Seniors guide MU football team to memorable season

Missouri senior tight end Martin Rucker raises the Cotton Bowl trophy Tuesday after the Tigers' victory.

Ringing in the New Year

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Temple gets carried away in Cotton Bowl

Tony Temple basked in the spotlight during Missouri's 38-7 win over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl.

Missouri defense finishes the job

William Moore returned an interception for a touchdown during the Cotton Bowl.

Herring keeps Razorbacks focused on football

Arkansas interim coach Reggie Herring speaks to the media Sunday in Dallas.

Pinkel's persistence a positive at Missouri

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel speaks to the media Sunday in Dallas.


Martin Rucker (82) has watched the Missouri football program mature during his tenure.

Lorenzo Williams and Martin Rucker have watched Missouri football rebirth

Lorenzo Williams, along with Martin Rucker, has been instrumental in the rebirth of the Missouri football program.


Martin Rucker watched the expectations of the Missouri football team grow.

Texas Welcomes Mizzou Fans

A Missouri cheerleader is tossed into the air during Monday's parade.


Members of the Kilgore Rangerettes perform in the parade.


A dancer from the Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth, Inc. performs during Monday's parade.


Former Dallas Cowboy and New Year's Parade grand marshal Emmitt Smith greets fans at the Parade.


Miss Missouri USA, Candace Crawford, a broadcast journalism student at MU waves to the crowd as a Missouri representative on Monday.


Missouri cheerleaders participate in the parade.


Various bands from high schools around the United States participated in Monday's parade.


Missouri Tiger fans cheer Marching Mizzou in Dallas, Texas on Monday.


The Big Mo drum marched on the streets in downtown Dallas, Texas during the parade.

Museum to be renovated

The Kansas City Museum, called Corinthian Hall, will close Jan. 7 and is not expected to reopen until 2010. The city-owned structure and the carriage house behind it will get new windows and doors and other improvements.