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Campus grapples with pandemic

Since its outbreak, the coronavirus has caused widespread fear and panic among the nation. Conferences are being cancelled, events are being postponed, and universities are canceling classes or suspending in-class instruction.   The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China in December, and since then the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread internationally, and thousands of people …

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Women’s basketball defeated by Fort Hays in MIAA Championship

The women’s basketball team lost the quarterfinals of the 2020 MIAA Postseason Tournament to Fort Hays State University on Friday, March 6 in Kansas City (53-69).   Head coach Amanda Davied was proud of the team for giving it their all.   “I thought we did well,” Davied said. “We did struggle to score but Hays …

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Women’s rugby defeats Mizzou

The women’s rugby team played a game against Mizzou on Saturday, March 7 in Columbia. The Gorillas won the game (72-35). The women’s rugby team is now 3-0 in conference play.   Club President and sophomore in physical education Mauresa Caire thought the team played well for the most part.   “So, we played …

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Jim Johnson selected as an Athletic Director of the Year

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Jim Johnson was one of 28 recipients to be selected as the 2019-20 Under Armour Athletic Directors of the Year award.   The award is administered by the National Associate of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).   This is the second time that Johnson has been named Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year by NACDA. He was …

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Women’s Rugby defeats Truman State

The women’s rugby team defeated Truman State on Saturday, Feb. 29 (51-0).   Club President and sophomore in physical education Mauresa Caire was happy with the way the team played but still noticed a few things they need to improve.   “We ended up winning 51-0 which is an impressive win by no means,” Caire said. “But …

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Men’s Rugby defeated by Springfield Rugby Football Club

The men’s rugby team played a game against the Springfield Rugby Football Club on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Gorillas lost the game (5-24).   Club President and junior in business management Jarrod Tayrien believes the team played well despite having new players and having a few players that were not at the game.   “I think …

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Athlete of the Week: Rhema Taylor

This week’s athlete of the week is a junior in business management Rhema Taylor.   Taylor has been on the women’s track and field team since her freshman year but has been running track since middle school.   Taylor enjoys meeting new people and achieving goals through track.    “… I like the …

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