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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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Records broken at Pitt State Invitational

The men and women’s indoor track and field teams hosted the Pittsburg State Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26 on the Harvey Dean Track at the Robert W. Plaster Center.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes everyone felt “better” about the results of this competition as opposed to the previous competition they attended last weekend.   “Compared to …

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Gorillas suffer first home loss

Pitt State basketball dropped their first home game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 26 by a score of 92-82. The loss moved the Gorillas to 7-3 in league play and into a tie for third place in the MIAA.  Coming into the game, Washburn had fallen in its last game at Missouri Southern …

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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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PSU cheer team takes home third at nationals

This past weekend, Pitt State’s cheer team finished third in the Universal Cheer Association (UCA)/Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Championship. The championship was held Jan. 18- 20 in Orlando, Florida. Pitt State’s cheer team participated in the coed large Cheer Division II.  Linda Graham, spirit squad sponsor, said she loved representing PSU on a national level.  “Knowing you have one of the best cheer teams …

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