mizzou athletics

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  The University of Missouri has received an $8 million gift for its proposed football facility project at Memorial Stadium.

The university's athletic department said Wednesday the donor wished to remain anonymous. Missouri has raised about $67 million of the estimated $75 million needed for the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex near the stadium's south end zone.

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Wren Baker was officially announced as the new Athletic Director of the University of North Texas today, Baker had been serving as Interim Athletic Director at the University of Missouri.

The announcement was widely anticipated and comes less than a month after Mack Rhoades left the Athletic Director post at Mizzou to take a similar job at Baylor University.

In an email to the University of Missouri community, Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley called the search for a permanent Athletic Director "a top priority" and said he would serve in the role in the meantime. 

Mike Alden with Marcus Denmon and Kim English
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  Mike Alden addressed the media Friday, following his announcement that he would be stepping down as the University of Missouri’s Athletic Director after 17 years.

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Gender equity issues have been at the forefront of discussion on college and university campuses nationwide. How does Title IX affect the University of Missouri? On this episode of Thinking Out Loud we explore issues of gender equity in higher education. This is the first of a special two-part Thinking Out Loud. Part two airs next week at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA.

Report: Mizzou's Frank Haith to become head coach at Tulsa

Apr 17, 2014
Karen Mitchell

According to multiple reports on Thursday, Missouri coach Frank Haith has verbally accepted an offer to become the head basketball coach at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. 

Tulsa World had reported that Haith is a “very solid front-runner” and was expected to meet with Tulsa President Steadman Upham and athletic and athletic director Derrick Gragg. A short time later ESPN and CBSsports learned he has verbally accepted an offer to join Tulsa. 

  Four Missouri student athletes are suspended after getting arrested over the weekend. Freshman basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, and football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of possession 35 grams or less of marijuana.