The Lions went cold in the second half tonight, as they fell in the second round of the MIAA tournament.
Addison a first team All-MIAA selection
Gorillas tip-off with Bearcats at 8:15 PM Thursday
Lions play Tigers at 2:15 PM on Thursday
The Lions picked up win number 19 against Lincoln Saturday afternoon.
The Lions finished the season with a 102-68 victory over Lincoln.
Gorillas to host No. 5 Emporia State on Wednesday
Senior plays on despite freak accident four years ago
Addison moves past 1,500 point plateau
MSSU takes over 4th place in MIAA standings
Is one of three finalists for Tigers Special Teams Coordinator job
Defeat Nebraska-Kearney 66-50
PSU's Piepenbrink leads D-II pole vault standings
The story of PSU Hall of Famer Homer Cole
The story of PSU Hall of Famer Homer Cole
Class includes 26 Junior College transfers
Gorillas crush SBU 73-58
Will then face UCM on Saturday
Travel to SBU Thursday, then No. 12 UCM on Saturday
Lions outscore Lindenwood 42-24 in second half for the win
Lions led by Clay's 19 Points
Jeff Boschee to take over as interim head coach of the Lions
Slim Magee scores 27 points as Lions beat Lopers 99-79.
Lions top Nebraska-Kearney 76-72
Longtime MSSU baseball coach humbled to get in
PSU men, women split double-header at William Jewell
Missouri Southern faces long-time rival Pittsburg State for the final game of the 2013 regular season.
Lions men, PSU women win debuts
Gorillas Seybold named MIAA Player of the Week
Cealey Godwin recaps MSSU's loss against Northwest.
Playoff hopes on the line Saturday
Lions travel to No. 2 Northwest Missouri State
Recap the Pittsburg State football loss to NW Missouri State at Arrowhead Stadium.
Both teams enter ranked in top 10
Lions half way to reaching funds for on campus facility
Pittsburg State beat the Lions in straight sets.
Lions to let it all hang out
Recap the road win at Central Missouri with coach Tim Beck and Sophomore DL Taye Irvin.
Pitt State travels to UCM in week 6.
Pittsburg State travels to Warrensburg Saturday to face Central Missouri.
Lions coming off big win over Central Missouri face a non-conference game Saturday.
Recap Pittsburg State's Homecoming win over Abilene Christian with coach Tim Beck.
Sophomore quarterback Jay McDowell had a stellar game against Central Missouri Saturday night.
Junior linebacker Tyler Disney was selected as the MIAA's Defensive Player of the Week.
Using money to build video scoreboard in Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
Gorillas begin dangerous month of October
Will Host Central Missouri On Saturday
Recap Pittsburg State's road win at Lincoln with coach Tim Beck and offensive lineman Cody Holland.
John Brown picked up his second straight MIAA Honor after his performance against the Lincoln Blue Tigers.
Pittsburg State football highlights from the week three game vs SW Baptist. Coach Tim Beck along with WR John Brown are in studio.
Senior wide receiver John Brown was named MIAA Special Team Athlete of the Week for his efforts against Southwest Baptist.
PSU has never lost to the Bearcats
Lions looking for 3-0 start
Pittsburg State football coach Tim Beck recaps the week two win over Central Oklahoma.
Look To Move To 2-0 On The Season
Working to correct mistakes from week one win
Abenoja was named MIAA Offensive Player of the week Monday morning.
PSU eager to start at home
McDowell dazzles in starting debut
Lions will debut new starting quarterback
Turns in basketball for volleyball
Seybold looks to lead a young group of Gorilla running backs.
Abenoja says he will lead the offense better in 2013.
The Lions have a lot to replace on both sides of the ball.
PSU Senior WR is back for his Senior season.
The MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll had Pitt State third and MSSU 9th.
Gorillas 3rd, Lions 9th in preseason coaches poll
Lions welcome former KU stand out Nick Bradford to the bench
MSSU men's basketball coach Robert Corn says as long as he has the energy and passion, he will continue coaching.
