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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 6:15 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Tennessee opens in a new windowVolunteers. This weekend is ‘Black Out,’ so Tiger Fans – wear black.

mizzou sunset at faurot field

PRE-GAME:

The opens in a new windowCoMo Connect public transit system offers game-day shuttles to the stadium from many popular pre-game locations, parking garages, and hotels. Parking garages are free on Saturdays but you will need $1.50 to ride the shuttle to Memorial Stadium.

black out shirtHead over to opens in a new windowThe Mizzou Store for this year’s opens in a new windowBlack Out shirt and for any other black and gold gear you need.

Have questions about MU’s tailgating rules? Need a great game day recipe? Find everything you need on the Mizzou Tailgating website or on our Pinterest boards: Gear Up for Game Day and Tiger Tailgating.

For this weekend’s tailgating, we suggest easy opens in a new windowCrock Pot sandwiches and opens in a new windowchili.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE:

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

opens in a new window“Sylvia” Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Columbia Entertainment Company

opens in a new windowJoe Marlotti featuring Jeremy Essig Friday 9 PM, Saturday 8 and 10 PM
Deja Vu Comedy Club

opens in a new windowJason Boland & The Stragglers Friday 8:30 PM
The Blue Note

opens in a new windowColumbia Winter Farmers Market Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM
Parkade Center

opens in a new windowSanta’s Welcome Party Saturday 9 AM – 10 PM
Columbia Mall

opens in a new windowMeet the Author: Karen Mocker Dabson Saturday 10:30 AM 
Walters-Boone County Historical Museum

opens in a new windowThe Stone Sugar Shakedown + Dave & Dyno and The Roadkill Orchestra Saturday 9 PM
Rose Music Hall

opens in a new windowHoliday Bazaar Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM
Hillcrest Community Center

opens in a new windowColumbia Jaycees Holiday Parade Sunday 3 PM 
The District

opens in a new windowMizzou Women’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest Sunday 7 PM
Mizzou Arena

TIP:

As of today (Wednesday) the opens in a new windowforecast for Saturday is a high of 39 with a ‘real feel’ of 27 degrees… brr! Dress in warm layers and bring a blanket and gloves.

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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 11 AM at Memorial Stadium against the South Carolina opens in a new windowGamecocks.

PRE-GAME:

The opens in a new windowCoMo Connect public transit system offers gameday shuttles to the stadium from many popular pre-game locations, parking garages, and hotels. Parking garages are free on Saturdays but you will need $1.50 to ride the shuttle to Memorial Stadium.

This weekend is Gold Rush. We doubt you are, but if you’re in need of more Mizzou Gold head over to The Mizzou Store on campus for game-day gear and more.

Have questions about MU’s tailgating rules? Need a great game day recipe? Find everything you need on the Mizzou Tailgating website or on our Pinterest boards: Gear Up for Game Day and Tiger Tailgating.

Another 11 AM game means another breakfast tailgate recipe – check out these tailgating opens in a new windowbreakfast sandwiches from our Tiger Tailgating Pinterest board.

Tailgating Breakfast Sandwiches. Looking for a good season from KSU Wildcats!! EMAW!:

WHILE YOU’RE HERE:

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

opens in a new windowFirst Fridays in the North Village Arts District Friday 6-9 PM 
North Village Arts District

opens in a new windowKevin Hart What Now? Tour Friday 7 PM
Mizzou Arena

opens in a new window‘Romeo and Juliet’ Friday-Sunday 7 PM
Missouri Theatre

opens in a new window‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Warehouse Theatre

opens in a new windowAaron Kleiber and Tim Ross Friday 7:30 and 9 PM, Saturday 8 and 10 PM
Deja Vu Comedy Club

opens in a new windowHonky Tonk Tailgate Saturday 5 PM
Rose Music Hall

opens in a new windowFunk Volume 2015 Tour Saturday 9 PM
The Blue Note

opens in a new windowMizzou Volleyball vs. Tennessee Sunday 1:30 PM
Hearnes Center

Be sure to check out the University of Missouri campus if you never have before. We have a beautiful campus and so many traditions – you’re bound to learn something new about Mizzou. All you need is your cell phone for a free self-guided audio tour.

