MU Spirit and Athletics

Segment #10 from University of Missouri


 As a proud member of the Southeastern Conference, athletics and competition are fierce at Mizzou. For Elizabeth, it’s a major part of her campus experience. Elizabeth is a sophomore studying strategic communication. She’s a big basketball fan and loves cheering for all 20 of Mizzou’s Division one teams. Elizabeth, tell us all about your experience as a Tiger fan.

Hi everyone. I’m a small town girl coming from a graduating class of 48. My love of sports and Mizzou athletics has allowed me to find my place and feel right at home here in Columbia. Maybe it’s just my competitive spirit, but sports have always been a huge part of my life. I knew I wanted to come to a college where I could get involved and share a sense of spirit and team pride. I’ve found all of that and more here at Mizzou where Tigers don’t just cheer, we roar. You’ll find me cheering in the stands at all of the SEC games, playing club basketball, and behind the scenes as one of the voices writing about these amazing athletes and their stories. This year I attended all the Mizzou women’s basketball games, but the one that stands out to me the most is when Mizzou upset the number one team in the country in overtime on a buzzer beater. The adrenaline I felt as we watched the final clock tick down left everyone on the edge of their seats, and when the final buzzer sounded, the crowd erupted in cheers. That game still gives me chills. Speaking of chills, imagine the excitement of game day as you head towards Faurot field with 60,000 of your closest friends. Almost nothing beats Saturdays in Como in the experience of a Mizzou football game. From picking out the perfect black and gold outfit to the touchdown cannons going off to chanting M-I-Z-Z-O-U, the atmosphere is electric, and when Tiger fans come together, we create a dynamic environment that allows everyone to feel a sense of belonging here at Mizzou. At the end of your college career, you might not remember the score to every game, but you’ll remember the people, the traditions, and the moments that made you proud to be a tiger. M-I-Z. Back to you Alex.

Z-O-U Elizabeth. What an amazing sense of shared spirit and pride bringing Mizzou fans together. You too can cheer on your teammates, your classmates, and your friends on game day, at club games, intermurals, or even at pickup games at Mizzou Rec. There’s just nothing quite like the roar of the Tigers. Appreciate Elizabeth. 

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