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New year to begin quickly after season’s end

After securing the No. 8 in the MIAA Tournament this past week, the Griffons drew Washburn for the second straight season. This year, the Lady Blues were the top-seed, and still knocked Missouri Western from the field and its season ended. Western’s season ended at 7-20, but the final game wasn’t the last of the news heard about the team.... Read More

McGuffin showing what he said

Kurt McGuffin wants winners. The Director of Athletics has showed this already in his short term as a Griffon by laying the hammer down on Women’s Basketball coach Lynn Plett. The former basketball coach had a losing record, and despite the hand he was dealt, it has been five years. In athletics, where winning is all that matters, Missouri Western... Read More

Women’s basketball coach fired after five seasons

After posting a 7-20 record this season, Missouri Western decided it was time to make a change for the head Women’s Basketball coach. Lynn Plett was let go by Director of Athletics Kurt McGuffin late Friday evening, one day after Western’s season ended at the hands of top-seed Washburn at the MIAA Tournament. McGuffin, who was hired late October to... Read More

Athlete of the Week — Jessica Koch

Name: Jessica Koch Sport: Women’s Basketball Year: Senior Position: Forward Stats this week: Points — 40; Steals — 8; Rebounds — 11 Koch had to lay it all out on the line in the final two games to not only secure the Griffons an MIAA Tournament birth, but also break the all-time point total at Western. She did both. Koch, who... Read More