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Drawing comparisons: MU vs. Tech

Sunday, October 14, 2007 | 3:00 p.m. CDT; updated 4:42 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008
MU fans do pushups after the Tigers score a touchdown.

Mizzou Fight Song

Fight, Tiger, fight for old Mizzou.

Right behind you, everyone is with you.

Break the line and follow down the field,

And, you’ll be, on the top, upon the top.

Fight, Tiger, you will always win,

Proudly keep the colors flying skyward.

In the end, we’ll win the victory,

So Tiger, fight for Old Mizzou!

Tech Fight Song

Fight, Raiders, Fight! Fight, Raiders, Fight!

Fight for the school we love so dearly.

You’ll hit ’em high, you’ll hit ’em low.

You’ll push the ball across the goal,

Tech, Fight! Fight!

We’ll praise your name, boost you to fame.

Fight for the Scarlet and Black.

You will hit ’em, you will wreck ’em.

Hit ’em! Wreck ‘em, Texas Tech!

And the Victory Bells will ring out!

Mizzou Alma Mater

Old Missouri, fair Missouri

Dear old varsity.

Ours are hearts that fondly love thee,

Here’s a health to thee.

Proud art thou in classic beauty

Of thy noble past

With they watch words honour, duty,

Thy high fame shall last

Tech Alma Mater

Fight, Matadors, for Tech!

Songs of love we’ll sing to thee,

Bear our banners far and wide.

Ever to be our pride,

Fearless champions ever be.

Stand on heights of victory.

Strive for honor evermore.

Long live the Matadors!

School colors

Mizzou: Black and old gold

Tech: Black and scarlet

Nicknames

Mizzou: Tigers

Tech: Red Raiders

Mascot

Mizzou: Truman the Tiger, named after President Truman, who was born in Missouri.

Tech: Raider Red, a cowboy often compared to Yosemite Sam and the Masked Rider, a masked rider on top of a steed who runs the length of the stadium at home games when Tech scores.

At the game

Mizzou: Missouri Waltz, a wave through the Mizzou fans

Tech: Guns Up, playing on the idea that Texas Tech will shoot down its enemies.

The Mizzou cannon, which goes off when the team scores.

Mizzou’s Big Mo: A drum, which sounds when Mizzou scores

Tech’s Bangin’ Bertha: A large bell on a trailer that the Saddle Tramps ring when Tech scores.

For Homecoming

Mizzou: Campus Decorations (only for Homecoming): The night before the game, people from Columbia gather and Greek organizations decorate, or pomp, a backdrop with tissue paper, set on scaffolding, and hold a skit in front of the backdrop.

Tech: Will Rogers and Soapsuds: a pre-game tradition in which the Saddle Tramps wrap red crepe paper around the statue of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds, located in the entrance to the campus, the night before a football game.

Bands

Mizzou: Marching Mizzou

Tech: The Goin’ Band from Raiderland

Related events

Mizzou: Decorate the District (only for homecoming), each Greek organization decorates a business downtown

Tech: Raidergate, the largest student tailgating party held for four hours before each football game

School spirit

Mizzou: Tiger’s Lair: a co-ed student spirit organization that helps promote school spirit.

Tech: Saddle Tramps, an all-male booster organization that helps with spirit at football games.

Fans go wild

Mizzou: The ROTC does pushups that coordinate to Mizzou’s score during the football games.

Tech: The Victory Bells, two bells located in the bell towers of the Tech Administration building, ring after a Texas Tech victory.

Cheerleaders/Dancers

Mizzou: Golden Girls

Tech: Dance Team

Stadiums

Mizzou: Memorial Stadium

Tech: Jones AT&T Stadium

Cheers

Mizzou: M-I-Z Z-O-U cheer, in which the student side of the stadium yells M-I-Z, and the other section yells Z-O-U.

Tech: Raider Power cheer, in which one section yells “Raider,” and the other yells “Power.”


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