WELCOME BACK: The basics of Tiger football

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 11:40 p.m. CDT; updated 12:29 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 18, 2011

Basics of Football Season



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Tigers fans go to extreme lengths when tailgating, whether it's lugging the grill, cracking open the first brew promptly at 9 a.m. (for evening games, that is), or arriving in style in a tricked-out Mizzou mini-bus. Tailgating triumph can be achieved by scoring a great location, but it's ultimately the company and the adrenaline-filled buildup to the first kickoff that makes for a fun-filled tailgate. The best spots to set up camp are Lot X, any parking lots across the street from the stadium and the top level of either the Virginia Avenue Garage, Maryland Avenue Garage or Parking Structure No. 7. 

How to get tickets

Getting tickets is fairly simple, but timing is everything — especially for bigger games. Season tickets and single-game tickets are available at MU's official athletic site, while general admission tickets for the hill go on sale just a few weeks before each game. If you need last-minute tickets, many students buy season tickets and decide to sell them right before the game. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter if you're desperate for a ticket. Check out for more details about ticket prices and game-day schedules.

A look ahead

Missouri was picked fourth in the Big 12 Media Preseason Poll, behind Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, but ahead of conference powerhouse Texas, who was ranked fifth. The Tigers will host the Longhorns on Nov. 12.

Another notable game is the Centennial Homecoming, when Missouri takes on Iowa State on Oct. 15. The Hawkeyes were picked ninth in the Preseason Poll, ahead of only Kansas.

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patrick ball August 18, 2011 | 7:35 a.m.

Iowa State= The Cyclones. Iowa= The Hawkeyes.

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Ellis Smith August 18, 2011 | 8:26 a.m.

You remember the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, don't you? They won the 2010 Insight Bowl. Who was the team that lost that game? Some team representing the Big 12 conference.

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Jimmy Bearfield August 18, 2011 | 9:09 a.m.

Which BCS bowl did MS&T win in 2010? I can't remember off of the top of my head.

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Michael Williams August 18, 2011 | 9:18 a.m.


I think it was the Intellect Bowl.

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