Ray Beck laughs with Kent Myers at the city manager candidate meet-and-greet

Retired Columbia city manager of 20 years Ray Beck, left, laughs with city manager candidate Kent Myers, center, and Bob McDavid during the open forum in City Hall on Friday.

Mike Matthes mingles at city manager candidate meet-and-greet

City manager candidate Mike Matthes speaks with his wife, Bobbie, left, and Karl Skala, right, at the open forum in City Hall on Friday.

MU softball celebrates home run against Western Michigan

MU sophomore Rachel Hay gets congratulations from teammates at home plate after hitting a home run in the Tigers' 10-0 win over Western Michigan. The solo blast was the first of Hay's career.

MU senior Rhea Taylor at bat against Western Michigan

MU senior Rhea Taylor takes a cut at a high fastball against Western Michigan on Friday. Taylor walked and scored a run in the 10-0 win.

MU junior Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Western Michigan

MU junior Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Western Michigan on Friday. Nottelman pitched a one-hitter and struck out eight in a 10-0 over the Broncos.

Mud message removed from MU Column

MU landscape services employee James Karney removes a drawing made out of mud Friday from one of the MU Columns. Karney said that the university is unaware of when the incident occurred, but he said that he was notified of the drawing around lunchtime.

Message written on MU Column

Mud was used Friday to label one of the MU Columns with the message "Love is the Movement."

MU men's basketball fan Tahki Chievous

Missouri fan Tahki Chievous, age 7, gets into the game as the Tigers attempt a comeback Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Cincinnati

Missouri forward Justin Safford tries to muscle up a shot between Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates, left, and forward Justin Jackson on Thursday night during the Tigers' 78-63 loss to the Bearcats in the NCAA Tournament in Washington D.C.

Tigers fall to Cincinnati Bearcats

Missouri's Kim English, Justin Safford and Michael Dixon reflect toward the end of Thursday night's loss to Cincinnati.

House representative honored at Tribute to MU women ceremony

Former Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson receives flowers from Ellen McLain in March at Stotler Lounge for being a 2011 Tribute to MU Women honoree. During her time as a state representative, Riback Wilson sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment and a bill requiring the Department of Health to designate centers of excellence in women's health. She is the current MU Fellowships Coordinator.

Les Proctor

Les Proctor served Columbia from 1971 to 1979 as a Planning and Zoning Commission member, a Fourth Ward councilman and as mayor.

Ricardo Ratliffe drives against Cincinnati

MU junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe fights through traffic against Cincinnati in the Tigers' first NCAA Tournament game on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Laurence Bowers fights off Cincinnati

MU's Laurence Bowers, center, fights for possession against Cincinnati during the NCAA Regional second round game on Thursday in Washington D.C.

Marcus Denmon shoots against Cincinnati

Marcus Denmon elevates for a jump shot over Sean Kilpatrick during the Tigers' first NCAA Tournament game on Thursday in Washington D.C.

Michael Dixon Jr. drives against Cincinnati

Michael Dixon Jr., center, drives between Cincinnati's Rashad Bishop and Darnell Wilkes in the first half of the Tigers' first-round NCAA Tournament game in Washington, D.C. Missouri trailed 39-28 at halftime.

Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe shoots during March Madness Regionals

Cincinnati's center Kelvin Gaines attempts to block Missouri forward Ricardo Ratliffe's shot during the March Madness Regionals Round 2 in Washington D.C. on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Mary Burke, MU gymnastics team head to Big 12 Championship

Mary Burke, the only nationally ranked gymnast for the Tigers, competes at a recent meet. MU will face three nationally ranked teams in the Big 12 Championship: No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 11 Nebraska and No. 20 Iowa State.

Joan Niesen

Joan Niesen is a sports writer for the Missourian.

Gary Pinkel analyzes scene at Pro Day

From left, Jerry Daugherty, Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel, Pinkel's wife Vicki Pinkel and Mary Kay James analyze the scene of Missouri's Pro Day on Thursday at the Dan Devine Pavilion.