MISSOURI TIGERS TEAM INFORMATION:
First Season: 1907
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Stadium: Faurot Field
Conference: Southeastern Conference (East Division)
Rivals: Kansas Jayhawks, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Iowa State Cyclones
Mascot: Truman the Tiger
Notable Alumni: Brad Smith, Justin Smith & Zack Abron
Notable Bowl Games:
The Missouri Tigers football program takes its name from a citizen brigade formed during the Civil War to protect the citizens of Columbia, Missouri Tigers from roving bands of plunderers. Missouri football takes this legacy seriously. One of only 39 teams in all college football to win more than 500 games, winning 12 conference championships, fielding 23 All-Americans and 11 members of the College Football Hall of Fame, the Tigers are one of most storied, yet underestimated, football programs in the country.
The Missouri Tigers football program began in 1890. Formerly playing in the Big Eight Conference, the team is now a member of the Southeastern Conference. Missouri has played in 20 bowl games in its history - only 26 other teams have more bowl game appearances. Rivalries with Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Iowa State have lasted throughout the years. Missouri and Nebraska play for a trophy that was once a church bell stolen by a Nebraska Cornhuskers fraternity. The Oklahoma Sooners game has the longtime tradition of representatives from each school smoking the Tigers-Sooners Peace Pipe at half time. The Iowa State Cyclones game is played for a telephone trophy, donated by Northwestern Bell after a game in 1959 when the headset lines of the two teams were crossed, and coaches could hear their opponent's plays being called. The Missouri Tigers football program is rich with such traditions.
The Missouri Tigers play their home games at Faurot Field, also known as Memorial Stadium or the Zou in Columbia, Missouri. The stadium can hold more than 70,000 spectators. Its most well recognized feature is the white “M” made of stones behind the endzones. Visiting schools have traditionally tried to change the letter to an “N” for Nebraska or a “K” for Kansas. A Mizzou Tigers home game this season will be an unforgettable experience. Buy Missouri Tigers football tickets and be part of a longstanding college football tradition!
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