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Bully for Ol’¬†Mizzou!

Your guide to Tigers' pregame traditions

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  • Published: Oct. 23, 2009
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Mizzou has many rich traditions, but chief among them might be Homecoming. It was created by the university in 1911 when alumni were welcomed home for the Tigers’ game against Kansas. This year’s game against Texas — nationally televised by ABC at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 — marks the 99th celebration.

Part of every Mizzou home football game is the tradition of audience participation in the pregame show put on by Marching Mizzou. Fans show their spirit through call-and-response cheers, coordinated hand motions and singalongs. You don’t want to be unprepared when you’re at the game with 72,000 of your closest friends. So check out our video, which shows you everything you need to know.

Lyrics you need:


The alma mater: “Old Missouri” (first verse)

Old Missouri, fair Missouri
Dear old varsity.
Ours are hearts that fondly love thee,
Here's a health to thee.

Chorus: Proud art thou in classic beauty
Of thy noble past.
With thy watch words: honor, duty,
Thy high fame shall last!

The fight songs: “Every True Son” and “Fight Tiger”

Every true son, so happy hearted,
Skies above us are blue.
There's a spirit so deep within us,
Old Missouri, here's to you! (Rah! Rah!)
When the band plays the Tiger war song,
And when the fray is through,
We will tramp, tramp, tramp around the columns
With a cheer for old Mizzou!

Hit it!
Hooray! Hurrah! Mizzou! Mizzou!
Hooray! Hurrah! Mizzou! Mizzou!
Hooray! Hurrah! And a Bully for Ol' Mizzou!
Rah rah rah rah!
Mizzou-Rah! Mizzou-Rah! Mizzou-Rah! Tigers!

Fight, Tiger, fight for Old Mizzou.
Right behind you everyone is with you.
Break the line and follow down the field.
And you'll be, on the top, up on the top!
Fight, Tiger, you will always win.
Proudly keep the colors flying skyward.
In the end you'll win the victory,
So, Tigers fight for Old Mizzou!

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