Mizzou Traditions – The ‘M’

One of the hallmarks of Memorial Stadium, home to the Missouri Tigers, is the large white ‘M’ above the north endzone.

Photo from KOMU

The ‘M’ is made of whitewashed rock and stands 90 feet wide and 95 feet high. Since 1927, the big M has made its home just north of Faurot Field. Each fall, Mizzou freshmen paint the rocks to make them sparkling white, and at the end of each football season, senior football players take a rock to remind them of their times in black and gold.

So next time you’re at a Mizzou game, take a moment to admire the big ‘M’ at Memorial Stadium, a Tiger tradition for nearly 100 years!


Countdown to Gameday: Vanderbilt

The Mizzou Tigers kickoff this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium against the Vanderbilt Commodores.


-Make your way into The District and enjoy pregame festivities with home and visiting fans alike. Once you’re ready to cheer, take the Spirit Bus to the stadium. It’s only $1.50 each way and will get you to the game on time and back downtown fast once the final play has been made.

-Tiger fans will not want to miss the Tiger Walk, a tradition that’s become extremely popular in recent years. Cheer on the team as they make their way from the training facility to Memorial Stadium two hours before game time. Just follow the trail of black and gold to the pedestrian bridge over Providence to be a part of Tiger Walk!


-In the mood to ‘Hold on Loosely?’ If you’re in town Friday night, head over to the Missouri Theatre to see 38 Special in concert!

-You can also catch Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at The Blue Note in downtown Columbia. 

-Movies more your style? Check out Ragtag Cinema downtown. Columbia’s home of independent film always has a unique lineup of features, shorts and documentaries. While you’re there, have a Reuben from Uprise Bakery (trust us on this one).


It’s Football Friday, every Friday of home football games at the Walton Building! Be sure to stop by the Walton Building, location of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, on Friday for visitor information and cookies!