Mizzou Sports

Next step on path to BCS playoff: Presidents chime in

The BCS commissioners will present their four-team playoff proposal to the presidential oversight committee Tuesday in Washington.

Expansion, rule changes OK with SEC hoops coaches

Kentucky's outspoken men's basketball coach John Calipari has long championed the talent and depth in the Southeastern Conference — even when the NCAA tournament selection committee didn't share his optimism.

Cantwell qualifies for Olympic team

Former MU shot putter Christian Cantwell qualified for his second Olympic team Sunday. He finished third at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.

Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move

The plan calls for an additional 6,000 seats at Memorial Stadium.

Missouri cross county coach takes on dual roles

Joe Lynn, the coach of the Missouri men's cross country team, was named coach of the women's team earlier this week. He will begin coaching both teams this fall.

Missouri wrestling team adds former Olympian to coaching staff

Sammie Henson, a former Olympian and world champion, has been hired as an assistant wrestling coach for the Tigers.

Missouri passes NCAA's 2010-11 Academic Progress Rate

All 20 Missouri sports scored above the Academic Progress Rate four-year cutline, according to results posted Wednesday on the NCAA website.

BCS commissioners reach consensus on playoff plan

The Bowl Championship Seriescommissioners have been working on reshaping college football's postseason to create the first major college playoff. They met Wednesday and reached a consensus on a model for a four-team seeded playoff that will be presented to the university presidents for approval next week.

Tiger Town clears Columbia City Council hurdle

Organizers will turn their attention to fundraising, marketing and volunteers.


THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Basketball team in the news

A new coach, an old coach and a fan kept the Missouri basketball program in the news last week.

Leitao joins Missouri basketball staff

Haith completes 2012-13 coaching staff by naming Dave Leitao assistant coach.

Missouri to host SEC Track and Field Championships in 2013

The event will take place May 9 to 12, 2013,  at MU. Missouri will officially join the SEC on July 1, 2012.

Mike Alden talks about SEC at Missouri booster event

Missouri athletics director Mike Alden spoke Wednesday evening to members of the Tiger Quarterback Club at a new $5.6 million gymnastics facility and dance studio.

Conference commissioners to give football playoff options to BCS presidents

The conference commissioners who have been working on a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion plan to present the BCS presidential oversight committee multiple formats from which to choose.

Missouri football pioneer Mel West never dwelled on past success

After his football career at Missouri was over, Mel West proved to be as elusive off the field as he was on it.

Former Missouri coach Quin Snyder in Bobcats' final three

Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw and Quin Snyder are on the trimmed down list of coaching candidates for the Charlotte Bobcats.


UPDATE: Missouri fan who traveled with team faces federal drug charges

Missouri athletic officials said that an internal review found no improper influence by Levi McLean Franklin Coolley, a 33-year-old car stereo shop owner.

Missouri fan on team plane in federal drug probe

After an internal review, MU athletic officials found no improper influence by Levi Coolley, a car stereo shop owner.


Former Missouri basketball players Marcus Denmon and Kim English participated in the NBA Draft Combine, two Missouri baseball players were drafted and a former Missouri football players died.

Missouri football players teach youth football camp

First-graders through eighth-graders interacted with Missouri football players, participated in new drills and walked away with a few autographs.