August 28, 2008
Third grade students, left to right, Addie Logsdon, Lalya Kuznetsova, Hannah Potter and Grace Eberflus lead peers in the Lion Cub Cheer at Columbia Independent School before releasing balloons Wednesday. The school celebrated its 10th anniversary with the beginning of the 2008-09 school year.
August 27, 2008
Missouri defensive end Stryker Sulak says the Tigers defense has the experience necessary to stop Illinois quarterback Juice Williams.
Two-year-old Tiger fan Savanna Hazelrigg and her grandfather Ray Hazelrigg spend time together at the Faurot Field pep rally on Wednesday evening. While many fans waited in line for autographs, others were watching magician Joe Meyers as he performed a variety of tricks during the rally.
As the Illinois game on Saturday approaches, head coach Gary Pinkel assures the fans of the success they hope for this season. With him are Missouri starters, from left, Sean Weatherspoon, Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin, William Moore, Chase Coffman, Ziggy Hood, Jeff Wolfert and Tommy Saunders.
Tiger fans line up anticipating signatures from their favorite MU football players at the football pep rally on Wednesday evening at Faurot Field.
These were drawn to represent the cave paintings by Dr. Carol Diaz-Granados in a 1993 dissertation. The letters "BK" represent black drawings, while "R" depicts Red drawings. The paintings show the bison hunting that took place in the Mississipian Period.
Third grade students, left to right, Addie Logsdon, Lalya Kuznetsova, Hannah Potter and Grace Eberflus lead peers in the Lion Cub Cheer at Columbia Independent School before releasing balloons Wednesday morning.
Missouri players stretch during practice on Tuesday. The Tigers will be playing their fourth straight neutral-site game when they play Illinois in St. Louis on Saturday. Missouri has won three straight against Illinois.
MU workers uncovered this mural on the fourth floor of Jesse Hall during general renovations on Wednesday. The mural is now believed to be painted by former MU art department treasurer James Hatfield.
With his wife, Claudia, standing behind him, Walter Leroy Anderson shows off memorabilia collected during his 38 years working for the Department of Public Works. Columbia's first salt storage facility will be named after him.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Kenny Hulshof stands in front of Rep. Ed Robb, R-Columbia, announcing his health care plan, HealthMAX.
Emmett McAuliffe is a St. Louis intellectual property lawyer.
August 26, 2008
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Tuesday.
Illinois coach Ron Zook says Saturday's game against Missouri will be the first chance to see how the Illini have improved since losing in last season's Rose Bowl.
Aaron Crow was 13-0 on the mound last season for the Tigers.
August 25, 2008
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to the crowd from the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Monday.
Head coach Gary Pinkel stressed the importance of defense at the Missouri Athletics Training Center for the season opener against Illinois on August 30. The Tigers will face a spread offense run by Illinois quarterback Isiah "Juice" Williams that can be as dangerous as Chase Daniel's MU offense.
Missouri Tigers fans filled Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday evening to listen to head coach Gary Pinkel speak about the 2008 football team during the Tiger Talk radio show hosted by Mike Kelly. Fans in the audience were encouraged to ask questions to Missouri coach, or listeners could email in any concerns they have about this season.
Radio host Mike Kelly, left, featured Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel on Monday night at Buffalo Wild Wings as Pinkel answered questions from fans about the upcoming season during Tiger Talk. Questions varying from worries about this year's defense to discussing this week's practice schedule were answered as the coach gave supporters a chance to know how the team has been preparing for the 2008 season.
Students wait patiently to register for the Tiger's Lair.