I would like to check out Columbia sometime although admittedly not high on my list of away games to go to. Alway hear good stuff about College Station, really wanna go there and Austin. I really wanna see what the Pokes offer too. Kansas schools both making me wanna ralph when i think of tailgating/partying there...
I went to the game a couple years ago. Pretty much drove in for the game and out shortly after. Stayed in KC area. Checked out campus a bit while we were there. Fans ranged from cordial to friendly. Also parked in one of the campus parking ramps and walked to the stadium (free parking in the ramps). No big central area for tailgating from what I saw.
We went 2yrs ago and stayed there at same hotel as team and media it was nice and had sports bar in it where we ate ,and hung out after game watching all other games that night . We drove to game parked in a lot decided not to tailgate ,but had fun just walking around checking it out .