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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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Hampel Completes Competition at 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials

OMAHA, Neb. – Michael Hampel of the Missouri State men’s swimming and diving team competed in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on June 5 at the CHI Health Center. Hampel, a junior from Owensboro, Ky., finished the event with a time of 1:04.27, which placed him …

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Missouri State Second in MVC All-Sports Race

ST. LOUIS – The final calculations are in, and Missouri State has finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Sports Trophy competition for the 2020-21 school year.   Illinois State (7.842 average) won its second straight MVC All-Sports Trophy, edging out Missouri State (7.137), Indiana State (6.267), Northern Iowa (6.223) …

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MVC Softball Championships Return to Springfield


(edited press release) Dates and sites for the various Missouri Valley Conference sports championships for the 2021-22 athletic season have been announced by the league office today with Missouri State slated to serve as host of two spring championship events with the potential of hosting as many as three more …

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