August 27, 2014
Rebecca Smith practices tai chi Wednesday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center. She started doing tai chi many years ago at MU's Fortnightly Club. "I needed to calm myself," she said.
Kenny Greene instructs a tai chi class Wednesday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center. Greene, who has been an instructor for 25 years, practices multiple forms of martial arts, including tai chi. Most of the students who attended class Wednesday have been practicing tai chi for more than a year, Greene said.
August 26, 2014
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald ponders a reporter's question during the Big Ten football media days July 28 in Chicago. The offseason debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize is fading as Northwestern gets ready to host California in its season opener on Aug. 30.
A report drafted by the Downtown Community Improvement District makes recommendations on how the city should move forward with maintenance and expansion of utilities and other infrastructure until 2050.
Don Rupp, left, and Bill Moyes chat while lounging in the more than 23,000 square feet of new indoor club space at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. Moyes said he's been attending games for 47 years and wanted to see the renovations. Rupp said he's been a Misosuri football season-ticket holder since the 1970s.
Mary Kroening, right, and other Missouri fans observe Memorial Stadium's Faurot Field on Tuesday. The stadium has been undergoing renovations, including new box seats and upgraded lighting.
Attendees at the ribbon cutting for Memorial Stadium's renovations examine the giant wall art adorning the stadium's east entrance on Tuesday. The renovations include more than 4,100 upper-deck seats and 1,200 premium seats as part of the $45 million renovation project.
MU football fans, alumni and employees gather around Memorial Stadium's newly renovated east entrance on Tuesday. Hundreds of people attended a ribbon cutting to see the improvements.
John Cartee looks at Memorial Stadium's Faurot Field on Tuesday. Cartee and his wife, June Ann, have been season-ticket holders for 45 years and said they recently moved from Kansas City to Columbia to avoid driving to and from games.
Despite the heat, students and faculty still made their way around the botanic arrangements on campus that comprise the expansive Mizzou Botanic Garden on Tuesday.
Francis Quadrangle was quiet on Tuesday as temperatures during the day reached the mid-90s and many people took efforts to avoid the hot sun.
Mark Nicolais, a religious studies graduate student, walks past an assortment of flowers in a portion of the Mizzou Botanic Garden on Francis Quadrangle on Tuesday. Nicolais said he's previously written about the beauty of the garden and how it reminds him of the Garden of Eden.
John Klein, the head men's and women's soccer coach at Columbia College shares information about his teams and their current seasons at a luncheon Tuesday.
Melinda Wrye-Washington, the head women's volleyball coach at Columbia College, speaks about her team's current season at a luncheon on Tuesday.
Melinda Wrye-Washington, the head women's volleyball coach at Columbia College, speaks about her team and its current 4-0 record at a luncheon on Tuesday.
St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill calls a play in the huddle during a preseason game against the the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 8 in St. Louis. Complicating preparations on a short practice field, the Rams also must get used to Shaun Hill calling the signals instead of Sam Bradford.
Kevin Love holds his new Cleveland Cavaliers jersey at the NBA team's practice facility in Independence, Ohio on Tuesday. Love was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade that was finalized over the weekend.
CiCi Bellis of the United States returns a shot against Dominika Cibulkova during the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday in New York. Bellis, 15, became the youngest player to win at the Open since 1996.
St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam walks on the field against the Cleveland Browns during a preseason game Saturday in Cleveland. Sam, a former Missouri defensive end, made the cut for the Rams' roster, which was announced Tuesday.
August 25, 2014
Austyn Carta-Samuels hugs his grandfather, Tom Samuels, who mentored him and pushed him through hard times before his death. Carta-Samuels hopes to impact lives the same way his grandfather did.