Missouri's Matt Lawrence, left, and Justin Safford try to trap Centenary's Travis Hill on Tuesday.


Missouri’s DeMarre Carroll tries to shoot over Centenary’s Travis Hill (5) on Tuesday. Carroll had 15 points.


Quarterback Chase Daniel and coach Gary Pinkel led the Tigers to 22 wins during the past two seasons, including two bowl victories.

A visit led to so much more

Leonor Jurado came to America in 1996 when she was 16 through an exchange program. “My father wanted me and my sister to learn different culture and different language,” she said. Her sister was sent to France. “I was ready to see something new, but I didn’t think of ending up here,” Jurado said.

Ministry goes on

Pastor Bonnie Cassida preaches during Sunday morning service at Bethel Church in Columbia. Cassida and her late husband, David, used to minister together.

On duty in Afghanistan

Missouri National Guard Specialist Aaron Briscoe inside a military vehicle during his first tour in Afghanistan. Briscoe completed his tour and returned home before Christmas.

At work in Korea

Burgundy Anderson, who graduated from MU in May, teaches middle and elementary school students English in Seoul, Korea.

2008 made three

Kelsey Hammond and her husband, Joe Chevalier, with first born daughter, Sally James, on Chevalier's 36th birthday.

Almost home

Aaron Ruvugwa, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 years ago, stands outside his new home built with the help of Habitat for Humanity. This is the first home Ruvugwa has owned.

Buddies and in business

Shella Watson, owner, left, and Bex Oliger, manager, stand inside their shop, True Blue Fiber Friends, located on the corner of Business Loop 70 and College Avenue. Watson and Oliger have been best friends since high school and have always dreamed of starting a business together.

TIgers celebrate Alamo Bowl win

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel leads his teammates in the Tigers' fight song in celebration of their victory Monday night in the Alamo Bowl.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown

MU’s RaeShara Brown, left, and SEMO’s Crysta Glenn battle for a rebound in Monday’s game.

In for a touchdown

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin returns a punt for a touchdown to tie the game late in the second half.

Gotcha buddy

Missouri's Justin Garrett trips up Northwestern's running back Tyrell Sutton

And he's down

Missouri's Trey Hobson brings down Northwestern's Ross Lane.

Poor timing

Danario Alexander misses a pass in the end zone.

Face to face

Missouri's Trey Hobson celebrates with Jeremy Maclin after Maclin's return for a touchdown late in the second quarter during the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

The chase is on

MU's Stryker Sulak goes after Northwestern's quarterback C.J. Bacher during the second quarter of Monday's game.

Couple wed at Boone County Courthouse

A Boone County judge, center, reads through a marriage-related document to Natasha Cohen, Patrick T.J. Tintes during their wedding ceremony on Nov. 7 in Columbia. With them are Joshua Tintes, left, and Bryan Sharkey.

A kiss after the exchange of vows

Patrick T.J Tintes, left, gives Natasha Cohen, right, a kiss after exchanging vows on Nov. 7 at the Boone County Courthouse.