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Mizzou Sports

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Baseball continues; Tigers get a new rival

The Missouri baseball team looks to advance in the NCAA Tournament, Southeastern Conference football and basketball coaches came to scheduling agreements and Missouri back-up quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was charged with a misdemeanor.

Missouri baseball team defeats New Mexico State in elimination game

The Missouri Tigers scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to stave off elimination and beat New Mexico State 6-2.

SEC schools mull change of lenient drug policies

All the SEC schools had far more lenient drug policies than the NCAA, though the penalties varied widely.

SEC hopes to improve safety through concussion research

The SEC has asked Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones to head a group that will review research on concussions to hopefully improve player safety.

Missouri trounced by Arizona 15-3, one loss away from elimination

Making their eighth NCAA regional baseball appearance in 10 seasons, the Missouri Tigers burned through four pitchers and were outhit 20-4 in a 15-3 loss to the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats Friday night in Tucson, Ariz.

Arkansas paired with Missouri as cross-SEC rivals

The Southeastern Conference on Friday affirmed its football and basketball scheduling formats and set Missouri as Arkansas' cross-division rival.

UPDATE: SEC supports playoff that includes best 4 teams

On Friday, the Southeastern Conference took an official stance in support of a proposed four-team playoff for the national title.

SEC supports playoff that includes best 4 teams

Members of the Southeastern Conference also voted to keep its current football scheduling format, known as 6-1-1. Teams will play six division teams annually, have one permanent crossover rival and one game that rotates among the other six teams.

Good time for Missouri baseball team to get hot

After struggling at the end of the season, the Tigers found success in the Big 12 tournament to earn a berth in national postseason play. They start NCAA regional play Friday in Tucson, Ariz. 

Missouri softball players Thomas, Fleming named All-Americans

Missouri softball players Chelsea Thomas and Ashley Fleming were named All-Americans on Wednesday.

NCAA boss warns of more conference shuffling

Mark Emmert, NCAA president, spoke on a variety of issues Thursday, including the growing gulf between "haves" and "have nots," the loopholes that exist for student-athletes to transfer and the concussion epidemic at all levels of sports.

SEC football coaches differ on league scheduling

With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference is tweaking its football and basketball schedules. Football coaches are having a tougher time deciding on what changes to make than their basketball counterparts.

SEC coaches want football playoff to include best teams in country, not conferences

Football coaches from the powerhouse and recently expanded league were in unison Tuesday at the SEC meetings. They want a proposed four-team playoff to include the best teams in the country — and not be tied to conference champions.

Elimination stings Missouri softball team even more with loss of Fleming

Recovering after being knocked out of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday will be a difficult process for the Tigers, especially when they remember they're losing their most potent offensive weapon in senior Ashley Fleming.

Missouri baseball team headed to Tucson for NCAA Tournament

As the Big 12 tournament champions, the Missouri baseball team will open NCAA Tournament play this Friday against regional host Arizona.  

First Big 12 baseball title special for Missouri's Jamieson

Missouri coach Tim Jamieson had been this close before — painfully close — and the title slipped away both times. And this was his last chance, with the Tigers getting ready to start chasing Southeastern Conference crowns next season.

Defeat in home super regional tough end for Missouri softball team

Missouri softball players tearfully left University Field as members of the 2012 team for the last time Sunday night after losing the third game of the Columbia super regional 3-1 to LSU.

Missouri softball team eliminated from NCAA tournament

The Missouri softball team lost 3-1 to LSU in the third game of the Columbia super regional Sunday at University Field. The team had been trying to reach its fourth consecutive Women's College World Series.

Missouri softball team stays alive in Columbia super regional

The Missouri softball team scored four runs in the top of the 12th inning to beat LSU 5-1 in the second game of the Columbia super regional Sunday, forcing a deciding third game in the contest to advance to the Women's College World Series.

Missouri baseball team wins first Big 12 tournament title

The Missouri baseball team beat Oklahoma 8-7 on Sunday in the Big 12 tournament championship game to give the Tigers their first conference crown since 1980.



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