February 2010 Archives

Big 12 Championship Live Blog (Day Two)

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Follow Nick Adcock, Shannon Leinert, Blake Irwin and the rest of the Tigers in their pursuit of Big 12 Championships on Saturday at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa. The live blog will offer event-by-event results and interactive multimedia to help fans that cannot make the trip feel like they are at the meet!


Tiger's place in conference steals history

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Missouri had nine Tigers combine for 13 steals in Wednesday night's 92-63 win over the Colorado Buffaloes. This brought their season total to an NCAA-leading 314, an average of 11.2 per game. In the 14-year history of the Big 12, four teams have recorded 300 steals in a season (Kansas seven times, Missouri three times, Nebraska twice, and Oklahoma). Only the '06-'07 Tigers (10.1), '08-'09 Tigers (10.2) and '98-'99 Cornhuskers (10.9) averaged double-digit steals. While equaling that achievement appears to be in sight for this year's squad, it's not going to be easy. Towards the end of the season as underclassmen have adjusted to their opposition and games tend to carry more weight, teams focus on controlling the ball better. Last year in postseason play (three Big 12 and four NCAA tournament games), the Tigers were well under their season number, recording a 7.6-steal-per-game average in the seven games, which is a reflection of the quality competition the Tigers faced late in the season, not the effectiveness of their defense. With Wednesday's 13 steals, the Tigers two year total (702) currently ranks 3rd all-time in the conference behind Kansas' 2006-08 (706) and 2001-03 (730) totals. But does this success on defense translate to wins? In the history of the Big 12 the school that has led the league in steals averages a third place finish in the conference. The lowest being 2000-01 Baylor's eighth place finish, while five times the leader in steals has won the conference. 

In the four years Mike Anderson has coached Missouri, the Tigers have amassed 1,263 steals (302, 259, 388, 314). The best four-year total in Big 12 history currently belongs to the Tigers' border rival. From 2005-09, the Jayhawks racked up 1,268 steals (323, 350, 356, 239). With three regular-season games and postseason play looming, it is safe to assume Mizzou, under Mike Anderson's "Fastest 40 Minutes" philosophy, will become the most successful thieves the Big 12 has seen.

Big 12 Championship Live Blog (Day One)

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Join MUTigers.com all day Friday (Feb. 26) for live blog coverage of the 2010 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships. The two-day event begins Friday morning with the combined event competitions and will go all the way until 9 p.m. that night. Stay tuned to MUTigers.com for continuous live updates throughout the weekend.

Collegiate Challenge Live Blog

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The Mizzou track and field team returns to the Hearnes Center Field House today (Feb. 19) for its first meet - the Collegiate Challenge - since topping Kansas in the annual Border Dual on Jan. 15. The Tigers would like to encourage everyone to come out to cheer them on in their final meet before the Big 12 Championships. But, anyone who cannot be in attendance can feel free to follow the meet on the track and field live blog!



Volleyball Weekly Journal: Caitlyn Vann

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 Hello Volleyball Fans!


Caitlyn Vann here. Well...last week was quite interesting. Coach Paul aimed at making it one of our hardest weeks so far and I must say that between individuals, lifting, running stairs, and 24-minute Indian runs, our team was definitely exhausted by the time Friday rolled around. However, we have undoubtedly come a long way since the first week of training.


Mizzou Baseball Media Day

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The Mizzou Baseball team met with the media on Monday to discuss the upcoming season, which will get underway on Friday. The Tigers open the 2010 campaign against Gonzaga at 2 p.m. CT on Friday in the first game of the Collegiate Cactus Classic.

ISU Classic Live Blog (Saturday)

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After a long Friday, we are back and ready to go here Saturday morning at the Lied Recreation Center. Just like before, MUTigers.com will offer a live blog, updating fans on all of the action here in Ames.

The Scheduling Game

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As you may have seen by now, Mizzou has added six games to its future football schedules over the next six years, beginning with a trip to Tempe, Ariz., to face Arizona State in 2011. In addition to a home-and-home series with the Sun Devils concluding in 2012 in Columbia, a similar series was added for Memphis in 2015-2016.

We often get questions from fans saying, “Why don’t you play so-and-so?” or “Team X has an opening on their schedule - let’s play them!” Mark Alnutt, Mizzou’s senior associate AD for operations, says it’s not that simple.

MSN to Televise Game Two of Missouri-Baylor Series

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 The April 3 game between Mizzou and Baylor will be televised by the Mizzou Sports Network. The game will air on MetroSports in Kansas City and FS Midwest.

ISU Classic Live Blog

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After a one week hiatus, the Mizzou track and field live blog will be back this weekend as the team heads north to the Iowa State Classic. The trip is the Tigers' second of three scheduled trips to Iowa State this season. The last is the Big 12 Indoor Championships, slated for the final weekend in February.

Weiwen Wang's Weekly Journal Entry

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 Hello Tiger Fans!


Hope everyone is getting used to the new pace of 2010! I went home for winter break and had a lot of fun with my parents and friends; I haven't seen some of them for almost three years! Now I'm back to school. The first coupe days when I came back, I couldn't adjust to the time difference very well. I always woke up in the very early morning. Fortunately, we don't have practice in the first week of school. And I'm totally fine now! The classes of this semester are a little challenging for me.



Baseball News & Notes

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Two weeks from today, the Mizzou baseball team will be on its way to Tucson, Ariz. to open up the 2010 season. As opening day gets closer, there are some notes to pass along. The season opener is set for 2 p.m. central time on Friday, Feb. 19 against Gonzaga in the Collegiate Cactus Classic.

Nick Adcock Ranks Second in the Nation

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After totaling 5,758 points en-route to the Bill Bergan Combined Events heptathlon title last week, Mizzou track and field senior Nick Adcock has found himself ranked second in the nation in the event. According to this week's USTFCCCA weekly event rankings, Adcock trails only 2008 decathlon National Champion Ashton Eaton of Oregon and he is one of only four student-athletes in the nation to have automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships at this point of the season.

His point total is the second-best total in school history, just shy of his school-record mark of 5,795. The event title also marked his first heptathlon title of the season.

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