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Parade winds down Sixth [Photo]

The Homecoming Parade on Saturday makes its way down Sixth Street.

'Tiger Walk' high-fives [Photo]

MU defensive lineman Brayden Burnett high-fives fans during the team's "Tiger Walk" from the Missouri Athletic Training Complex to Faurot Field before the MU Homecoming game.

The crowd's view of ESPN 'Gameday' [Slideshow]

ESPN's 'Gameday' came to MU Saturday morning and was met by 18,000 fans who filled Francis Quadrangle, cheered loudly and brought homemade signs.

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the MU Homecoming parade [Slideshow]

The MU Homecoming parade on Saturday began at the intersection of Rollins Street and Maryland Avenue and ran to Sixth Street. The parade's start time was pushed back to noon from the traditional 8 a.m. to accommodate the broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay on the Francis Quadrangle.

VIDEO: MU Homecoming parade [Video]

The 2010 MU Homecoming parade started at noon Saturday. The parade started at Cornell Hall, went into downtown Columbia and ended at the intersection of Sixth and Elm streets. An audience gathered alongside the road to watch the parade.


Aaron Hobson [Photo]

Aaron Hobson, 22, was shot and killed Saturday in Columbia.

Scenes from the quad at Homecoming [Video]

ESPN's College Gameday took over University of Missouri's Francis Quadrangle Saturday morning. An estimated 18,000 fans attended, many of them were on the quad before sunrise.

Abhi Sivasailam [Photo]

Abhi Sivasailam is a guest columnist for the Missourian.

An aerial view of Francis Quadrangle [Photo]

A sea of black and gold Mizzou fans fills half of Francis Quadrangle at MU for the broadcast of ESPN's "College GameDay" on Homecoming. The quad opened to eager fans at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Frenzied fans at Francis Quadrangle [Photo]

Frenzied fans cheer in front of an ESPN camera during Saturday morning's broadcast of "College GameDay" on Francis Quadrangle. MU fans were hoping to beat a record held by Nebraska for crowd attendance.

MU fans on the Columns [Photo]

Some MU fans secured spots on the MU Columns on the Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning so they could be seen by the cameras for ESPN's "College GameDay." This is "GameDay's" first visit to Mizzou on the school's 99th Homecoming.

Signs of support for the home team [Photo]

MU fans run onto the Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning with their signs in hand. Some fans started lining up for ESPN's first "College GameDay" broadcast at MU as early as 6 p.m. Friday. The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners in a homecoming game matchup on Faurot Field.

OU fans lost in the crowd [Photo]

Oklahoma fans Molly and Rob Price immersed themselves in a sea of black and gold on Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." The Prices said they experienced some loud boos when they first got onto the Francis Quadrangle, but Molly said that Mizzou fans generally have been friendly. The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Big 12 matchup.

Fans wait for 'GameDay' event [Photo]

MU fans pose while they wait in line to get to the Francis Quadrangle for ESPN's "College GameDay" broadcast Saturday morning. The line wrapped around Jesse Hall and extended down Conley Ave. Some students and fans who wanted to be part of the show's audience arrived Friday evening and camped out for the spot in line.

MU fans race to the Quad for 'GameDay' [Photo]

MU fans run onto Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." Fans were able to get free ponchos, black and gold beaded necklaces, drinks and face paint once they passed through the gate.

Passing out ponchos for ESPN 'GameDay' [Photo]

From left to right, sophomores Tyler Bailey, Nick Balzer and Steve Preocanin hand out free MU ponchos to ESPN's "College GameDay" attendees. Many students said the goal is to have more than 15,800 fans at Gameday, so they can beat a record currently held by Nebraska.

Hickman interception vs. Troy-Buchanan [Photo]

Hickman senior Dylan Rodes leads the way while senior Crandon Cook intercepts a pass during Friday's game.

House decorations draw large crowd [Photo]

Left to right: Brent Nardoni, Nick Pudlowski, John Spackler and David Vaughn perform in the Pi Beta Phi house decorations skit on Friday night.

Hickman's Logan Fitch vs. Troy-Buchanan [Photo]

Hickman quarterback Logan Fitch runs the ball for a touchdown during the first half of Hickman's game against Troy-Buchanan on Friday. Fitch also threw for three touchdowns, leading his team to a victory on their home turf.

Hickman's Tony Erard vs. Troy-Buchanan [Photo]

Hickman senior Kody Erard runs with the ball before being tackled by Troy-Buchanan's Brandon Ball and Tyler Meyer during Friday's game. The Kewpies beat the Trojans 49-21.
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