The schedule for the University of Missouri's first season with the South Eastern Conference was announced Wednesday morning. The first official SEC game begins Sept. 8 with Mizzou hosting the Georgia Bulldogs. The last time Missouri met Georgia was in the 1960 Orange Bowl, where Georgia won 14-0. SEC play wraps up on Nov. 24, when Missouri plays at Texas A&M. Missouri was previously contracted to play its rivals at Kansas City that day. But Kansas officials have indicated no interest in playing Missouri in a non conference game.
Last week marked the 176th birthday of the man who many feel defined American literature. Since his 1910 death, the city of Hannibal in northeastern Missouri has become a mecca for those who appreciate Mark Twain's work - one of the few places in the world that center on literary tourism. But it's still a city - and a small town in Missouri, at that. As part of Word Missouri, a series examining Missouri's literary heritage, KBIA's Davis Dunavin went to Hannibal to explore how aficionados, experts, tourists and residents live in the shadow of Twain.