MU Carries on Tailgating Traditions

Rose Schmidt – MUTV 23 News Writer

COLUMBIA – MU students and alumni tailgated before the MU Homecoming game on, Oct. 26 in Carnahan Quad.

“The Romp, Chomp, and Stomp Tailgate” was an event put on by the Mizzou Alumni Association in which alumni could have a place to gather before the football game.

“It was an old tradition that they used to have on campus that we brought back for the centennial homecoming in 2011,” Coordinator for Student Programs for the Mizzou Alumni Association Aly Friend said.

The event had food set up banquet style, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. A live band was playing in the beer tent so that MU fans of all ages and kinds could kick back and relax.

“It’s just kind of a casual place to hangout,” Friend said.

Some MU students also attended the event, including members of the Homecoming court.

“We did a lot of mingling with the alumni. We got to talk to the chancellor, which is always a good time. We also got to talk to a guy named Wally who was on the first Homecoming court,” homecoming king nominee Paul Ehlinger said.

The Mizzou Alumni Association has over 280,000 MU alumni from across the globe. This event gave them an opportunity to share their love for their alma mater.

“I think it’s great that they, the Alumni Association, puts this on every year, welcoming people back,” Assistant Research Professor of Special Education Melissa Herzog said.

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