PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri, Arizona State fans anticipate Friday night game
Friday, September 9, 2011 | 11:06 p.m. CDT;
updated 4:00 a.m. CDT, Saturday, September 10, 2011
Casey Sanders, a 2004 MU graduate, watches his friends from Kansas City play shuffleboard at Blondie's, a bar in downtown Tempe, AZ, before the MU Tigers face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday. The bar Blondie's used be called the Library, and rumor has it Arizona State students would charge their parents' credit cards to the bar and the bill would read "ASU Library."
TEMPE, Ariz. — Missouri fans were out in full force in Tempe before the Arizona State game on Friday. Recent Missouri grads who made the trip visited local hot spots on Mill Ave. like The Tavern on Mill and Blondie's. A pair of brothers, longtime MU alumni, and their wives made the Missouri-Arizona State game the centerpiece of multiple-day road trip that started at the Lake of the Ozarks and ends back in Columbia on Sept. 16.
MU Tiger paddles were passed out before the game at the alumni tent outside of Sun Devil Stadium as the Tigers face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday.
Brothers Bob Rau, left, and Jim Rau, right, have lunch with their wives, Terry Rau and Phyllis Rau, respectively, before Missouri faces off against the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz. on Friday. Jim Rau has been an MU football fan ever since their father, Henry Rau, took Jim to his first game in 1948.
Bob Rau, second left, has lunch with his wife,Terry Rau, right, his brother, Jim Rau (not seen) and Jim's wife, Phyllis Rau (far left) at The Tavern on Mill Ave. in downtown Tempe, Ariz. The group traveled for Missouri's football game against Arizona State, which is the centerpiece of a multiple-day road trip that began in the Lake of the Ozarks and ends with Missouri's Sept. 16 game in Columbia.
Arizona State Sun Devil fans push against one another as the line to the stadium seating starts to move at Sun Devil Stadium before Missouri's game against the Sun Devils on Friday in Tempe, Ariz.
Arizona State Sun Devil fans cheer as their players exit a team bus before a game against MU Tigers face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday.
Don Ayers, a 1962 MU graduate who now lives in Anthem, AZ, sits down to eat a barbeque sandwich under the alumni tent before the Tigers' game against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Friday.
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