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Darvin Ruise participates in a drill [Photo]

Linebacker Darvin Ruise participates in a drill Tuesday at Missouri football's fall camp at Faurot Field. Ruise is the most seasoned of the team's linebackers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jimmy Whitt commits to Arkansas [Gallery]

Hickman basketball player Jimmy Whitt announced that he will play for Arkansas during a news conference Tuesday at Hickman High School. He said his final decision came down to Missouri and Arkansas, but conversations with now-Arkansas coach Mike Anderson helped sway him toward Arkansas.

Whitt family and coach await announcement [Photo]

Hickman basketball player Jimmy Whitt sits with his family before announcing what college team he will play for during a news conference held at Hickman High School on Tuesday. "He'll work hard and get his body prepared," said his father, James Whitt, about Jimmy Whitt's last year of high school. "Skill-wise, he's ready right now."

Whitt chats with brother, friend [Photo]

Hickman basketball player Jimmy Whitt talks with his brother Marcus Whitt, left, and his friend Greg Croll after announcing that he will play for Arkansas next year. "When I put that shirt on my first thought was like dang, my life has just changed," said Whitt, smiling. "My second thought was like dang I just messed up my fro."

Whitt reveals Arkansas selection [Photo]

Hickman basketball player Jimmy Whitt shows an Arkansas T-shirt in announcing that he will play for the Razorbacks at a conference Tuesday. "I'm very happy for him and very proud of him," said Whitt's mother, Annette Whitt. "We helped him with talking to recruiters, but ultimately it was his choice."

Students leave Hickman High School [Photo]

Students are released after their first day of classes on Tuesday at Hickman High School.

Rams' Robinson playing at guard, tackle [Photo]

St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Greg Robinson takes position during an organized team activity at the team's practice facility July 5 in St. Louis. Robinson has been getting double duty at guard and tackle in training camp for the St. Louis Rams. The No. 2 pick has been equal to the task.

Brown still undecided on quarterback [Photo]

Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton pursues Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during the second half Monday.

Chief's Knile Davis breaks tackle [Photo]

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis runs through the tackle of Carolina Panthers' Charles Godfrey, right, and Bene Benwikere during the first half Sunday.

Spark Cards deck displayed [Photo]

An example of the full 72-card deck of Spark Cards created by Emily Holdman, Susanne Bylund, Patrick Connor and Camille Cragin.

World References is example of Spark Cards [Photo]

World References is an example card from the 72-card deck of Spark Cards.

Cultural Understanding is example from Spark Cards [Photo]

Cultural Understanding is an example card from the 72-card deck of Spark Cards.

The Greater Good is example from Spark Cards [Photo]

The Greater Good is an example from the 72-card deck of Spark Cards.

World References from Spark Cards provides quotes [Photo]

World References is an example card from the 72-card deck of Spark Cards.

Marcus Murphy takes break from heat [Photo]

Marcus Murphy takes a break from the heat to get some water during a scrimmage held during summer camp on Aug. 12.

Rock Bridge's Tarnue Tyler faces off with Kewpie player [File Image]

Rock Bridge Bruins player Tarnue Tyler faces off against Hickman Kewpies player Matias Aura as Brett Bales watches on at Rock Bridge High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Elementary school students attend open house to prep for school [Gallery]

Students at Derby Ridge Elementary in northeast Columbia prepared for the first day of school at "Meet the Teacher Night" on Monday. Students toured the school with their parents, met their teachers and made sure everything was in order for their first day of school.

Mother fills out paperwork for school [Photo]

Tanya Garay fills out paperwork with her daughter, Amaya Garay, at an open house on Monday aimed at getting students ready for classes at Derby Ridge Elementary School. Amaya, her brother and three of her cousins all attend the school in northeast Columbia.

Staff help students prepare for school [Photo]

Derby Ridge Elementary School staff members chat while waiting to help students and parents get ready for the upcoming school year on Monday. Classes start at Columbia Public Schools on Tuesday.

Student picks up schoolbooks [Photo]

Hailey Mendez Roca and her mother, Cathy Ellingsworth, pick up free books during an open house at Derby Ridge Elementary School Monday. The open house allowed students to meet their teachers and see their classrooms before classes start on Tuesday.
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