PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Tigers host South Dakota State University

The Missouri Tigers are hosting the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU fans show up early to show their support

MU fans gather to tailgate for the first home game of the Tigers season against South Dakota State University on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton cheerleaders hold first ever performance

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School dance team held its first-ever performance during the matchup against Lutheran St. Charles High School on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Bruins win in shutout

The Rock Bridge Bruins coasted to a 44-0 victory over the De Smet Spartans on Friday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman football hosts Lee's Summit in Columbia

Hickman High School football lost to Lee's Summit 41-17 on Friday. Missouri quarterback commit and current Lee's Summit quarterback Drew Lock had four touchdowns in the win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Truman's Terrace opens, The Mizzou Store hosts Black and Gold Friday

Truman's Terrace officially opens its doors Saturday at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State. The Mizzou Store hosted Black and Gold Friday giving patrons a 25 percent discount for wearing Missouri colors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marching Mizzou practices

Marching Mizzou and the color guard practice Friday afternoon to be ready for the Tigers' season opener against the Jackrabbits on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans gather at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course

A veterans support group hosts MU veterans at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Thursday. Despite the hot weather, dozens of veterans and supporters came out to enjoy good company and food.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jay Parks plays drums in the back of his Dodge Ram

Jay Parks has played the drums for more than 60 years, traveling between Columbia and Jefferson City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Researchers train elderly to prevent falling

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a treadmill to teach seniors how to balance better and prevent falls. Seniors falling cost $30 billion yearly in medical costs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton's football practice heats up

The Fr. Tolton Catholic High School football team struggles in the heat on Tuesday with temperatures reaching the mid-90s during practice.

PHOTO GALLERY: Peace Protest for Michael Brown

Students gathered at MU on Wednesday to silently protest the death of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tai chi thrives at Armory Sports and Recreation Center

Kenny Greene leads a free tai chi class Wednesday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center. He practices multiple forms of martial arts and has been an instructor for 25 years. The free classes are held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans, alumni preview Memorial Stadium renovations

Fans toured the newly renovated Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. The Tigers open their season against South Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the renovated stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students make their way through Mizzou Botanic Garden

Peter Hatch, who was the director of gardens and grounds at Monticello for 35 years, visited MU as part of the Mizzou Botanic Garden's Jacquelyn K. Jones Lectureship and a celebration of the garden's 15th anniversary.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU has record number of students for new school year

MU was once again filled with students as the new school year kicked off. The number of students, 34,935, exceeded any previous year in all of MU's 175-year history.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scene at Michael Brown's funeral

People gathered Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for the funeral of Michael Brown, who was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri PrideFest celebrates LGBTQ community

Columbia residents and out-of-town visitors came out to the Mid-Missouri Pridefest in Columbia on Sunday for the opportunity to celebrate the LGBT community.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ferguson residents' daily lives changed by protests

Life in Ferguson, a working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments, hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy." Since that news two weeks ago, she has been afraid to leave her apartment at night as protesters clash with police in sometimes violent confrontations. For the rest of the nation, this is the setting for seeing the angry tensions between young African-Americans and white police officers in predominantly black neighborhoods. Protesters and reporters have flocked here from around the nation.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students volunteer service for Step Forward Day

Step Forward Day, an MU tradition, offers freshmen and transfer students an opportunity to do community service. This year, 409 volunteers were assigned to 16 groups to serve 14 agencies, including the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, D&D Animal Sanctuary and the UCP Heartland Child Development Center.