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Lacrosse begins spring 2021

2020-09-18T14:57:01-05:00September 18th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

Griffon fans will be introduced to a new sport in 2021 as women’s lacrosse begins its first season of competition. The addition of women’s lacrosse as the 17th NCAA DII sport at Missouri Western was announced last November. Rachel Benzing was announced as the program’s first-ever head coach in January [...]

Winter Championships and Spring Season Sports Curtailed

2020-05-12T15:11:24-05:00May 7th, 2020|Sports|

As national and global concerns over the spread of COVID-19 grew, the NCAA announced the cancellation of all winter and spring sports championships. Consequently, the MIAA Conference canceled all spring competition with about 1/3 of the softball and baseball seasons completed. The final spring competition by any Griffon team came [...]

A Change at the Helm of Men’s Basketball

2020-05-12T15:12:19-05:00May 7th, 2020|Sports, Uncategorized|

In late March, men’s basketball head coach for two seasons, Sundance Wicks, announced his resignation when he was offered a position as assistant coach at the University of Wyoming. Wicks said he was not looking to leave Missouri Western, but took the opportunity to return to his home state. Days [...]

Sports Wrap: Spring 2020

2020-05-12T15:12:48-05:00May 7th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team had their most successful campaign in a decade or more. The team went 18-14 overall, 13-6 against MIAA competition and had an impressive 12-1 record in the fieldhouse. The Griffons finished fourth in the MIAA standings and advanced to the MIAA Championship semifinals (first [...]

New Vice Presidents Named

2020-01-07T14:14:28-06:00January 7th, 2020|Academic Affairs, Administration, Campus News, Magazine, President, Sports, University Advancement|

This past summer, President Matt Wilson announced the filling of two open vice president positions and two new vice presidential positions. Dr. Doug Davenport, associate provost of research, planning and institutional effectiveness, had been serving as interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the past year. He was [...]

Missouri Western Adds New Sport

2020-01-07T13:53:01-06:00January 7th, 2020|Magazine, Sports|

The Missouri Western Board of Governors unanimously approved the addition of women’s lacrosse as the 17th NCAA Division II varsity sport this past fall. The team will become active in the 2020-21 academic year and begin competition in the spring of 2021. The University is the fourth NCAA Division II member [...]