Now on Sale: Official School Coffins 
Tue Nov 19, 8:20 AM ET  
By AARON KESSLER 

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - For fans whose enthusiasm for the home team refuses to die, even after they do, the University of Missouri-Columbia has the solution: Those looking to extend school spirit beyond the grave can now purchase an officially licensed Missouri coffin. 

Linda Gilbert, program director for licensing at Missouri, said the university has licensed Collegiate Memorials of Macon, Ga., to produce the coffins. 

Available in various woods and metal, the coffins feature the Missouri insignia sewn into the velvet interior and cost from $1,590 to $2,390.... 

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Would you purchase a `Collegiate Coffin`?
Now on Sale: Official School Coffins

Tue Nov 19, 8:20 AM ET

By AARON KESSLER

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - For fans whose enthusiasm for the home team refuses to die, even after they do, the University of Missouri-Columbia has the solution: Those looking to extend school spirit beyond the grave can now purchase an officially licensed Missouri coffin.

Linda Gilbert, program director for licensing at Missouri, said the university has licensed Collegiate Memorials of Macon, Ga., to produce the coffins.

Available in various woods and metal, the coffins feature the Missouri insignia sewn into the velvet interior and cost from $1,590 to $2,390....

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19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/22/02 - 11:59:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Would I purchase a coffin? No. Frankly, I find it disgusting that colleges are attempting to profit from the dead in this fashion. It just goes to show what lengths institutions are willing to go for money.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 11/28/02 - 9:33:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I despise most forms of sport. Having a sporting insignia displayed on my coffin would have me spinning in my grave.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/26/03 - 9:31:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
HOW PATHETIC!!! who would buy a coffin from a university??? my god, its bad enough that funerals are EXPENSIVE....but now they are going commercial? ACK! geez, the next thing you know it...they'll be saying "THESE COFFINS COME FREE IF YOU ARE ALUMNI OF ________ UNIVERSITY"
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/26/03 - 10:02:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Leaving aside that I hate sports, I want to be cremated and scattered. Graves are a waste of real estate and funerals are wastes of money.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/10/03 - 9:47:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
that really is sick and twisted that universities are driven to the point where they feel the need to cash in on peoples deaths!
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/10/03 - 9:48:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
i like my college, but not that much.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/17/06 - 4:05:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I am from MO, and I still am going to say HELL NO!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/27/06 - 3:40:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, what's the point?
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/27/06 - 3:55:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh yeah, I'd love to be buried in a bright orange coffin. Go UT!
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/27/06 - 3:56:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's kind of sad that so many people are unable to move on after they leave education.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/16/07 - 4:27:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't see it as being appropriate.



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