Former Missouri softball outfielder Rhea Taylor and Missouri softball pitcher Chelsea Thomas are teammates once again after both were selected to the USA Softball women’s national team last week. The team will take part in three international tournaments.
MU has made it much more expensive for its new men's basketball coach to leave before his contract is up.
Former MU football player Derrick Washington's deviate sexual assault trial has been pushed back for a fifth time.
It is the highest year-end ranking ever for Missouri softball. The previous high for the program was No. 8 in both 2009 and 2010.
MU men's basketball coach Frank Haith has arranged to have his team participate in the One State, One Spirit Classic against the Missouri Southern State University Lions in October to raise money for relief efforts following the May 22 tornado.
Missouri's Frank Haith, Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger and Texas Tech's Billy Gillispie are the Big 12's new head men's basketball coaches, but they all had previous connections to the league.
Former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who was taken as the 10th pick of the NFL Draft by Jacksonville, was among 28 Jaguars players to work out together for the first time.
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.
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.
In all, four Tigers have been selected the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft.
Junior right-hander Matt Stites is the first current Missouri Tiger drafted in this year's MLB Draft. He went 533rd overall.
The Missouri sophomore pitcher is a finalist for Honda Softball Sports Award.
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.
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.
Defensive mistakes by No. 9 Oklahoma opened the door for Missouri. The Tigers will meet Baylor at 8:30 tonight.
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.
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.
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Tigers face the Gators in the opening game of the Women's College World Series on Thursday in Oklahoma City on Thursday.