This is direct from the Univ of Missouri website... Mizzou is the University's nickname and is pronounced mah-ZOO. The word Mizzou is an example of clipping. That means that a longer word, Missouri, got shortened (or clipped) to Mizzou, which is similar but shorter. No one is sure who first used the word Mizzou, but it was used in the Missouri Alumni Quarterly as early as 1906. The University uses the word Mizzou often. A number of print and online publications incorporate the affectionate nickname including our alumni magazine called MIZZOU, our monthly e-newsletter @Mizzou, the faculty and staff newspaper Mizzou Weekly, and our junior high science magazine called Mizzou Magic. It also has a number of fun uses such as a cheer at football and basketball games in which people on one side of the stadium shout M-I-Z, and the other side replies Z-O-U. S. C. Smith, Pensacola FL
Marching Mizzou was created in 1885.
The Address For Mizzou, Missouri University, Is 813 Virgina Ave, Columbia MO, 65201
Mizzou basketball team play at Mizzou Arena, situated on the University of Columbia campus, in Columbia, Missouri. The arena's adress is "One Champions Drive, Columbia MO 65211".
The University of Missouri, or Mizzou, is a part of the Southeastern Conference. Mizzou was originally part of the Big 12 Conference, but announced on November 6, 2011 that they would be moving to the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012.
Against current (2011 season) members of the SEC, Mizzou has: 19 wins 8 losses 1 tie
Mizzou Tigers merchandise can be purchased at the following retailers: FansEdge, Amazon, Amazon Marketplace, Rally House, Football Fanatics, and Best Buy.