Mizzou Sports

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.

MU athletics department announces $30 million donation from Kansas City Sports Trust

The donation will help fund the $102 million athletics facility renovation plan the Board of Curators approved Tuesday.

After overcoming fears, Missouri sophomore competes in Olympic Swimming Trials

Missouri swimmer Connor Nolan struggled this past season, but managed to overcome his fear and frustration to qualify for the 200 and 400 individual medley events at this week's Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. 

University presidents approve four-team college football playoff

Starting in 2014, instead of a championship game between the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 football teams, there will now be a pair of semifinals in which four teams play.

UPDATE: Missouri seeks stadium expansion for SEC move

An athletics master plan released by Missouri on Monday calls for adding at least 6,000 seats at Memorial Stadium, which currently has a capacity of 71,004.

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.