MU Athletics received a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor, MU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk announced Thursday. The donation will go towards a $5 million renovation of Mizzou Arena. The renovation includes new team locker rooms, lounges, meeting areas and coaches locker rooms for both the men’s and women’s teams. The renovations are expected to be finished before the start of the 2020-21 season. 

MU Women's Basketball assistant coach dies

Willie Cox, an assistant coach for nine seasons and the director of recruiting for four seasons for Mizzou women’s basketball, died , the Mizzou Women’s Basketball team tweeted Thursday. Cox was battling stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was not able to have surgery because of how advanced the cancer was. 

Cox coached high school, college and AAU basketball. Cox was an assistant coach under Robin Pingeton at Illinois State before coming to Mizzou. In Cox’s nine seasons as a Mizzou coach, he helped lead the Tigers to six consecutive winning seasons. 

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