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MEDIA ADVISORY: One Roar for Tigers’ Homecoming

October 26th, 2012

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

By Diamond Dixon

WHAT: The Mizzou Alumni Association invites the Columbia community to participate in the 101st Homecoming celebration this weekend. This year’s theme, “Many Tigers, One Roar,” provides a unified message that marks the beginning of a new era as the University of Missouri celebrates its first Homecoming as a member of the Southeastern Conference.

The Homecoming celebration kicked off last week, when 305 MU students and alumni from 21 alumni organizations participated in a day of service. During the four-day Mizzou Blood Drive, MU students collected more than 4,600 units of blood. Traditional Homecoming activities for this weekend include Campus Decorations, a free pancake breakfast, a Mizzou Spirit Rally with Marching Mizzou and MU Spirit Squads, a concert featuring national performing artist “Imagine Dragons” and the 101st anniversary Homecoming Parade.

WHO: University of Missouri students, alumni and the public

Friday, Oct. 26
12-5 p.m.
Homecoming Headquarters will be open at Reynolds Alumni Center on the corner of Tiger Avenue and Conley Avenue
Visitors can check in for Homecoming weekend, purchase Homecoming merchandise and learn about Homecoming events. Light refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

6-9:30 p.m.
Campus Decorations, Greek Town

9:30- 11:30 p.m.
Mizzou Spirit Rally and free campus-wide concert, Rollins Street in front of the MU Student Center

Saturday, Oct. 27
7 a.m.
Brewer Breakfast, MU Recreation Center
The breakfast is free and open to the public.

7 a.m.
The 101st anniversary Homecoming Parade starts on campus and winds through downtown Columbia.
For the parade route and live-streaming video beginning at 7 a.m., visit

8:30 a.m.
Romp, Chomp and Stomp Tailgate, Carnahan Quadrangle
Admission is free and food and beverage vendors will be available.

11 a.m.
Tigers football game against Kentucky, Memorial Stadium.
Single-game tickets are on sale at or 1-800-CAT-PAWS.

WHERE: MU Campus

NOTE: All events are open to the public. For a complete listing of Homecoming events, visit