VIDEO REPLAY: Mike Alden's news conference on Frank Haith leaving for Tulsa

Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden addressed the media at 11 a.m. Friday and discussed Frank Haith's departure and the ensuing search to find a replacement.

Haith officially out as Missouri coach, Alden announces

Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith informed Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden that he would be leaving the school in a text message Friday morning, Alden said. Haith will become the next head coach at the University of Tulsa.

Potential candidates for Missouri men's basketball job are plentiful

Jeff Goodman of ESPN provided a laundry list of potential replacement candidates on his Twitter account for Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith. Here is a more in-depth look at those possible candidates and what they could bring to the table for the Tigers.

Rock Bridge junior leads baseball team with 'mental game'

Connor Brumfield's work on the baseball field has payed off through a scholarship to play at Missouri. But he says the most important aspect of his game is inside his head.

Missouri basketball's Frank Haith to take Tulsa job, reports say

ESPN and reported Thursday that Missouri's men's basketball coach has agreed to leave Missouri and become the head coach at the University of Tulsa. The official announcement is expected Friday, according to a report from Tulsa World.

Kevin Punter, Jakeenan Gant mull decisions in wake of Frank Haith news

Kevin Punter, who was scheduled to sign his letter of intent to play at Missouri on Friday or Monday, said he's "not signing anything," instead planning on "just laying low right now."

Missouri tennis eliminated from SEC tournament with loss to Texas A&M

A 4-0 loss to No. 8 Texas A&M ended the season for the Tigers, which went 8-20 in the regular season.

For Missouri baseball, working the count a key strategy

Missouri's hitters excel at seeing a high number of pitches and forcing opposing hurlers to show their full repertoires.

Twitter users speculate on Frank Haith leaving Missouri

As of about 4 p.m. Thursday, neither Haith nor MU made any statements confirming or denying rumors he'd be leaving MU.

All-American junior college athlete Juanita Robinson signs with Missouri

Juanita Robinson, previously of Johnson County Community College (Kan.) and Zion Benton High School (Ill.), will join the Tigers for the 2014-2015 season.

Shields strikes out 12; Royals sweep Astros 5-1

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings, and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

Battle girls soccer coach sees 7-0 loss to Jefferson City as accomplishment

The Battle girls soccer team lost to the Jefferson City Jays 7-0 in a game that the players were happy to not lose by mercy rule.

Cardinals' Wainwright pitches complete game shutout to top Nationals

Wainwright (3-1) allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out eight and walked three. During one dominant stretch, the runner-up for the 2013 NL Cy Young award retired 18 consecutive batters.

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

Puig's smuggling venture, first reported by Los Angeles Magazine, is a common way for Cuban baseball players to make it to U.S. professional leagues.

Wildcats guard James Young to enter NBA draft

The 6-foot-6 Young led Kentucky with 82 3-pointers last season. He was one of six high school All-American recruits on a Wildcats squad that began the season No. 1 with expectations of winning the national championship.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

The 6-foot-8-inch All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP.

Missouri softball's Tori Finucane named top 25 finalist for National Freshman of the Year

The freshman pitcher has a 14-5 record and a 1.86 ERA.

Advocates for unionizing college athletes in war of words with Northwestern

The College Athletes Players Association, which wants to be recognized as a full-fledged union, filed a brief Tuesday urging the board to reject the university's appeal.

Can Spurs get back at Heat, survive West?

Miami's path seems much easier, but James' team also appears more vulnerable than the one that was an overwhelming favorite in last year's playoffs.

UPDATE: Missouri basketball's Haith 'front-runner' for Tulsa job

Frank Haith just completed his third year of a six-year contract with Missouri. He led the Tigers to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013, losing in the first round both times.