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Fumbles nearly cost Gorillas in season-opener

Jared Vincent kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to close out a Jekyll and Hyde performance that saw the Gorillas blow a 34-7 halftime lead and narrowly escape Edmond, Okla. with a 37-35 win to start the 2019 season.  The first half was everything Gorilla fans could hope for after offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers made the philosophical shift …

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Volleyball opens season with four wins

The volleyball team won all four games in the Gorilla Classic Tournament against East Central (3-0), Midwestern State (3-0), Western Colorado (3-1), and Southwest Baptist (3-1).   According to head coach Jen Gomez, the team played well and “got better as (they) played.”   “I thought we did a really good job of attacking the ball,” Gomez said. “I thought we …

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MIAA conference roundup

Football coaches and players from several universities travelled from to attend the 2019 MIAA Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 31 at the Kauffman Foundation Center in Kansas City. With the start of the football season just around the corner, coaches and players alike are gearing up for the season.   …

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Cross country preparing for 2019 season

The Pitt State men and women’s cross-country teams are gearing up for the upcoming 2019 season.   Head Coach Russ Jewett is looking forward to seeing all the new cross-country members.   “I’m looking forward to seeing the new folks and their contributions to the program, how they adjust and adapt to …

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Various club sports offered at PSU

Getting involved in clubs and activities is one way to make new friends and stay connected to things happening at and around Pittsburg State.   PSU offers several club sports for those interested in playing for fun or for playing competitively. The club sports offered include Club Baseball, Club Golf, Cricket …

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Bailey hired as new assistant basketball coach

Justin Bailey was hired as the new assistant men’s basketball coach during the summer.   Bailey replaced former assistant coach Jason Owens who is now coaching at Southeast Missouri State University.  Previously, Bailey was the head coach at the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith (UAFS) but says he is enjoying Pittsburg.   “… …

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Steen hired as assistant baseball coach

Taylor Steen was hired as the assistant baseball coach during the summer.   Steen has replaced former assistant coach Aaron Meade who now the head coach at Tarleton State University.   Previously, Steen was an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota–Crookston (UMC).   “Yeah, so I spent a year playing under Coach …

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Volleyball setting up for 2019 season

The Pitt State volleyball team is preparing for their upcoming season. They will begin the season with the Gorilla Classic Tournament. The Gorillas will face off against East Central from Thursday, September 5 to Saturday, Sept. 7. They will also be facing Midwestern State on Friday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. The …

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Rugby gearing up for season

The Pitt State Rugby Club is prepping for their upcoming season which begins this August.   Club president and senior in communication Ivan Walter is looking forward to seeing the returning players show all that they learned during the previous season and bring that skill to the field.   “So, last year we (had) a lot of young …

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