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Homecoming week: Centennial celebration comes to a close

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.

Missouri football gets bounce-back win over Iowa State

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tailgaters celebrate MU's 100th Homecoming

Tailgaters emerged en masse for MU's centennial Homecoming game. The Tigers would later take on Big 12 Conference rival Iowa State.

Homecoming parade, breakfast kick off game day

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Homecoming Parade draws crowd of viewers

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers defeat Cyclones 52-17 for Homecoming victory

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.


Downtown rests while Missouri plays Homecoming game

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: First half of 100th MU Homecoming game

The Missouri Tigers held a 31-10 lead over the Iowa State Cyclones at halftime. The Tigers scored their first three possessions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans define what Tiger spirit means to them

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Step show among MU's Black Homecoming traditions

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.

While Tigers stroll to Homecoming victory, fans leave for other festivities

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. 


PHOTO GALLERY: House decorations and rally kick off MU Homecoming weekend

MU's Homecoming weekend festivities began Friday evening in Greektown.

From college to community: Some come to Columbia for school and never leave

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.”

Crowds flock to MU's Greektown for elaborate house decorations

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.

Interactive Quiz: Test your MU knowledge

See how many questions about Missouri and its history you can get correct in this 101-question quiz.

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TIGER KICKOFF: 2010 Homecoming kick return a memory worth reliving

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.

Students, businesses jump into Homecoming weekend with Decorate The District

Members of student organizations decorated downtown businesses Thursday in advance of this weekend's Homecoming festivities.

Good weather expected for MU Homecoming weekend

The forecast for Homecoming weekend looks quite promising. Clears skies and temperatures in the low 70s are expected for the football game on Saturday. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Five things about Missouri's Homecoming game

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. 

TIGER KICKOFF: Prominent alumni share Missouri memories

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.


Serving up brisket stacks for at Memorial Stadium during Homecoming [Photo]

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.

Children use chalk to draw on sidewalk [Photo]

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.

Fans cheer at MU Homecoming game [Photo]

MU fans welcome players arriving on Faurot Field before the MU Homecoming football game on Saturday. 71,004 fans attended the sold-out game.

Iowa State defensive back tackles Missouri's T.J. Moe [Photo]

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.

Crowning the 2011 MU Homecoming king and queen [Photo]

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.

Michael Sam makes tackle during MU Homecoming game [Photo]

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam tackles Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz during the MU Homecoming game on Saturday.

Players celebrate after recovering fumble [Photo]

Missouri football players celebrate after recovering a fumble by Iowa State University during the first half of the MU Homecoming game on Saturday.

Marching Mizzou alumni take the field during halftime [Photo]

Alumni of the Marching Mizzou color guard perform during halftime of the MU Homecoming game Saturday.

Henry Josey rushes in MU Homecoming game [Photo]

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.

Man tailgates with cigars before MU Homecoming game [Photo]

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.

Tailgaters serve on "baby duty" before MU Homecoming game [Photo]

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."

Cheerleaders ride in Truman Taxi before MU Homecoming game [Photo]

Truman's Taxi carries MU cheerleaders and Truman to Faurot Field for MU's Homecoming game against Iowa State on Saturday.

Fans throw football before MU Homecoming game [Photo]

Fans toss a football around on MU Homecoming game day before entering Memorial Stadium in lot WG-1.

Marching Mizzou conductor leads band before MU Homecoming game [Photo]

MU drum major Elliot Naes conducts Marching Mizzou as the band marches to the stadium before the MU Homecoming game on Saturday.

The Zou Bus entertains tailgaters before MU football game [Photo]

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.

Tiger Walk before 100th Homecoming game [Photo]

MU offensive lineman Anthony Gatti greets fans during the Tiger Walk before facing Iowa State on Saturday.

Burger patties sizzle for MU Homecoming alumni [Photo]

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.

Fans camp out before MU Homecoming game [Photo]

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.

Todd McCubbin identifies Homecoming with Tiger spirit [Photo]

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.

Annalise Wightman is on her way toward Tiger spirit [Photo]

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.