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CALENDAR ITEM: Tigers’ Homecoming Sets Standard

October 26th, 2013

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

By Diamond Dixon

The Mizzou Alumni Association invites the Columbia community to participate in the 102nd Homecoming celebration. This year’s theme, “The Black and Gold Standard,” indicates Mizzou’s efforts to continuously set new goals for the university and create standards of excellence for all students.

Traditional Homecoming activities for the weekend of Oct. 26 include Campus Decorations, a Mizzou Spirit Rally with Marching Mizzou and MU Spirit Squads, a concert featuring national performing artist “Youngblood Hawke”, and the 102nd anniversary Homecoming Parade.

University of Missouri students, alumni and the public.

Friday, Oct. 25

12 – 5p.m.

Homecoming Headquarters will be open at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the corner of Tiger Avenue and Conley Avenue. Visitors can check in for the Homecoming weekend, purchase Homecoming merchandise and obtain information for the weekend. Light refreshments will be provided.

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 MU Student Center

Saturday, Oct. 26

9 a.m.

102nd anniversary Homecoming Parade starts on campus and winds through downtown Columbia. For the parade route and live streaming video beginning at 9 a.m., visit:

11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

Romp, Chomp and Stomp tailgate, Carnahan Quadrangle. Participants must register for this event.

6 p.m.

Tiger football game against South Carolina, Memorial Stadium. Single game tickets are on sale at or 1-800-CAT-PAWS.

NOTE: All events are open to the public.

The 2013 Homecoming celebration is a program of the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA). For a complete listing of homecoming events and to learn more about the MAA, visit: