Missouri State University

Location: Springfield, MO
Founded: 1905
Primary Athletic Conference: Missouri Valley Conference
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Maroon, White
Mascot Name: Boomer
Famous Alumni: John Goodman (Actor) Kathleen Turner (Actress) Ryan Howard (MLB Player) John Q. Hammons (Hotel Developer) David Glass (Owner, KC Royals)
Fun Fact: A joint committee of faculty and students decided on a bear as the official school mascot, basing their choice on the design of the state seal of Missouri. Missouri State is the second largest university in the state of Missouri.