Mizzou Sports

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.

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.

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.

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.

Missouri falls to No. 1 Kentucky, drops sixth straight game

It wasn't as bad as the 49-point beating in Lexington, Kentucky, but Missouri still lost to No. 1 Kentucky. The Tigers have now dropped six straight games.

Missouri gymnastics hopes to bounce back Friday

The Missouri gymnastics team has lost its last two meets. It will compete against Southeast Missouri State and Lindenwood in the State of Missouri Meet on Friday.

Two Missouri softball players make USA Softball 'watch list'

Tori Finucane and Emily Crane represent Missouri on USA Softball's list of the country's top 50 collegiate players. The Tigers open their season on Feb. 13.

MARK SELIG: Knock Calipari if you want, but he prepares players for success better than anyone in the game

Kentucky's head coach consistently churns out NBA-level talent, and the Wildcats' machine runs powerful and efficiently.


Top former coaches think No. 1 Kentucky is historically elite

Former coach and current ESPN broadcaster Seth Greenberg said Kentucky could compete with any college hoops team in history.

Rock Bridge's Sophie Cunningham named a McDonald's All-American

Sophie Cunningham, a 6-foot-1 senior guard at Rock Bridge High School and Missouri commit, cracked the 24-player roster, which was announced Wednesday.

Hine leads young Missouri tennis team to back-to-back home wins

Junior Kelli Hine showed her toughness as she won all of her matches from the No. 1 singles position, and big play from the younger members of the squad ensured the Tigers' victory in both meets.