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MU's 100th Homecoming colored Columbia black and gold for the week as the city welcomed alumni, students and fans to show their Tiger spirit for the centennial celebration.
On Saturday, the weather was perfect, the centennial Homecoming festivities were in full swing and the Missouri football team rolled to an easy 52-17 win over Iowa State in front of a sold-out crowd of 71,004.
Tailgaters emerged en masse for MU's centennial Homecoming game. The Tigers would later take on Big 12 Conference rival Iowa State.
Adults clutched cups of coffee. Kids scrambled for candy tossed from passing floats. Loud marching bands fired up the groggy, early-morning parade-watchers at MU's 100th Homecoming Parade.
Bands, cheerleaders, floats from various organizations, elected city and MU officials in convertibles and children and their parents lined the streets of downtown on Saturday for the MU Homecoming Parade.
Missouri kept the momentum going into the second half of its game against Iowa State on Saturday, 52-17. The 71,000 fans who packed the stadium were undoubtedly delighted as the Tigers won during MU's centennial Homecoming celebration.
A gentle breeze played with fall leaves. A few folks wearing Mizzou jerseys wandered with their families along Broadway. The sun reflected in shop windows decorated with black and gold colors to celebrate MU's 100th Homecoming.
The Missouri Tigers held a 31-10 lead over the Iowa State Cyclones at halftime. The Tigers scored their first three possessions.
Tiger spirit takes on different definitions for folks at MU Homecoming activities, but for this group the core of Tiger spirit is supporting the athletics teams, win or lose.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is composed of the nine historically black sororities and fraternities. Stepping is a rhythmic dance involving foot-stomping, hand-clapping, speaking and chanting.
In Missouri’s 52-17 victory over Iowa State, many fans left at halftime or early in the third quarter. The Tigers were up big and, after all, it was Homecoming. There were other things to do.
MU's Homecoming weekend festivities began Friday evening in Greektown.
About 19,000 people who live in Boone County call MU their alma mater. They came for school and never left. Something about the community felt right and made them want to put down roots. “There’s a saying that a place can be a house, never a home," alumnus Richard Germinder says. "Columbia always felt like home.”
Tiger fans enjoy the detailed house decorations and comedic skits in MU's Greektown. The fraternities and sororities have been preparing for this event since April.
See how many questions about Missouri and its history you can get correct in this 101-question quiz.
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A year later, the memories of Homecoming 2010 and Gahn McGaffie’s return of the opening kick still live strong. Coaches remember an important win, and fans treasure a special day.
Members of student organizations decorated downtown businesses Thursday in advance of this weekend's Homecoming festivities.
The forecast for Homecoming weekend looks quite promising. Clears skies and temperatures in the low 70s are expected for the football game on Saturday.
Missouri will take on Iowa State in its 100th Homecoming game on Saturday. Here are five things to watch for in this weekend's game.
Feelings for the University of Missouri don't end at graduation. Five Missouri School of Journalism alumni who now work at ESPN share their MU Homecoming memories.
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.
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.