The league has decided to equally divide 76 percent of its income from television, an increase from the previous distribution of 57 percent of TV dollars among the former 12 teams.
Chelsea Thomas boasted a record of 31-6 coming into the Women's College World Series, and her 0.83 ERA led the nation. But Thursday, Thomas allowed six runs on eight hits in a 6-2 loss to Florida.
The Missouri softball team lost 6-2 to Florida in the opening round of the Women's College World Series on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.
PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri fans warm up with tailgate parties before Women's College World Series begins
Tigers face the Gators in the opening game of the Women's College World Series on Thursday in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Strong pitching and defense featured in first three opening round games of Women's College World Series.
The Big 12 Conference spent several months studying various possibilities before adopting a new plan for its men's and women's basketball tournaments at its annual meetings on Thursday.
No. 5 seed Missouri has appeared in the Women's College World Series the past two years without winning a game, while No. 4 Florida has gone to Oklahoma City the past three years but has yet to win it all. Missouri plays its first game of this year's World Series against Florida at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Big 12 Conference teams make up half of the field with four schools qualifying for this season's Women's College World Series.
Redshirt sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas, who was previously named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, was named to the first team. Junior Ashley Fleming was named to the second team, and Rhea Taylor was named to the third team.
The Amateur Softball Association of America announced Tuesday that outfielder Ashley Hansen of Stanford is the 2011 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas was one of three finalists for the award.
The No. 5 Missouri softball team opens the 2011 Women's College World Series against No. 4 Florida at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine ended up watching his team's victory on television, after his first-inning ejection.
The Tigers lost to the Aggies on a walk-off home run in extra innings. The loss means the Tigers will not make the NCAA tournament field.
A 6-3 win over Washington earned Missouri a spot in the Women's College World Series.
The Tigers won Saturday night's game against Washington Huskies with a final score of 4-0.
Tim Muller, father of Missouri softball player Lindsey Muller, has created the ultimate fan cave on wheels. Parents, family members and friends of Missouri softball players tailgate together outside the bus before every game.
The Missouri baseball team beat Texas 2-1 Saturday afternoon to advance to the championship game of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City.
The Missouri baseball team lost 6-1 on Saturday morning to top-seeded Texas at the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City.
The No. 5 Missouri Tigers take on No. 12 Washington in a best-of-three series this weekend in Columbia. The series begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. If the Tigers win two, they will advance to the College World Series for the third year in a row.
After revamping her mechanics and adding two pitches, Chelsea Thomas became what she is today — a finalist for Player of the Year on the brink of leading Missouri to the Women's College World Series.