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Omondi tips the ball over the net

Columbia College senior Maria Omondi tips the ball over the net while her teammate Paula Ferreira watches during a match Friday against the Savannah College of Art and Design. Omondi, from Kenya, and Ferreira, from Brazil, are two of the players that make up a diverse Cougars team.

Black and gold Bud Light cans spill out of a recycling bag

Cans of Bud Light spill out of a recycling bag in a parking lot near the Edward Jones Dome after the game against Illinois on Saturday. The cans with team colors have spurred debate as to whether or not they encourage underage drinking.

Author shows off new book

P.J. Hornbeck holds a copy of her new book. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.

Plane-loving pooch

P.J. Hornbeck, right, her pilot husband, Gary, and their dog Chance, which was one of the dogs that inspired her new book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying."

Book inspired by poodles

P.J. Hornbeck's newest book, "Chance and Charlie Go Flying," and her previous book, "Life's Rainbow," are displayed in her home. "'Chance and Charlie Go Flying' is about two poodles who actually flew with my husband and me," she says.

Gabbert evades tackle

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert evades being tackled by Illinois' defensive back Travon Bellamy during the first half of Saturday's game.

Tigers celebrate victory

The Tigers celebrate on the field after beating the Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9.

Washington brought down

Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington during the second half of the Arch Rivalry game on Saturday in St. Louis.

Juice Williams brought down

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith.

Kemp's near catch

Tigers wide receiver Wes Kemp, No. 8, narrowly misses catching a touchdown pass past Illinois' Tavon Wilson, No. 3, at the start of the second half of the Arch Rivalry game.

Foam Finger Fan

Dan Jarvis of Bridgeton cheers for the Tigers during the first quarter of Saturday's Arch Rivalry game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Edward Jones Dome.

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.

Washington brought down

Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington on Saturday. Nearly 65,000 fans attended the Arch Rivalry game in St. Louis.

Gabbert evades a tackle

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs toward the sideline to escape a tackle by Illinois defensive back Travon Bellamy on Saturday during the Arch Rivalry game.

National Guard implements new recruiting requirements

Christopher Runyon, 19, stands outside of his residence in Glouster, Ohio. With more recruits than it can afford to keep, the Guard quietly implemented new recruiting requirements in March to slim down its forces. For starters, recruits must now get a higher score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam. Runyon, who has failed the ASVAB three times, got a 45 on his most recent attempt. A few months ago, that would have been a passing grade.

MU volleybal players Marissa Ferri and Lei Wang-Francisco

Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco, right, runs on to the court with teammate Marissa Ferri.

Rock Bridge Softball Singer Jamison

Nicole Jamison, Rock Bridge, sings the National Anthem before her team's games.

Arch Rivalry Celebration

The Tigers football team celebrates on the field with the Arch Rivalry trophy after beating Illinois 37-9 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Saturday.

Older Americans in Poverty

Simon Norwood, a construction worker who hasn't found work in months, poses in a garage apartment belonging to a friend in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. The official poverty rate for Americans 65 years and older has stood for years at 10 percent, the lowest rate among age groups. But the true rate could be nearly twice that high, according to a revised formula created by the National Academy of Sciences that is gaining favor among public officials, including some in the Obama administration.

Endzone Run

After the catch, MU wide receiver Danario Alexander sprints for the endzone during the game's 2nd half, chased by Illinois' No. 32, Supo Sanni.
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