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.

Homecoming house decorations keep spirit, tradition alive [Slideshow]

MU's fraternities and sororities put on their annual house decorations Friday night for the university's 99th Homecoming. Students and Columbians of all ages came out for the event, which took place from 6 to 10 p.m.

Columbia turns out for MU Student Center dedication [Slideshow]

The MU Student Center dedication was a two-day event open to the public. A tailgate kicked off the event, and an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people ate original burgers from The Shack, a formerly popular student hangout. Throughout the day Friday, several dedications took place in the new center. Students could leave their mark in a time capsule that is set to be opened in 2060, and the Traditions Lounge on the center's upper level was a hot spot for black and gold fans.

Two-car collision results in six injured [Photo]

A two-car collision on Friday night sent six people to the hospital after three were extricated from one vehicle. One person is in critical care.

Columbia police direct traffic following accident [Photo]

The Columbia Police Department directs traffic after a two-car collision at Stadium and I-70 on Friday.

Beetle Bailey fans flock to Walker book signing [Photo]

Dianne Fendler, who has been a Beetle Bailey reader since she was 10 years old, has her book signed by Mort Walker at the MU Student Center on Friday.

Walker speaks with Kappa Sigma fraternity members [Photo]

Mort Walker talks to Kappa Sigma fraternity at a private party before his book signing at the new Student Center on Friday.

Mort Walker draws large crowd [Photo]

People lined up inside the MU Student Center waiting for a book signing with Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey. Walker created Beetle Bailey in the 50s, and was heavily influenced by MU while he was a Kappa Sigma at the university.