Hiking down the hill [Photo]

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.

Fired up for game time [Photo]

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.

Lining up for the game [Photo]

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.

Waiting in the rain [Photo]

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.

Rainy tailgating [Photo]

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.

Big 12 school student sections [Graphic]

A look at the Big 12 stadiums’ student sections.

Students react to 14 inch stadium seats [Video]

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.

Nebraska quarterback Zach Lee [Photo]

Nebraska quarterback Zac Lee is the son of former NFL quarterback Bob Lee

Cougars soccer player practices [Photo]

Columbia College's Andrew Will, right, practices during halftime of Tuesday's game against McKendree University.

Nebraska football fan [Photo]

Nebraska's school motto is "There's No Place Like Nebraska." The fans are awfully unique also.

Acing the win [Photo]

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.

Talking about health care at MU [Photo]

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.

Newspapers document last midweek football game [Photo]

Newspaper clippings from October 1992 mark the last time the University of Missouri played a midweek football game.

h1n1 vaccine [Graphic]

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 cheering on the Tigers [Photo]

Students in Tiger's Lair cheer at a football game. Changes in student seating this season have caused a stir.

High school homecoming queen competition [Photo]

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

Crosscreek Center Construction [Graphic]

One-third of parents against vaccinating children [Photo]

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.

Rhynsburger Theatre rehearses the Grass Harp [Photo]

Alesha Harmon, foreground, sings with Paige Sommerer and Grant Watkins in the background during play rehearsal for the "Grass Harp," a musical based on Truman Capote's novel, on Monday at the Rhynsburger Theatre. In the play, Dollyheart (played by Sommerer), her nephew and her housekeeper (played by Harmon) run away to live in a treehouse. Performances at the Rhynsburger Theatre are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Stephens volleyball coach Shane McAfee [Photo]

New Stephens volleyball coach Shane McAfee was a high school counselor and volleyball coach in Fairbanks, Alaska.