Tigers head to Alamo Bowl
Story by Ryan Gavin
It’s official: Mizzou will go to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl.
Announced Sunday afternoon, the Dec. 29 game will feature the No. 25 Tigers (9-4) against the No. 22 Northwestern Wildcats (9-3) of the Big 10 Conference.
Although the Tigers played at the Alamodome for the 2007 Big 12 Championship, Mizzou has never played in the Alamo Bowl (hosted at the same site) before in the game’s 15-year history. The 2009 game will mark the Tigers’ fourth consecutive bowl trip and fifth in the past six years. Northwestern played in the 2000 Alamo Bowl against Nebraska but lost 66-17.
Tickets for the game are available for purchase Monday at 9 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets online, by phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Columbia) or by visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.
The athletic department expects a rush for tickets early Monday morning, so fans are encouraged to get their tickets via MUTigers.com. A seating section will be created exclusively for MU students. Students should visit MUTigers.com on Tuesday for information and ordering instructions.
Fans interested in travel packages to the bowl game location through the Mizzou Alumni Association are encouraged to visit MizzouSportsTravel.com or call 888-MIZZOU-1.
For more information on San Antonio and events going on around the Alamo Bowl, visit the Web site.