The Columbia City Council unanimously approved changing the name of Maryland Avenue to Tiger Avenue on Tuesday night.
The name change will be paid for by MU, meaning the university will pay for the new street sign. According to a Missourian report, MU officials haven't ruled out leaving Maryland Avenue signs up, allowing the Tiger Avenue signs to join them on a dually named, but singularly addressed street.
The name change was heralded as a gesture of school spirit, but is now being called tacky on Twitter by some students and residents.
There has been no comment from the governor or state legislature of Maryland regarding the ousting of the Chesapeake state from the maps of Columbia.
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