Ready to eat

MU residence halls around showed their support and excitement for Homecoming by participating in a campuswide M-I-Z B-B-Q on Wednesday. Each hall's barbecue was judged on taste, decorations, atmosphere and attendance.

Homecoming treats

The Dobbs residence area had a candied apple bar for dessert with a choice of toppings such as macadamia nuts, M&Ms, Hersey's Kisses, chocolate syrup and sprinkles.

Homecoming barbecue

Students come together for food and fun at Dobbs Dining Hall during the campuswide M-I-Z B-B-Q on Wednesday. This is the ninth year for M-I-Z B-B-Q, which is intended as a support for Homecoming. The Dobbs Area had a circus theme, Under the Stripes: You Can't Tame the Tigers, equipped with a human cannon ball, a man-eating chicken and ringmaster.

Palin glasses

Due to Sarah Palin's recent popularity as the Republican vice presidential candidate, people across the country are buying glasses that resemble to the pair she wears. Locally, eye glass wearers have been purchasing pairs like this one that resembles Palin's and are being asked for from optometrists on a daily basis.

MU linebackers coach Dave Steckel tries to rally the defense

Missouri linebackers coach Dave Steckel attempts to energize the Tigers' defense in a sideline meeting during this season's loss to Oklahoma State.

Rock Bridge's Nici Thaler

Rock Bridge freshman Nici Thaler digs the ball at practice at Stephen's College Friday afternoon. Thaler is the only freshman on Rock Bridge's varsity squad this season.

Rod Farthing

Rod Farthing

Clint Zweifel

Clint Zweifel

Missouri's Julianna Klein

MU sophomore outside hitter Julianna Klein spikes the ball for a kill in the second game Wednesday against Colorado. Klein led the team with nine kills as the Tigers swept the Buffaloes to move from ninth to seventh in the Big 12 standings.

Brad Lager

Brad Lager

A night at the funnies

Animator and cartoonist, Don Hertzfeldt, discusses the process in which he films his movies with 1940s film cameras. Hertzfeldt showed several of his short films at Ragtag Cinema on Wednesday night.

Hickman cross country

Galit Rudelson, a first-year member of the Hickman cross country team after making the switch from gymnastics, stretches during practice Wednesday.

Hickman football practice

Hickman head coach Jason Wright has led the Kewpie football team to a 3-5 record this season. The team has played a particularly difficult schedule, facing some of the state's best teams and players.

Decorating the District

Von Davis, a freshman in Sigma Nu, fills the final window on the front of Campus Bar and Grill with gold paint on Wednesday. Students from MU's Greek houses decorated storefronts of downtown businesses in preparation for this weekend's homecoming celebration.

Marking up downtown

Amanda Klohmann, a sophomore in the Delta Gamma sorority at MU, decorates the windows of Campus Bar and Grill.

Making their mark

Amanda Klohmann, a sophomore in Delta Gamma at MU, decorates the windows of Campus Bar and Grill on Wednesday. Klohmann is in charge of the design.

Scaring away the competition

Jordan Scotten, a sophomore in the Chi Omega sorority at MU, paints the window of Noodles and Company on Wednesday. Chi Omega, Farm House and Alpha Epsilon Pi were assigned to decorate Nothing But Noodles. Kasey Holdinghausen, a sophomore, is in charge of the design. She chose the theme, "Scaring Away the Competition," mixing Halloween and homecoming.

Explore the corn maze

Keegan Adkins, 6, turns around to wait for the rest of the group as Jordan Taylor,10, and Cameron Dorth, 11, continue through the maze.

Decorating downtown

Abbey Trescott, a senior in the Kappa Delta sorority at MU, draws a Truman Tiger with chalk on the wall of Starbucks Coffee on Wednesday.

corn maze questions

Cameron Dorth, 11, punches out the answer to one of ten questions on her card on Friday, Oct. 10, at the corn maze at Shryocks Callaway Farms.