Athletics

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: my school has one of the best athletic programs in the country.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: MIZ-ZOU!!, I hear the chants all the way from my apartment when there is a Football game. Mizzou's school pride is amazing and they support their teams as loud as they can

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The main sport focus is on football. The games are usually close to sold out and the student section has a lot of school spirit. If you "sit" in the student section, you won't be sitting during the game at all except during half-time.

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5 College Student

Athletics: Our athletics is wonderful, the facilities and the environment itself.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People love Mizzou football. There are tons of awesome traditions.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 31st
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 552nd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Kojadinovic
Hometown
Saint Louis, Missouri
Major
English
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The MU sports program is a well-known and respected program. The football games bring out many fans, especially during Homecoming. Football games are usually packed, and tailgating starts early and ends late into the night. Traffic is the only problem during football months. School spirit is very high during football season. Most students are pure Tigers at heart; many alumni come back every weekend for the games. Students are proud of their teams and what they accomplish. In recent years, basketball has not been as prominent, but students still support their basketball team. 

The intramural and club sports are popular. The recreation center provides sign-ups for intramural volleyball, basketball, Frisbee, soccer, and flag football. The only issue you might have is finding people to play and show up at the designated game times. Students have a lot of fun with these sports and make new friends. The athletic facilities are very clean and up-to-date.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Southeastern Conference
Basketball: Southeastern Conference
School Colors
Black and MU gold
School Nickname
Tigers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
341 - 3%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
195 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 94
Basketball: 28
Baseball: 38
Cross Country/Track: 62
Other Sports: 203
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 65%
Basketball: 57%
Baseball: 30%
Cross Country/Track: 80%
Other Sports: 67%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Track and field
  • Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bass fishing
  • Boffer
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Dance team
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Ice hockey
  • Jujitsu (Kodenkan)
  • Karate
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Racquetball
  • Roller hockey
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • SCUBA
  • Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Water skiing and wakeboarding
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • A.L. Gustin Golf Course
  • Audrey J. Walton Track/Soccer Field/Stadium
  • Brewer Fieldhouse
  • Devine Pavilion
  • Green Tennis Center
  • Hearnes Center
  • Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field
  • Mizzou Aquatics Center
  • Mizzou Arena
  • Mizzou Athletics Training Complex
  • Stankowski Field
  • Student Rec Center
  • Taylor Stadium/Simmons Field
  • University Field
Most Popular Sports
Football is the most popular sport on campus, with basketball coming in second. Students get very pumped up for football season.
Most Overlooked Teams
The women's volleyball team is really talented, and the games are quite entertaining.
School Spirit
A lot of the spirit at Mizzou is very real. The school has been cultivating a competitive sports atmosphere for decades, which means generation after generation grows up loving the Tigers. When students get to the school, that passion is amplified by the fact that they actually go to school with the athletes they've been idolizing for years. During football and basketball games, students become emotionally invested in the action on the field. The result of the match could alter their mood for the next couple of days.
Getting Tickets
The easiest way to get tickets for Mizzou sporting events is to buy an all-sports pass. For around $200, you get to go to every sporting event available on campus, including basketball and football. For basketball and football, however, you need to go to the Hearnes Center to pick up the tickets. It is recommended that you get football tickets early, or your seats will be bad. For basketball, however, it is general admission.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Stankowski Field

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 141 responses

  • 33% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 60% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 6% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 1% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 142 responses

  • 64% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 33% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 2% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 140 responses

  • 16% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 57% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 26% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

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