Athletics department spending per athlete at MU increased 30 percent from 2005 to 2011, while MU academic spending per full-time equivalent student increased 3 percent in the same time period, according to a Knight Commission database.
Four current seniors signed letters of intent to play volleyball at Missouri next season.
Will the Tigers look back upon home matchups with West Virginia and UCLA as fond memories or as missed opportunities to strengthen their case to make a sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance?
The matchup Saturday between Missouri football and Auburn is a bit more personal for Earnest Ross, who played for Auburn for two years before transferring to Missouri in 2011.
The Tigers are seeded No. 4 in the tournament, the highest they've ever been, and are hosting the first and second rounds at home. Seniors Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning will use their experience to help keep the freshmen composed.
Morgan Eye and Bree Fowler are only juniors but are the two players that have been with Missouri the longest. For the Tigers, two rocks are better than one.
Missouri volleyball was honored with three individual Southeastern Conference awards Monday.
Missouri (34-0) will face Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (19-13) on Friday at the Hearnes Center.
THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Football beats Texas A&M, heads to SEC Championship; volleyball completes undefeated season
This week in Missouri sports, the football team defeated Texas A&M and punched its ticket to the SEC Championship game, and the volleyball team completed a perfect regular season.
The Missouri women's basketball team fell to the University of Miami in the championship game of the University of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament.
Missouri closes Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational with a 83-70 win over Nevada after defeating Northwestern on Thursday.
In its first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament, Missouri beat Hartford 68-45. The win was Robin Pingeton's 50th with the Tigers.
Missouri volleyball's Wayne and Susan Kreklow have raised their family around basketball and volleyball.
Frank Haith returned from a five-game suspension to lead the Missouri men's basketball team to a 78-67 win over Northwestern.
Missouri women's basketball travels to Miami to play in the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. Missouri is 6-0, and the next win will be coach Robin Pingeton's 50th with Missouri.
Missouri volleyball defeated the visiting Razorbacks in three sets to earn an undefeated regular season, 34-0.
Frank Haith, whose suspension ended Tuesday, said he learned a lot about his team while watching the games from afar.
You know about the players, the coaches, the athletic trainers and the fans. But at the Hearnes Center, it's also the housekeepers, the ticket takers, the ushers and plenty of others who make the events possible.
Sophomore point guard Lianna Doty scored a career-high 21 points and added a career-high 10 assists to lead Missouri to a 78-69 win against UMKC.
Seniors Molly Kreklow and Lisa Henning prepare to leave Missouri after leading the team to its best season in program history.