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‘Do you want to win?’

April 16, 2015 Comments

Jon Dykstra

  A common phrase in the coaching community and one many sports fans know is “It is not about the X’s and O’s – it’s all about the Jimmys and the Joes.” What this means is that many times in the world of coaching and sports, it does not matter if you out plan the […]

Traveling as a student athlete

April 16, 2015 Comments

Jeni Swope

  Traveling as a student athlete Student athletes find traveling as a team beneficial to developing essential relationships with their teammates while also preparing them for a professional career. In fact, many students, such as Seth Bonifas, a freshman forward on the men’s basketball team, believe that the time spent together on the road is […]

MIAA athletes make NFL impact

MIAA athletes make NFL impact

April 15, 2015 Comments

Michael Penn

From 2000 to 2015 there have been 76 MIAA athletes that have continued their football careers in the NFL and of those 76 players, 21 have been drafted. The MIAA has long been known as one of the most competitive and talented conferences in Division II football and has been a constant source of NFL […]

Griffons sweep weekend series

April 14, 2015 Comments

Michael Penn

The Griffons wrapped up their last two road series of the season, sweeping both Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State, to increase their record to 32-14 overall. Western found themselves in close games all weekend, winning three games by one run and one game by two runs. A streak of close games proved the team’s resilience […]

Griffons look to close out road play strong

April 14, 2015 Comments

Cortrez Colbert

Griffon baseball will face off against Southwest Baptist in a crucial series. The Griffons have only two teams to play before the MIAA tournament begins. The Griffons come into the series with an overall record of 23-17 and are 16-12 in conference play. Southwest Baptist comes into the series with an overall record of 16-21 and are 10-18 […]

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