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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Mike Alden announced Friday he'd resign as athletics director in August, the job he called a dream job and held for 17 years.
The Tigers start their season with two road trips against four unranked teams.
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 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 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.
The Missouri soccer team signed All-American keeper Kelsey Dossey. Dossey will participate in the team's spring season.
MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said the search for a new athletics director will not be "lengthy."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kentucky's head coach consistently churns out NBA-level talent, and the Wildcats' machine runs powerful and efficiently.
Former coach and current ESPN broadcaster Seth Greenberg said Kentucky could compete with any college hoops team in history.
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.
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.