Published June 20, 2012 - 9:05am
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The summer edition of the Mizzou Alumni Association Magazine had a great cover featuring all the mascots in the expanded Southeastern Conference. They are so excited to be a part of the SEC that the title is “YES-E-C” and they have even put up “Proud To Be SEC” Billboards. Missouri will have new uniforms (video & photos) and will even have a block party and new field for their inaugural SEC season.
No college league revels in its football tradition like the Southeastern Conference, where autumn Saturdays are holidays, and fans embrace tailgating with religious zeal. As Mizzou athletics enters its new home, what better time for an alumni road-trip renaissance.
The conference provides plenty to explore beyond the gridiron, and Columbia (Missouri or South Carolina) fits right in. Our sister ’villes — Fayetteville, Gainesville, Knoxville, Nashville and Starkville, to name a few — offer art, music, southern cuisine and scenic surroundings. And you can bet the cooler and charcoal that our new siblings will be dropping by CoMo en masse. SEC fans love taking the show on the road — Mizzou is increasing its visiting ticket allotment from approximately 3,800 to 6,000 — so it’s a good thing I-55 is a two-way street.
Read the article from the alumni magazine with a brief history of every SEC school.