MISSOURI STATE BEARS NEWS

Arkansas Offense Explodes for 18 Hits and 18 Runs Against Missouri State

Missouri State started out on the right track against Arkansas Friday by shutting them out for the first three innings, but everything went south in the fourth. The Razorbacks scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead, tacked on another in the fifth, and blew the game wide open with six runs in the sixth to make the score 10-1 (10-3 after Missouri State's half of the inning).Arkansas...
Via FatManWriting
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Baseball Tournament: Springfield Regional Preview

When you’re thinking college baseball and you see that there’s a Springfield Regional, you may not exactly be sure what state we’re talking about. And if you had people guess, Missouri is probably not at the top of anyone’s list when trying to figure out where these games are being played. But that is definitely the case, as the Missouri State Bears won both the regular season...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Missouri State Forward Ron Mvouika to St. John’s

St. John’s new head coach Chris Mullin received some positive news Tuesday after losing out on high school standout Brandon Sampson to the LSU Tigers on Monday. Former Missouri State forward and France native Ron Mvouika has decided to play for St. John’s. Mvouika had a disappointing campaign last season after suffering a back injury which kept him out for most of the season...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Marshall to Transfer to Nevada

Nevada basketball just got a boost as former Missouri State guard Marcus Marshall announced his commitment to the Wolf Pack earlier today after announcing he was going to leave the team back in January. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 19.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game and shot 45 percent from the field...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri State Righty Jon Harris Shows First Round Ability

While it is generally regarded as a basketball conference, the Missouri Valley Conference has had a penchant for producing quality professional baseball prospects.  Wichita State is the most well-renowned program both in terms of collegiate success and high-end talent (Casey Gillaspie, Conor Gillaspie, Mike Pelfrey and Braden Looper, among others), but Missouri State University...
Via Fangraphs
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Springfield Notes: Season opener, the infield, outlook, and overall general excitement.

Springfield, Missouri is getting some deserved attentino in the baseball world. It’s fantastic. If it weren’t for the Missouri State Ice Bears and the ugh, sure, why not, I guess Drury Panthers, it would have been an even longer winter. But hey, look at this bigoted town now: Home to the No. 20 Missouri State Bears (where Mike Matheny’s son, Tate, plays) and former Bear and...
Via Cardinals Farm
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Forward Gavin Thurman transferring from Missouri State after semester

Missouri State forward Gavin Thurman tweeted Monday that he will transfer from the program at the end of the current semester. Photo: Bruce E. Stidham / Springfield News-Leader Thurman, a junior, averaged 6.0 points per game on 36.1 percent shooting this season. He has one year of eligibility remaining. “For those fans and people who have been curious, I am not returning to MSU...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Bears, & Dolphins Interested In OL Dan Connolly

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots would like to re-sign free agent OL Dan Connolly. However, he reportedly has interest from the Seahawks (center), Buccaneers, (guard) Bears (center), and Dolphins (guard). Connolly, 32, originally signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Southeast Missouri State back in 2005. He spent a ... The post Patriots...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois clips Missouri State in Missouri Valley Tournament opener

ST. LOUIS -- Deion Lavender scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to help lead ninth-seeded Southern Illinois past eighth-seeded Missouri state 55-48 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Thursday night. Anthony Beane and Sean O'Brien each added 10 points for the Salukis (12-20), who will play top-seed Wichita State on Friday. Thursday was the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Loyola of Chicago beats Missouri State, 65-51

CHICAGO (AP) Christian Thomas tied his season-high with 21 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds to lead Loyola of Chicago past Missouri State 65-51 on Saturday. Earl Peterson finished with 12 points for the Ramblers (18-12, 8-10), who opens the Missouri Valley Conference tourney in St. Louis on Friday against Indiana State. The win also gives Loyola of Chicago its most wins...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Missouri State guard Austin Ruder drains 3-pointer to force triple overtime against Bradley

Missouri State’s senior night Wednesday appeared headed for a grim end. The Bears were down 69-66 to the Bradley Braves in the final seconds of a second overtime, and their offense was stalling. Then sophomore guard Austin Ruder, who was a terrific 3-point shooter as a freshman but entered Wednesday shooting just 30.8 percent from deep, dribbled from the right wing into the corner...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jones, Bradley hold off Missouri St. for 61-59 win

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Warren Jones scored 16 points, including a late 3-pointer, and Bradley withstood a second-half rally by Missouri State for a 61-59 win on Saturday night. A pair of free throws by Austin Ruder pulled Missouri State (8-12, 2-6 Missouri Valley), which lost its sixth-consecutive game, within one with 1:56 to play. Tramique Sutherland found Jones for a 3-pointer 25...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Southern Illinois falls to Southeast Missouri State on buzzer-beater

