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MSSU Esports Club vs Carl Junction

Esports at MSSU

Trisha Rajaram April 15, 2024

Esports is a recent and popular sport around the world, with individuals competing in various video games. In 2021, Missouri Southern State University created an Esports Club where students can engage...

New Skate Ramp at MSSU

New Skate Ramp at MSSU

Sthuthi Tadiparti April 8, 2024

On March 25, 2024, Missouri Southern State University unveiled its first half-pipe skate ramp, a generous gift from Nathan Bemo, a 1998 MSSU graduate and the founder of the American Ramp Company in Joplin....

Lions fans cheer the team on at Fred G. Hughes stadium on September 23,2023

Students sections important to College atmosphere and experience.

Trevor Batson, Sports Editor December 5, 2023

Missouri Southern has a designated student section for basketball games but rarely is it used by anyone other than athletes. In college basketball home teams win about 2/3rds of the time. A Student...

Deontay Campbell makes a one handed catch over Jaylen Fuksa at Fred G Hughes stadium in Joplin, Mo on Oct. 14, 2023

Lions late surge not enough to overcome Gorillas

Lions fall to #3 Pittsburg State 31-21 at home.
Trevor Batson, Sports Editor October 14, 2023

  This Saturday the 3-3 Missouri Southern Lions would take on the #3 ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas The Gorillas would strike first in the first quarter on a touchdown run by Antwan Squire....

Lions Homecoming spoiled by Fort Hays

Lions Homecoming spoiled by Fort Hays

Tyler Wade October 8, 2023

The Missouri Southern State Lions entered Saturday’s homecoming game against Fort Hays State University looking to rebound from a heartbreaking loss on the road just a week prior. Meanwhile, the FHSU...

Anthodius Ashley celebrates a touchdown at Fred G Hughes Stadium in Joplin, Mo on September 23,2023.

Lions get commanding win over Riverhawks.

The Lions advance to 3-1 with a 42-0 win over the Northeastern State Riverhawks
Trevor Batson September 23, 2023

Saturday the 2-1 Lions would take on the 0-3 Northeastern state Riverhawks. The Lions would enter the game on a two game winning streak. The Lions would strike first on a 75 yard touchdown drive...

Bearcats late score enough to overcome Lions

Bearcats late score enough to overcome Lions

Trevor Batson September 1, 2023

Missouri Southern would start their season last Thursday night against the number 6 ranked Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. The Lions however would open the game with a lot of energy mounting a 14-0...

Lions gear up for MIAA tournament.

Lions gear up for MIAA tournament.

Trevor Batson April 14, 2023

Lions baseball is currently 30-10 and are currently ranked as the number 4 team in the country. Through 40 games the Lions are second in the MIAA (Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletic Association)...

Lacy Stokes drives past the UCM defender during the MIAA championship game on Sunday, March 5th at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO.

Women’s basketball makes it to the NCAA tournament.

Trevor Batson March 9, 2023

For the second straight season the Missouri Southern women's basketball team is in the NCAA tournament. The Lions enter the tournament this year as a 3 seed earning one of the automatic bids as the...

After practice, members of the womens soccer team huddle on Oct. 6, 2022. Senior Riley Lever, SAAC President, initiated the adoption process of The Bandana Project on MSSUs campus for all students.

Leading on, off the field: Bandana Project provides mental health support

Trevor Batson and Nathan Massey February 17, 2023
As a freshman, Riley Laver made 12 starts for the Missouri Southern women’s soccer team. From the outside looking in, it would appear everything was going great.  But for Laver, who was miles away from home, moving from California to Joplin led to a freshman year dealing with turbulent times.  “I came all of the way here and did not have any support system,” Laver said. “I was very much dealing with anxiety and a lot of depression, just from the whole culture change.”
MSSU athletics hit with probation, sanctions after self-reported NCAA violations

MSSU athletics hit with probation, sanctions after self-reported NCAA violations

Trevor Batson February 15, 2023
On December 9, 2022, the MSSU athletics department was hit with sanctions by the NCAA.  According to the NCAA, "Missouri Southern State failed to monitor its football program which committed multiple NCAA violations over two years."  However, all of these infractions were committed by people no longer with the university.
Photo of the finish line at the Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course

Cross Country Set to Compete in Regionals on Home Course

Jazmine Knight November 18, 2022

Cross country season is slowly coming to an end meaning no more running 100 miles per week for those runners.  Two weeks ago, Missouri Southern’s cross country team competed on their home course...

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