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Searching for the perfect summer read? Why not support the Mizzou Alumni authors below? Take a look and add one (or all) to your “to-read” list.

everyone dies in the end
opens in a new windowEveryone Dies in the End…and I Alone Escaped to Tell You
by Brian Katcher

Everyone Dies is a light-hearted coming of age story about love, growing up, and what it’s like to be buried alive. – opens in a new windowGoodreads

I Am Legend

opens in a new windowI Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth… but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire, and they are hungry for Neville’s blood. – opens in a new windowGoodreads

A Plot for Pridemore

opens in a new windowA Plot for Pridemore: A Novel by Stephen Roth

“Stephen Roth, a Georgia native who has lived in Missouri for twenty years, delivers an enthusiastic novel that is urgently plotted and hilariously reveals the sparkling nuances of living in a small rural community.” -Matt Baker, author of Drag the Darkness Down ( opens in a new windowAmazon)

 Fail

“The plot is intriguing — dirty dealings at City Hall, corruption in government and a super-smart cop who has gotten on the bad side of the bigwigs…an enjoyable read with such a St. Louis feel…” -St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( opens in a new windowAmazon)

Slant of Light

opens in a new windowSlant of Light by Steve Wiegenstein

His novel is an exciting and original take on the history of America becoming America, full of complex characters and rich, realistic dialogue. Slant of Light is the perfect summer read for any fan of historical fiction. – Southern Literary Review ( opens in a new windowAmazon)

Saving Lincoln

opens in a new windowSaving Lincoln by Robert Kresge

“Saving Lincoln is a rare treat of a Civil War ‘what if’ novel that it rigorously researched with an entirely plausible Confederate plot for a desperate and dramatic stroke against Abrahm Lincoln himself.  Its primary antagonists, both North and South, are well-matched, cunning adversaries who engage in a constantly escalating game of move and countermove in an ever-tightening circle of suspense and intrigue, culminating in a true nail-biting finish.” -John Hill, award-winning author of the Johnny Reb series of Civil War games ( opens in a new windowAmazon)

Show Me the Murder          Show Me the Deadly Deer          Show Me the Gold

opens in a new windowShow Me Mystery Series by Carolyn Mulford

The books feature a wounded former CIA covert operative, Phoenix Smith, who returns to her hometown to recuperate and relax with a lifelong friend. In Show Me the Murder, Phoenix must adapt her spy skills to help the friend, Annalynn Carr Keyser, discover the truth about her husband’s death–and to survive. In Show Me the Deadly Deer and later books, the two women continue to risk their lives to solve and prevent other murders. Her latest book, the third in the series, is Show Me the Gold. – opens in a new windowAmazon

Shivaree

opens in a new windowShivaree by Margery A. Neely

“The families living in the Missouri Ozarks in 1946 had a lot to be proud about: Their local boy, Harry S. Truman, had recently been elected president, and there were opportunities to be seized. It’s against this backdrop that soldiers begin to return home, careers open up, and families set their sights on property, prestige, and prosperity. However, as families anticipate a great post-war era, the growing threat of communism rears its head. The people have something else to worry about when confronted with mysterious phone calls, the deaths of three unconnected people, and an intrusion into a local armament factory.” – opens in a new windowAmazon

The Bodies Left Behind

opens in a new windowThe Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver

“The Bodies Left Behind” is an epic cat-and-mouse chase, told nearly in real-time, and is filled with Deaver’s patented twists and turns, where nothing is what it seems, and death lingers just around the next curve on a deserted path deep in the midnight forest. – opens in a new windowGoodreads

Lighthouse Island: A Novel

opens in a new windowLighthouse Island: A Novel by Paulette Jiles

“The dystopian novel is beautifully written, and Jiles’ scenes of [protagonist] Nadia navigating the crumbling cityscape and her surreal interactions with the many desperate characters are vivid, shocking and often darkly funny.” -Columbus Dispatch ( opens in a new windowAmazon)

White Doves At Morning

opens in a new windowWhite Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke

His (Burke’s) thrillers, featuring either Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux or Billy Bob Holland, a hardened Texas-based lawyer, have consistently appeared on national bestseller lists, making Burke one of America’s most celebrated authors of crime fiction. Now, in a startling and brilliantly successful departure, Burke has written a historical novel — an epic story of love, hate, and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. – opens in a new windowAmazon


Have you read one of these novels? Let us know what you think.

 

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As you prepare to travel from one Columbia to another for the upcoming face-off against the Gamecocks, we encourage you to spend some time exploring all the wonderful offerings of “The New Southern Hot Spot” outside of Williams-Brice Stadium! With so much to do and see in  opens in a new windowColumbia, SC, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau is providing you with a rundown of some of the area’s “hot spots!”