Longtime men's assistant Ronnie Ressel to be MSSU women's associate head coach.
Ressel moving from men's program to coach women
Robert Corn along with players and staff welcome young hoops players to Missouri Southern campus.
Maryann Mitts talks about her decision to step down as MSSU basketball coach after twelve years.
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame will induct 8 new members in October including former Pittsburg State coach Chuck Broyles.
Will be inducted on October 6th
Will take teaching position in MSSU's Department of Kinesiology
Kansas City also to bid for game. Plus the torch for the Show Me State Games arrives in Joplin.
Will face tough competition from Kansas City, MIAA
Pittsburg State football program holds showcase event for first time as over 90 high school seniors participate. Plus some LPGA players were in Joplin Monday for a great cause.
Former Missouri Southern star recently signed with a professional team in Austria.
The Missouri Southern women's basketball program is hosting their annual summer camp.
Lions can't overcome critical errors in 8th inning. Plus Nicole Hudson throws shutout in Mizzou regional win over Stony Brook and the Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame inducted its newest members Friday night.
On day two of the NCAA DII Central Regional, Missouri Southern led Central Missouri 1-0 heading to the 8th inning, before three errors turned into five runs and doomed their shot at a win. The Lions ultimately lost 7-3, ending their season with an 0-2 mark in regional play in Mankato, MN.
Brett Abell throws eleven innings without giving up a run, but MSSU falls to Minnesota State-Mankato 1-0 in 14 innings. Plus Colgan wins dramatic regional over Riverton.
MSSU and top seed Mankato State went scoreless for 27 half innings before the host Mavericks pushed across a run on a safety squeeze in the bottom of the 14th to win. Lions starting pitcher Brett Abell pitched 11 shutout innings, but the offense could never get on the board.
MoSo will now play the two seed, MIAA foe Central Missouri, Friday at noon in an elimination game.
Missouri Southern baseball will compete in the Mankatao, Minnesota regional starting Thursday and for Lion coach Bryce Darnell, it's a return to his home state.
Lions get walk-off 3 run HR by Sam Ryan to beat Missouri Western for their first conference tourney title since 1992.
Tied with top seed Missouri Western 3-3 in the 9th inning of the deciding game of the MIAA championship Saturday, MSSU senior catcher Sam Ryan sent one over the right field wall, delivering the Lions their first tournament title in 21 years. The pitch came on a full count, with two outs, and two on, a moment Ryan declared "is what every kid dreams about."
Lions beat Missouri Western, but Griffons respond in elimination game to knock off Pittsburg State.
Gorillas eliminated by Missouri Western
Lions get complete game from Brett Abell and grand slam from Tee Helsel. Gorillas stay alive with win over Central Oklahoma.
Pitt staves off elimination against UCO
Missouri Southern will face rival Pitt State Thursday in Kansas City as the MIAA baseball tournament is down to the Final 4.
The Lions won two games at home Sunday against Northeastern State, and the Gorillas won one on the road to upset Central Missouri in the first round of the MIAA tournament. The teams will now play each other in Kansas City Thursday afternoon, in the first game of a double elimination style second round.
Also, both Pitt State and Missouri Southern found success in the MIAA Track & Field Championships, and Natalie Bird finishes her first round in the NCAA Central Super Regional.
Plus Pitt State splits their doubleheader with Central Missouri.
Plus Frontenac baseball is off to an undefeated start and McAuley HS golfer Connor Schlegel signs letter of intent.
Marquise Cushon and Solomon Watkins impress at PSU Spring Game.
Defensive lineman picked 94th overall by the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.
The dream became a reality for Missouri Southern DT Brandon Williams Friday night as the Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the 3rd round.
Plus Carthage baseball remains undefeated after shutting out Ozark 5-0.
PSU Senior Larissa Richards not only shined on the basketball court, but also as a thrower on the track and field team.
