PSU men, women split double-header at William Jewell
Missouri Southern faces (6) Pittsburg State for the final game of the regular season.
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
Playoff hopes on the line Saturday
Pitt State and Northwest faced off in the 12th Annual Fall Classic Saturday.
Both teams enter ranked in top 10
PSU's John Brown and Nate Dreiling picked up MIAA Honors this week.
Pittsburg State travels to Central Missouri Saturday.
Pitt State travels to UCM in week 6.
Pitt State picks up their sixth win of the season.
Junior linebacker Tyler Disney was selected as the MIAA's Defensive Player of the Week.
Gorillas begin dangerous month of October
PSU's Junior Outside/Rigthside Hitter Paula Okrutna brings a wealth of diversity to the Gorillas.
John Brown picked up his second straight MIAA Honor after his performance against the Lincoln Blue Tigers.
Pitt State and MSSU were both on the road this week for their 4th games of the season.
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
Pitt State comes out early to defeat University of Central Oklahoma, 65-24.
Look To Move To 2-0 On The Season
Abenoja was named MIAA Offensive Player of the week Monday morning.
PSU eager to start at home
PSU held their volleyball media day today.
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
Will be inducted on October 6th
Will face tough competition from Kansas City, MIAA
Gorillas eliminated by Missouri Western
Pitt staves off elimination against UCO
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.
Marquise Cushon and Solomon Watkins impress at PSU Spring Game.
Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State finished the regular season with splits at home, catapulting both squads to the MIAA conference tournament. The Lions will host a home series beginning Thursday, while the Gorillas will go to Warrensburg to play Central Missouri.
In softball, Pitt won two while MoSo took a split. Those teams will play one final doubleheader to wrap the regular season, with the Gorillas battling for a playoff spot.
The Gorilla baseball team won the first but lost the second against Emporia State, while the softball team did the same against Missouri Southern. In game two the Lions scored 11 runs to win in extra innings.
Plus, Neosho baseball falls to 11-4 on the year at the hands of Willard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PSU women lose close one to 15th ranked Central Missouri. Plus Pitt men also drop game on the road.
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.
Pitt State men, women win as do MSSU women.
Gorilla head coach Kevin Muff says this team is as good as it can be right now.
Regular season finale recap win over MSSU. Final segment with coach Tim Beck.
PSU football regular season finale win over MSSU. Second half highlights and post game reaction.
Recap regular season finale win over MSSU. First half highlights.
Recap regular season finale win over MSSU.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
Pittsburg State Junior DE Joe Uzzel in studio.
2nd half highlights of the Pittsburg State/Truman game plus player reaction.
1st half highlights of the Pittsburg State at Truman game.
Recap the win at Truman.
Lions show well vs D-1 program in Tulsa. Plus Pittsburg State football looks ahead to Lindenwood.
Plus NEO wins Southwest Junior College Football Conference.
Segment #4 of the Tim Beck Show features in studio guest, PSU Jr. RB Solomon Watkins.
Segment #3 of the Tim Beck Show recaps the 2nd half of the Missouri Western game plus player reaction.
Segment #2 of the Tim Beck Show. First half highlights from the Missouri Western game.
Segment one of the Tim Beck Show recapping the Missouri Western game.
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.
In front of a record crowd of 11,910 fans at Carnie Smith Stadium, the 7th ranked Gorillas suffered a 63-14 defeat at the hands of 16th ranked Missouri Western. The Gorillas scored first before seeing the Griffons score 56 unanswered.
Meanwhile in Joplin, 5th ranked Northwest Missouri State was in charge of things pretty much from the get go, and ultimately ruined the Lions chances at a third straight win with the score 38-14. Senior defensive tackle Brandon Williams did set the school record for career sacks in the loss for Missouri Southern.
Plus MSSU comes up short at home to No. 5 Northwest Missouri State.
Plus Pittsburg State looks to bounce back this weekend at home against Missouri Western and Vinita defeats Miami in HS football.
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Pitt State and MSSU had opposite results on Saturday.
Plus Oklahoma runs away with the Red River Rivalry.
Another top ten matchup for the Fall Classic between PSU and NW Missouri State.
Fall Classic at Arrowhead XI set for Saturday
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The number one ranked Gorillas will meet the 7th ranked Bearcats at Arrowhead Stadium Saturday afternoon, and their head coaches met in Kansas City Monday to speak with the media and preview the clash of Division II's titans.
