96.9 The Jock

SBU gets a run in the 9th to edge Drury 7-6

BOLIVAR, Mo.— Southwest Baptist loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and, with outs, drew a walk to win the game and hand Drury a 7-6 loss at Dodson Field in Bolivar on Saturday.   The Panthers end the year 14-26 and 14-22 in the Great Lakes Valley …

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Bears Announce Fall Football Slate, Season Ticket Info

Season Ticket Interest Form | Printable Schedule   SPRINGFIELD – Season ticket reservations for the upcoming 2021 Missouri State University football season are now being accepted, the university announced Monday along with its 11-game fall slate.   Bears fans may contact Missouri State season tickets at (417) 836-8899 or via …

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Etienne’s Bronze Medal Kicks Off MVC Championship for Bears

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Rochelle Etienne collected all-Missouri Valley Conference honors in the javelin for Missouri State track and field to highlight the Bears’ opening day at the MVC Outdoor Championship here Friday at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex.   The Bears are tied for fifth place in the …

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Baseball Bears Add Pair of Junior College Players for 2022

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State baseball recently received National Letters of Intent from a pair of junior college standouts – right-handed pitcher Dan Merrill from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and outfielder Jake Grauberger from Johnson County Community College. Dan Merrill (RHP, 6-4, 200, Tulsa, Okla., Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) One of the top …

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Bears on Wrong End of Two Low-Scoring Games at ISU

NORMAL, Ill. – Missouri State came up short in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader at Illinois State, falling 4-3 in eight innings and 3-1 to the Redbirds at Duffy Bass Field. The Bears (16-22, 6-13 Missouri Valley Conference) were solid on the mound and saw several hits taken away by …

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Record Number of Student-Athletes to Earn Degrees

Commencement Central   SPRINGFIELD — With the largest spring class of graduating student-athletes on record, a total of 82 current and former Bears will complete their undergraduate and post-graduate requirements this week at Missouri State University’s commencement ceremonies.   For the fourth straight year, students who are on track to …

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Thomas Named Missouri State Cheer Coach

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State University has named Will Thomas as its new cheerleading head coach, Director of Athletics Kyle Moats announced today.   Thomas comes to Missouri State from Springfield’s Glendale High School where he has served as head cheer coach since July of 2013. During his time leading the Falcons, they …

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Baseball Bears Take Series Finale from Redbirds, 2-1

NORMAL, Ill. – Missouri State got six strong innings from Jared Viertel and Blake Mozley hit a go-ahead single in the seventh to give the Bears a 2-1 victory at Illinois State in the final game of the series Sunday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field. Viertel allowed just seven runners …

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