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Western winless on road

Western began the new year with a 2-0 record but then lost three straight to enter the spring semester with a 5-12 overall record. The Griffons fell most recently on the road to Washburn and Emporia State last week. Against the Ichabods, the Griffons found themselves down 7-0 early in the first half. Western continued to fight but could not... Read More

Griffons fall in first two MIAA games

After falling to the No. 12 Central Missouri Mules on Thursday, the Griffons increased their losing streak to four games with a loss to the Southwest Baptist Bearcats on Saturday. Western kept the game close through the beginning of the first half, tying the score at 21. They could not take the lead while SW Baptist went on a 12-1... Read More

Griffon split games in Hillyard Tip-Off Classic

The season is underway, as the Griffons went 1-1 in the Hillyard Tip-Off Classic with a win against the Wayne State Wildcats on Friday and a loss to the Upper Iowa Peacocks on Saturday. Western went into the opening game against Wayne State without starting point guard Aaron Emmanuel, who injured his knee during practice, but that did not keep... Read More

Canadian Connection

Canada has become a hotbed for college recruiting, and it has extended to the Division II level now. Head coach Brett Weiberg and Western have jumped on the trend, as well. Aaron Emmanuel and Kevin Thomas have been friends since they were kids growing up in Toronto, and now they are continuing their friendship in St. Joseph. “It means a... Read More

Continuing family tradition

Family and sports seem to go hand-in-hand, and that is no different for Griffon basketball players and Fiji natives, Mili and Mataika Koyamainavure. At a young age, the siblings were surrounded by basketball through their family’s neighborhood team, the Davui Magics, or even watching their aunt coach the Fiji National under-20 team. These experiences created lasting memories, explained Mataika. “Me and... Read More