High five in downpour

David Woldenger, left, and Eric Gibson high-five each other outside the entrance to the student section of Memorial Stadium on Thursday before Missouri's game against Nebraska. Woldenger used to work as an event staffer at games but is now a fan coming for the game.

Pulling on ponchos

Sharon Ugland helps her husband, Gary Ugland, put on his poncho before Missouri's game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Thursday. The couple drove from Omaha, Neb., to see the game.

Tailgating through the storm

From left, Kevin Kinkade, Larry Windmoeller and Elaine Kinkade grill hot dogs and hamburgers in front of the Hearnes Center before Missouri's game against Nebraska on Thursday. The group said they come to every home game to tailgate and grill.

Making a stand for Missouri

Judy Burkemper and fellow tailgaters from Mexico, Mo., brought Missouri-themed tent posts to the game against Nebraska on Thursday. Burkemper's son Matthew is a senior at MU.

These boots were made for puddle walking

MU juniors Taylor Fortunato, left, and Bianca Goutes make their way to the tailgating area near the Hearnes Center before the start of the Missouri-Nebraska game Thursday.

Hiding in the bus stop

MU freshmen Melissa Hoefer, left, and Elissa Dolbeare take shelter from the rain at a bus stop in the Hearnes Center parking lot prior to the start of the Missouri-Nebraska game Thursday.

Hiking down the hill

Tom Lakebrink, Rich Nichols and Jackie Lakebrink walk down the hill from Mizzou Arena toward the bridge over South Providence Road for the Tiger Walk on Thursday before kickoff.

Fired up for game time

Randall Adams, left, warms his hands as he talks to Darrel McNerney in a tent in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium before Thursday's game against Nebraska. "We set a guy on fire in Bristol, Tenn.," Adams said of the propane-powered fire pit in front of him.

Lining up for the game

A group gathers in the rain, waiting to be let in to Memorial Stadium for the game against Nebraska on Thursday. Columbia experienced heavy rain throughout the day.

Waiting in the rain

From left, Glenn Bock, Kevin Henke and Leon Berhorst of the Westphalia-Taos area wait for the parking lots to open in preparation for the Missouri-Nebraska football game on Thursday. Glenn purchased his poncho that morning in Westphalia while Kevin and Leon bought theirs at a Walmart in Jefferson City.

Rainy tailgating

Blake Hustedde, of Columbia, sets up a tent during a rain storm in the RV parking lot next to the Hearnes Center Thursday morning. Hustedde still planned on tailgating even though the forecast called for rain throughout the evening but said he will probably have a lot of leftover food.

Nebraska quarterback Zach Lee

Nebraska quarterback Zac Lee is the son of former NFL quarterback Bob Lee

Cougars soccer player practices

Columbia College's Andrew Will, right, practices during halftime of Tuesday's game against McKendree University.

Nebraska football fan

Nebraska's school motto is "There's No Place Like Nebraska." The fans are awfully unique also.

Acing the win

Junior outside hitter Julianna Klein serves the ball to the Buffaloes on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. Klein served a career-high eight aces in the Tigers' win.

Talking about health care at MU

Karen Edison, a dermatologist and director of the Center for Health Policy, discusses the current state of health care in Missouri and health care reform at Bryant Auditorium at the MU school of Medicine on Wednesday. Edison said that the U.S. is the only developed country in the world where people undergo bankruptcy because of health costs.

Newspapers document last midweek football game

Newspaper clippings from October 1992 mark the last time the University of Missouri played a midweek football game.

Students cheering on the Tigers

Students in Tiger's Lair cheer at a football game. Changes in student seating this season have caused a stir.

High school homecoming queen competition

From left to right, Mica Lopez, a queen candidate for Hickman high school's homecoming, Gaby Lopez, Grace Grigg, and Jessie Ross sell hot dogs, chips and soda to raise money to benefit Special Olympics during lunch on Wednesday. Lopez chose to benefit this charity with inspiration from a friend at work and her friend's brother who are involved in Special Olympics. The title of queen is given to the queen candidate who raises the most money for their selected charity. To read about this and other high school homecoming events, visit

One-third of parents against vaccinating children

Duncan Barnes, 1, being held by his mother Jennifer Barnes, reacts while receiving vaccine for swine flu from Dr. Susan Henderson, left, and a vaccine for seasonal flu from nurse Allison Ross during a swine flu vaccination clinical trial for children at Emory Children's Center Sept. 2 in Atlanta.