Mike Alden: 'Faith' drove his decision to depart Missouri athletics department

MU Athletics Director Mike Alden speaks during a press conference Friday about his recent decision to begin teaching at the MU College of Education. Alden said humility was one of the most important lessons he learned in his 17 years as athletics director.

MU Director of Athletics Mike Alden said he'd considered resigning from his position for several years, but "zeroed in on it" this September.

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After reconstructing MU athletics department, Mike Alden announces resignation

Mike Alden announced Friday he'd resign as athletics director in August, the job he called a dream job and held for 17 years.

Whitt and Hickman boys basketball serve up revenge to CBC

Hickman guard Jimmy Whitt said the game was more for his old teammates than for himself.

Tolton boys basketball runs away from Valle Catholic

The Trailblazers (15-2) ran away with a 68-41 win over Valle Catholic after some halftime adjustments.

First eight games crucial for Missouri baseball

The Tigers start their season with two road trips against four unranked teams.

Missouri wrestling faces familiar foe with Northern Iowa

Last year's wrestling match-up pitted two teams ranked seventh against each other. Northern Iowa won that dual meet 24-10 over Missouri. This year the Tigers are looking to revenge.

Mississippi brings experience, height to Mizzou Arena

Mississippi looks like a bad match-up for Missouri, which is just what the Tigers don't need in the midst of a six-game losing streak.


Missouri gymnastics wins State of Missouri Meet

Missouri won the State of Missouri Meet on Friday, competing against Southeast Missouri State and Lindenwood University. The Tigers finished with a score of 195.850.

Rock Bridge boys basketball advances to Union Tournament championship

Despite slow start, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team advances to the Union Tournament championship after beating Lutheran South, 80-59.

Missouri soccer signs All-American from Indiana

The Missouri soccer team signed All-American keeper Kelsey Dossey. Dossey will participate in the team's spring season.

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

Hernandez caught quarterback Tom Brady's last Super Bowl touchdown pass in the Patriots' 2012 loss to the New York Giants. Now he is on trial for murder, charged with the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.

Carroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early

Carroll said during a joint news conference with New England coach Bill Belichick that family comes first and "if (Sherman) is faced with that decision, we'll support him."

Shattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the tiebreaker for the second straight night, and the Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

NFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future

Nearing the end of a season he acknowledged was filled with "plenty of challenges," Goodell was asked whether he thought he deserved a pay cut — "That's up to the owners," he replied — and whether he could envision resigning or being fired.

Mike Alden explains departure

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the search for a new athletics director will not be "lengthy."

UPDATED: Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden to step down

Alden, who was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony Sunday, will remain at Missouri, working in the College of Education as part of the Positive Coaching Program.

Mike Alden absent from Mizzou Arena as Missouri hosts No. 1 Kentucky

The Missouri athletics director, who announced Thursday that he would step down from that post in August, didn't want to cause a distraction at Mizzou Arena.

Wildcats fans travel to Missouri to get closer to Kentucky

Kentucky's fan base has become known for how well it travels. For many of the fans, the best way to see their favorite team play is on the road.

Mizzou fans express mixed reactions to Mike Alden's resignation

Upon hearing the news that Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden will resign as of Aug. 31, some Twitter users were quick to jump in with praise for the job Alden has done. Others seem eager for a fresh start.