MU softball player Kristin Nottelmann at the Black and Gold game

Missouri pitcher Kristin Nottelmann winds up during the Black and Gold exhibition game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.

Hickman boys basketball player Cory Riley vs. Ozark

Hickman High School's Cory Riley guards Ozark High School's Cody Holzer on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Columbia College. The Hickman Kewpies lost the game 90-68.

MU women's basketball player Shakara Jones vs. Oklahoma

Missouri forward Shakara Jones, left, grabs a rebound in front of Oklahoma's, from rear, forward Lyndsey Cloman, guard Morgan Hook and forward Carlee Roethlisberger.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Oklahoma

Missouri basketball player Justin Safford calls for the ball in the post against Oklahoma freshman Cameron Clark on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Mizzou Arena. Missouri beat Oklahoma 84-61 and improved its record to 15-0 at home.

Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream opens for one day

Emma O'Connell and her daughter, Lula, eat ice cream today at Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream. The shop had a one day opening because of the warm weather — today's high is 46 degrees. Sparky's will open for the season at a later date.

Kristin Nottelmann prepares to pitch

Kristin Nottelmann winds up her pitch on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the MU softball Black and Gold exhibition game.

Missouri and Oklahoma face off Saturday

Laurence Bowers and Cade Davis prepare to take their chance at the ball at Saturday's game on Feb. 12.

MU students rally against racial hate crime at Hatch Residence Hall

MU freshmen Mecca Wilkerson, left, and Arial Ruffin, right, draw messages of love and peace on a sign in front of Hatch Residence Hall Saturday while Jillian Smith, center, quietly observes. The sign painting was a response to an incident that occurred at Hatch Hall Saturday morning — a statue outside the residence hall was marked with offensive graffiti.

Man dies in trailer fire

Boone County Fire Department responds to a fatal fire at 5:40 p.m. today at Old Millers Drive. The cause of the fire is unknown, and the man who lived in the trailer was not able to be resuscitated, Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen said.

Rock Bridge's Maggie Washer finishes second in 100-yard freestyle

Rock Bridge High School's Annie Rumpf swims in the second heat of the girls' 100-Yard Freestyle Saturday at Hickman Pool.

MU forward Ricardo Ratliffe tries to shoot a basket

MU forward Ricardo Ratliffe attempts to shoot a basket after moving past Oklahoma forward C.J. Washington and Oklahoma guard Carl Blair Jr. on Saturday in the Mizzou Arena.

MU's Marcus Denmon injured in game

Missouri's Marcus Denmon covers his bloodied face and walks off of the court at Saturday's game against Oklahoma. Pat Beckman, associate director of sports medicine, escorted him off the court.

Rock Bridge swimmer Maggie Washer at Hickman Pool

Rock Bridge High School's Maggie Washer swims in the second heat of the girls 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Hickman Pool. Washer finished second in her heat at 58.25 seconds.

Ella's Hope Foundation wins Pepsi Refresh Project

Ella McPheeters cuddles with her mother, Hope McPheeters, on the floor and whispers to her. McPheeters said Ella has been able to overcome some of the difficulties of autism through therapy and other resources. The Pepsi Refresh Project will reward McPheeters' Ella's Hope Foundation with $25,000 to help families with children diagnosed with autism.

NEA Foundation award winner Kathy Steinhoff teaches geometry

Jefferson Junior High School teacher and NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence winner Kathy Steinhoff teaches a geometry class on Sept. 17. Steinhoff was selected from five finalists to receive the NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence along with $25,000. The award recognizes effective teaching skills and advocacy for the educational profession. Steinhoff won the award for her unique teaching style and the use of technology in her lessons.

Cleaning the graffiti

Members of MU Residential Life clean graffiti in front of Hatch Residence Hall on Saturday.

Scrubbing the sidewalk

Members of MU Residential Life work Saturday to remove offensive language from a sidewalk next to the sculpture in front of Hatch Residence Hall. The sidewalks and the sculpture were marked with graffiti early Saturday morning.

Offensive graffiti outside Hatch Residence Hall

Hatch Hall Coordinator Patrick Patterson tries to cover up the offensive graffiti on a sculpture outside of Hatch Residence Hall on Saturday.

Illinois gymnast Allison Buckley at Pink Out meet

Illinois senior Allison Buckley jumps up and lands successfully on the balance beam during her routine on Friday at the Pink Out meet. Buckley's score for this portion was 9.725 and overall 39.250.

Rock Bridge's Karon Hayes vs. Hogan

Hogan's Dominique Washington and DeVante Bausby guard Rock Bridge's Karon Hayes during Friday's game.