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Cheering for Red, Black and Gold

One family cheers for both teams.

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The University Singers, directed by Paul Crabb, sing “One Mizzou” on the steps of Jesse Hall during Chancellor Brady J. Deaton’s inaugural SEC tailgate Sept. 8, 2012. Photo by Rob Hill.

For Julie Davis, Chancellor Brady J. Deaton’s inaugural SEC tailgate on Francis Quadrangle Sept. 8, 2012, was a chance to celebrate the things that matter to her most. Originally from Athens, Ga., Julie moved to Columbia in 1999 when her husband, Charles Davis, accepted a position at the Missouri School of Journalism. Their son, Charlie, is a freshman at Mizzou. A member of the University Singers, he held down the bass line as the group sang “One Mizzou” to the crowd of more than 500 who gathered before the University of Georgia Bulldogs beat the Tigers 41–20. Donning a T-shirt with “Tiger Loving Bulldawg” on the front and “Bulldawg Loving Tiger” on the back, Julie says her weekend was full of red, black and gold. More than 900 Bulldog fans tailgated on Lowry Mall. “We have friends in town that we haven’t seen in 30 years,” Julie says. “It’s been glorious to have all of those people together.”