Cowboys warm up for the team roping event at Kansas' Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg, Kan. The rodeo draws thousands to Phillipsburg, more than double of the population of the western Kansas town.
BMX legend Dennis McCoy floats high above the Shawnee Mission Skatepark at sunset in Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Kansas University's Anthony Collins collects himself in the second half against Missouri in the Border War on Nov. 24, 2007, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. KU lost its only game in 2007 to the Tigers, 28-36.
Kansas forward Darrell Arthur.
Former Kansas University standout and current NBA rookie Julian Wright jumps up in frustration after losing a handle on the ball and stepping out of bounds in the second half against Texas A&M. KU lost to Texas A&M, 66-69.
Jude Winger examines his new surroundings on May 13, 2007, in Wichita on the first official day of his life.
A thick early-morning fog blankets the Kansas River Valley, including the Douglas County Courthouse, Sept. 20, 2007, in downtown Lawrence. Back-to-back days of stormy and humid weather caused moisture to hang heavy in the air as the sun broke at daybreak as seen from on top of Fraser Hall at Kansas University.
Ryan Woodcock, a 2-year-old Treece resident, tested for high levels of lead in his blood. Soon after, the Environmental Protection Agency removed loads of soil surrounding the Woodcock residence, located in southeastern Kansas.
Acid rock drainage colors a body of water reddish-orange near Treece, Kan., rendering the water toxic and lifeless. Decades of coal, lead and zinc mining have caused long-term environmental and health problems in southeastern Kansas.
Kansas University students hoist a larger-than-life poster of coach Mark Mangino Sept. 15, 2007, at Memorial Stadium. Mangino led the Kansas Jayhawks to a record-breaking 11-1 season, surprising both KU fans and the world of sports.
Travelers speed along the walkway on May 26, 2007, at the Detroit Metro Airport in Detroit.