October 8, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group gathers in the rain, waiting to be let in to Memorial Stadium for the game against Nebraska on Thursday. Columbia experienced heavy rain throughout the day.
From left, Glenn Bock, Kevin Henke and Leon Berhorst of the Westphalia-Taos area wait for the parking lots to open in preparation for the Missouri-Nebraska football game on Thursday. Glenn purchased his poncho that morning in Westphalia while Kevin and Leon bought theirs at a Walmart in Jefferson City.
Blake Hustedde, of Columbia, sets up a tent during a rain storm in the RV parking lot next to the Hearnes Center Thursday morning. Hustedde still planned on tailgating even though the forecast called for rain throughout the evening but said he will probably have a lot of leftover food.
A look at the Big 12 stadiums’ student sections.
The MU Athletic Department allotted 14 inches per students in general admission seating if 12,600 tickets were sold. However, only 11,466 student tickets were sold for this season, giving students 15.4 inches of space.
October 7, 2009
Nebraska quarterback Zac Lee is the son of former NFL quarterback Bob Lee
Columbia College's Andrew Will, right, practices during halftime of Tuesday's game against McKendree University.
Nebraska's school motto is "There's No Place Like Nebraska." The fans are awfully unique also.
Junior outside hitter Julianna Klein serves the ball to the Buffaloes on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. Klein served a career-high eight aces in the Tigers' win.
Karen Edison, a dermatologist and director of the Center for Health Policy, discusses the current state of health care in Missouri and health care reform at Bryant Auditorium at the MU school of Medicine on Wednesday. Edison said that the U.S. is the only developed country in the world where people undergo bankruptcy because of health costs.
Newspaper clippings from October 1992 mark the last time the University of Missouri played a midweek football game.
On Oct. 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that H1N1 is now widespread in the United States. Federal health officials opened the national stockpile of the new flu vaccine and began taking orders from states. Missouri received its first orders of the vaccine, about 17,000 doses of the aerosol mist form, on Wednesday.
Students in Tiger's Lair cheer at a football game. Changes in student seating this season have caused a stir.
From left to right, Mica Lopez, a queen candidate for Hickman high school's homecoming, Gaby Lopez, Grace Grigg, and Jessie Ross sell hot dogs, chips and soda to raise money to benefit Special Olympics during lunch on Wednesday. Lopez chose to benefit this charity with inspiration from a friend at work and her friend's brother who are involved in Special Olympics. The title of queen is given to the queen candidate who raises the most money for their selected charity. To read about this and other high school homecoming events, visit www.schoolhousetalk.wordpress.com.
Duncan Barnes, 1, being held by his mother Jennifer Barnes, reacts while receiving vaccine for swine flu from Dr. Susan Henderson, left, and a vaccine for seasonal flu from nurse Allison Ross during a swine flu vaccination clinical trial for children at Emory Children's Center Sept. 2 in Atlanta.