Hunters ready for deer Saturday [Photo]

Firefighter Nick Pointer came to Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Friday to get his tags for the first day of deer season on Saturday. Pointer said that he was going to be out hunting first thing in the morning.

Hunters purchase tags for deer season [Photo]

Customers browse Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Friday. Numerous customers milled throughout the store while waiting to purchase their tags for the 2010 deer season. Hunters must have tags in order to legally transport deer within Missouri.

Excitement for firearms season mounts [Photo]

Brian Montgomery, 14, tries out a Remington 700 SPS rifle at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods on Friday on Paris Road. Brian and his father were browsing for his first gun in preparation for the first day of deer season on Saturday. He said if he didn't find anything, he would use one of his grandparent's guns instead.

Shoe project benefits developing countries [Photo]

Shoeman Water Projects' Karl Johnson, "The Shoe Dude," transports a load of shoes to a moving truck to be taken from West Junior High School to St. Louis on Friday. Johnson estimates more than 10,000 shoes have been gathered in St. Louis, which will be delivered to a developing country. "I think it's important because there are a lot of people worse off than we are," Johnson said.

West Junior High collects thousands of shoes [Photo]

A bag of donated shoes lay in a pile at West Junior High School for the Shoeman Water Projects on Friday in Columbia. The high school aimed to collect 2,010 pairs of shoes; they counted 3,398 pairs.

Tigers and their dogs [Slideshow]

At Missouri football media day, a few players brought their canine friends for a photo shoot. What do their dogs say about them?

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas [Photo]

Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas sprints past Texas defenders for a touchdown last week in the Wildcats' victory.

Tigers 2010 Bowl Opportunities [Graphic]

Blaine Gabbert's favorite targets [Graphic]

MU football the Blitz vs. K-State [Graphic]

MU football lineups vs. K-State [Graphic]

Columbia College soccer player Tom Vincenc [Photo]

Columbia College sophomore defender Tom Vincenc has made the song "I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith a team favorite when the music gets turned up in the Cougars' locker room.

Columbia College soccer player Dylan Barduzzi [Photo]

Columbia College junior forward Dylan Barduzzi has made a team sing-along to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” mandatory after every Cougars victory.

The Columbia College soccer team's locker room [Photo]

The building the Columbia College men's soccer team uses as a locker room, a refurbished hair salon across the street from R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium, echoes with raucous celebratory singing after Cougars victories.

MU wrestler Todd Schavrien at practice [Photo]

Senior Todd Schavrien is one of three returning Tigers wrestlers that made an appearance in the NCAA championships last season.

Columbia College volleyball player Ola Shawky celebrates with teammates [Photo]

Columbia College junior Ola Shawky, second from left, celebrates a point with her teammates in the Cougars' victory against Hannibal-LaGrange in the semifinals of the 2010 American Midwest Conference tournament.

Columbia College volleyball player Ola Shawky in AMC semifinal [Photo]

Columbia College junior Ola Shawky Nosear tallies a kill in the first game of the Cougars' victory over Hannibal-LaGrange in the semifinals of the 2010 American Midwest Conference tournament.

Casino sale draws low bids [Photo]

This Oct. 25, 2005, file photo shows the St. Louis gambling casino, The President Casino, that is aboard the S.S. Admiral along the Mississippi River in St. Louis. The century-old riverboat, home until last summer to The President Casino, is on the market on eBay and several other online auction sites as a nostalgic relic in search of a buyer willing to convert the 365-foot-long, 95-foot-wide vessel into anything from a monster houseboat to convention digs, upscale dining or more.

Football players bring their dogs to the practice field [Audio]

Following media day interviews at the Missouri Athletic Training Complex on Nov. 1, four football players brought their dogs to the practice fields and described the close friendships with their pets.

Columbia remembers veterans [Slideshow]

Columbia celebrates Veterans Day by hosting a breakfast and parade, making cards for local Veterans and holding a ceremony in remembrance on Thursday.