Gorillas look for homecoming rebound

Fans cheer on the Gorillas on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Gorillas lost 31-21.

Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Gorillas come back to Carnie Smith Stadium this Saturday needing to bounce back from a loss for the first time all season. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Pittsburg State lost to Northwest Missouri State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., 31-21. However, the Gorillas did not schedule a pushover for homecoming: They face the Missouri Western State University Griffons, who are also looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, a home defeat at the hands of Missouri Southern State University. Both teams are 5-1 in the MIAA, though the Griffons are 6-1 overall, having played one more game than PSU. For the Griffons, control of the…

Safety finds stability at PSU

Keeston Terry

Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter Playing at the Division I level in college football is something many kids dream about. It is the same level where teams can compete in the Rose Bowl on New Years, Day or fantasize about lifting the Heisman T Democratic Parenting rophy, a shoo-in for the NFL draft. Yes, life can be sweet on top of the college football food chain. But not everything is what it seems: Safety Keeston Terry discovered that firsthand. Terry, from Blue Springs, Mo., spent his first two years playing football at the University of Kansas. Terry had plenty of good things to say about his former team. “Playing at KU was a good experience,”…

Teams eager to hit new court

Tyler Smith | Sports Reporter The Pitt State men and women’s basketball teams got their seasons under way on Monday, Oct. 15. The expectations for both teams are high after the successful seasons last year. The men’s team made it to the finals of the MIAA Tournament while the women’s team had the best season in school history, and they reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division II Tournament. “Well, we’re excited about the 2012-2013 season,” said Lane Lord, head coach for the women’s team. “Obviously, last year was our best season ever in school history. We also have 12 players back who got to taste a little bit of that success.” Men’s coach…