With the season opening game just two days away, Mizzou is about to embark on a new era as one of two new members of the Southeastern Conference. In preparation for this, the Athletic Department has undergone a complete overhaul. While the school is still known as The University of Missouri, the Athletic Department now uses the Mizzou brand across the board.
In regards to the football team, some significant changes have taken place. The block 'M', which had been on the helmets for the past 40 years, has been removed. In its place is an oval tiger head logo that the school most identifies with.
They've also added a secondary, matte-black helmet with an over sized tiger head adorning both sides.
The team will have 24 combinations to choose from on game day, so it should make for an exciting season, both aesthetically and athletically.
Last but not least, Faurot Field has gone under the knife as well. The old turf has been replaced with new FieldTurf, the mid-field logo has been made larger, SEC logos have been added to the 25 yard lines, and the end zones have been updated.
There's the quick run-down on what's new this year. New conference, new identity, new era.