Tiger rally

Tiger fans line up anticipating signatures from their favorite MU football players at the football pep rally on Wednesday evening at Faurot Field.

Cave Paintings

These were drawn to represent the cave paintings by Dr. Carol Diaz-Granados in a 1993 dissertation. The letters "BK" represent black drawings, while "R" depicts Red drawings. The paintings show the bison hunting that took place in the Mississipian Period.

Third graders lead the Lion Club Cheer

Third grade students, left to right, Addie Logsdon, Lalya Kuznetsova, Hannah Potter and Grace Eberflus lead peers in the Lion Cub Cheer at Columbia Independent School before releasing balloons Wednesday morning.

MU football players prepare for Illinois game

Missouri players stretch during practice on Tuesday. The Tigers will be playing their fourth straight neutral-site game when they play Illinois in St. Louis on Saturday. Missouri has won three straight against Illinois.

Jesse Hall mural uncovered

MU workers uncovered this mural on the fourth floor of Jesse Hall during general renovations on Wednesday. The mural is now believed to be painted by former MU art department treasurer James Hatfield.

City to name salt storage facility after public servant

With his wife, Claudia, standing behind him, Walter Leroy Anderson shows off memorabilia collected during his 38 years working for the Department of Public Works. Columbia's first salt storage facility will be named after him.

Hulshof proposes health care plan

Republican gubernatorial nominee Kenny Hulshof stands in front of Rep. Ed Robb, R-Columbia, announcing his health care plan, HealthMAX.

Emmett McAuliffe mug

Emmett McAuliffe is a St. Louis intellectual property lawyer.

Clinton supports Obama

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Tuesday.

Illinois coach Ron Zook

Illinois coach Ron Zook says Saturday's game against Missouri will be the first chance to see how the Illini have improved since losing in last season's Rose Bowl.

MU pitcher Aaron Crow

Aaron Crow was 13-0 on the mound last season for the Tigers.

Hello, from Denver

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to the crowd from the podium at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Monday.

Gary Pinkel at media day

Head coach Gary Pinkel stressed the importance of defense at the Missouri Athletics Training Center for the season opener against Illinois on August 30. The Tigers will face a spread offense run by Illinois quarterback Isiah "Juice" Williams that can be as dangerous as Chase Daniel's MU offense.

Talking about the Tigers

Missouri Tigers fans filled Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday evening to listen to head coach Gary Pinkel speak about the 2008 football team during the Tiger Talk radio show hosted by Mike Kelly. Fans in the audience were encouraged to ask questions to Missouri coach, or listeners could email in any concerns they have about this season.

Quizzing the coach

Radio host Mike Kelly, left, featured Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel on Monday night at Buffalo Wild Wings as Pinkel answered questions from fans about the upcoming season during Tiger Talk. Questions varying from worries about this year's defense to discussing this week's practice schedule were answered as the coach gave supporters a chance to know how the team has been preparing for the 2008 season.

Students wait to be part of Tiger's Lair

Students wait patiently to register for the Tiger's Lair.

Waiting in line for Tiger's Lair

Students stood in line for over two hours outside of Brady Commons on Monday for Tiger's Lair tickets for the upcoming 2008 MU football season. Tiger's Lair is the official student cheering section of the Tigers, with seats at the 50-yard line at Faurot Field. Tiger's Lair also gives students the chance to be on national television during home games.

Going for gold

Cassidy Madox, a freshman from Malden, browses through gold rush T-shirts on sale at the MU Bookstore on Monday. The shirts, which promote Tiger Football, are on sale for $20.

Gold rush T-shirts

Tiger Spirit sells a variety of Gold Rush T-shirts, along with other merchandise, to promote Tiger Football.

Running into Mizzou

New MU freshmen run through the Columns during Tiger Walk on Sunday evening on the Francis Quadrangle.