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Barbecue contest adds spice to Roots 'N' Blues

Rex Scott, 34, grills chicken at the Jamaican Jerk Hut during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Saturday. Scott said that he has been cooking jerk chicken at the festival since it started in 2007. The Jamaican Jerk Hut makes about 500 pounds of meat to serve at the festival, and it takes about three hours to grill.

Along with music, day two of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival in Columbia featured 50 barbecuing teams.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day two of Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ

The second day of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival in downtown Columbia offered patrons a wide range of tastes and tunes. Here are a few of the sights caught Saturday by Missourian photographers.

Grant, West Boulevard students join blues festival at Flat Branch Park

Students from the two elementary schools performed the music they learned with guest teacher T.J. Wheeler, a blues musician.

Missouri football team experiments with running game

After the suspension of Derrick Washington cast doubt on the Missouri football team's running game, coach Gary Pinkel needed a solution. To get there, he started an experiment. Now, the Tigers consider the running game mostly a three-man rotation.

Missouri Women's Athlete of the Decade broadcasts for Missouri volleyball

Lindsey Hunter, former All-American setter for Missouri, is the color commentator for Missouri volleyball's broadcasts.

Woman freed from upended car after collision

No one was hospitalized following the accident, which occurred at the Grindstone Parkway entrance ramp to U.S. 63.

Missouri basketball team hosts youth clinic

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson said in addition to giving back to the community, the youth clinic held Saturday at Douglass Park also allows him to watch his players teach the skills he taught them.

Classic rides shine at car show thanks to owners' love

Mid-Missouri car collectors gathered to show their restored vehicles and share their stories at the Old Wheels Collector Car Club's 36th annual car show.

UM employee premiums increase for third year in a row

The University of Missouri System will be raising its medical insurance premiums starting Jan. 1 in response to rising medical costs.

MU volleyball sweeps Colorado

Newcomers attracted to atlatl competition in Columbia

Experienced and novice users of the ancient weapon gathered to test their skills at Bass Pro Shop in Columbia.

Hickman boys soccer takes consolation championship

Columbia College volleyball picks up pair of victories

MU women's cross country finishes sixth in Louisville

MU softball beats Meramec CC, Jefferson County

Driver OK after car overturns on Highway WW

The driver of a Honda Accord ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and lost control Saturday afternoon.

Missouri swimmers cruise in new coach's debut

The Missouri swimming and diving teams won their season-opening Show-Me Showdown on Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center, which was also new coach Greg Rhodenbaugh debut.

Hickman cross-country teams run in Laker Invite

The Kewpies' girls team placed fourth out of 12 teams and the boys team was sixth out of 14 teams.

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