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MU fans race to the Quad for 'GameDay'

MU fans run onto Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." Fans were able to get free ponchos, black and gold beaded necklaces, drinks and face paint once they passed through the gate.

Passing out ponchos for ESPN 'GameDay'

From left to right, sophomores Tyler Bailey, Nick Balzer and Steve Preocanin hand out free MU ponchos to ESPN's "College GameDay" attendees. Many students said the goal is to have more than 15,800 fans at Gameday, so they can beat a record currently held by Nebraska.

Hickman interception vs. Troy-Buchanan

Hickman senior Dylan Rodes leads the way while senior Crandon Cook intercepts a pass during Friday's game.

House decorations draw large crowd

Left to right: Brent Nardoni, Nick Pudlowski, John Spackler and David Vaughn perform in the Pi Beta Phi house decorations skit on Friday night.

Hickman's Logan Fitch vs. Troy-Buchanan

Hickman quarterback Logan Fitch runs the ball for a touchdown during the first half of Hickman's game against Troy-Buchanan on Friday. Fitch also threw for three touchdowns, leading his team to a victory on their home turf.

Hickman's Tony Erard vs. Troy-Buchanan

Hickman senior Kody Erard runs with the ball before being tackled by Troy-Buchanan's Brandon Ball and Tyler Meyer during Friday's game. The Kewpies beat the Trojans 49-21.

Two-car collision results in six injured

A two-car collision on Friday night sent six people to the hospital after three were extricated from one vehicle. One person is in critical care.

Columbia police direct traffic following accident

The Columbia Police Department directs traffic after a two-car collision at Stadium and I-70 on Friday.

Beetle Bailey fans flock to Walker book signing

Dianne Fendler, who has been a Beetle Bailey reader since she was 10 years old, has her book signed by Mort Walker at the MU Student Center on Friday.

Walker speaks with Kappa Sigma fraternity members

Mort Walker talks to Kappa Sigma fraternity at a private party before his book signing at the new Student Center on Friday.

Mort Walker draws large crowd

People lined up inside the MU Student Center waiting for a book signing with Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey. Walker created Beetle Bailey in the 50s, and was heavily influenced by MU while he was a Kappa Sigma at the university.

Historic Jefferson Junior High School building

The Jefferson Junior High School building when it opened as Columbia High School in 1911.

Mort Walker attends Student Center festivities

Mort Walker, center, poses for pictures after the Student Center dedication on Friday. Walker attended the dedication before a book signing Friday evening.

MU students sing Alma Mater at dedication

From left, Brian Kirn, Paige Sommerer and Sheldon Price lead the audience in singing the Alma Mater at the end of the dedication ceremony. All three are current MU students.

Chancellor speaks at Student Center dedication

Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks at the Student Center dedication on Friday. The ceremony was part of a two-day event to dedicate the new Student Center during MU's 99th Homecoming weekend.

Creativity shines through on capsule banner

A student's drawing on the time capsule banner will be viewed in 2060 when the capsule is opened.

Time capsule receives student attention

Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner was placed outside the student center, and everyone who walked by was encouraged to sign.

Students leave mark in time capsule

Students sign a banner for the time capsule on Friday. The banner will be placed with the time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years.

Nursing students donate picture frame to time capsule

A photo frame donated by nursing students for the Student Center time capsule sits on display at the dedication on Friday. Student organizations from every area of campus donated items to be placed in the time capsule. The capsule is located on the south side of the Student Center, and the Student Union Programming Board plans to open the capsule in 2060.

The Shack memories relived through famous burgers

MU sophomore Whitley Crawford bites into a Shack burger outside of the Student Center on Friday. The Shack Burger was the staple of the former student hangout, The Shack.
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