Plus Neosho baseball loses at home to Willard.
Missouri Southern's first team offense and defense held off the reserves 6-0 in the annual Green-Gold spring game at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Both sophomore quarterbacks Jay McDowell and Ricky Nichols showed promise running the ball, even in a game where they could not be tackled. In fact, coach Daryl Daye blew a 4th down play dead as Nichols appeared to cross the goal line in the 4th quarter.
Pittsburg State has to replace their top three rushers from last season.
Plus Pitt State Junior Tory Stoffregen was named MIAA hitter of the week.
Lions complete sweep at NW Missouri State. Plus Pitt State baseball sweeps past Truman.
Gorillas start practice at 6:15 AM. Plus Cottey College unveils new softball field on campus.
Jay McDowell tops the depth chart. Plus MSSU baseball sweeps Northeastern State.
Missouri Southern's just four practices in to spring ball, but they're already throwing the ball more than they did in 2012. Head coach Daryl Daye says the nucleus of the offense will still be the triple option, but with sophomore-to-be Jay McDowell at QB they plan to be more balanced with the pass than the more-than-5-rushes-to-1-pass ratio of last season.
Plus, the Lions baseball team snags their 5th straight win, Carthage baseball is expecting big things this season, and Joplin falls in the championship of the 6 team tennis tournament, the Joplin Invitational.
MSSU Senior Brett Abell earned MIAA pitcher of the week after a CG win vs Truman. Plus Joplin baseball won their season debut.
Lions coming off 6-5 season. Plus MSSU and Pittsburg State baseball with home games.
The Missouri Southern men finish with a 13-15 record while Pitt State men finish 18-10. Plus Colgan loses in Class 3A Kansas Tournament.
The Gorillas and Lions kept things tight as underdogs, but saw their seasons end in Kansas City.
In high school ball, the Fort Scott girls win in the KS state tournament while the Colgan boys and Labette County girls' seasons come to a close.
Plus, three signings from Carthage and Joplin student-athletes.
Four NFL teams visit MSSU campus to see Brandon Williams and other prospects.
Webb City advances to playoff quarterfinals. Plus Carl Junction loses to Republic and MSSU vs Pitt State baseball at Joe Becker Stadium.
Plus NFL scouts were on the Missouri Southern campus Tuesday to check out Brandon Williams again.
Pittsburg State holds off Truman while MSSU goes on the road to knock off Emporia State. Plus MSSU baseball highlights.
Brandon Williams is back in Joplin - at least for a few days. The former Missouri Southern DT talks about his experience at the NFL combine, and what he expects to see happen in the coming weeks as he prepares for the NFL draft.
The Pitt State men and women will play hosts as 7 seeds at John Lance Arena on Monday and Tuesday night, respectively, while the Missouri Southern men will be on the road at Emporia State as the 9 seed and the Lion women will be at home as the 8 seed. Each team must win to advance to Kansas City.
Plus, recapping the district championships for the Carl Junction boys and Webb City girls.
Plus St. Mary's-Colgan boys and Fort Scott girls win Sub-State Titles.
Gorillas led by seventeen at the half but MSSU nearly pulled off comeback. Plus Lady Lions beat Pitt and the Chiefs may have found their quarterback.
Lions have quick turnaround with Pitt State next up Wednesday night. Plus Joplin Eagles lose in district semifinals.
Plus Missouri Southern's Brandon Williams shows well at the NFL Combine.
PSU wins 4th straight game. Plus MSSU baseball is off to a 5-2 start.
When Neosho's Christian Lopez took to the mat for the Class Three 220 lb championship, he needed a win to get his Wildcats at least a share of the title with Kearney. He got one in the ultimate tiebreaker, and for just the third time in state history, two schools will indeed share first place.
Plus, in MIAA action, both the Pitt State men and women win at home, while both the Missouri Southern men and women fall.
