McCormick holds off Iowa State

Missouri sophomore Nathan McCormick struggles to maintain leverage against Iowa State freshman Ben Cash. McCormick won the match between 133-pound wrestlers.

Roses are prepared for Valentine's Day

Hailey Stamper prepares bouquets of freedom roses by soaking the stems in water on Saturday at My Secret Garden, located downtown on Broadway.

Chandra Oleksiewicz shops for Valentine's Day

Chandra Oleksiewicz browses for Valentine's Day gifts for her children on Saturday at My Secret Garden, located downtown on Broadway.

MU student paints for love and tolerance

MU student Kirsten Duncan spray-paints a peace sign as a way of promoting love and tolerance in front of Hatch Hall on Saturday. Duncan initiated the sign-painting as a response to the graffiti incident that left a sculpture in front of the residence hall marred by a racial slur.

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.