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Men’s basketball opens season, defeats Tabor 109-49

The Gorillas opened the season at home against Tabor College on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Gorillas pulled away with a 109-49 victory over the Tabor Bluejays.   Head Coach Kim Anderson was pleased with the team and thought they performed well on the court against the Tabor College Bluejays.   “I thought we did a good job,” Anderson said. “… I thought …

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Women’s basketball team gearing up for season

The women’s basketball team plans to start their season this week with their first game at Central Oklahoma in Edmond on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Following that game, the Gorillas will travel to Wichita to take on Newman University on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m.   “With COVID we are honestly …

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Gorillas dominate first away game

The gorillas scored a 20-7 road winner on Nov. 7 at the first away football game of the season at Spratt Memorial Stadium as Missouri Western football struggled with the stifling defensive performance from Pitt State.   “Our defense, and how they played in the general added a spark and added a confidence to our …

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Gorilla football loses to Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in first home game

After a lot of speculation about a football season during these unprecedent times, the Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) decided to cancel Fall Sports season but let schools play non-conference games following healthy and safety guidelines.   The first MIAA football action of the year was also Pittsburg State Gorilla’s first home game. The Gorillas …

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Gorilla football 2020 team captains chosen

The Gorillas have selected the football team captains for 2020.   Running back Tucker Horak, wide receiver Bryce Murphy, offensive lineman Zech Thomas, and linebackers Kaden Roy and Morgan Selemaea will be the team captains for the Gorillas.  “This special group of men were voted by their teammates to represent our 2020 football family as captains,” …

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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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