PHOTO GALLERY: Fans await ESPN 'GameDay' broadcast at MU
Saturday, October 23, 2010 | 8:44 a.m. CDT;
updated 9:55 a.m. CDT, Saturday, October 23, 2010
MU fans pose while they wait in line to get to the Francis Quadrangle for ESPN's "College GameDay" broadcast Saturday morning. The line wrapped around Jesse Hall and extended down Conley Ave. Some students and fans who wanted to be part of the show's audience arrived Friday evening and camped out for the spot in line.
Thousands of MU fans, and some from Oklahoma, gathered in the wee hours of the morning Saturday at the Francis Quadrangle to be part of the ESPN "College GameDay" festivities. The show will broadcast from Columbia Saturday morning.
The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. at Faurot Field.
Some MU fans secured spots on the MU Columns on the Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning so they could be seen by the cameras for ESPN's "College GameDay." This is "GameDay's" first visit to Mizzou on the school's 99th Homecoming.
MU fans run onto the Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning with their signs in hand. Some fans started lining up for ESPN's first "College GameDay" broadcast at MU as early as 6 p.m. Friday. The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners in a homecoming game matchup on Faurot Field.
Oklahoma fans Molly and Rob Price immersed themselves in a sea of black and gold on Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." The Prices said they experienced some loud boos when they first got onto the Francis Quadrangle, but Molly said that Mizzou fans generally have been friendly. The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Big 12 matchup.
MU fans run onto Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." Fans were able to get free ponchos, black and gold beaded necklaces, drinks and face paint once they passed through the gate.
From left to right, sophomores Tyler Bailey, Nick Balzer and Steve Preocanin hand out free MU ponchos to ESPN's "College GameDay" attendees. Many students said the goal is to have more than 15,800 fans at Gameday, so they can beat a record currently held by Nebraska.
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