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MU softball's Flemming

MU sophomore Ashley Flemming swings at a pitch during the first inning against Central Methodist.

MU softball's Young

MU sophomore Jaydee Young slides into home plate during a game against Central Methodist on Thursday at University Field.

Earth Day: Sea turtle released

Staff and volunteers from the Turtle Hospital watch a 200-pound, male Loggerhead sea turtle named "Pal" make his way to deeper water off the Florida Keys on Thursday, in Marathon, Fla. The turtle was released on Earth Day after being treated for more than a month with antibiotics and laxatives for an impacted digestive system.

Rehearsing Bach

The Columbia Civic Orchestra and the MU Choral Union will perform Bach’s B Minor Mass on Friday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. The group rehearsed for two and a half hours on Tuesday and will do the same on Thursday in preparation for Friday's performance, which will take about two hours.

Preparing for Bach production

Conductor Paul Crabb leads the Columbia Civic Orchestra and the MU Choral Union in a rehearsal on Tuesday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. The group will perform Bach’s B Minor Mass on Friday.

Baseball at Kauffman Stadium

The MU baseball team huddles together on the field Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium before the annual rivalry game against Kansas.

Senne at bat

MU first baseman Aaron Senne hits a foul ball in the first inning against Kansas.

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.
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