Most Tigers fans have taken in a game or two at the Zou, have seen highlights of "Mister Magic" Willie Smith, and remember the 2002 and 2009 Elite Eight appearances. But only real fans know the Civil-War roots of the "Tigers" nickname, the significance of Al Abram, and can name the football and basketball stars who went on to be Hall of Fame players. 100 Things Missouri Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Missouri Tigers. Whether you’re a die-hard booster from the days of Dan Devine or a recent supporter of the team, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Tigers writer Dave Matter has collected every essential piece of Tigers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
About the Author
Dave Matter is the University of Missouri athletics beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com. Prior to joining the Post-Dispatch, he wrote for Columbia Daily Tribune for more than 10 years. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. Brock Olivo is a former Missouri Tigers running back who had his No. 27 retired by the program and holds the distinction of being the Tigers’ all-time leading rusher. After playing in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Olivo is now the assistant special teams coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.