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Men lose on questionable calls

January 27, 2009 Comments

Ashley Frazier

Missouri Western took on Southwest Baptist Jan. 21 at MWSU Fieldhouse. Heading into the game Missouri Western men’s basketball team record was 8-8 overall, while being 4-6 in the MIAA conference. After Wednesday night’s close game, the men’s team falls to an overall record of 8-9. The end score of the game was 79-78. This […]

Win at Bearcat Arena highlights Griffons’ season

January 15, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

With a roster full of relatively new faces, the Missouri Western men’s basketball team has gotten off to their best start in three years. After missing the conference tournament the last two seasons, the Griffons are making noise in the MIAA this season. The Griffons are 4-3 in conference play and 7-7 overall. After the last two seasons this team is living up to its potential. Head coach Tom Smith believes the Griffons’ season has been like a roller coaster ride. “We have had a lot of ups and downs so far this season,” Smith said. “At times we have played very well beating and competing with good teams and at other times we have looked lost.”

Winless women off to bad start

January 15, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

Head women’s basketball coach Lynn Plett hasn’t gotten off to the best start in his second season at the helm of the Griffons, in fact his team is off to the worst start in the programs history at 0-13. It’s not as if the Griffons haven’t come close to capturing victory. The Griffons have lost […]

Landing Chiefs training camp huge for Western

January 15, 2009 Comments

Gregor Avey

 Over Christmas break I received many great presents, but the greatest present of all may have been receiving the news that the campus of Missouri Western has a great chance of becoming the new training camp home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Selfishly being a Chiefs fan, I find it great that they will be having training camp so close to my home. It’s a great thing for the campus of Missouri Western and the city of St. Joseph. The economic impact will be off the charts. This will also draw people to the campus and will put the school’s name

Western looks for second straight bowl win

December 4, 2008 Comments

Gregor Avey

The Missouri Western football team will look to capture their second straight Mineral Water Bowl victory, as they prepare to face the Augustana Vikings. The Mineral Water Bowl is not unfamiliar territory for the Griffons, this will be the sixth time Missouri Western will be in the bowl game, which is the most by any team in the history of the bowl. They currently are 4-1 all-time in the bowl game, with their only loss coming in 2000, in triple overtime to Winona State by the score of 43-41.