Missouri Tigers Lair snags Tailgater Top 20

In their second year in the SEC, University of Missouri ended their season 11-1 and stomped Oklahoma State to win the Cotton Bowl. That makes for some frenzied fans and darn good tailgating.


The best tailgating spots surround Faurot Field and belong to donors, but the school frees up seven parking garages by the stadium for non-grilling tailgates. It’s tailgating towers rather than lots. But the Truman VA Hospital lot opens for alcohol-free tailgates. Foods cover the burger and dog mainstays alongside chili beer brats, skewers and anything that combines yellow corn with black beans in honor of the team colors. Post-game, down something cold and frosty at the Flat Branch brew pub or hit Shakespeare’s for the best pizza in town. And don’t dare underestimate Mizzou. Remember that this is a team that forges onto the field to a cannon’s roar.

Fast Facts:

  • Coach: Gary Pinkel
  • Mascot: Truman the Tiger
  • Stadium: Faurot Field
  • City: Columbia, Missouri
  • Fans: Nice
  • When football started at Mizzou: 1890
  • Famous Alumni: Kevin Winslow, Sheryl Crow
  • Traditions: Tiger Walk
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