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Griffons snap losing streak against Ichabods

November 13, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

The Griffons keep their playoffs hopes alive after beating Washburn 34-31 in Topeka, Kan. The win ends a two game losing skid for Western and Running back Raphael Spencer was a huge factor. Travis partridge threw the first touchdown of the game when he hooked up with wideout Derek Libby on a 2-yard pass. Western […]

D.J. Gnader helping Bearcats to undefeated season

November 12, 2013 Comments

Mason Marshall

D.J. Gnader has one of the tell-tale backgrounds of a guy who loves football. Now the linebacker continues to impress at Northwest Missouri State. Gnader comes from a family who loves football. “My father was a high school coach when I was younger, and he played football and my cousins played football. I started off […]

Q&A: Jerry Partridge and Adam Dorrel talk rivalry

November 12, 2013 Comments

Mika Cummins

I was able to talk with Western head coach Jerry Partridge and Northwest head coach Adam Dorrel on this Saturday’s rivalry game between the Griffons and the Bearcats. What does this rivalry mean to your team and to the school? Dorrel: “I think it means a lot. I grew up here in Maryville, so I’ve […]

What it takes to be a Griffon super-fan

November 12, 2013 Comments

Mika Cummins

From the jingling of keys during kick-off, to the waving of the rally towels every 3rd down, most people love the excitement of Western football games. But two students love that atmosphere more than almost any fan out there. Matt Dear and Jake Edwards are the definition of super-fans. Dear and Edwards love Missouri Western. […]

Griffons try to keep playoff hopes alive

November 6, 2013 Comments

Albert Shelby

The MIAA conference has been competitive this year, and Washburn University is one of the reasons. They are 8-1 so far this year, and look to defend their home field when the Griffons visit on Saturday, Nov. 9. Both teams are coming off losses in the previous week, with Washburn receiving their first and Western […]

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