Safford makes his move [Photo]

MU forward Justin Safford drives to the basket against SIU-Edwardsville guard John Edmison on Dec. 27.

Rock Bridge basketball commentary [Photo]

During a time out, Rock Bridge High School players huddle during the quarterfinal match against Branson High School. Time outs became an essential strategy to calm players down and reset the focus on their objectives.

Rock Bridge basketball essay [Slideshow]

Road to State: Preparing for victory
Rock Bridge boys basketball team prepares for the State championship this weekend. Check back for more coverage of the event.

Rod Robison [Photo]

Kalyan Pasupathy [Photo]

Kalyan Pasupathy

Final preparations [Photo]

Mike Anderson talks to Leo Lyons during practice in Oklahoma City. The Tigers get a bye Wednesday in the Big 12 tournament.

Throwing heat [Photo]

Chelsea Thomas, who started her MU career with a one-hit shutout of Virginia Tech, has struck out 55 batters in 63 1/3 innings.

Home opener [Photo]

From bottom to top, Chelsea Thomas, Micaela Minner and Andee Allen watch MU’s home opener Feb. 25. Thomas, a freshman, is from Pleasantville, Iowa.

Stacy Delaney [Photo]

Kristin Nottelmann [Photo]

Jana Hainey [Photo]

Chelsea Thomas [Photo]

O'Neal helped off Faurot Field [Photo]

Missouri football player Aaron O'Neal, left, is helped off the field by a teammate after he collapsed during a voluntary workout at Faurot Field on July 12, 2005. He was later pronounced dead at University Hospital.

Aaron O'Neal [Photo]

Aaron O'Neal

Tough pitching [Photo]

MU freshman Jeff Emens pitches against Western Illinois at Taylor Stadium. Emens struck out two in one inning pitched.

Neck and neck [Photo]

Brian Allen, right, Boy Scout Pack #733 treasurer, starts the race for two pinewood derby competitors. From left, scouts Kahleb Adams, Shane Lewis, Jack Allen, Joel Hess and Josh Bennett watch.

Jumping for joy [Photo]

Chad Voney celebrates his win at the Boy Scout Pack #733 pinewood derby at Shepard School on Monday. Voney's car was shaped like a chunk of cheese with a tiny stuffed mouse posing as the driver.

O'Neal attorney's letter [Document]

LETTER: Read the document sent by attorney Michael Rader, who is representing is representing Aaron O'Neal's mother, Deborah, in the case.

Aaron O'Neal [Photo]

Aaron O'Neal, a redshirt freshman, died following a workout in 2005. A tentative settlement has recently been reached in the lawsuit surrounding his death.

the beat 3/10 [Audio]