Mizzou http://kcur.org en Jayhawk Makes Top NBA Draft Pick http://kcur.org/post/jayhawk-makes-top-nba-draft-pick <p>For the first time since 1988, a member of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team was the overall No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.&nbsp;</p><p>The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins Thursday night with that top pick.&nbsp; Teammate Joel Embiid went third overall to the Philadelphia 76ers.&nbsp;</p><p>Though some feel Wiggins disappeared in KU’s last game of the season against Stanford in the NCAA tournament, he was clearly visible when NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced him as the top pick.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:42:26 +0000 Greg Echlin 58030 at http://kcur.org Mizzou Basketball Returning To Sprint Center For Oklahoma State Match-Up http://kcur.org/post/mizzou-basketball-returning-sprint-center-oklahoma-state-match <p>The University of Missouri athletics department announced Monday the men's basketball team will play Oklahoma State on Dec. 30 at the Sprint Center.</p><p>The match-up demonstrates the university's commitment to play in Kansas City and recruit from the metro area, says MU athletics director Mike Alden.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He praised head coach Kim Anderson's willingness to put a tough non-conference team on the schedule.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:56:11 +0000 Elle Moxley 57403 at http://kcur.org Mizzou Basketball Returning To Sprint Center For Oklahoma State Match-Up Mizzou Softball Eliminated In Regional Title Game http://kcur.org/post/mizzou-softball-eliminated-regional-title-game <p>This year marks 50 years since a sports team at the University of Missouri finished runner-up for a national championship.</p><p>The Tiger baseball team finished second at the College World Series. In recent years, the Mizzou softball team has come the closest, but saw its season come to an end Sunday.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:46:48 +0000 Greg Echlin 55954 at http://kcur.org Mizzou Softball Eliminated In Regional Title Game Anderson Hire May Mean A New Chapter For Mizzou Athletics http://kcur.org/post/anderson-hire-may-mean-new-chapter-mizzou-athletics <p>This week’s hiring of Kim Anderson as Missouri’s new men’s basketball coach doesn’t just signal a new era on the basketball court — it also raises hopes for a cleaner slate with issues surrounding Tiger athletics.</p><p>Lately for men’s basketball games at Mizzou Arena, there have been more open seats despite them being sold. Even newly-appointed head coach Kim Anderson recognizes that. He concluded his introductory news conference this week with a clamorous message.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:48:48 +0000 Greg Echlin 55055 at http://kcur.org In Second Year As Part Of SEC, Mizzou Looks For Rivals And Brings In Wins http://kcur.org/post/second-year-part-sec-mizzou-looks-rivals-and-brings-wins <p>The Kansas City Chiefs aren&rsquo;t the only area football team with a 5-0 record. On the major college level, the Missouri Tigers are 5-0 and ranked number 25 in this week&rsquo;s Associated Press poll.</p><p>The Tigers opened their Southeastern Conference schedule last Saturday with a victory over Vanderbilt University. The Tigers head deeper south this weekend to face the 7th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It&rsquo;s still an adjustment period for fans following the Tigers in their second year of the SEC.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:56:43 +0000 Greg Echlin 44917 at http://kcur.org In Second Year As Part Of SEC, Mizzou Looks For Rivals And Brings In Wins KU Gets Number One Seed http://kcur.org/post/ku-gets-number-one-seed <p>The NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City this week will include Kansas as a number-one seed, but the Jayhawks might want to forget their last trip to Kansas City as a top seed.</p><p>This year marks KU's first trip to Kansas City as a number-one seed since '95 when the Jayhawks lost to Virginia in Kansas City.</p><p>Only once during Roy Williams’ time as coach at the University of Kansas did the Jayhawks play the NCAA tournament in Kansas City.&nbsp; It was the 1995 appearance.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:50:08 +0000 Greg Echlin 33636 at http://kcur.org KU Gets Number One Seed