The backed-up traffic, the sea of gold in the stadium and the cheers from a pumped-up crowd are just part of what gives Homecoming its appeal.
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Chris Comerford, Dennis Blust, Bret Kehoe, and Adam Nelson cheer for MU in the fourth quarter of the Homecoming football game at Faurot Field on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004. NATALIE GUILLÉN / MissourianFans try to stay dry during Saturday afternoon's homecoming football game at Faurot Field. ZACH HONIG / MissourianFans cheer during MU vs OU game at Bengal's Bar & Grill on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010. ANDREW WILLIAMS / MissourianFans rush the field after the Missouri win against OU. EVE EDELHEIT / MissourianFans celebrate after the Missouri's win against Oklahoma. EVE EDELHEIT / MissourianMU wide receiver Greg Bracey shakes hands with fans after the cold and rainy homecoming game. LYLE WHITWORTH / MissourianNick Straatmann cheers the team from the student section. TYSON ANDERSON / MissourianAn airship flies over Memorial Stadium during the 1926 Homecoming game against the University of Kansas. SAVITAR, 1927A pep squad stands on the sideline during the 1926 Homecoming game. SAVITAR,1927Wearing sunglasses, singer and actress Jane Froman sits in the Memorial Stadium stands at the 1948 Homecoming game. The movie With a Song in my Heart is based on Froman's life. Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection Class