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Gorilla Football national championship seasons highlights goes virtual

 On Oct. 17, PSU Alumni and Constituent Relations presented a virtual watch party for the 1991 and 2011 football seasons that resulted in both National Championships for the Gorillas.   “Just like everybody else, we were just frustrated about the fact we couldn’t have a homecoming or a football games along the lines of people were used to …

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PSU Athletics prepares to host first home game with COVID safety measures

After the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) suspended all official conference athletics until January 2021, Pittsburg State University, in conjunction with other Division-II schools, will begin an independent football season Oct. 31  The 2020 football season will commence on Oct. 31 with a game at home vs Nebraska-Kearney at 1 p.m. at Carnie Smith …

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Club sports resume practice

After Pittsburg State announced the football schedule for the fall of 2020, hope among club sports teams on campus started growing. After suspending practices and seasons with no scheduled date to get back on the field, club teams can finally see the end of their extended off-season.    Women’s rugby club team resumed practice three weeks ago with its 35 active members and also following COVID-19 safety and health protocols created …

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Athletics department resumes practices with COVID-19 safety regulations in place

As Pittsburg State’s two-week break from extracurricular activities came to an end on Monday, Sept. 14, fall athletics was finally able to resume practices following strict COVID-19 safety regulations.   “Other than having additional health and safety precautionary guidelines in place, we’re back, at this point, with fairly normal activities,” said Jim Johnson, director of intercollegiate athletics. “I’m excited about all our teams and student athletes maybe getting an opportunity …

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Coaches, senior athletes react to MIAA suspending 2020 fall season

Head Track and Field Coach Russ Jewett:   “Well, (I was) disappointment of course. It’s been quite a roller-coaster ride ever since… March 12 or so… Disappointed but like everything else we’ve encountered on this phenomenon; this pandemic phenomenon is just to treat it like a challenge to overcome and that’s what we’ve passed along to our kids.”   Head Volleyball Coach Jen Gomez:  “I think …

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PSU student pursues basketball dream despite COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world implemented travel bans and embassies closed, making it difficult to apply for visas. These new changes and guidelines disrupted travel plans for millions of people across the world, including international students who had plans to study abroad.   Cameron Huefner, freshman in psychology, is a …

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MIAA announced delay to start of fall sports

The cancellation and postponement of sports last spring left many wondering what the fall season would look like and if there would be season for fall sports.   The MIAA has decided to delay the start of fall sports until September and the start of football until October due to COVID-19 concerns.   “Well, …

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Pitt State club sports opportunities, changes due to COVID-19

Club sports are a way for students to get involved on campus however there will be changes this year.   Many club sports are still awaiting decisions by their universities such as travel plans, games and other events. While it is clear that there will be changes made to each sport due to COVID-19, it is still unclear whether some club sports …

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Misse named fall female student athlete of the year

Pittsburg State University cross country and track and field athlete Piper Misse was named the fall female student athlete of the year.  “It is almost unbelievable for me to receive this award,” Misse said. “At Pitt State, there are so many deserving student athletes who apply themselves to all areas of life. I just …

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Club sports cancelled for remainder of semester

In the last month, the world has seen many changes in relation to the global pandemic. One alteration was that all events were cancelled until further notice.   At Pitt State, this included all sporting events and club sport events.   With the sporting seasons all cancelled for the year, many senior …

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