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PHOTO GALLERY: Tailgating, Tiger Walk keep football fans busy on game day

Saturday, September 17, 2011 | 7:14 p.m. CDT; updated 7:32 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 17, 2011
From left, Lizzy Brown, 7, Kinleigh Alnutt, 6, and Pierce Miller, 6, hug Truman the Tiger before the MU Tiger Walk outside of the Tiger's stadium before their game against Western Illinois on Saturday.

COLUMBIA — Despite the dreary weather, fans came out to tailgate and participate in the 2011 Tiger Walk before watching the MU football team take on the visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks.

Dreary weather looms above a Tiger tailgating spot near Hearnes Center on Saturday. The Tigers are set to play the Western Illinois Leathernecks in their third game of the season.
A tiger-themed washer set rests near the Rudolph family tailgate by the Hearnes Center on Saturday. The MU Tigers are set to play the Western Illinois Leathernecks in their third game of the season.
Lauren Forrest hangs up a disco ball in her family's tailgating tent outside of the stadium on Saturday.
Jane Reed laughs with Katie Schonaerts before the game against the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday afternoon. Reed, Schonaerts and their husbands planned to attend the game despite the possibility of rain.
Amber Duncan jokes with her husband Jason Duncan about her T-shirt before the Missouri Tigers take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday. Duncan completed her undergraduate degree at Western Illinois and an MBA at MU and says she roots for both teams.
Offensive lineman Mark Hill walks through a crowd of fans during the MU Tiger Walk before their third game of the season against the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday.
From left, Aubrie Jo Benney, 3, and Emma Lea Benney, 7, touch the hands of a MU football player during the Tiger Walk before the game against Western Illinois on Saturday.

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