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Enjoying the weekend weather

Michael Byrne pushes his son Griffin Byrne on a swing at Stephens Lake Park on Friday. With temperatures in the 50s and 60s over the weekend, Columbia residents ventured outside on the first warm days of spring.

MU softball player Catherine Lee at practice

After high school, Catherine Lee was looking to play for an SEC school and was considering Georgia Tech, where Ehren Earleywine had been the coach. Earleywine was packing his bags to come coach for Missouri when letters expressing Lee's interest arrived at Georgia Tech.

MU softball player Catherine Lee talks with a teammate

Missouri's Catherine Lee, right, talks with teammate Abby Vock at a practice Friday at Dan Devine Pavillion. Lee is one of the Tigers' most talkative players according to junior Rhea Taylor, another Georgia native who was glad to hear Lee was joining the team.

Balance beam grin

MU senior Brooke Boehmer, left, and MU graduate student Lee Ann Isgrig help Hayden Ess, 3, on the balance beam at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. "He loves the beams. That's probably his favorite," said Nicki Ess, Hayden's mother.

Tickle therapy

From left, MU junior Taylor McMillan, an occupational therapy student, MU junior Jessica Reaves, a pre-occupational therapy student, and Malinda Jackson, 5, tickle Thomas Jackson, 7, at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. McMillan and Reaves serve as volunteer coaches for the gymnastics program and have worked with Thomas for about two years through Boone County Family Resources and the Thompson Center for Autism.

First practice

Abby Schuller, a first year professional student in the occupational therapy program, holds Shelbi Ritter, 4, at the adapted gymnastics practice in the Hearnes Center on Friday. Shelbi's parents, Ben and Crystal Ritter, brought her from Jefferson City to attend the practice for the first time that night.

Missouri men's basketball player Kim English vs. Kansas

Missouri guard Kim English jumps for a basket as Kansas guard Sherron Collins tries to block.

Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Kansas

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor is blocked by Kansas defense during Saturday's game. Taylor scored five points for the Tigers.

Missouri men's basketball player Keith Ramsey vs. Kansas

Missouri forward Keith Ramsey looks for an opening against Kansas center Cole Aldrich during Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. Ramsey got the most playing time for the Tigers with 36 minutes.

Best efforts come up short

Missouri guard Zaire Taylor, left, attempts to score while forward Keith Ramsey defends against Kansas' center Markieff Morris and guard Xavier Henry in the second half of the Missouri v. Kansas game at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Although MU scored first, Kansas would go on to win 77-56.

Crowds of black and gold

People enter Mizzou Arena to watch the MU-KU basketball game.

Fans of all ages

Jenna Lawson, left, brings her daughter o the MU-KU game.

Scalping tickets

A scalper sells tickets before the MU-KU game on Saturday.

Helping others on the way to the game

An MU student donates money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on her way to the MU-KU game.

A nice day for a bike ride

Tom Schneider took advantage of the nice weather by riding his bike to the MU-KU basketball game.

Walking to the game

People walk to Mizzou Arena to see the MU-KU rivalry basketball game on Saturday.

Angel Food Drive

Volunteer Kaye Sigmund sets up boxed potatoes before the Angel Food Drive distribution begins. Volunteers organize the food at each site before people come in to collect everything on their list, sort of like grocery shopping at the church.

Candle-lighting ceremony

Representatives from MU student organizations hold candles on the steps of Jesse Hall in support of diversity at the unity event Friday. The wind blew out the first candle, requiring the candles to be lit symbolically.

Anti-hate observance

MU junior Alana Young and freshman Sierra Watson join hands during a group prayer at the unity event organized by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Friday night at Jesse Hall. Attendees were encouraged to wear blue to represent unity.

Cougars' Rachel Oswald

Senior Rachel Oswald looks toward the basket after grabbing an offensive rebound Friday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.
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