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University of Missouri Mascot and Traditions 

Mizzou Mascot  -  Truman the Tiger

Truman the Tiger | Mascot of the Missouri Tigers Football Team 


Truman the Tiger is the official mascot of the athletic teams of the University of Missouri Tigers. Truman is named after U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who was from the U.S. state of Missouri. Truman was named on September 12, 1986, though the use of a Bengal Tiger as Missouri's mascot is traced to the 1890s. Truman has been awarded best mascot in the nation several times most recently in 2004.

Truman is best-known to Mizzou fans for his tail-whip during the Missouri Waltz, doing push-ups with the ROTC after Tiger scores, and for riding into home football games on a vintage Boone County fire truck called Truman's Taxi, painted gold and black and outfitted with several Missouri flags.

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