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Missouri Western finds their man deep in the heart of Texas

The Missouri Western administration introduced the new head football coach for the Griffons Tuesday morning in the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex. Matt Williamson became the sixth head coach in the history of the program. Athletics Director Kurt McGuffin only interviewed one assistant coach in his search to replace Jerry Partridge. That one assistant was the man he hired to take... Read More

Griffon World Series memories

The Royals’ World Championship was reason to celebrate for all of Kansas City and the surrounding areas as they defeated the Mets, four games to one, and won their first World Series since 1985. I was able to sit down with some of the key figures in Griffon athletics,who are also some massive Royals fans, and find out what this... Read More

‘The godfather of Missouri Western athletics’

Respect. There is an old phrase that ‘respect is not given, respect is earned.’ Few people have earned the type of respect among their peers at Missouri Western that former athletic director Charlie Burri has earned. University President Robert Vartabedian holds Burri in very high regard as someone who has shaped Western into the place it is today. “If you... Read More

$1.1 Million Feature to be Added to Spratt

The Missouri Western athletic program announced a $1.1 million donation given by Steven L. Craig to fund a video scoreboard Friday for Spratt Stadium. “Thousands and thousands of people, fans and students alike will be experiencing this . A variety of audiences will appreciate his kind gift and this will be second to none,” said Missouri Western President... Read More

Spratt stadium renovation planned with hesitation, over budget

  After receiving three contract estimates that were each over budget, Ellison-Auxier Architects, Western’s architecture contractor, has restructured the plans for Spratt Stadium in an attempt to scale back costs. Crawford Construction came back with the lowest bid, just under $9 million— $1.2 million over Western’s budget for the project. Kurt McGuffin, Western’s director of athletics, says that the project... Read More