MAP: New MU Student Tailgating Location [Graphic]

A new tailgating area known as “The Jungle” will be in the parking lot formerly known as CG-17, Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce announced Tuesday. Only members of student organizations will be able to reserve spaces in the lot.

Diagram of MSA student tailgate area [Graphic]

Missouri Students Association announced Tuesday the location of a new student-specific tailgate area, to be called “The Jungle.” No vehicles will be allowed in the lot.

TIMELINE: Court events following Heitholt murder [Graphic]

Court events following the November 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

Missouri 340 race begins [Photo]

Missouri River 340 race participants begin their more than 300-mile journey on the Missouri River from Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kan. Minutes after the race began, canoes, kayaks and a dragon boat, among other paddlers, passed by the starting point of the race, which will end Friday in St. Charles. The fifth annual Missouri River 340 race was postponed for nearly a month from its original July 27th start date this year due to the high water levels on the Missouri River. The race is the world’s longest nonstop river race, and according to the race's website only two-thirds of last years' participants finished.

River racers Cami Ronchetto and Linda LaFontaine [Photo]

Kayaking partners Cami Ronchetto, left, and Linda LaFontaine sit in Ronchetto's garage among gear and supplies as they prepare for the last year's Missouri RIver 340. The Columbia residents went on to win the women’s tandem division in 2009. They are competing again this year to see if they can improve their performance.

Preparing for the Missouri River 340 [Photo]

Missouri River 340 race participants, crew members and fans gather at the end of the rain-slicked Kaw Point boat launch in Kansas City, Kan., before the launch of the 2009 race.

Melissa McMillin and Jeremy Gebhardt [Photo]

Melissa McMillin and Jeremy Gebhardt won the competition against three other couples to have their wedding planned and paid for by the "Today" show. Viewers can now vote on the rings for the couple.

Checking a map on first day of classes [Photo]

MU senior Jen Stem pauses to check a campus map in front of Jesse Hall on the first day of fall classes. Stem thought her psychology class was located south of campus but was relieved to find out it was on White Campus instead.

Alexander signs with Rams [Photo]

Former Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander went undrafted in April's NFL Draft after tearing his left ACL for the third time in his career while practicing for the Senior Bowl. St. Louis signed him as a free agent on Sunday after a tryout earlier in the month.

Wes Kemp near catch against Illinois [Photo]

Missouri wide receiver Wes Kemp just misses a touchdown grab at last September's Arch Rivalry game against Illinois in St. Louis. Kemp, a St. Louis native, had a big game in his hometown last year. After a quiet preseason this summer, he hopes for a similar performance against Illinois on Sept. 4.

Ashton Glaser practices for Missouri [Photo]

Freshman quarterback Ashton Glaser throws in his green practice jersey, meaning he can't be hit by the other players. Glaser has made a impact with his physical presence on the field.

A tasty tradition [Photo]

MU seniors Katie Rogers and Marissa Hollowed sample a sushi roll prepared by Sunshine Sushi chef Aung Oo on Monday. Rogers and Hollowed said they have been eating at Sunshine Sushi, which moved to the new Student Center from its previous location, since their freshman year. Oo, who has worked at Sunshine Sushi for the past seven years, said he likes the spaciousness of the new location.

New in town [Photo]

MU freshmen Zack Kaltenbach and Laura Hayes wait in the checkout line in the University Bookstore on Monday. Hayes said her family legacy drew her to study strategic communications at MU. "I'm starting a tradition," Kaltenbach a pre-med Biology major said.

Waiting to buy books [Photo]

MU freshman Tyler Thorp, a Kansas City native, stands at the head of a long line that weaved its way through the aisles of University Bookstore on Monday. Thorp said he came to MU because his parents studied there and because his sister currently lives in Columbia.

A new hangout [Photo]

Students take advantage of the newly completed Student Center on Monday during the first day of classes. When not in class students can explore a new food court has been opened with study and eating areas, and rest by a double-sided fireplace.

Queuing up [Photo]

Students line up outside the Plaza 900 dining hall during the lunch rush on Monday. "It's not like a home-cooked meal, of course, but it's not bad," MU freshman Kim Mueckl said.

Swiping in [Photo]

Praveen Nagilla, an MU Campus Dining Services cashier, swipes ID cards for students on Monday as they filter into Plaza 900 for lunch. The lunch rush between noon and 2 p.m. filled the dining hall, causing the entry line to snake outside the building and causing waits at the various kiosks inside. Nevertheless, MU sophomore Sarah Gershenson said that Plaza 900 was "a lot less crowded than it normally is" when she was there after 2.

Ready to discuss Mo.'s energy sources [Photo]

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., walks out of an elevator at the Bond Life Sciences Center on his way to a roundtable discussion on biomass production Monday morning. The discussion brought together elected officials, university staff and representatives from the energy industry in Missouri.

Discussing Mo.'s clean energy potential [Photo]

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., participates in a round table discussion on biomass production on Monday morning at the Bond Life Sciences Center. "We have the opportunity in Missouri to be the Saudi Arabia of energy," Bond said regarding the state's potential to convert large supplies of grass and timber to clean energy.

Checking out the poster sale [Photo]

MU sophomore Shaylyn Armstrong admires a print at the poster sale on Monday at Lowry Mall. Armstrong came to the sale to help a friend decorate his apartment, but she came across several posters she wanted for herself. Unfortunately, she said, she will have to wait for her next paycheck.