Fans with famously hot painted on there chest and stomachs.

The New Game Day Hot Spot

Game day in Columbia is like nothing else. The energy surrounding the stadium is a (sand) storm of activity and excitement as fans hop from tailgate to tailgate, playing games of cornhole and counting down the hours until kickoff. Carolina Fair Park in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Gamecock Park and Seawell’s are all popular tailgating locations around the stadium and no matter which team wins the game, the celebration will last well into the night at bars in the Congaree Vista, Five Points and on Main Street.

BBQ Palmetto Pig 12.20.13 

The New Culinary Hot Spot

Be sure to bring your appetite and sample the local flavor! From barbecue and burgers to fine dining and food trucks, we have it all!  opens in a new windowThe Southern Belly BBQ and  opens in a new windowPalmetto Pig will have you going hog wild while  opens in a new windowRockaway Athletic Club and opens in a new windowPawleys Front Porch serve expertly crafted burgers with unique Southern flair. For the more refined palate,  opens in a new windowThe Oak Table opens in a new windowTerra and  opens in a new windowMotor Supply Co. Bistro offer fresh, locally-sourced dishes. If you can track down these meals on wheels,  opens in a new window2 Fat 2 Fly will have you stuffed and  opens in a new windowThe Wurst Wagen will get you in the Oktoberfest spirit with authentic German recipes. Bon Appétit!

 Beer Tasting 06.05.13

The Brew Southern Hot Spot

The craft beer scene in Columbia exploded this past year. The region went from no breweries to three successful operations and a fourth in development.  opens in a new windowConquest Brewing Company opens in a new windowRiver Rat Brewery and  opens in a new windowSwamp Cabbage Brewing Co. are all located in close proximity to Williams-Brice Stadium and all but the latter are available as tailgating locations! Quench your thirst with an ice-cold pint and get ready for game time!

 Kayaking on the Congaree River

The New Adventure Hot Spot

Situated at the convergence of three rivers and boasting a temperate climate, Columbia offers year-round outdoor adventure. Stick around and spend the day after the game kayaking or tubing on the Broad, Saluda or Congaree rivers, hiking in  opens in a new windowCongaree National Park or sailing the beautiful waters of  opens in a new windowLake Murray. You’ll have a fresh burst of adrenaline for your journey back home!

 State House

The New Historic Hot Spot

Take in Columbia’s fascinating history with a free tour of the  opens in a new windowSouth Carolina State House or by meandering through renovated  opens in a new windowHistoric Columbia properties such as the  opens in a new windowWoodrow Wilson Family Home and the  opens in a new windowRobert Mills House & Gardens. The  opens in a new windowSouth Carolina State Museum is a must-see, having just completed their $23 million “Windows to New Worlds” expansion that includes a 55-foot digital planetarium dome and theater, an online observatory, a 4-D multisensory theatre and an outdoor telescope-viewing terrace. The museum is the first facility in the nation to house all of these properties under one roof! 

The New Artistic Hot Spot

Absorb the beauty of the Columbia area through its expansive and diverse art scene!  opens in a new windowColumbia Museum of Art houses masterpieces by Monet and Botticelli, as well as a constant rotation of traveling exhibits throughout the year. Public displays of art can be found along Main Street and throughout the city, adding a unique aesthetic to the region. Columbia is also home to the only nonprofit, art house theatre in the state,  opens in a new windowThe Nickelodeon, which hosts the Indie Grits Film Festival each year.  opens in a new windowTin Roof, Music Farm,  opens in a new windowTownship Auditorium and  opens in a new windowColonial Life Arena attract musical talent from all genres, while  opens in a new windowTrustus Theatre pushes the envelope with their daring and edgy plays.

MACST Skyline

For more information or assistance in planning your trip, please visit  opens in a new windowcolumbiacvb.com or call  opens in a new window803-545-0002. Come back soon!

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Thanks to Dayna Cantelmi with the Columbia, SC Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing us with all these great tips!

All photos courtesy of the Columbia, SC CVB

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When Chester Brewer invited opens in a new windowMizzou alumni to ‘come home’ for the football game against Kansas in 1911, no one could have guessed what a national sensation homecoming would be over 100 years later.  What began on Rollins Field on the University of Missouri campus is now a beloved tradition at Memorial Stadium and at schools across the country.

The first Mizzou homecoming football game in 1911.

Join us on our blog opens in a new windowGameday in Columbia this week to celebrate and embrace Mizzou’s most cherished tradition, homecoming.

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