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United States  US injured toll rises after Iranian attack  The Pentagon has said the number of injured U.S. troops has risen to 50. The troops suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI)s is 16 more than previously indicated.  This follows the Iranian attack on a U.S. base on Jan. 8.  Europe  European …

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Athlete of the Week: Emerson Tice

This week’s athlete of the week is junior in communication Emerson Tice.   Tice has been on the track and field team at Pitt State for three years but began her track and field career in middle school.   Tice earned All-MIAA honors by helping the Gorilla’s 1,600 meters relay to third place at …

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Men’s Basketball defeated by Missouri Southern

The men’s basketball team played a game against Missouri Southern on Saturday, Jan. 25 but lost to  MSSU (72-79).  Head coach Kim Anderson saw many things during the game that the team did well and other things  that needed some work.  “I thought we got off to a slow start,” …

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Students invited to Academic Honors Program

As the new semester begins, the deadline for students to apply for the Academic Honors Program is approaching. The deadline for applications for the program is Feb. 3. And must be turned in to Jeanette Davied. Her office is located in the Registrar’s office, Room 103 Russ Hall.  Applications are required by the …

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Athlete of the Week: Tristan Gegg

This week’s athlete of the week is women’s basketball player and sophomore elementary education major Tristan Gegg.   From 2018-2019, Gegg played in all 30 games and averaged 8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. She made a total of 40 three pointers and shot 74.2 percent from the free throw line. In high …

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Baseball, softball gearing up for upcoming season

The Pitt State baseball and softball teams are preparing for the upcoming seasons which both began on Friday, Jan. 31. The baseball team’s opening game is against Southwestern Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma and the softball team’s first game of the season is against Texas A&M- Kingsville in Houston.   The baseball …

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Men’s basketball defeated by Lincoln

The men’s basketball team played a game on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Jefferson City, Missouri at Lincoln. The Gorillas lost the game by one point (84-85).  The Gorillas played a total of nine games over winter break. The team played a game against Henderson State on Wednesday, Dec. 18 but …

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Women’s basketball defeats Lincoln

The women’s basketball team played a game against Lincoln on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Jefferson City, Missouri and the Gorillas brought home a win (84-63).   The women’s basketball team had a total of eight games over the course of winter break, with one game cancelled. On Thursday, Dec. 19 the …

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PSU Dance team makes national finals despite travel disruption

The Pitt State Cheer and Dance teams competed in the Universal Dance Association College Dance Team National Championship from Jan. 17-19. The Pitt State Dance Team earned 9th place out of 19 in Stacked Open Pom Division and 10th in Jazz.   “I was ecstatic when I found out we were going to the finals,” said Annie Vaters, junior …

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Pitt State welcomes new head football coach, coaching staff

Brian Wright has been hired as the head football coach for Pitt State. Wright is stepping in as head coach after former head coach Tim Beck resigned in November.   Wright also hired new assistant coaches including Tom Anthony as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach, Pat Cashmore as the special …

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