MU baseball's Thigpen

MU junior Andrew Thigpen, center, waits for his pitching replacement on the mound in the annual rivalry game against Kansas at Kauffman Stadium.

MU baseball's Seene

With Kansas right fielder Brian Heere on base, Missouri first baseman Aaron Seene shares friendly words with Kansas assistant coach Kevin Frady.

Missouri baseball player Dane Opel in loss to rival Kansas

Missouri freshman Dane Opel walks back to the dugout after popping out to end the game in a 1-0 loss to Kansas on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Winner of YouTube grant

Alex Rozier, an MU broadcast journalism student, has won a $10,000 grant for Project:Report, a contest sponsored by YouTube and the Pulitzer Center in which aspiring journalists submitted videos about stories not often covered by mainstream media. He plans to use the money to report on an international topic, possibly Haiti one year after the earthquake there.

A League of Their Own

After the MU softball doubleheader, assistant coach Phil Bradley, right, poses with Gloria McCloskey Rogers. Rogers was a member of the 1953 Rockford Peaches, the team featured in the movie “A League of Their Own.” She was honored during the game against Missouri S&T on Wednesday at University Field.

MU softball's Lee

Junior Catherine Lee slides into second base during the Tigers' game against Evansville.

Cheers from the dugout

Members of the MU softball team cheer after junior Abby Vock hit a single in the fifth inning against Missouri S&T.

MU softball's Taylor

MU softball player Rhea Taylor slides safely into third base during the Tigers' game against Evansville on Wednesday.

Redburn returns to MU

Evansville coach Mark Redburn greets MU senior associate athletic director Tim Hickman before the softball game Wednesday. Redburn is a former assistant coach of the MU softball team.

MU softball's Nottelmann

Sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitches against Missouri S&T on Wednesday at University Field. Nottelmann pitched her first career no-hitter in the Tigers’ win.

Eyes on Nebraska

Nebraska fans and Memorial Stadium are reflected in the sunglasses of Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne before the annual Red-White spring football game Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Coach Bo Pelini declared after the Holiday bowl that "Nebraska's back and we're here to stay." The 78,000 fans who showed up for Saturday's game surely agree with the Cornhuskers' coach, and so do others around the Big 12.

Chalking while climbing at Capen Park

Michael Diaz reaches for chalk while hanging from the rock at Capen Park. The chalk provides a better grip for climbers.

Clint Zweifel

Clint Zweifel is the Missouri state treasurer.

Charles Davis of Global Journalist

Charles Davis is the moderator of the weekly radio program "Global Journalist." It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at

Skip Walther

Skip Walther is president of The Missouri Bar.

Proposal would require city, county to clean up Hinkson Creek

John Belaka of Columbia looks for trash while walking in the Hinkson Creek near Walnut Street on Oct. 7, 2006. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says there is a lack of aquatic life, indicating pollution. It wants Columbia and Boone County to clean up the waterway by reducing the amount of stormwater that drains into the creek by just over 50 percent.

Hickman girls soccer beats visiting Jefferson City

Hickman junior midfielder Emily Darter is congratulated by teammate Grace Grigg after scoring Hickman's first goal Tuesday night against visiting Jefferson City.

Hickman soccer player vs. Jefferson City

Hickman sophomore midfielder Paige Nelson, left, scored the Kewpies' second goal Tuesday night against visiting Jefferson City.

Hickman thrower Sarah Hall warms up at practice

When she is competing, Hickman thrower Sarah Hall braids her hair in a long ponytail. That, and her success, have caused her teammates on the Hickman track and field team to nickname her Tomb Raider.

Hickman shot-putter Sarah Hall lets one fly

Hickman junior Sarah Hall practices last week at the school. Hall holds the school records for shot put and discus and placed fifth in last season's state meet in the shot.