Mike Alden http://kbia.org en Anderson formally introduced as new basketball coach http://kbia.org/post/anderson-formally-introduced-new-basketball-coach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kim Anderson has been formally announced as the next MU men’s basketball coach after spending the previous 12 years at the University of Central Missouri. This marks the first time a Missouri alumnus will be the head coach of the MU basketball program for the first time since Norm Stewart retired in 1999.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:15:44 +0000 Brandon Kiley 52157 at http://kbia.org Anderson formally introduced as new basketball coach MU athletic director apologizes in swimmer's death http://kbia.org/post/mu-athletic-director-apologizes-swimmers-death <p></p><p>University of&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;athletics director Mike Alden says the school's initial response to news reports of a former swimmer's suicide could have been handled better.</p><p>Alden told reporters in interviews late Thursday that he expects&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;to learn from Sasha Menu Courey's death and use it to bolster its student mental health services rather than "trying to defend" its actions.</p><p>The interviews mark Alden's first public comments on the case.&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;curators voted Wednesday to approve an independent legal investigation.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:25:18 +0000 Associated Press 47474 at http://kbia.org MU athletic director apologizes in swimmer's death Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game http://kbia.org/post/student-group-antlers-kicked-out-second-straight-mu-basketball-game <p>A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:35:49 +0000 Associated Press 44397 at http://kbia.org Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game Are the Hearnes Center's days numbered? http://kbia.org/post/are-hearnes-centers-days-numbered <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.columbiatribune.com/sports/mu/q-a-with-mu-athletic-director-mike-alden/article_9c32752e-023d-11e3-8171-10604b9f6eda.html">Columbia Daily Tribune reports</a> University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is considering the "future and the viability" of the 41-year-old Hearnes Center now that the school's men's and women's basketball teams call Mizzou Arena home.</p><p>Alden says the field house named for former Governor Warren Hearnes is expensive to maintain and has high energy costs. He acknowledged the real estate next to Memorial Stadium may have more value as the university modernizes its athletic facilities. Mizzou Arena opened in 2004. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:28:42 +0000 Associated Press 38741 at http://kbia.org Are the Hearnes Center's days numbered? Anonymous donors pledge $6.4 million to MU athletics scholarship fund http://kbia.org/post/anonymous-donors-pledge-64-million-mu-athletics-scholarship-fund <p>In a press release Friday, the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it’s secured a pledge of $6.4 million over the next ten years toward its Tiger Scholarship fund. The donors asked to remain anonymous. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:25:59 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26279 at http://kbia.org Anonymous donors pledge $6.4 million to MU athletics scholarship fund Chancellor Deaton talks specifics on SEC move http://kbia.org/post/chancellor-deaton-talks-specifics-sec-move <p>More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to &lsquo;de-brief&rsquo; the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:09:22 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 5343 at http://kbia.org Chancellor Deaton talks specifics on SEC move Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites http://kbia.org/post/pinkel-gets-1-week-suspension-financial-penalites <p>University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:55:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 3818 at http://kbia.org Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites UM Curators Put MU's Future in Deaton's Hands http://kbia.org/post/um-curators-put-mus-future-deatons-hands <p>The University of Missouri&rsquo;s Board of Curators met today in Kansas City. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:51:59 +0000 2218 at http://kbia.org