There may not be a more vocal supporter of an area team than Pittsburg State senior Richard Harper. Harper is in the band, and is good for four hours of non-stop energy, vocally as well as physically. For both of the Gorillas' Thursday night games at home, Harper wore a microphone for us.
Plus, the Missouri Southern men are very much a Jekyll and Hyde team. The past two games are giving them reason to believe they have something to play for yet again.
After dropping five straight, the Missouri Southern men have scored 193 points in back-to-back wins at home. Saturday the Lions knocked off the MIAA's top ranked team, Central Missouri.
In Pittsburg, the Gorilla men blew a 22 point second half lead against Southwest Baptist, as a chance for back-to-back wins fell by the wayside.
Plus, the Pitt women do get their second straight win, and the MoSo women give the 10th ranked Jennies of Central Mo all they can handle before falling.
Plus Monett's Kurran Blamey signs with Missouri State football and MSSU men prepare for MIAA leader Central Missouri.
MSSU Women also snap losing streak by beating SW Baptis. Plus Pitt State sweeps Truman.
Several area athletes heading to the next level.
All four Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State teams lost on the road Saturday, making them a combined 1-13 since January 23.
The Lions return home Thursday to host SBU, while the Gorillas return to host Truman.
Plus No. 2 Kansas upset at home by Oklahoma State.
Plus Waynesville too much for Joplin and Quapaw takes two from Wyandotte.
Plus Webb City Lady Cardinals play defending state champs tough but lose by five to Republic. And Bill Snyder signs a contract extension with Kansas State.
Longtime Missouri Southern cross country and track & field head coach Tom Rutledge was one of 17 new inductees to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Sunday night in Springfield.
Rutledge shared the stage with David Eckstein, Mike Sweeney and Tony Richardson, among others.
Plus, taking a look at the recent struggles for the Lions' basketball teams.
Pittsburg State used the pistol offense to win a national championship in 2011. Now the San Francisco 49ers have used it on their way to the SuperBowl.
The Pitt State men had a shot at the buzzer, but it didn't go as the Gorillas lost at Northeastern State. Plus MSSU was swept in Emporia and Brandon Williams prepares for the Senior Bowl.
6-1, 341 pounder making a name for himself at the Senior Bowl
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After losing Hailey Roderique to an ACL tear, the Pitt State women knew they'd need everyone else to step up. One player who has is reserve guard Brigit Hesser. For the men, senior JaVon McGee has been on a roll for about nine games.
We also recap two disappointing Missouri Southern losses from Saturday.
Plus, one last look at Douglass-OKC's Stevie Clark, who made 30 three-pointers in three games in the Frontenac National Guard Invitational.
There were some tense moments in John Lance arena, as both Gorilla games were not decided until the final buzzer horn went off, but the home crowd saw their teams walk away winners.
In Joplin, the Southern men and women both had disappointing performances, losing to Nebraska-Kearney teams that have struggled thus far in MIAA play.
Oklahoma State recruit stars in Frontenac tourney. Plus another big national honor for MSSU's Brandon Williams.
Marquis Addison pours in a career high 34 points. Plus PSU women beat MSSU as Lizzy Jeronimus scores 24 despite battling the flu.
Marquis Addison scored a career-high 34 points, 23 of them in the first half, as Missouri Southern knocked off Pitt State in the men's game. Stephen Atkinson also scored a career-high 21 for the Lions. The Gorillas were led by 21 points and 12 rebounds from Rico Pierrevilus.
In the women's contest, Pitt jumped out by 15 points in the first 10 and a half minutes, before Southern came back to tie it early in the second half. But the Gorillas held on late for their 5th straight win in the series behind 24 points from a sick Lizzy Jeronimus. The Lions were led by 14 points from senior Erin Rice.
Rivalry to be renewed Wednesday night. Plus Neosho vs Carthage wrestling, Webb City hoops, and ssoftball signings from Carl Junction and Carthage.
Round One To Take Place In Joplin Wednesday Night
MSSU sweeps Lincoln while Pitt State comes up short to Central Missouri.
