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Pitt State hosts NJCAA championship game

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) football title game was held on Thursday in Carnie Smith Stadium between the East Mississippi Lions and the Garden City Broncbusters.  Both teams came to Pittsburg undefeated in this clash of two of the best programs going in junior college football, with East Mississippi eventually taking the title …

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Gorilla football routes Lions, misses playoffs

Pitt State football routed the MSSU Lions by a score of 41-0 Saturday in Joplin.   The win moves the Gorillas to a final record of 8-3 on the year, but just outside of the playoff race.   “We had some really quality wins over some good teams in our conference which was a …

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Gorillas get ‘Washburned’ out of playoff hunt

Pitt State football dropped it’s third game of the season Saturday, losing 40-23 at home to the Washburn Ichabods.  The Gorillas battled adversity all game long, including two quarterback injuries with third string freshman quarterback Matt Harman pressed into action, and in the end the Gorillas would fall in the season’s final home contest.  “I just …

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President Trump rallies voters in Sunflower State

President Donald Trump visited Kansas for the first time as President to hold a rally located in the state capital, Topeka.  More than 10,000 people fit into the Kansas Expocentre to hear the President speak, lasting more than an hour, on a wide variety of topics from the recently confirmed …

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Gorillas avoid upset loss to Lindenwood 

Pitt State football escaped in overtime with a 27-24 win on Saturday against the Lindenwood Lions.   The game was an exciting, back and forth contest with the lead changing hands six times.   Head football coach Tim Beck on the weekly “Tim Beck Show” was proud of the way his team fought throughout the ballgame.  …

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Gorilla Football remains unbeaten against UNK

Pitt State football took down the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 30-17 on Family Day at Carney Smith Stadium.   The win keeps the Gorillas undefeated at 4-0 and moves the team up to No. 10 in in the Division-II football coaches’ poll rankings, as well as giving Pitt a solo lead in the …

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PSU volleyball splits tough weekend road trip

PSU volleyball hit the road this weekend with games at Fort Hays State and Nebraska-Kearney. PSU split the two games with a win over Fort Hays and a loss to Kearney.  On Friday, the Gorillas defeated the Fort Hays State Tigers in four sets (25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 25-17). Head coach …

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Volleyball serves up strong-showing in MIAA homestand

Pitt State Volleyball opened up the MIAA conference schedule with three consecutive home games at John Lance Arena.   The Gorillas where able to defeat Missouri Southern and Southwest Baptist over the weekend before falling to Central Oklahoma Tuesday.  The Central Oklahoma Bronchos came into Pittsburg winners of 13 straight and …

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Football keeps rolling in lopsided win 

Northeastern State played host to the No. 23 ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas Saturday night in what was far from an even match. Pitt State left Tahlequah as 45-7 winners to stay undefeated in three games this season.  The win gave Pitt State nine straight wins dating back to last season …

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