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The Lumberjacks Overpower the Gorillas

Stephen F. Austin State University football team defeated the Gorillas 26-7 on Sat. 14 inside Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Lumberjacks rode an impressive edge in time of possession and a strong running game to the home victory.   “We were (going to) have to play our best football game to …

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Gorillas dominate first away game

The gorillas scored a 20-7 road winner on Nov. 7 at the first away football game of the season at Spratt Memorial Stadium as Missouri Western football struggled with the stifling defensive performance from Pitt State.   “Our defense, and how they played in the general added a spark and added a confidence to our …

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Gorilla football loses to Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in first home game

After a lot of speculation about a football season during these unprecedent times, the Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) decided to cancel Fall Sports season but let schools play non-conference games following healthy and safety guidelines.   The first MIAA football action of the year was also Pittsburg State Gorilla’s first home game. The Gorillas …

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Sports illustrator Ted Watts honored at PSU

With more than 40 years of experience, legendary sports illustrator from Oswego, Kansas Ted Watts will be celebrated with a virtual and in-person exhibit at Pittsburg State University.   Watts spent most of his career bringing athletes and coaches to life on paper with more than 6,000 pieces of finished art produced.   …

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Anime Club Halloween Party

The Pittsburg State University Anime Club hosted their annual Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 29 in room 102 of Yates Hall.   Ten present members of the club attended in person while President Shelby Norman, Vice President Christian Blaise, and Treasure Izzy Lunday were participating through zoom due to quarantine related to COVID-19.   After a few announcements, the club officially started the Halloween party conducting games and activities for those present along with a Smash …

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Gorilla Football national championship seasons highlights goes virtual

 On Oct. 17, PSU Alumni and Constituent Relations presented a virtual watch party for the 1991 and 2011 football seasons that resulted in both National Championships for the Gorillas.   “Just like everybody else, we were just frustrated about the fact we couldn’t have a homecoming or a football games along the lines of people were used to …

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PSU students to study Special Olympics athletes with $29,000 grant

Special Olympics North America assigned a $29,00 grant award to a Pittsburg State professor, Laura Covert-Miller who holds a doctorate and teaches in the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department at PSU. The grant funding is directed to a research project based on Special Olympics athletes completing fitness assessments and completing surveys related to their quality of life. The …

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Club sports resume practice

After Pittsburg State announced the football schedule for the fall of 2020, hope among club sports teams on campus started growing. After suspending practices and seasons with no scheduled date to get back on the field, club teams can finally see the end of their extended off-season.    Women’s rugby club team resumed practice three weeks ago with its 35 active members and also following COVID-19 safety and health protocols created …

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