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Griffons volleyball spiked at home

The women’s volleyball team lost both of its matches this past weekend at the MWSU Fieldhouse. They played Emporia State Friday, Oct. 14 and then no. 14 Washburn University Saturday, Oct. 15. The two losses send the Griffons to 3-5 at home and 12-9 for the season. Match 1 Missouri Western lost its homecoming game to Emporia State in five... Read More

Griffons surge towards top of MIAA

The No. 18 Griffons captured sole possession of first place in the MIAA after they swept both Missouri Southern and Pittsburg State over the weekend. Western began their rise to first with two dominating wins over the Lions on Friday by a score of 10-2 and 10-1. In game one the Griffons sent the first run across the plate off... 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 first MIAA Tournament win in six years

For the first time since 2010 Western won its first postseason game with a commanding 70-54 win over the Washburn Ichabods on Tuesday. With the win the Griffons also became the first No. 11 seed to win an MIAA Tournament game. Head coach Brett Weiberg is happy that his team was able to experience this win. “It feels good, I’m... Read More

Thorup breaks career kills record

The weekend was filled with success as the Griffons swept both of their road opponents and Jessie Thorup was crowned Western’s overall kills leader. Sweeping both road matches showed head coach Marian Carbin that their offense was able to dictate each set. “What I was most pleased with was that we played well offensively, we controlled the tempo against both... Read More