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Creek Named Virgil Cheek Award Recipient

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State men’s soccer goalkeeper Michael Creek was announced Tuesday (June 22) as the recipient of the university’s 2021 Virgil Cheek Award.   The annual honor is bestowed on the graduating Missouri State University male student-athlete best demonstrating high qualities in scholarship, character, attendance, leadership and athletic performance. …

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Remembering Ray Haley

Missouri State lost one of the historic pillars of its football program over the weekend with the passing of “Wrecker” Ray Haley. Haley, who resided in Elgin, Illinois, passed away at the age of 92 on June 18. He was one of the Bears most prolific ball carriers of the …

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MSU Hires Alum Joey Hawkins as Assistant Baseball Coach

SPRINGFIELD – Missouri State has hired former shortstop and two-year captain Joey Hawkins as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, head coach Keith Guttin announced Monday. A fan favorite during his time as a Missouri State player, Hawkins spent four seasons with the Bears from 2012-15 and was the Missouri Valley …

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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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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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