For the first time this season the number one ranked Gorillas faced a 4th quarter deficit, but scored the game's final two touchdowns to prevail at home 30-21 against Central Missouri. Across the state line in Joplin, Missouri Southern bounced back from back-to-back losses to win handily against non-conference foe South Dakota Mines 47-20.
In junior college action, both NEO A&M and Fort Scott win big on the road.
Gorillas host Central Missouri Saturday as the tough stretch of schedule begins. Plus Dorial Green-Beckham is suspended for Saturday's game vs Vanderbilt.
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Pitt State cruises to 4-0 with a 59-17 at Family Day in Pittsburg. Meanwhile, MSSU suffers their first loss of the Daryl Daye era.
Gorillas look to improve to 4-0 as they host Lincoln. Plus more details in the bankruptcy case of Arkansas coach John L Smith.
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Both the Gorillas and Lions won on the road to move to 3-0 on the year. Pitt scored 52 unanswered in beating SBU 52-9, while MSSU survived a turnover fest at Lincoln, winning 21-14.
Plus, both Pitt and Southern cross country athletes compete in the Southern Stampede.
Plus Mizzou bounces back with a win over Arizona State and Missouri Southern hosts the Southern Stampede.
Panthers defeat Anderson County to improve to 3-0. Plus a Pittsburg State/SW Baptist preview.
First sporting event held at John Lance Arena since renovations featured PSU volleyball vs Central Oklahoma. Plus Joplin softball vs McDonald County.
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Plus high school football action from Saturday afternoon featuring Carl Junction, Diamond and East Newton.
Pittsburg State takes on Central Oklahoma Saturday in their home opener. Plus Carl Junction vs Webb City volleyball highlights.
The top five plays from week two of the high school football season features Monett, Carthage, Webb City, Carl Junction, and Lamar. Plus two PSU football players earn MIAA player of the week honors.
Look ahead to week two matchup vs Central Oklahoma.
2nd half highlights and player reaction from Pitt State's 41-20 win at Northeastern State.
First half highlights of Pitt State's 41-20 win at Northeastern State.
Recap PSU's 41-20 win at Northeastern State.
Gorillas face Northeastern State Thursday in Tahlequah. Plus Carthage Senior RB Seth Beckner and his offensive line earns our Hometown MVP honors and Joplin vs Carl Junction volleyball.
The Division II National Champs open their season next Thursday and it will mark the starting debut of QB Anthony Abenoja.
#16 PSU storms back to beat Truman and PSU men also win. Plus MSSU loses to Central Missouri. And the Missouri Tigers lose at Oklahoma State.
MIAA clustered on the men's and women's side.
The Lions earn a share of the MIAA conference lead with 84-76 win over NW Missouri State. Plus PSU men and women fall at Northeastern State (OK).
Pitt State women defeat Fort Hays State while the men's four-game winning streak is snapped. MSSU men edged out Northeastern on the road.
Beck wins honor in 2nd year as head coach. Plus MSSU men roll past Fort Hays State and HS Hoops with McAuley & Thomas Jefferson facing home challenges.
Road warriors: Lane Lord's gorillas knocked off the MIAA's other undefeated team, Emporia State, and the Pitt State men won their third straight game for the first time this season.
Plus Diamond wins at Seneca & Baxter Springs takes on Riverton. And the PSU Women face #19 Emporia State on Saturday.
MSSU's Salecich adjusting to life on and off the court in America.
Keane Thomann poured in 27 points to lead the Lions over Emporia State. And Pittsburg State wins on the road.
Brannon "Moose" Green, a Labette County HS graduate, will play TE next year for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Southern women fall to No. 19 Lady Hornets. Pitt State men, women pull off double-header sweep at Lincoln.
Odaffer family recognized & future Oklahoma Sooner Brannon "Moose" Green as well. Plus Carthage senior honored for scoring 1000 points.
Heading into Christmas break, Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern's women's teams were heading in two different directions. While the Gorillas continue to trend upward after Friday's win, the Lions are feeling much better than they were two weeks ago.
Plus #18 PSU Women remain undefeated & the Missouri Tigers survive a road scare to improve to 13-0.
It was the first game in more than 10 days for both Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern, but rust seemed to have very little to do with the outcomes of both Gorilla wins. Brooke Conley scores 17 to keep the PSU women unbeaten, while Eric Ray scores 28 to lead the men in their upset of the 6th ranked Lions.
Recap of the Division II Football National Championship game.
2nd half highlights from the Division II Football National Championship game.