Mizzou athletes are pitching, swimming, flipping, catching, running, grappling and all-around competing their way to national rankings and recognition.
As of the first round of winter sports rankings, Mizzou was ranked at No. 20 in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup measures success for sports across the board.
A couple more numbers for you stat-inclined sports fans:
- The only Big 12 team with a higher rank in the Directors’ Cup standings is Texas, at No. 7.
- So far, Mizzou has had eight teams ranked in the top 25 this season: football; soccer; swimming and diving; wrestling; volleyball; gymnastics (competing this weekend in the Big 12 Championships); and baseball (pictured), which recently has been ranked as high as No. 2.
With two victories on Sunday in the Mizzou Classic, one over North Dakota State and one over Wisconsin, the Mizzou softball team set itself up for a record run. The Tigers now have won 19 straight games.
One more win could tie the previous record streak of 20 set by the 1995 team. The softball squad will have a chance to match — and then top — that number during a double-header against Bradley starting at 3 p.m., Wed., March 19 at University Field.
What do Riot Grrls (sic), blogging, poetry and roller skates have in common?
They’re all part of events celebrating Women’s History Month at Mizzou.
A mother tries an experiment. She pays her older daughter to play with her younger sister. And the girls, who typically fight all the time, start to get along. But has the older one really changed? Or does she just like the extra cash?
It’s just one of the quirky, real stories told on This American Life, one of public radio’s most popular programs. How do you tell a good story on the radio or simply in life? Ira Glass knows and he’ll be sharing his secrets at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Jesse Auditorium.