MU Homecoming 2011

A centennial celebration October 15, 2011

Brad Six, Levy Restaurants Director of Operations, holds a brisket stack Saturday at Memorial Stadium, which comes with three pieces of toast, brisket and onions.
Zak Wilson, 10, draws pictures on East Broadway on Saturday afternoon.The chalk drawing project is being conducted by Maddy Mueller and Mikala Roach, two ninth-grade students at Jefferson Junior High School for their English class. "It's fun and colorful. We want to use it to spread possibilities," Roach said.
MU fans welcome players arriving on Faurot Field before the MU Homecoming football game on Saturday. 71,004 fans attended the sold-out game.
Missouri junior wide receiver T.J. Moe is tackled by Iowa State defensive back Jacques Washington during the MU Homecoming game on Saturday at Faurot Field.
Zach Parolin and Kam Phillips are crowned the new homecoming king and queen by the 2010 king and queen Andrew Lorenz and Alexandrya Holley during halftime of the MU Homecoming game Saturday.
Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam tackles Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz during the MU Homecoming game on Saturday.
Missouri football players celebrate after recovering a fumble by Iowa State University during the first half of the MU Homecoming game on Saturday.
Alumni of the Marching Mizzou color guard perform during halftime of the MU Homecoming game Saturday.
Henry Josey runs the ball in the first half of the MU Homecoming game against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. The Tigers beat the Cyclones 52-17.
Bill Davies walks around and tailgates with cigars in his pocket before the MU Homecoming game on Saturday. Davies' grandson, Brent Haynes, wrestles for MU.
From left to right, Mike Seidel, Becca Hefley and Brad Eisel hold 5-month-old Brooks Bosworth, 4-month-old Lily Hefley and 11-month-old Graham Eisel. While others were enjoying tailgating festivities they were on "baby duty."
Truman's Taxi carries MU cheerleaders and Truman to Faurot Field for MU's Homecoming game against Iowa State on Saturday.
Fans toss a football around on MU Homecoming game day before entering Memorial Stadium in lot WG-1.
MU drum major Elliot Naes conducts Marching Mizzou as the band marches to the stadium before the MU Homecoming game on Saturday.
Brock Paalhar and Chuck Davolt play beanbag toss outside the Zou Bus near Mizzou Arena before the MU homecoming game on Saturday. The Zou Bus is the invention of Tim Muller, the father of MU junior softball player Lindsey Muller.
MU offensive lineman Anthony Gatti greets fans during the Tiger Walk before facing Iowa State on Saturday.
Donald Woods of Brancato's Catering from Kansas City salts burgers for the Romp, Chomp and Stop Tailgate put on by the Mizzou Alumni Association on Saturday. Brancato's cooked 3,600 burgers, 1,600 hot dogs and 300 veggie burgers in all, Woods said.
Lucas Hanson and Brenden Rowberry nap next to Kristen Brown while they wait to get into Memorial Stadium before the MU Homecoming game on Saturday. The Tigers would play the visiting Iowa State Cyclones.
Name: Todd McCubbin
Hometown: Columbia
Graduated: 1995
What is Tiger spirit? "Homecoming weekend is the epitome of Tiger spirit. Everyone's showing their pride for this place."
McCubbin is the executive director of the Alumni Association.
Name: Annalise Wightman
Hometown: Columbia
Age: 5
What is Tiger spirit? Wightman's aunt, Sheila Wieman, answered: "Even though you leave Mizzou, Mizzou never leaves you."
Weiman graduated from MU in 1972.


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100 Years of Homecoming

  • Greektown gets ready for Homecoming with house decorations

    The Homecoming grouping of Chi Omega, Farmhouse and Kappa Sigma has been working on campus decorations since Labor Day, but in a way, you could say they’ve been working on this for decades.


  • War, flu canceled Missouri Homecoming, entire football schedule in 1918

    If Homecoming started in 1911, why is this year's Homecoming No. 100? Rest easy, mathematicians. There's a reason for this. It has to do with the U.S. War Department and the Spanish flu.

  • MU Homecoming traditions lost over time

    As the leaves change colors and the temperature drops, Columbia braces for its 100th Homecoming. Through the years, traditions have been created celebrated and revived, with some left to fade away into memories.


  • Mizzou's Black Homecoming tradition still stands

    The year was 1968, and that April, on the second floor balcony of Memphis’ Lorraine Motel, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. As the nation grieved, a group of students at MU decided to organize, and the Legion of Black Collegians was formed. A few years later, it held its very first Black Homecoming celebration.