Gameday, so they can beat a record currently held by Nebraska.

Hickman interception vs. Troy-Buchanan [Photo]

Hickman senior Dylan Rodes leads the way while senior Crandon Cook intercepts a pass during Friday's game.

House decorations draw large crowd [Photo]

Left to right: Brent Nardoni, Nick Pudlowski, John Spackler and David Vaughn perform in the Pi Beta Phi house decorations skit on Friday night.

Hickman's Logan Fitch vs. Troy-Buchanan [Photo]

Hickman quarterback Logan Fitch runs the ball for a touchdown during the first half of Hickman's game against Troy-Buchanan on Friday. Fitch also threw for three touchdowns, leading his team to a victory on their home turf.

Hickman's Tony Erard vs. Troy-Buchanan [Photo]

Hickman senior Kody Erard runs with the ball before being tackled by Troy-Buchanan's Brandon Ball and Tyler Meyer during Friday's game. The Kewpies beat the Trojans 49-21.

Homecoming house decorations keep spirit, tradition alive [Slideshow]

MU's fraternities and sororities put on their annual house decorations Friday night for the university's 99th Homecoming. Students and Columbians of all ages came out for the event, which took place from 6 to 10 p.m.

Columbia turns out for MU Student Center dedication [Slideshow]

The MU Student Center dedication was a two-day event open to the public. A tailgate kicked off the event, and an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people ate original burgers from The Shack, a formerly popular student hangout. Throughout the day Friday, several dedications took place in the new center. Students could leave their mark in a time capsule that is set to be opened in 2060, and the Traditions Lounge on the center's upper level was a hot spot for black and gold fans.

Two-car collision results in six injured [Photo]

A two-car collision on Friday night sent six people to the hospital after three were extricated from one vehicle. One person is in critical care.

Columbia police direct traffic following accident [Photo]

The Columbia Police Department directs traffic after a two-car collision at Stadium and I-70 on Friday.

Beetle Bailey fans flock to Walker book signing [Photo]

Dianne Fendler, who has been a Beetle Bailey reader since she was 10 years old, has her book signed by Mort Walker at the MU Student Center on Friday.

Walker speaks with Kappa Sigma fraternity members [Photo]

Mort Walker talks to Kappa Sigma fraternity at a private party before his book signing at the new Student Center on Friday.

Mort Walker draws large crowd [Photo]

People lined up inside the MU Student Center waiting for a book signing with Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey. Walker created Beetle Bailey in the 50s, and was heavily influenced by MU while he was a Kappa Sigma at the university.

Greektown puts on Homecoming house decorations [Video]

Visitors from far and wide have descended on Columbia for MU Homecoming. Greektown house decorations were a major attraction Friday night to kick off the festivities.

Historic Jefferson Junior High School building [Photo]

The Jefferson Junior High School building when it opened as Columbia High School in 1911.

Academic program review [Document]

The Coordinating Board for Education released a timeline for analyzing low-performing programs.

Mort Walker attends Student Center festivities [Photo]

Mort Walker, center, poses for pictures after the Student Center dedication on Friday. Walker attended the dedication before a book signing Friday evening.

MU students sing Alma Mater at dedication [Photo]

From left, Brian Kirn, Paige Sommerer and Sheldon Price lead the audience in singing the Alma Mater at the end of the dedication ceremony. All three are current MU students.

Chancellor speaks at Student Center dedication [Photo]

Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks at the Student Center dedication on Friday. The ceremony was part of a two-day event to dedicate the new Student Center during MU's 99th Homecoming weekend.

Creativity shines through on capsule banner [Photo]

A student's drawing on the time capsule banner will be viewed in 2060 when the capsule is opened.

Time capsule receives student attention [Photo]

Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner was placed outside the student center, and everyone who walked by was encouraged to sign.