COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP/KMOV) -- A University of Missouri student leader wants to bring a real tiger on the football field as the school's mascot.
Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce says having a live tiger at Faurot Field would increase school spirit and draw attention to Missouri athletics. He estimates the cost of using a live tiger at $2 million and says it would require private donations.
In a statement sent to News 4 Chancellor Deaton of the University of Missouri at Columbia said there is no plan to obtain a live Tiger as their mascot. They believe this rumor may have come about from a recent student government meeting. So, the official word from the administration at Mizzou is this is a rumor and unfounded.
Similar efforts are in place at Louisiana State University and the University of Memphis, two other schools with tiger mascots.
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