June 26, 2008
CLEVELAND - It's certainly been a banner year for Missouri Athletics and on the heels of strong showings from Tiger Baseball, Softball and Men's Track and Field at the national level this spring, Missouri finished 38th in the final U.S. Sports Academy's Directors' Cup standings (formerly known as the Sears Directors' Cup) released Thursday afternoon by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
The 38th-place showing is just one off the school's best-ever finish. Mizzou finished 37th following the 2002-03 season and the Top 40 showing in 2008 is second such finish in school history. In fact, since the arrival of Mike Alden as the school's Director of Athletics in 1998, Missouri has averaged a 48th place finish in the Directors' Cup Standings after averaging a 111th-place finish in the years preceding him.
Overall, Missouri finished sixth among Big 12 Conference schools in the standings and second amongst programs in the Big 12 North. Texas led the way in fifth-place nationally, while Nebraska led North programs in 31st.
Below is the list of Big 12 Conference institutions and their finishes in the final Directors' Cup standings.
Rank Team Points
5. Texas 1129.50
12. Texas A&M 1031.00
23. Oklahoma 714.00
31. Nebraska 619.75
33. Oklahoma State 588.25
38. MIZZOU 560.50
42. Baylor 477.50
44. Texas Tech 447.50
50. Colorado 399.00
58. Kansas 380.75
54. Iowa State 363.25
71. Kansas State 286.00
Mizzou Sets Sight on Bud Light Braggin' Rights ...
Mizzou (5-5) faces Illinois (8-3) on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the 34th Annual Bud Light Braggin'...
Women's Basketball Travels to Wake Forest
Mizzou's win over Northern Illinois marks the Tigers' 30th consecutive non-conference win ...
Carly Kan Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-Amer...
Mizzou sophomore outside hitter Carly Kan (Honolulu, Hawaii) has been named to the American...
Wrestling Hosts Trio Of Duals Friday At Mizzou ...
Mizzou wrestling closes out their month of December action this Friday, Dec. 19 with three duals ...
LONGFORM: Positive Coaching
Inside the sport psychology department for Mizzou Athletics, this group of skilled individuals...
USA Today Tabs Mizzou as Nation's Sixth-Best...
Mizzou volleyball was tabbed by USA Today as the nation's sixth-best school to play college...
Dr. Rick McGuire Honored with the 2014 George...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Dr. Rick McGuire was recognized for his contributions and life long commitment to...
"You can't laugh without smiling"
If you asked Mizzou freshman guard, Carrie Shepherd, where the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Official StoreOfficial Online
AUCTIONSOfficial Mobile APP