1. The Antlers
The Antlers are the loudest fans inside Mizzou Arena on game days. The unofficial student group is named after the named after the antler dance they did in 1976 and is the group to be in if you’re a rabid Mizzou basketball fan. Keep on the look out for The Antlers as you never know what kind of pranks they’ll perform.
2. Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame Displays
Make sure to check out the displays showcasing the greatest athletes in Mizzou history near the main entrance. The displays do an excellent job of showing off Missouri’s strong athletics history, so don’t miss them during your visit to Mizzou
3. Truman the Tiger
Mizzou’s official mascot can be seen throughout the game hyping the crowd up with special dances and routines. He puts on quite the show and will keep you well entertained during stoppages in play.
4. MIZ-ZOU Chant
This tradition began in 1976 during a game between the Tigers and Ohio State and has carried on to today. Half of the stadium will chant “M-I-Z,” and the other half will respond with “Z-O-U.” Usually, the student section will shout the first half while the alumni section will follow with the latter half, so no matter where you’re sitting join in on the chant.
5. Let's Go Tigers
After the tip-off, the Mizzou student section chants “Let’s Go Tigers” until the Tigers score their first basket. Join in on the chant to give the team your support and help them score early and often.
6. Free Throws
The Tigers student section has two distinct traditions regarding free throws. When the Tigers are shooting, raise both hands and chant “Swoosh, yay” when a basket is made, however, when the opponents shoot get loud and follow the instructions of the coordinators to get in the shooters head. No matter who is shooting, join in on the tradition to help aid the Tigers in their quest for victory.
7. Three Pointers
After every Tigers three-pointer, make the referee sign for a three-pointer with your hands to show off your Tigers pride.
8. Old Missouri (Alma Mater)
After the game, the entire student section sticks around to sing the Mizzou alma mater win or lose. No matter how the game you attend goes make sure to stick around and show off your school pride after the game.
9. Opponent Fouls Out
When an opponent fouls out everyone in the arena chants “left, right, left, right” until the player sits down at which point every yells “sit down!” Make opposing players feel ashamed about fouling out by taking part in this tradition.
10. Border War: Missouri-Kansas Rivalry
Missouri and Kansas have a long standing rivalry across all sports, however the rivalry has been dormant since 2012 when the Tigers moved to the SEC. The rivalry between these two states dates back to before the Civil War, so make sure to be in attendance when this rivalry kicks off again.