KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After 16 years in the conference, the Missouri Tigers are no longer part of the Big 12.
Sunday afternoon, a watch party was held for Tiger fans at Willie's Pub in Kansas City, Mo.
Tiger fans expressed their excitement to watch their school face off against teams like Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Kentucky this season.
"Win or lose, I think people are just hungry to experience the SEC", said MU beat writer Dave Matter.
Other fans believe the Big 12 conference is still holding a grudge against Mizzou for leaving so soon, even after Colorado jumped the gun first.
"I don't care what the Big 12 says. It wasn't a good place for Missouri anymore and they finally woke up to the fact and they're in the right place," said former MU beat writer Mike DeArmond.
Mizzou will play their first football game in the SEC on September 8 against the Georgia Bulldogs.
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