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Columbia Trojans host first tryout [Photo]

Lawrence Washington runs through a lineman drill at a blocking sled on Saturday morning during the Columbia Trojans' first tryout.

Coaches study skills of potential players [Photo]

Kendrick Jackson (left), Matt Kenna (middle) and Craig Mullins (middle right) show of their agility to Columbia Trojans coach Jeff Edwards on Saturday during the semi-professional football team's first tryout.

Athletes stretch before tryouts [Photo]

Athletes stretch before the start of the Columbia Trojans tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday morning. The start-up semi-professional football team invited players 18 years and older to tryout.

Players face-off for spot on semi-pro team [Photo]

Purvis Hunt (left) tracks the ball as Matt Kenna tries to put on defensive pressure. The Columbia Trojans, a start-up semi-professional football team, held their first tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday.

Players push for spot on semi-pro team [Photo]

Marvin Williams (left) rushes in on Craig Mullins (center) and Quinton Scott during the Columbia Trojans' tryout on Saturday morning.

Team's founder participates in drills [Photo]

Lawrence Washington comes out of his lineman's stance during a conditioning drill on Saturday at Rock Bridge High School. Washington founded the Columbia Trojans, a start-up semi-professional football team.

Semi-pro team seeks players [Photo]

Nate Brinkly (left), Columbia Trojans' defensive coordinator, times Marvin Williams during a drill on Saturday. The start-up semi-professional football team held its first tryout at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday morning.

Semi-pro team hosts tryouts [Photo]

Matt Kenna (left) works his way through an agility drill at the Columbia Trojans tryout on Saturday as coach Jeff Edwards (right) looks on. The team is a start-up semi-professional football team founded by Lawrence Washington, who plays as well.

Trojans tryouts call all ages [Photo]

David Cammack Jr. sprints out the end of an agility drill on Saturday morning during tryouts for the Columbia Trojans, a start up semi-professional football team. The tryout was open to anyone 18 years and older.

Missouri baseball player Greg Folgia [Photo]

Missouri junior Greg Folgia leads off first base against Ball State on Saturday at Taylor Stadium.

Columbia Trojans hold football tryouts [Photo]

Lawrence Washington comes out of his lineman's stance during workout Saturday at Rock Bridge High School for the Trojans, Columbia’s new semi-professional football team.

Rock Bridge girls basketball loses to Nixa in state quarterfinals [Photo]

Rock Bridge forward Rachel Rutter drives to the basket against Nixa on Saturday in the Class 5 state quarterfinals in Rolla. Rock Bridge lost 44-39.

Rock Bridge girls basketball loses in state quarterfinals [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Amaya Williams leaps towards the basket in an attempt to score against Nixa on Saturday in the Class 5 state quarterfinals in Rolla. Rock Bridge lost 44-39.

The cost of food [Graphic]

MU basketball player Leo Lyons against Texas A&M [Photo]

Missouri's Leo Lyons struggles to pick up a loose ball in front of Texas A&M's Chinemelu Elonu in the Tigers' loss March 7 at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas

Gibson strikes out 13 batters [Photo]

MU junior Kyle Gibson pitches during the first game of a four-game series against Ball State on March 6 at Taylor Stadium. Gibson struck out 13 batters, a career high, in the Tigers' 4-1 win over the Cardinals.

Finances and Faith [Graphic]

Life stories and commentary [Photo]

Part of Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' presentation Thursday night at Jesse Hall was his raps. These included commentary on other hip-hop artists as well as his own life stories.

Hip-hop culture — past and present [Photo]

CORRECTED CAPTION: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels speaks about hip-hop — past and present — on Thursday night at Jesse Hall. He said he thinks generation differences are a big influence on the changes taking place in the hip-hop world. An earlier caption misspelled his name.

Run-DMC hip-hop icon talks about genre [Audio]

*CORRECTION: Darryl McDaniels was incorrectly spelled "Daryl McDaniels" in an earlier version of this article.

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels speaks to MU students about what hip-hop was like when he first started compared with how it is now.
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