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BOSFT: Mizzou v. North Carolina

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At Missouri their true tradition is Homecoming. They are the Home of Homecoming. This is where the college football tradition of Homecoming was born!

In 1891, the Missouri Tigers first faced off against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first installment of the Border War, which was also the oldest college football rivalry west of the Mississippi River until the teams stopped playing each other in 2012. The intense rivalry originally took place at neutral sites, usually in Kansas City, Missouri, until a new conference regulation was announced that required intercollegiate football games to be played on collegiate campuses. To renew excitement in the rivalry, ensure adequate attendance at the new location, and celebrate the first meeting of the two teams on the Mizzou campus in Columbia, Missouri, Mizzou Athletic Director Chester Brewer invited all alumni to “come home” for the game in 1911. Along with the football game, the celebration included a parade and spirit rally with bonfire. (SOURCE)

To this date , Missouri’s Homecoming is the largest in the nation.

Other traditions at Missouri include:

“Truman,” Tiger Walk, Truman’s Taxi, “M-I-Z-Z-O-U” call, “The Missouri Waltz” into fourth quarter, “Old Missouri” at end of game, Key Down, Border War, Big MO, Whitewashing the Rock

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Singing of the Alma Mater

Technically two different songs, “Hark the Sound,” and “I’m a Tar Heel Born,” have often been played one after the other following sporting events at Carolina. The songs are taught to students as they come into Carolina and is even featured at Convocation. After hours of cheering and a hopeful victory, players and fans join together and sing the alma mater. Win or lose, the alma mater is always sung with pride.
Other traditions – Tar Heel Town, Victory Walk, Charlie Justice, Lawrence Taylor, The Tar Pit, Bell Tower Climb, South’s Oldest Rivalry (versus UVa), “Rameses,” Victory Bell rivalry with Duke, Franklin Street, NCSU rivalry.


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