Mizzou Sports

MU softball pitcher Chelsea Thomas receives two more honors

Thomas was named to the 2011 Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team and nominated for the United State Sports Academy's May Athlete of the Month. 

Two Missouri players picked to try out for USA men's basketball squad

Missouri men's basketball players Marcus Denmon and Kim English were selected take part in a training camp to form a team to represent the United States in the 2011 World University Games men's basketball competition in Shenzhen, China.

Three more Missouri baseball players selected in MLB draft

In all, four Tigers have been selected the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft.

Missouri's Matt Stites drafted by Padres

Junior right-hander Matt Stites is the first current Missouri Tiger drafted in this year's MLB Draft. He went 533rd overall.

Chelsea Thomas nominated for Honda Sports Award

The Missouri sophomore pitcher is a finalist for Honda Softball Sports Award.

Season ends for Missouri softball team after epic pitchers' duel

The only run in Saturday's late WCWS game didn't come until the bottom of the 13th, when with two outs, Baylor's Holly Holl sent an 0-2 pitch from Missouri ace Chelsea Thomas over the outfield wall.

Missouri softball says goodbye to nine senior 'pioneers'

The end of the Tigers' run in the Women's College World Series brought the careers of nine seniors to a close.  Since the departing seniors' arrival, Missouri has captured two Big 12 Championships and has made three appearances in the WCWS.

Missouri finally breaks through at Women's College World Series

Defensive mistakes by No. 9 Oklahoma opened the door for Missouri. The Tigers will meet Baylor at 8:30 tonight.


Earleywine, Missouri look to avoid another winless Women's College World Series

Thursday’s loss to No. 4 Florida marked the Tigers' fifth consecutive loss at the Women’s College World Series. They play Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m on Saturday.

Big 12 giving pay raise to 10 league teams

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.

Missouri softball team frustrated in WCWS loss

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers lose opener in Women's College World Series

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.

Early WCWS games low-scoring affairs

Strong pitching and defense featured in first three opening round games of Women's College World Series.

Big 12 sets new format for basketball tournaments

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.

Missouri, Florida look to get over the hump at Women's College World Series

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 well represented at Women's College World Series

Big 12 Conference teams make up half of the field with four schools qualifying for this season's Women's College World Series.

Three Missouri softball players earn All-American honors

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.

Stanford's Hansen beats out Missouri's Thomas for softball Player of the Year

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Images from MU softball's season

The No. 5 Missouri softball team opens the 2011 Women's College World Series against No. 4 Florida at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.