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Women’s basketball falls to Washburn Ichabods

The women’s basketball team lost against the Washburn Ichabods on Saturday, Jan. 26, the score 66-70.  Despite the loss, head coach Amanda Davied believes the team “played well” but ultimately fell to the Ichabods.   “Well, I thought that we competed hard and we shared the basketball well at times.” Davied said. “The bad thing we did (is) we had a lot of turnovers and I …

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PSU assistant basketball coach accused of using racial slur

Pittsburg State athletics has responded to allegations that an assistant basketball coach directed a racial slur toward a counterpart from Central Missouri during a home basketball game last month. The allegations, which surfaced on Twitter, involve assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Gilliam, who allegedly called a UCM coach a racial …

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Baseball, softball warming up for great season

Friday, Feb. 1 marks the start of baseball and softball and both teams are already preparing for the upcoming season.   According to head baseball coach Bob Fornelli, the baseball team has been practicing since the middle of January.   “…We get our first chance to play as a team on February 1st which is Friday so …

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Gorilla women place first, men second in track and field meet

The women’s team earned first place with a total of 160 points while the men placed second with 135 points in the Rumble in the Jungle meet on Friday, Jan. 18. Pitt State also hosted the Prentice Gudgen High School Invitational meet on Saturday, Jan. 19.  “… We do host that competition…” Said Russ Jewett, cheer coach. “So, it …

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Women’s basketball defeats UCO, NSU, falls to ESU

The Pitt State women’s basketball team defeated the University of Central Oklahoma (62-60) on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Northeastern State University (76-69) on Saturday, Jan. 17. The team has now won four games in a row and are on a streak.   “I think we really relied on our defensive presence, determination …

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Women’s basketball sprints into the new year

The women’s basketball team won seven out of eight matches played over winter break.   Despite being on a road trip in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 17, head coach Amanda Davied believes the team did not let that distract them from the game against Embry-Riddle. The team beat Embry-Riddle (72-59).  “To be on a …

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Women place 13th at championship meet

The women’s cross-country team placed 13th at the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championships meet Saturday, Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Head Coach Russ Jewett believes the team got off to a rocky start but ended well and she was proud of them.   “…We figured if we could be in the top 15 it would be a really good outcome,” Jewett said. “We …

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Men’s basketball defeats Nebraska Christian

The men’s basketball team defeated Nebraska Christian on Thursday, Nov. 29, ending the game with a final score of 107-63.   According to head coach Kim Anderson, the team got off to a “slow start but managed to turn the game around” and defeat Nebraska Christian College.   “I thought it was a game that we …

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