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Missouri opened up the Big 12 Conference schedule last weekend, going 1-2 at Texas A&M. The Tigers could have easily won two, maybe even three games in the series. Mizzou gave up two runs to the Aggies in the first inning of Friday's game, but settled and allowed just one run the rest of the way. On Saturday, Missouri took a lead into the ninth inning before Texas A&M rallied with a pair of singles and a walk-off double to pick up the come-from-behind victory. The Tigers avoided sweep with a 13-4 win in the series finale on Sunday behind a 4-for-6 day from senior Aaron Senne.

 

Weekly Journal Entry: Priscilla Armendariz

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Hello Tiger fans!

Today is Wednesday March 24, 2010 and Spring Break is right around the corner, which means that we have been in spring training for nine weeks now. These past nine weeks have flown by and the team as a whole has improved more than words can describe.

Missouri Relays Live Blog

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Follow the Tigers all day long at day two of the Missouri Relays. Today will feature most of the event finals on the track and some great competition in the field events. Stay tuned all day long for live updates right here at MUTigers.com!

 

Follow Gymnastics at the Big 12 Championship

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Follow the Missouri gymnastics team as they compete for the Big 12 Conference title against Iowa State, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The Big 12 Gymnastics Championship will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and mutigers.com will be there to document the action. Join in to see how the meet turns out.

Walton Combined Events Live Blog

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Follow the Tigers all day long at the Audrey J. Walton Combined Events Carnival right here on MUTigers.com. This weekend will mark the first competition of the outdoor season for the Tigers, who are coming off of another fine indoor season.

A Look Into the Softball Record Book - Part Two

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Last week we began part one of this two-part series by looking at the offensive side of the softball record book, specifically focusing on who has entered the top-10 in certain categories this season, who has moved up the rankings and who to watch as the season progresses.  This week, we're going to the pitching and fielding side of things.  While pitching and fielding are a little tougher to look at this early in the season, we've still got a few Tiger players who have made their mark on Missouri softball history.

Brittney Brimmage's Journal Entry

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Hello Tiger fans!

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me. Last Friday my day started off going to class at 8:55 a.m., but when I got to the door there was a notice that stated that class was cancelled! I was kind of mad that she didn't send an e-mail out earlier - that way I wouldn't have had to wake up that early. Shoot, the more sleep I can get the better! So I just took care of some school business in the art department since my next class didn't start till 12. I went over to Memorial Union had a little lunch with a couple of friends.

Missouri took a three-game sweep over North Dakota last week, which included a Friday doubleheader. The Tigers improve to 10-6 on the season and are 6-1 at home this year.

 

Mizzou Wrestling Live Blog (Day 2)

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With all six Missouri wrestlers still alive, Missouri is st to open Day Two of NCAA Division I Wrestling National Championships. Follow along on our live blog of today's events for stats and updates. Session III gets underway at 9:30 am, with tonight's semifinals beginning at 6.


 

 

Listen to Drass and Shire on KFRU

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Mizzou gymnastics fans can catch Missouri Head Coach Rob Drass and senior All-American Sarah Shire, the No. 1 ranked gymnast in the country, on KFRU - 1400 AM this afternoon in Columbia. The two will be on "The Closers" at 4:35 p.m. to talk Tiger gymnastics. Fans not in the radio broadcast area of KFRU can listen live through KFRU.com. Tune in to hear what Drass and Shire have to say!

Mizzou Wrestling Live Blog

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Follow Missouri's six National qualifiers as they advance through the 80th annual NCAA Wrestling National Championships. Mutigers.com will be here all weekend to document the action, and we welcome you to follow along.

 

 

A Look Into the Softball Record Book - Part One

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Since I'm somewhat of a stat geek, and with a little more than one-third of the regular season now behind us, I thought it'd be fun to take a look at the all-time softball record book for my first blog entry.  We've had plenty of players make their move into or up the all-time team rankings, while we also have a handful of players just outside the top 10 in numerous categories who could break through before the year ends.  With this first entry, we're just going to dive into the offensive side of the record book.  We'll evaluate the pitching and fielding side later this week.

Missouri claimed a series victory this weekend by taking two-of-three from Xavier at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers won the opener on Friday, picking up a 7-6 win in 13 innings, which was the longest game for MU since a 14-inning contest against Akron in 2007. Mizzou defeated Xavier in game two of the series, 4-2, before the Musketeers avoided the sweep with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.

It was a tough weekend for the Missouri baseball team, finishing 0-3 at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. The Tigers were shutout by Houston on Friday despite putting runners on base in every inning. On Saturday, Mizzou took the No. 7 ranked TCU Horned Frogs to extra innings, before a run in the 10th inning gave TCU a 4-3 victory. Then on Sunday, the Tigers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against No. 3 Texas, but a six-run fifth inning helped the Longhorns claim an 8-5 win.

 

With Zaire "Big Shot" Taylor's last-second game-winner Tuesday against Iowa State (by the way, here's Mike Kelly's call of the winner on the Tiger Network courtesy of our friends at Learfield Sports), we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the more memorable game-winning shots in Tiger history which predated Tuesday's heroics. For definition purposes, we describe "game-winning" as a shot which gave Mizzou a lead within the final five seconds of play, something that came with so little time remaining that the opponents had only desperation hopes left. Today's look spans 10 selections which date back through the 1989-1990 season to the present, and we'll take a look later at some of the best Tiger buzzer beaters prior to that.

So there's just one game remaining in the 2010 Big 12 Conference basketball regular season, and we still don't know where 10 of the 12 men's teams will finish the race. [Kansas has clinched its sixth straight title, and the No. 1 seed that goes along with it; Nebraska has clinched the 12 spot.]

To be honest, I really don't know Cindy Stein. I really don't cover the women's basketball team at Mizzou. I attend a couple of games a year, but that's it.

I know the Tigers' women's basketball team struggled in recent years in the Big 12 standings. And so, after 12 years as the women's head basketball coach at Mizzou, Cindy is deciding to step down from that job at the end of this season.

Each week on this blog, we will select a Player and Pitcher of the Week for Mizzou Baseball. The Tigers are 4-2 on the season after winning 2-of-3 at the Auburn Classic last weekend. Missouri defeated Florida Atlantic, 4-2, on Friday and took down the host school, Auburn, by a score of 11-7 on Saturday before dropping the final game of the weekend to Boston College.