Road trip diary: Missourian staffers drive to Atlanta to cover SEC Championship

Friday, December 6, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 1:03 p.m. CST, Friday, December 6, 2013

Five staffers — Missouri football writers Alex Smith and Matthew Fairburn, photographers Amy Stroth and Kevin Cook, and community outreach team member Andrew Gibson — made the road trip to Atlanta to cover the Southeastern Conference Championship.

Here are highlights from their nearly 10-hour drive, collected by Gibson. (If you can't see the posts embedded below, click here to see them on

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Michael Williams December 6, 2013 | 10:10 a.m.

I'm glad you're doing this. It's a fine adventure. But, I have to confess I'm surprised and pleased the Missourian is reporting on something that requires a trip farther than a bicycle can take you.

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