Gayle Johnson hugs the Missouri football players before home games.
Welcome to the life of a high school mascot. There is tail spinning, shoe stepping and nose poking in this world, so be ready or don’t try.
Ta'Joh Jennings is a big fourth-grader who plays football with the fifth-graders.
Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6.
A fleeting SEC Web page announced the addition of Mizzou, and a Big 12 news article omits Mizzou from its list of teams, but Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas didn't confirm anything Friday.
Missourian photographers captured what life is like on a fall football weekend in Columbia.
The Bruins advance to sectionals for the first time since 2005 and face Rockhurst High School, a team that beat them 35-6 earlier in the year.
Missourian reporters and photographers fanned out for a weekend to capture Columbia's football culture. The best part about the effort? It worked.
Pushed to the brink, the St. Louis Cardinals saved themselves. A frantic rush to reach the postseason on the final day. A nifty pair of comebacks in the playoffs. Two desperate rallies in Game 6. And a World Series win.
Jefferson City fumbles four times as Hickman wins 16-14 and advances to sectionals.
Despite delays, the grand opening if the first Catholic high school in Columbia is planned for Nov. 20, and students will begin taking classes in the unfinished building Tuesday.
Teachers and construction workers help move materials into Fr. Tolton Catholic High School on Friday.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers met for Game 6 of baseball's World Series, with Texas one win away from taking the Series. The Cardinals sent the Series to a deciding Game 7 with a 10-9 victory.
The full search committee for a new president for the University of Missouri System will meet behind closed doors in St. Louis Friday and Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is expanding a survey that allows patients at Veterans Affairs medical centers to rate the service quality they receive. She plans to be in Columbia on Saturday to inform she will provide the surveys at the VA facility.
Haroon Moghul describes Shariah as one of the world's most complex topics. What Muslims care about when they talk about the code of Islamic law is their religion, he said.
Using what it calls a crowd noise simulation system, the Missouri football staff desensitizes its offense to hostile away game environments. Projected over high-quality speakers, the noise matches and can exceed decibel levels in which the offense will have to perform.
Behind a receiver-turned-quarterback, Texas A&M is a much better team than the one that lost when Missouri went to College Station last season.
Most of Katie O'Brien's teammates on the Missouri volleyball team sing when they're kidding around. But O'Brien can sing for real.
Parker Rawdon, "Big Daddy" to the Columbia College soccer team, is known for goofing around, but when it comes time to play soccer, he's all business.