Although Tiger spirit has been a constant at MU since the first football team was fielded in 1890, Homecoming fashions have come and gone. Two historic costume collection curators offered their expertise to break down Homecoming attire during the 20th century.
The sparkle of the Golden Girls has become what fans expect every game day. For the dance team that holds such a presence on the MU sidelines with their legendary gold uniforms, white boots and perfected dances, the facility just south of the stadium is the first place they can call home.
Homecoming is not just a celebration for MU students and alumni. Families, faculty and Columbia residents can join in to enjoy the parade, football game, tailgating and more.
With Homecoming finally here, Marching Mizzou’s assistant drum major Andrew Monnig must put his organizational skills to the test.
Homecoming at MU has seen many changes since Chester Brewer first invited alumni to "come home" for a game in 1911, but the spirit behind the event has remained the same.
The founding father of homecoming returns in spirit to lead the Tigers once again. Former MU athletic director and all-around sportsman, passed away in 1953, and 15 members of his extended family will represent him during the annual celebration.
Here in Columbia, we all know how crazy it can be on game days, not to mention on Homecoming weekend. The backed-up traffic, the sea of gold in the stadium and the cheers from a pumped-up crowd are just part of what gives Homecoming its appeal. See our photo gallery of MU fans at their best.
Nothing says Tiger pride like a parade. It's the perfect excuse for slowing down traffic, throwing (or catching) candy and cheering on your favorite team. Visit our photo gallery to see how the tradition has changed over the years.
MU's Greek life has a strong tradition of supporting Homecoming, from pomping, to performing, to giving blood. Visit our photo gallery to see the ways Greektown has dressed itself up for the occasion.
CoMo's seen all kinds of strange characters pass through over the years, and the MU Homecoming fans have to be at the top of the list. Lawn mowers on safari, a species-confused sheep and a pantsless parader have all stunned the crowds at one point or another in the history of the Homecoming parade.
See a collection of Homecoming programs from the past decades.
Wearing traditional clothing has put some Muslim women in a spotlight that includes getting strange looks. For others, it is an opportunity to interact and strike up conversations about the faith.
A Columbia teenager recalls his experiences growing up Muslim during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. While he says he has been teased by his classmates, he doesn't take it too personally.
Osama Yanis, the owner of two coffee shops in Columbia, faced much prejudice after the Sept. 11 attacks. He was eventually forced to close the shop that bore his name.
While the news media did a praiseworthy job in their coverage of 9/11, studies also show that substance was often lacking from news stories, and journalists failed to use a diverse body of sources.
Ten years later, civil rights groups and banking institutions still question the act's reach, which allows the government to use wiretaps and secret search warrants in its investigations, and requires banks to collect, maintain and monitor much more extensive customer records than before.
College can be tricky: new relationships, deadlines and financial stresses. Mental health services can help students deal with old and new issues that hold them back. Here, the process of getting help is demystified.
The yoga studio's old space at the back of The Tiger Hotel will become a nightclub, the hotel's owner says.
Thousands of people make the trip to this Boone County town to see local crafts, eat treats and buy pumpkins.
The festival at Nifong Park allows visitors to see a traditional Missouri settlement from 1850s era.
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