Basics of Football Season
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 mutigers.com 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.