Is there a better way to end a rivalry game than with a buzzer-beater? Trailing 54-53 with 0.8 seconds left, Southeast Missouri State trailed Southern Illinois and was inbounding from halfcourt. Junior guard Isiah Jones found senior Jarekious Bradley on the right wing for the game-winner.
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State-Oral Roberts game cancelled

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A power outage in south Tulsa, Oklahoma, that includes entire Oral Roberts University campus prompted the cancellation of the Missouri State-Oral Roberts matchup on Sunday. No makeup date has been announced, but according to a release on the Oral Roberts athletics home page, the teams are in discussions to reschedule the non-conference game. Oral Roberts is already...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State won't renew coach Allen's contract

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Terry Allen is out after nine seasons as Missouri State University's coach. The school announced Sunday that it wouldn't renew Allen's contract, which is set to expire at the end of January. Allen had compiled a 37-64 record, and the Bears went 4-8 this season. Athletic director Kyle Moats said MSU would move expeditiously to hire a new coach. The contracts...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa runs over Missouri State, 38-24

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) David Johnson padded three school records in his final regular-season game, rushing for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns in Northern Iowa's 38-24 win over Missouri State Saturday. It was the 22nd time in Johnson's career that he rushed for more than 100 yards in a game, but the first time he topped 200. His three touchdown runs (6-, 31- and 9-yards...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois beats Missouri State 32-22

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Cameron Walter ran for 210 yards, and Southern Illinois snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a 32-22 win over Missouri State. SIU (6-4, 3-3 Missouri Valley) took the lead for good at 29-22 on Ryan West's 36-yard touchdown pass to Tay Willis early in the fourth quarter. Thomas Kinney's 47-yard field goal made it a 10-point lead with 2:42 left...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Indiana State uses hidden ball trick on kick return to help win game

Missouri State scored with under one minute left and Indiana State had their backs against the wall. They used this creative trick play (and a little help from a missed tackle) to get the ball down to the Missouri State 35 yard line. Indiana State would eventually hit a 38 yard field goal to win the game. h/t Dr Saturday
Via The Student Section
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State rolls past South Dakota 31-12

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Kierra Harris threw for three touchdowns and ran in another to lead Missouri State to its first conference win Saturday, 31-12 over South Dakota. Harris finished 8 of 19 for 143 yards passing, finding Malik Earl for a 53-yard TD, Gannon Sinclair for a 29-yarder and Julian Burton for a 12-yard score. Harris also led the Bears (5-3, 2-2 Missouri Valley) in rushing...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri State shuts out North Dakota 38-0

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Kierra Harris threw for three touchdowns and ran in another to lead Missouri State to a 38-0 win over North Dakota on Saturday night. Harris was 11 of 16 for 149 yards and spread the ball around in the shutout, hitting Willis Chambers for a 37-yard touchdown, LeMarcus Stewart for a 40-yard TD and Gannon Sinclair for a 5-yarder. Cecil Bratton recovered a fumble...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Fountain Dyed Red By Missouri State Fans

An Oklahoma State fountain was dyed red by Missouri State fans. Prepare for battle.
Via Gamedayr
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Someone Dyed Oklahoma State’s Fountain Maroon Ahead Of Missouri State Game

Oklahoma State will take on a much less experienced opponent this Saturday – Missouri State – than it did last week, when the Cowboys opened their season with defending national champion Florida State. But not everyone on campus will be having an easier time. Supposedly, a group of Bears fans dyed the school’s Edmon Low Fountain maroon – the school’s color. They apparently...
Via College Spun
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri St beats Northwestern St 34-27

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Kierra Harris threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Missouri State to a 34-27 come-back win over Northwestern State on Thursday night. Julian Burton caught four passes for 140 yards and one score. Harris completed 11 of 22 passes for 195 yards. Northwestern State, which won the season opener against Missouri State 23-17 last year...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 assigns first female football official to KU's season opener

DALLAS -- The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine "Cat" Conti will be on the crew for Kansas' season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State. While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: The time Nick Petree out-dueled the nation’s top pitching prospect

I am not one for trendy things. Not once have I made a “Flashback Friday” post on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. I don’t find it worth my time to scan old photos of myself or take a crappy cell phone picture of an old baby photo and then write some drawn out nonsense about life and personal growth because… well, is there any justification for spending any amount of time...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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