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Explosive scoring makes Western successful on road

It seems like just yesterday the Western baseball team was playing their season opener in Arkansas, but 35 games later the Griffons find themselves sitting in third place in the MIAA. After winning 15 of 17 Western has cooled down just a bit. In one of their most impressive victories of the year, the Griffons downed No.10 Emporia State 8-1... Read More

College athletics and the beauty pageant it is

It is the goal of every university to have the best facilities that it can, whether they’re academic buildings or athletic. Missouri Western State University Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin believes it is a constant competition between the schools at each level. “We want to be the best; it’s all about keeping up with the Jones’s,” McGuffin said. It has... Read More

Western takes strong bats on road

Missouri Western will make the trip to Tahlequah, OK to face the Northeastern State University RiverHawks on Thursday. The Griffons are 16-8 (8-5) in the MIAA and are in fifth place in the conference. Head coach Buzz Verduzco knows how important every game is in the conference. “Everybody is very, very competitive and every win means a lot,” Verduzco said. “We like... Read More

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 stay perfect over break

The Griffons continued to climb up the national rankings, reaching fifth in the country. Over semester break, they stayed perfect with a 17-0 record. Western’s most recent victories came on the road against Washburn and No. 12 Emporia State. The Griffon defense held strong in all four quarters and did not allow the Ichabods to tie or gain the lead... Read More