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Northwest preview: Defense to lead

There are many questions pending for the Griffons heading into their rivalry week. According to Griffon Coach Jerry Partridge, one spot where the Griffons are very confident is in their defense. “Every week we ask our defense to shut them out,” Partridge said. They are veteran-laden and can boost All-MIAA level players at all levels of the defense. For the... Read More

Offense struggles in lose in Emporia

Western avoided their third shutout in the Jerry Partridge-era with a 19-yard Tanner Pettet field goal with just 28 seconds left. The Griffons fell 17-3 on Saturday in Emporia to the Hornets.Partridge said he was “disappointed” in the performance of the team. “We are not performing to the level that I think our program standard is set,” Partridge said. The... Read More

Washburn spoils Western’s homecoming

Washburn defeated Missouri Western 21-7 on Saturday at Homecoming at Spratt Stadium. Over 5,000 fans were in attendance for the 2 p.m. kickoff when the Kansas City Royals were getting ready to begin Game 2 of the American League Championship Series 3 p.m. and for much of the afternoon those fans seemed more entertained looking at their phones for baseball... Read More