February 14, 2009
Baylor guard Kelli Griffin, right, and Missouri guard Raeshara Brown (23) battle for a rebound during the first half of the women's basketball game Saturday in Waco, Texas. Looking on are Baylor's Rachel Allison (14) and Missouri's Shakara Jones (44).
MU sophomore Tyler Collins, left, and freshman Michael Langenberg celebrate the Tigers' efforts in the second half. With the victory over Nebraska, Mizzou improves its overall record to 22-4, 9-2 in conference play.
Matt Lawrence and Zaire Taylor attempt to keep spirits high during the game against Nebraska. Lawrence, along with DeMarre Carroll, scored a team high 13 points in the win against the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska's Sek Henry is surrounded by MU defenders Justin Safford, Steve Moore and Michael Anderson Jr. With solid defense and strong offense, the Tigers went on to win the game 70-47.
The Tigers' Laurence Bowers dunks against the Cornhuskers.
MU forward Justin Safford attempts a shot in the paint over Nebraska's Paul Velander.
MU gymnast Alicia Hatcher performs her floor routine during the third annual Beauty and the Beast at the Hearnes Center on February 13, 2009. Hatcher competed while MU wrestler Raymond Jordan competed against Central Michigan wrestler Mike Miller.
John Figueroa, Associate Head Coach, congratulates Danielle Guider, MU junior, after her performance at the floor during the Missouri vs Illinois gymnastics event at the Hearnes Center on February 13, 2009. Missouri won the competition with a score of 196.625 against 195.
Alicia Hatcher, an MU senior, performs on the uneven bars during the Beauty and the Beast event at Hearnes Center.
February 13, 2009
Rock Bridge senior Jordan Dressler fights through Kansas City Central senior Brandon Pritre on Friday night at Rock Bridge High School. Dressler was nominated to the McDonald's High School All-American team prior to tipoff. Rock Bridge defeated Kansas City Central 78-42.
Rock Bridge senior Briton Rudd drives past Kansas City Central senior Mikel Spearman on Friday night at Rock Bridge High School. Rock Bridge closed out their last regular season home game decisively with a 78-42 win.
Rock Bridge seniors Briton Rudd (left) and Ricky Kreklow (center) put a full court press on Kansas City Central senior Clay Felmon (right) on Friday at Rock Bridge High School. The Rock Bridge defense held strong in the Bruins' 78-42 win.
The Rock Bridge Bruins fire themselves up before their game Friday night at Rock Bridge Senior High School. The Bruins celebrated senior night with a decisive 78-42 win over Kansas City Central.
Missouri's Michael Chandler competed against Central Michigan's Tyler Grayson during the Beauty and the Beast meet at the Hearnes Center
Sarah Shire, an MU junior, performs on the floor during the gymnastics portion of the Beauty and the Beast meet on Feb. 13 at Hearnes Center.
Raquel Shilf processes and numbers the mail that arrives for residents of Schurz Hall at MU on the eve of Valentine's Day. Raquel, a sophomore, works as a desk attendant at the hall. "We are sending e-mails to students so that they can receive the flowers while they are still fresh. This turns out to be the most busiest days of the year, just like Christmas," she said.
The Second Baptist Inspirational Choir performs for community members gathered Feb. 12 at the Second Baptist Church in commemoration of the NAACP's centennial anniversary.
Mary Ratliff, president of both the NAACP's local chapter as well as the Missouri state chapter, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the organization Feb. 12 at the Second Baptist Church. Ratliff, who lived in Mississippi at a time when the NAACP was banned in that state, moved to Columbia with her family in 1957.
The centennial anniversary of the the NAACP was celebrated by Columbia's local chapter at the Second Baptist Church on Feb. 12 with home-cooked refreshments such as meatballs and tuna salad, as well as a whipped cream cake adorned with the organization's insignia. Members of the chapter and community line up for a taste following presentations by Mary Ratliff, Kadarrius Anderson, George Farris, and the Second Baptist Inspirational choir.
Volunteer Larry Rollins donned a top hat, suit and bow tie to give fifth-graders of Paxton Keeley Elementary School a unique take on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. Rollins went to Janet Kieffer's fifth-grade class the day before and had a vocabulary list of words in the Gettysburg Address. The vocabulary list, Rollins said, was intended to teach the children words in the Address so that they could understand it better.