Go for the ball

Wide receiver Marcus Lucas and safety Daniel Easterly collapse in a heap as both try to recover the ball during the Black and Gold game on Faurot Field on Saturday, April 16.

Missing the tackle

Tight End Michael Egnew looks to escape tackles from defensive players during the Black and Gold game on Faurot Field on Saturday.

Missouri quarterback Tyler Gabbert signs football for young fan

Quarterback Tyler Gabbert signs a football for Jason Bland, 7, on Faurot Field after the Black and Gold football game on Saturday, April 16. After the whistle signaling the end of the second half, the athletic department invited fans onto the field to meet players and get gear signed by members of the team.

Players have a postgame meet-and-greet

Defensive lineman Kony Ealy pauses after removing his helmet during the fan meet-and-greet on Faurot Field after the Black and Gold game on Saturday.

Hay bale fire at Nifong Park Petting Zoo

Firefighter Jim Head sprays down the spread out remains of a partially burned hay bale at the Nifong Park Petting Zoo Saturday. The small fire was confined to one hay bale inside the barn and there was no structural damage.

Michael Bradley sworn in as associate circuit judge in Boone County

Attorney Michael Bradley, with his wife, Katie, holding the Bible and presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler leading the ceremony, is sworn in as the new associate circuit judge for the 13th Circuit Court at the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia on Saturday.

Zastryzny pitches five innings

MU freshman starting pitcher Rob Zastryzny pitched the first 5.1 innings against the University of Kansas on Friday at Taylor Stadium. KU beat MU with a score of 8-3.

Missouri baseball player Jonah Schmidt vs. Kansas

MU senior designated hitter Jonah Schmidt swings for the ball against Kansas on Friday at Taylor Stadium. Schmidt went one for four. MU lost to KU 8 to 3.

Big MO drum to be replaced

A fundraising effort is under way to raise money for a new Big MO drum.

Corrupted photo example

Digital archive consultant Vicky McCargar used this corrupted photo as an example of how digital information does not necessarily last forever.

Maya Angelou emphasizes courage and acceptance

Angelou's speech Thursday night launched MU's One Mizzou diversity initiative. During her speech, Angelou emphasized the importance of courage and acceptance, while rousing students to learn and absorb knowledge about the world and the diverse cultures that comprise it.

Maya Angelou speaks at MU

Renowned poet and author Maya Angelou speaks Thursday, April 14, 2001, at Jesse Hall. Angelou shared anecdotes about her childhood as well as her experiences traveling the world, emphasizing the importance of knowledge, acceptance and courage.

MU team's hydrogen car to compete

A hydrogen car designed by the Mizzou Hydrogen Car Team is parked in the Engineering West Building on the MU campus. The car will compete in the Shell Eco-marathon 2011 on April 14-17, 2011 in Houston at Discovery Green. The Mizzou Hydrogen Car Team is sponsored by the College of Engineering and currently has about 40 members.

Tigergen II will compete in Shell Eco-marathon

Tigergen II, a hydrogen fueled car, waits to be taken to Houston to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon. The marathon will be held April 14-17, 2011, and Tigergen II will compete with approximately 15 other car designs in the UrbanConcept Challenge category, which features potentially roadworthy vehicles that look close in appearance to passenger cars.

Digging dirt

Neil Gavett picks up the dirt and weeds he dug up while preparing the ground for a poppy bed he will plant in his yard.

Planting poppies

Neil Gavett prepares the ground for a poppy bed that he will plant in his yard. Gavett said he’s attempted to plant poppy beds before but that his efforts weren’t as successful due to poor drainage of the Missouri clay soil.

Hydrogen tank powering the Tigergen II

A hydrogen tank sits in the back of Tigergen II, a hydrogen fuel cell car designed by the MU Hydrogen Car Team. The team will be competing April 14-17, 2011 in Houston in the Shell Eco-marathon, and the cars will be judged not on speed or who finishes first, but on whoever consumes the least amount of energy.

KU guard Selby leaves for NBA

Kansas guard Josh Selby, left, drives to the basket past UMKC forward Trinity Hall on Jan. 5.. The 6-foot-3 Selby, rated the No. 1 prospect in the nation when Kansas coach Bill Self signed him last year, declared for the NBA draft Thursday. He was suspended the first nine games by the NCAA for amateurism violations and missed several more with a foot injury.

F-150 recall expanded

Brand-new 2011 Ford F-150s sit on the lot at the Columbia Joe Machens Ford-Lincoln dealership Thursday. Ford is expanding a recall of model year 2004 through 2006 F-150s to include 1.2 million trucks because of a problem with the airbags which can cause them to deploy spontaneously.

Cows await judging

Angus heifers await the next round of FFA students who will score the cattle and, in turn, the students are judged. FFA students from across Missouri will be in Columbia on Thursday and Friday as part of the 83rd annual Missouri FFA Convention.