Tigers softball coach Ehren Earleywine will bring a talented class of 10 freshman to the team's first game against Ball State on Friday afternoon in Troy, Ala.
Eric Anderson is fully recovered from shoulder surgery and will be on the mound for Missouri on Friday afternoon when the Tigers open the season against future Southeastern Conference opponent Auburn.
After a scoreless game against Missouri, Kansas' big man, Jeff Withey, has poured in a 25-point game against Baylor, an 18-point, 20-rebound performance against Oklahoma State and 18 points and 11 rebounds against Kansas State.
The Tigers' 83-65 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night at Mizzou Arena moves the Tigers back into a tie with Kansas at the top of the Big 12 standings.
Michael Dixon's play off the bench has proved a determining factor in Missouri's wins since losing to Oklahoma State.
Missouri's Christine Flores had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Morgan Eye had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, but the Tigers couldn't hold off a late Aggies charge in a 56-52 loss on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri's game against Texas A&M on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena was played in honor of Kay Yow, the former North Carolina State coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.
The Missouri baseball team was picked to finish fifth in the Big 12 Conference in a preseason poll of the league's coaches.
Missouri's rise comes after previous No. 3 Ohio State lost to Michigan State on Saturday.
The Missouri men's basketball team has shown it has one of the best offenses in the country. Coach Frank Haith is now focusing on defense.
The coach and players for Missouri Women's Basketball soak in the men's success and find motivation during a tough season.
In Saturday's 72-57 win against No. 6 Baylor, another sell-out crowd turned up at Mizzou Arena to cheer on the Tigers.
Missouri men's basketball senior forward Laurence Bowers was recognized as a recipient of the Mizzou '39 during the Tigers' game against Baylor on Saturday for his leadership, academic achievement and service to the university and the community.
The No. 4 Missouri Tigers beat No. 6 Baylor 72-57 at Mizzou Arena. In the second half, Missouri used a 17-3 run to take control of the game. Phil Pressey had 19 points to lead the Tigers who improved to 23-2 and 10-2 in Big 12 Conference play.
Missouri softball hosted an inter-squad scrimmage Saturday and introduced 10 freshmen to the team. Regular season play starts next weekend.
The Tigers missed a last-second 3-point shot that would have sent the game to overtime. Missouri is still without a victory in the Big 12 this season.
Neither team led by more than five points until the No. 4 Tigers (23-2, 10-2) went on a 17-3 run during the middle of the second half on the way to a 72-57 victory over the No. 6 Bears.
After a tumultuous offseason, the No. 4 Tigers have surpassed all expectations this year because of strong team chemistry.
For the past two weeks, the Missouri men's basketball team has played quick Saturday-Monday turnarounds followed by week-long gaps, but each situation provides the Tigers a different way to prepare.
Despite Missouri's 0-11 conference record, fellow Big 12 coaches are noticing Robin Pingeton's dedication to her team.