Mizzou Sports

Missouri softball lands Florida transfer

Sami Fagan, who posted the fifth-best average in the Southeastern Conference last season, will have to sit out the 2013 season but will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Missouri flies SEC flag to symbolize conference switch

The MU athletics department symbolized its move to the Southeastern Conference with the raising of an SEC flag Monday.

Missouri's Alden welcomes challenges of move to SEC

MU Athletics Director Mike Alden called the raising of the Southeastern Conference flag "the beginning" Monday.

Former Missouri cross country coach signs on for track job at Battle High School

Shortly after resigning as Missouri women's cross country coach, Rebecca Wilmes was named the track and field coach at Battle High School.

Missouri raises SEC flag to signify official move to conference

Mizzou Arena hosted a flag raising ceremony on Monday to make MU's joining of the Southeastern Conference official.

Missouri eager for jump to SEC

Missouri's move to the SEC is official on Sunday, ending an association with the Big 12 and its previous incarnations dating to 1907. There's no looking back.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: New era for athletics, draft picks

Missouri officially joined the SEC and two Tiger basketball players were selected in the NBA Draft.

49ers say Aldon Smith hurt in Friday incident

The San Francisco 49ers say former Missouri football player Aldon Smith suffered only minor injuries.

Missouri shot-putter fourth at Olympic Trials

Kearsten Peoples did not make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, but her mark of 17.32 meters in the Friday's finals, earned her fourth place.

Missouri basketball players English, Denmon picked in NBA Draft

Kim English was drafted by the Detroit Pistons, and Marcus Denmon was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs.

Missouri shot-putter earns spot in finals at Olympic Trials

Missouri junior Kearsten Peoples ended up in eight place after Thursday's preliminaries and will move on to Friday evening's finals. 

Last hurrah for Missouri senior swimmer at the Olympic Trials

Missouri senior Emily DiBenigno will be racing in the 200 breaststroke Friday for the last time at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. She will not continue competitive swimming, and will spend the coming school year abroad in Nice, France. 

Missouri's Laurence Bowers, youth have strong bond

A commitment to giving back earned Bowers two character awards last school year. The Tiger's senior forward was named the Big 12 Conference's Winter Chick-fil-A Community Champion and was inducted into the Mizzou '39, both of which recognize accomplishments in athletics, academics and community service.


Missouri's English confident heading into NBA Draft

Former Missouri players Kim English, Marcus Denmon and Ricardo Ratliffe are hoping to be chosen during Thursday's NBA Draft, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Newark, N.J. and will be televised on ESPN.

Questions surround anonymous donation to Missouri athletics

Who is the Kansas City Sports Trust, and how could its members — or anyone — come up with $30 million to give away?

Missouri swimmer enjoying Olympic trials

Missouri sophomore swimmer Sam Tierney said he sees the trials as a great way to become a better swimmer. His goal is to gain more experience for his next three years of college competition.

BCS playoff dollars could spark calls to pay players

The new playoff system means big money for major college football, leaving some to wonder whether a portion of that windfall should be heading the players way.

Athletes' deaths in workouts prompt new guidelines

A total of 21 college football players have collapsed and died during conditioning workouts since 2000 — many on the first few days, when even the fittest players are often pushed too hard.

Missouri wrestling may have found a new home

With Missouri's official move to the SEC nearing, the wrestling program is trying to figure out where it belongs.

Comment: Pay for play should be in football playoff

Give a couple fifth-graders some newly sharpened pencils and a few pieces of lined paper and they could have knocked out a college football playoff format before lunchtime, with a break in between for tag at recess.