Chester Brewer had a dilemma. As the new director of MU athletics, he had to relocate the annual game against the rival KU Jayhawks. Before 1911, the game was played in Kansas City. New regulations required all intercollegiate football games to be played on college campuses. Brewer wanted to bring some more excitement to the upcoming home game. He began to send out invitations to MU alumni, asking them to "come home."
After 100 years, Tiger fans still homeward bound
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