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Show Me Mizzou Day to Bring Academics, Athletics Together

The University of Missouri is hosting a campuswide open house this Saturday, April 13, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the MU community. This is the first ever Show Me Mizzou Day and will have events that range from academics to athletics.

In total, there are more than 100 activities which will begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m. These events include “Saturday Morning Science,” a special presentation from Nobel Laureate and MU professor emeritus George Smith, tours of various academic facilities and a peak into the Ellis Library rare books vault.

MU Spokesperson Christian Basi said there will be over 100 events open to the public. Each which will provide a unique look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at MU.

“Sometimes, it may not be evident about what the University is doing, or what are researchers are doing, that impact everyone in every corner of the state and so this is an opportunity to learn about that as well as for us to showcase what their University of Missouri does,” Basi said.

Following the activities there will be two main sporting events. The MU football team will host their annual spring football game at 3 p.m. on Faurot Field and will feature a presentation from Marching Mizzou. At 5 p.m. the MU baseball team will host LSU at Taylor Stadium

Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.