Cheering on the team

September 5, 2009 | 3:14 p.m. CDT
Six-year-old Liam Hampton of Springfield shouts the "M-I-Z" cheer during a rally in the alumni association area outside the Edward Jones Dome before the Missouri-Illinois game today. Athletics director Mike Alden, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Gov. Jay Nixon helped lead the cheers to fire up fans' spirits before the game.

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