PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri, Texas fans enjoy pregame activities
Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 2:13 p.m. CST
COLUMBIA — Missouri and Texas fans participated in tailgating and the Tiger Walk on Saturday before kickoff of the Tigers versus Longhorns football game in Columbia.
From left, Mike Carter, 25, Annie Beach, 26, and Susan Anderson, 25, tie up a banner Saturday for their friend's birthday before the start of the Missouri football game against the University of Texas at Faurot Field.
The Golden Girls retreat back to their new facility near Memorial Stadium on Saturday after greeting the football players during Tiger Walk.
Diane Smith of Plano, Texas, does the "hook 'em Horns" symbol Saturday to greet players before the game outside of Memorial Stadium. Smith's son is senior linebacker Keenan Robinson, and she travels with other football player parents to the away games.
Morgan Brown, a master's of business administration student from Texas, tosses a bean bag Saturday before the Missouri versus Texas game at Faurot Field. A group of new Texas MBA students, including one MU graduate, rented an RV for the drive up from Austin.
Truman the Tiger covers his head in shame Saturday after being rejected from a game with Shanley Smith, 10, right, and friends before Tiger Walk. The girls were waiting for Tiger Walk to begin to greet the football players with the band, cheerleaders and Golden Girls.
John Fabsits shows off his new "Southern thing" bow tie Saturday while tailgating before the Missouri versus Texas football game. Fabsits bought the bow tie after the announcement that Missouri was moving to the SEC.
Teresa Walker of Angleton, Texas, hugs her nephew and Texas junior running back D.J. Monroe on Saturday before the game. Walker and other Texas fans travel with the team to cheer them on.
Niya Mcadoo, 13, left, and Elaine Miller, 12, eat breakfast Saturday in a Tiger-decorated car before the start of the Missouri football game against the Texas Longhorns at Faurot Field.
Will and Patricia Barber cheer on the arrival of the Texas Longhorns football team Saturday as they walk into Memorial Stadium. The Barbers are one of four families to have five generations attend the University of Texas. The Barbers' grandson is No. 70 on the Longhorn team.
Flags fly over the RV lots Saturday near Faurot Field several hours before kickoff against Texas. Flags included beer banners, Cardinal flags and different versions of black and gold flags.
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