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Kotowski Named Preseason All-MVC; Bears Picked Third

By: Ben Adamson St. LOUIS – Missouri State junior outfielder Dakota Kotowski is a preseason all-Missouri Valley Conference selection for the second consecutive season and the Bears are picked to finish third in the baseball standings this spring according to a vote of the league’s coaches, it was announced Wednesday.Kotowski backed up his …

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Lady Panthers game vs Indianapolis canceled

By: Ed Beach SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The Drury women’s basketball game on Thursday against Indianapolis has been canceled due to COVID-19 quarantine protocols within the UIndy program. The game is not expected to be made up. The Lady Panthers are 13-1, ranked fourth this week in NCAA-II, and now have just …

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Lady Panthers ranked fourth in NCAA-II coaches’ poll

By: Ed Beach SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Drury Lady Panthers are ranked fourth in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA-II poll. Drury is 13-1 and remained at their number four position for the second straight week after picking up road wins at McKendree and Southern Indiana. The top six positions …

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UNI Hands Volleyball Bears First Valley Loss, 3-2

By: Ben Adamson CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Missouri State’s volleyball team went the distance at UNI for a second consecutive match Monday evening but fell 15-11 in the fifth set for its first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season.The Bears (9-2, 5-1 MVC) still sit atop the league standings one-third …

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Franklin Named MVC Player of the Week

By: Ben Adamson St. LOUIS – Missouri State junior forward Jasmine Franklin was honored as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week Monday for the first time this season and third in her career.Franklin led Missouri State in scoring and rebounding in the Lady Bears’ two victories at Illinois State, averaging 15.5 …

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Mosley, Prim Lead the Way as Bears Pick Up 10th Valley Win

By: Rick Kindhart SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State got 27 points from Isiaih Mosley and 20 more from Gaige Prim to help push the Bears (14-5, 10-5 MVC) past visiting Bradley, 72-57, here Sunday. The win completed a two-game sweep of the weekend series by MSU, which snagged its 10th Missouri Valley …

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Volleyball Rallies From 2-0 Deficit to Win at UNI

By: Ben Adamson CEDAR FALLS, Iowa –Missouri State overcome a 2-0 deficit to win for the first time since 2015 Sunday afternoon, taking down preseason Missouri Valley Conference favorite UNI by set scores of 15-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-19 and 15-11 to emerge from the McLeod Center victorious for the third …

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Panthers earn overtime win at McKendree, 82-77

By: Ed Beach LEBANON, Ill. – It took overtime, but the Drury Panthers held off McKendree 82-77 at the Price Convocation Center in Lebanon, Illinois, on Thursday to win their fourth in a row. Drury raised their record to 9-8 while dropping the Bearcats to 6-6. The Panthers had a …

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