August 26, 2008
Aaron Crow was 13-0 on the mound last season for the Tigers.
August 25, 2008
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to the crowd from the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Monday.
Head coach Gary Pinkel stressed the importance of defense at the Missouri Athletics Training Center for the season opener against Illinois on August 30. The Tigers will face a spread offense run by Illinois quarterback Isiah "Juice" Williams that can be as dangerous as Chase Daniel's MU offense.
Missouri Tigers fans filled Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday evening to listen to head coach Gary Pinkel speak about the 2008 football team during the Tiger Talk radio show hosted by Mike Kelly. Fans in the audience were encouraged to ask questions to Missouri coach, or listeners could email in any concerns they have about this season.
Radio host Mike Kelly, left, featured Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel on Monday night at Buffalo Wild Wings as Pinkel answered questions from fans about the upcoming season during Tiger Talk. Questions varying from worries about this year's defense to discussing this week's practice schedule were answered as the coach gave supporters a chance to know how the team has been preparing for the 2008 season.
Students wait patiently to register for the Tiger's Lair.
Students stood in line for over two hours outside of Brady Commons on Monday for Tiger's Lair tickets for the upcoming 2008 MU football season. Tiger's Lair is the official student cheering section of the Tigers, with seats at the 50-yard line at Faurot Field. Tiger's Lair also gives students the chance to be on national television during home games.
Cassidy Madox, a freshman from Malden, browses through gold rush T-shirts on sale at the MU Bookstore on Monday. The shirts, which promote Tiger Football, are on sale for $20.
Tiger Spirit sells a variety of Gold Rush T-shirts, along with other merchandise, to promote Tiger Football.
August 24, 2008
New MU freshmen run through the Columns during Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle.
Students try to grab tubs of Tiger Stripe ice cream being tossed into the crowd after Tiger Walk on Sunday evening. The students, part of the largest incoming freshman class in Missouri's history, could not reach the tables, so volunteers improvised delivery methods.
Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls perform for a crowd of mostly new MU freshmen after the Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle. Before the concert, new freshmen ran through the Columns, symbolizing their entrance into MU.
Cartons of Tiger Stripe ice cream wait for incoming freshmen to walk across the Francis Quadrangle after the Tiger Walk on Sunday evening at MU. Toward the end of the traditional walk, volunteers had to throw cartons into the crowd because students, part of the largest incoming class in Missouri's history, could not reach the tables.
Incoming freshmen pass through the columns as balloons fly through the air on the Francis Quadrangle as part of the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday evening.
Incoming freshmen stream toward their free Tiger Stripe ice cream after passing through the columns on the Francis Quadrangle as part of the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday evening at the University of Missouri.
Students eat Tiger Stripe ice cream on the Francis Quadrangle as others continue the traditional Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle of MU's campus. The Class of 2012 is the largest incoming class in Missouri's history.
Columbians gather around Corporate Lake on Saturday night to attend Columbia Balloon Invitational. Only a small number of the balloons competing were able to take off because of a severe weather report. The competition went ahead on Sunday morning with Fred Shoening finishing fourth in his "Yankee Doodle" balloon, pictured above.
Mary Lou Wallner addresses the members and visitors of the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbiaon Friday. Wallner presented her insight about the acceptance of gays among Christians.