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Men’s basketball fails road test

Pitt State Men’s Basketball fell into a pair of road games this past week. The Gorillas started the road trip with a loss at the undefeated and second ranked NW Missouri St. and followed up with an overtime loss at Missouri Western.   On Thursday, the Gorillas travelled to Maryville for a game …

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Records broken at Pitt State Invitational

The men and women’s indoor track and field teams hosted the Pittsburg State Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26 on the Harvey Dean Track at the Robert W. Plaster Center.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes everyone felt “better” about the results of this competition as opposed to the previous competition they attended last weekend.   “Compared to …

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Gorillas suffer first home loss

Pitt State basketball dropped their first home game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 26 by a score of 92-82. The loss moved the Gorillas to 7-3 in league play and into a tie for third place in the MIAA.  Coming into the game, Washburn had fallen in its last game at Missouri Southern …

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Men’s basketball stays hot through winter break

Pitt State men’s basketball has been in action over the past month. The team continued to build off it’s hot start going five and two over the seven games played during break.   First was the conclusion of the non-conference schedule with the Gorillas traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada for the …

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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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