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Jewett Named MIAA Women’s Cross-Country Coach of the Year

Head women’s cross-country coach Russ Jewett was named the 2019 MIAA Coach of the Year on Friday, Nov. 1. The women’s cross-country team won the MIAA Championship on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Joplin, Missouri.  Jewett is also the men’s cross-country coach and the head track and field coach.  Since Pitt State joined the MIAA in …

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Men’s Rugby defeats SLU, loses to Missouri S&T in championship

The men’s rugby team played two games in the Collegiate Gateway Conference Championship. The team won the first game against SLU (22-17) on Saturday, Nov. 2. Following that game, the team went head to head with Missouri S&T on Sunday, Nov. 3 but the Gorillas lost that match (17-46).   Club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter thought the …

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Volleyball defeated by Missouri Western

The volleyball team played a game against Missouri Western on Saturday, Nov. 2 but the Gorillas lost that game (1-3). This was the last home game of the season.   Head volleyball coach Jen Gomez took note of the chances the team had to score, but ultimately was proud of the team for the way they played.   “It …

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Bicknell houses annual PSU Choirs Concert

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is known for hosting a variety of events. Last week, the annual fall PSU Choirs Concert was held on Friday, Nov. 1 in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall.   The concert was presented by the department of music at Pitt State and was directed by professor of music and chair …

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Men’s Basketball begins 2019 season with exhibition game against KU

The men’s basketball team had their first game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Gorillas lost the exhibition game against the University of Kansas (KU) (42-102).   Head men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson thought the team didn’t play all that well in the game.   “I don’t think we played very well,” Anderson said. “I think …

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Athlete of the Week: Erika Ivkov

This week’s athlete of the week is senior in nursing Erika Ivkov.   Ivkov has been on the volleyball team for four years at Pitt State but began playing the year before entering high school.   Ivkov enjoys volleyball and playing with her teammates.   “I like the adrenaline rush,” Ivkov said. “I like that it’s a team sport and that you can’t do it independently. You have to work …

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Club Baseball wins 4/5 games in Wood Wars tournament

The Club Baseball team competed on the Wood Wars tournament from Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3. Their first opponent was Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 1 and the team won that match (2-1). Game two was against the University of Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 2 and the Gorillas …

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Pittsburg State hosts ‘Majors Fair’

Choosing a major is an important part of being a college student. It is essentially choosing the field or career students hope to enter after graduation, but this is no easy choice for some.   The Exploratory Studies Program and Career Services presented the Majors Fair on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Crimson and …

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Athlete of the Week: Athena Alvarado

This week’s athlete of the week is women’s basketball player and senior Athena Alvarado.   Alvarado maintains a 3.25 GPA as a English major. Alvarado has been on the women’s basketball team since she entered Pitt State as a freshman but has been playing basketball since she was in seventh grade.   Over the course of her basketball career, Alvarado …

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