Ten years ago, we were just freshman getting acclimated to Columbia, MO and learning what it meant to be Greek and participate in Homecoming. We were told early and often how important a tradition it was to the school, especially considering Mizzou is widely believed (by the NCAA, Jeopardy, and one episode of NCIS) to be the birthplace of the now nationwide tradition. As students here, we pomped floats and huge house decorations, donated record-breaking pints of blood, performed skits for all of Greek Town, and proudly helped to carry on the legacy founded on Stankowsky Field in 1911. I don't really miss pomping or standing in line to give blood, but I have to say that it all was so much fun.
We started planning to come back for the centennial celebration a few years ago, especially with the football program getting better and better. I was so excited to come see some of my sorority sisters and revisit the campus where we made so many memories together.
Happy birthday, Homecoming! M-I-Z!
It was a great weekend, great football game, and a great ten years as a Tiger (and a Kappa, too!) Here's to another fabulous 100 years of Homecoming!