After breaking down the stats on athletic success in the Big 12 and the Big Ten, it is difficult to say if either conference is better.
Missouri freshman softball player Jenna Marston grew up watching her older brother play baseball for Principia High School in St. Louis where her father was coach. So when she went to high school, there was no doubt she was going to play baseball, too.
Sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann pitched a complete game shutout against Nebraska.
The Tigers lost to Kansas in ten innings on Sunday and have to win their last six games of Big 12 competition to not finish conference play with a losing record.
The Missouri softball team was held to only four hits in a 5-2 loss against Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. The loss ended Missouri's seven-game winning streak.
The Tigers' Kelly Fick pitched well in the last three innings of the Missouri baseball team's 9-8 loss to Kansas on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.
Missouri first baseman Aaron Senne, a Minnesota native who has always dreamed of playing for his hometown team, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins twice. He didn't sign either time, prefering to stay with the Tigers to play out his senior season.
Missouri second baseman Eric Garcia had two hits, including his fifth home run of the season, in the Tigers baseball team's 10-3 loss Friday night at Kansas.
The Missouri softball team continues to hammer opposing pitchers, sweeping a doubleheader Wednesday at Western Illinois 5-1 in Game 1 and 7-1 in Game 2.
Tyler Clark made his second start of the season in Tuesday's 11-6 win against Missouri State at Taylor Stadium. EArly in the season, Clark pitched primarily out of the bullpen.
Missouri sophomore Ashley Fleming was named the Big 12 Conference Softball Player of the Week and the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week on Tuesday.
The Tigers have improved offensively but coach Ehren Earleywine still believes the team has room to grow.
First baseman Aaron Senne's hit in the second inning made him Missouri's all-time hits leader.
Missouri senior Jana Hainey pitched one of her best games of the season in a 9-2 victory over Baylor on Saturday at University Field.
Ryan Gebhart has hit in all seven games he has played in since returning from an ankle injury.
Phil Bradley, a two-sport athlete at Missouri from 1977 to 1981 who went on to play in Major League Baseball, is a volunteer assistant for the school where he is a legend. To the softball team, Bradley's expertise is invaluable, and the players say he helps keep them grounded.
The Tigers (23-17, 7-8 Big 12) beat Texas Tech 12-8 in 11 innings on Friday night in Lubbock. It was Missouri's third-straight Big 12 victory.
Freshman Ashlie Ortega usually gets playing time pinch running or pinch hitting in games where the Tigers have comfortable leads. Thursday, in a 5-0 win over Central Methodist, she got her first start after a good effort in batting practice.
The Tigers' offense stays hot in big wins against the Cyclones.
Junior Tyler Clark struck out nine in the Missouri baseball team's 10-2 victory against Eastern Illinois on Tuesday in O'Fallon.