Saturday saw both Missouri Southern teams leave Jefferson City winners, while both the Pittsburg State teams fell in Warrensburg. We take a quick look at what happened in all four.
Plus, the Gorillas' Hailey Roderique hurts her knee in the final seconds of Saturday's game. Pitt's third-leading scorer will wait and see what the diagnosis is after the swelling goes down in the coming days.
MSSU women have won four straight while Lion men bounce back from Thursday loss to Lindenwood.
PSU women lose close one to 15th ranked Central Missouri. Plus Pitt men also drop game on the road.
MSSU cross country and track & field coach will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame January 27th.
Plus Pitt State basketball sweeps DH over Lincoln and Kansas Jayhawk reaction to their overtime win over Iowa State.
Erin Rice scores 21 points as MSSU women defeat Lindenwood on the road while Lion men fell behind early and never recovered.
Plus MSSU Junior Marquis Addision earns MIAA player of the week and Lance Berkman is now a Texas Ranger.
Both the Missouri Southern men and women picked up wins at home Saturday night, as did the Pitt State women Saturday afternoon. We pick out a trend from all three of those wins, as well as the Gorilla men's loss.
Playing on national TV and in front of a packed John Lance Arena, the Pitt State women played maybe their best game of the season, while the Gorilla men played maybe their worst, as a seven game win streak came to an end.
In Joplin, the MoSo men bounced back from a heartbreaking loss Thursday night, and the women grabbed their second straight conference win, staving off Missouri Western by just two points.
Also taking place on the Lions' campus today, the Joplin boys fall in the championship game of the Kaminsky classic.
Plus Neosho HS wrestling too much for Monett and Pittsburg State basketball prepares for a nationally televised game.
Gorilla men have won ten straight. Plus MSSU men lose in overtime and Joplin Eagles win opener in the Kaminsky Classic.
Pitt State men, women win as do MSSU women.
The Chiefs reportedly interviewed former Eagles coach Andy Reid on Wednesday. Plus Pitt State basketball to host Kearney Thursday night.
Plus MSSU takes the court for the first time in three weeks against Livin' the Dream.
Plus MSSU men's basketball head coach Robert Corn says the winter break came at the wrong time.
Gorilla head coach Kevin Muff says this team is as good as it can be right now.
MSSU DT Brandon Williams may be done with college football, but he now has set his sights on the NFL. Plus Jasper visited McAuley in hs hoops.
Plus the Royals acquire two starting pitchers from Tampa Bay, but they give up Will Myers. And PSU's John Brown and MSSU's Brandon WIlliams earn All-American honors.
Plus Seneca wins their basketball invitational.
Missouri Southern and Pitt State carried over their recent cross country success to the track. At the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center, 11 of the 30 events were won by Lions, while the Gorillas took 1st in seven events. MSSU's Jeff Fraley and Evan Moore won multiple events, while Larissa Richards accomplished the same for PSU.
Plus Labette County boys have impressive home debut vs Fort Scott. And PSU student-athletes put on the first ever Kids Night with the Gorillas.
Freshman Kaleb Porter with 22 points to lead Gorillas over Central Oklahoma. PSU Women drop second home game.
Joplin Junior Guard Charlie Brown has several Division One Schools from the Missouri Valley Conference recruiting him. Plus Carl Junction football coach Jesse Wall resigns.
Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin after three straight Rose Bowl appearances to coach Arkansas. Plus MSSU men win at home & Joplin boys beat Carthage in OT.
The Carl Junction boys had four players make at least two 3-pointers in beating Joplin in the finale of the 66th Annual Carthage Invitational, while the Webb City girls beat Carthage in the CJ Classic behind Tournament MVP Mikaela Burgess.
Plus, the Pitt State women bounce back from their loss Wednesday while the Missouri Southern women win their 6th straight.
Plus the Webb City girls avenge last season's district final loss to Carthage.
