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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...

Director of Athletics Rob Mallory speaks at the 2022 All-Athlete Banquet.

Director of Athletics focuses on key initiatives to support athletes, community

Mckenna Hodges, Managing Editor October 11, 2022
Rob Mallory discovered his passion for mentoring students. Mallory started his career working at the division one level, but did not feel the same connection with the student athletes. 
Jermaine Young Jr brings down Lincoln quarterback Zamar Brake for a loss on Saturday, at Fred G Hughes Stadium, in Joplin, MO

Lions Dominate Blue Tigers on Homecoming

The Lions improve to 4-2 with a 37-14 win over the Lincoln Blue Tigers
Trevor Batson October 11, 2022

Saturday at Fred G Hughes Stadium the 3-2 Missouri Southern Lions took on the 0-5 Lincoln Blue Tigers. It was homecoming for the Lions. Jaedon Stoshak would get the scoring started for the Lions with...

Tailgate parties with alcohol now allowed on campus

Jace Opel, Reporter October 6, 2022

Missouri Southern students 21 and over can now kick off home games with alcohol while tailgating. This new tailgating policy officially went into effect in August. According to Ryan Orcutt, Director...

UCO linebacker Chase Faber (left) attempts to tackle MSSU quarterback Dawson Herl (right)

Resilient Lions pull away from Bronchos late.

Trevor Batson September 20, 2022

Saturday at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin, the 1-1 Missouri Southern Lions took on the 1-1 Central Oklahoma Bronchos. Ezekiel Lang had two first-half receiving touchdowns for the Lions. Both were nine-yard...

Late scores enough to push Lopers past Lions.

Late scores enough to push Lopers past Lions.

Trevor Batson September 2, 2022

Missouri Southern Lions took on the #14 Nebraska-Kearney Lopers on Thursday night at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin, MO. The lions were looking for redemption after dropping last year's opener to the...

Lions open the season at home

Lions open the season at home

Jazmine Knight August 30, 2022

The kickoff to the MSSU football season is finally here as the Lions take on Nebraska Kearney Lopers. Be prepared to watch the game either live at the Fred Hughes Stadium or online this Thursday at...

According to SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, 13,000 athletes entered the portal but only 2,000 successfully transferred.

The gamble of NCAA transfer portal

Jonathan Stewart May 10, 2022

In 2018, the NCAA launched a system that revolutionized college sports. From NAIA to D1,  this created options for schools and students alike.  “I think it was initially designed to help out student...

Charting The Point S1:E2

Charting The Point S1:E2

Trevor Batson and Odell Wilson May 9, 2022

MSSU's The Chart · Charting The Point S1:Ep 2 Mental Health

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