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Past and Present Tigers Prepare for U.S. Olympic Trials

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Seven Mizzou Track & Field athletes and alumni will be competing at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, from June 18-27. For the four current Tigers, three competed in Track Town U.S.A. earlier in the month at the NCAA Outdoor Track & …

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Men’s Swimming and Diving lands Six on MAC Scholar Athlete Team

CLEVELAND, Ohio – After a second-place finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships this past April, the Missouri State’s men’s swimming and diving team garnered six scholar-athlete selections, the league announced Thursday.  The junior class dominated MSU’s MVC Scholar-Athlete list with five nominees including, Arthur Cury, Trevor Fischer, Michael Hampel, Pawel Krawczyk …

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O’Keefe Named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year

CHICAGO – Incoming Freshman Grace O’Keefe of the Missouri State women’s soccer program was selected as the 2020-21 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, the corporation announced Wednesday.   “This is an outstanding honor for Grace,” head coach Rob Brewer said. “This honor reflects the quality of person she is academically …

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Martin Names Marcus Edwards Director of Athletic Performance

COLUMBIA, MO. — Marcus Edwards has been named the Director of Athletic Performance for Mizzou Men’s Basketball, head coach Cuonzo Martin announced Friday. Edwards is a Mizzou graduate who returns to Columbia after spending the last two seasons as the strength coach at Southern Illinois. “I’m beyond thankful to Coach …

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MSU Adds Pair to Strength and Conditioning Staff

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State rounded out its strength and conditioning staff for the upcoming season with the summer additions of Chris Toland and Kyle Johnson to the fold.   Toland will work primarily with women’s basketball, while Johnson will handle men’s basketball, in addition to other sports as assigned, coordinating …

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Bears, Badges and Kids Summer Dates Set

Registration Page   SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State men’s basketball coach Dana Ford has announced the 2021 summer schedule for the Bears, Badges and Kids program. Ford helped get the initiative off the ground a year ago as an opportunity to bring local youth, Missouri State men’s basketball players and local …

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Fisher Joins MSU Athletics Communications Staff

SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State Athletics has added Megan Fisher to the Athletics Communications staff and will officially join the Bears information team on July 1 as assistant director.   Fisher comes to Springfield after two years at Oklahoma State University where she served as the primary softball contact and secondary …

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Former Baseball Bear Logan Wiley Signs Professional Contract

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Former Missouri State pitcher Logan Wiley signed a contract with the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Canaries of the American Association, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, and made his professional debut last week. Wiley is the 147th MSU baseball player to sign a professional deal. …

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