Joplin & Carl Junction will meet for the championship of the Carthage Invitational Saturday. Plus Webb City girls beat CJ & Colgan boys win at Frontenac.
Former Missouri Tiger had been suspended since start of season for violation of team rules. Plus MSSU track coach Tom Rutledge to be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. And Pitt State Athletics holds first ever "Gorillas Got Talent" event.
Nevada holds Liberal at bay in the second day of the CJ Classic girls basketball tournament. Plus, reacting to the Pitt State women's surprising loss Wednesday night, and eight PSU teams showcase their off the court/field talents in the first ever Gorillas Got Talent.
3rd Ranked Pitt State women lose at home to William Jewell while PSU men win in OT. Plus MSSU men hope to snap a three game losing streak Saturday.
Carthage opens with win over Seneca and Travis Vogt scores 25 points to lead Car Junction to opening win. Plus PSU women are ranked #3 in Division II.
Cardinals make it a 3-peat while Lamar wins their 2nd straight state title in the Dome.
Tigers hope to make it back-to-back Class 2 State Titles Saturday vs Blair Oaks. Plus MSSU & PSU women's basketball highlights.
It'd been 13 days off for the Gorillas and eight for the Lions, but both teams shook off the rust to earn victories in Joplin Friday night. Pitt State was led by Lizzy Jeronimus, who dropped 29 points and collected 12 rebounds in a 68-40 win against Evangel. For MoSo, 12 points for both Shonte Clay and Dominique Mosley led the way in a 60-38 win.
Gorillas with 28 turnovers as they lose to Newman 89-79. Plus NEO football coach steps down.
David Large resigns after eleven years as head coach for family reasons. Plus PSU freshman basketball player Kaleb Porter earns MIAA player of the week honors.
MSSU DL and NFL prospect is a unanimous 1st team all conference selection. Plus PSU men's basketball makes season debut.
PSU's Dreiling also named to All-MIAA first team
Plus Carthage volleyball senior Emily Goeken signs with NEO.
Briceton Wilson reflects on his journey to and through Pittsburg State's football program.
Plus Webb City, Monett and Lamar advance to high school semifinals.
Lions get 23 points from Marquis Addison while #3 PSU runs away from SW Minnesota State. Plus Commerce wins playoff opener while Colgan and Chanute lose quarterfinal gams.
Pittsburg State is gunning for their 19th straight win over MSSU. Plus Colgan will take on Rossville in the 3A playoff quarterfinals and Webb City will host 12-0 Sullivan Saturday in their playoff matchup.
Lions trying to snap long losing skid to PSU. Plus Claythorne Lodge near Columbus to host another US Open.
In Pitt State's loss to Lindenwood Saturday, all five touchdowns surrendered were 29 yards or longer, with three of them 80 yards or longer.
As for Missouri Southern, a 73 yard run by Ne'Ronte Threatt in the second quarter sparked the Lions to a win, securing their first winning season since 2007 and just their second in the past 17 years.
Kickapoo scores three early goals and never looks back to beat Joplin. Plus MSSU faces Truman Saturday.
Lions show well vs D-1 program in Tulsa. Plus Pittsburg State football looks ahead to Lindenwood.
The Joplin Eagles lost to Raymore-Peculiar in their opening district game plus Commerce & Fairland pick up home wins.
The Miller Cardinals are 9-0, ranked #3 in Class 1 and they feature a talented RB duo. Plus MSSU looks ahead to their road game at Lindenwood.
In the first 335 minutes they played this season, Pitt State outscored opponents 230-86. As for the last 85 - opponents have outscored them 94-21. Saturday at Carnie Smith Stadium it was all about the big plays, as three of Missouri Western quarterback Tyler Partridge's nine completions were for touchdowns of 35+ yards.
Across the state line in Joplin, Missouri Southern's offense struggled, fumbling the ball six times on option exchanges and completed just one pass on the afternoon. Quarterback Kellen Cox is never one to make excuses, but a bum left shoulder certainly did not help.