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Surprise visit from Missouri's team

Date: April 14, 2009
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: After the most wins in school history, Missouri Senators welcomed Mizzou's basketball team onto the floor after a surprise visit.

Christine Slusser has more from the State Capitol.

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Description: "Thank you Mr. President, it is my honor this afternoon to present to this body the 2008-2009 Missouri Tigers mens basketball team."


After an introduction from Columbia Senator Kurt Schaefer, Mizzou basketball coach Mike Anderson took the microphone from the Senate Chairman.

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Description: "You know, we played 38 games and I told them, I said you know what fellas, we got it right 31 times. Those percentages not bad. They're not bad."


After a rousing applause from the legislators and a gushing speech from a Senator, the team shuffled back into the halls of Missouri's Capitol.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Slusser.


Intro: The Mizzou basketball team made a surprising visit to Missouri's Senators in the chamber this week.

Christine Slusser has more from Jefferson City.

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Applause roared through the Senate chamber as Mizzou basketball coach Mike Anderson took the microphone from the Chairman.

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Description: "It's amazing how many more alums we have now.

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I mean, they claim us. I think that's a great, great feeling. And even as I stand before you here today, I think we're just gettin' started."

An impassioned speech by Senator Matt Bartle followed.

He said the entire nation was talking about Mizzou's "comeback" basketball team.

A long applause followed and the team made its way into the halls to talk with their fans. 

From the State Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.