Coming off their second victory over a top-5 ranked opponent, Griffon Volleyball is receiving votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll for the first time in 2014.
It was quite a week for Griffon teams last week as football has won two in row, volleyball continues their outstanding play, soccer extended their winning streak, tennis was victorious in their return to campus and men's golf produced an individual winner in their home event. Read about these items and more "This Week In Griffon Athletics."
John Schmiemeier has been named the MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week.
Griffon Volleyball won three straight sets to take down fifth ranked Washburn 3-2 Saturday night in Topeka.
New Griffon Women's Tennis Coach Chris Canady didn't take long to get into the win column. The program's first ever full-time coach notched his first ever win in his first ever match Saturday as Missouri Western defeated Baker 8-1.
Missouri Western Football scored early and often in the first half of a 40-14 win at Washburn Saturday afternoon.
The script was there and Griffon Soccer followed right along with their fifth consecutive 1-0 victory Friday night against Nebraska Kearney. With the win, the 2014 Griffons have matched the school-record for most wins in a season with eight.
Griffon Volleyball's bid for a 10th win in 11 tries came down to the wire with Missouri Western coming out on top of a five set match with Emporia State Friday night.
On Tuesday night the Griffons took care of business once again this time beating rival Northwest Missouri State in a tough three set match.
Missouri Western Soccer is currently 7-4-1 on the season and head back on the road this weekend to face University of Nebraska-Kearney on Friday at 7 p.m. and Fort Hays State University Sunday at noon
Skyler Windmiller throws for a career-high 264 yards as the Griffons beat Washburn for the third straight time.
Missouri Western's Raphael Spencer rushed for 165 yards and two touchdown against Fort Hays.
Missouri Western's all-time sacks leader appeared in just one game for Chicago this season.
The Griffons commit two turnovers in their second loss of the season.
The Griffons forced four Lion turnovers, and held them to 31 total
The Griffons face Lindenwood for the first time ever on the CBS Sports Network this Thursday.
Marc Harrison returns an interception 100 yards for his first career touchdown.
Former Griffon Greg Zuerlein kicks a 38-yard game winner for St. Louis on Sunday.
The team that signed Reggie Jordan as an undrafted free agent let him go Tuesday.
Dave Lau, a St. Joseph native, replaces Neal Hook at Central after three months at Montana Tech.
Raphael Spencer scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:28 left in the fourth quarter.
Sam Brown will make his first career start Thursday against Central Missouri.
The Packers release St. Joseph native Michael Hill as NFL teams 53-man rosters.
Michael Hill and the Packers host the Chiefs Thursday.
The Griffons' Mike Jordan and Darrian Bass grew up just miles away from Ferguson.
Northwest receives all but one first place vote, while Missouri Western gets 38 Top 25 votes.
Missouri Western held its first football practice of the fall season Thursday evening.
The Packers release St. Joseph native Michael Hill as NFL teams set 53-man rosters.
The MIAA released its preseason coaches and media polls Tuesday.
Travis Partridge scored his first regular season touchdown Saturday night.
Clemson running back Adam Choice will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn ACL.
Candidacy for this year's Jerry Rice Award, given annually to the national freshman player of the year at the FCS level, has largely consisted of Fordham running back Chase Edmonds, and then everyone else.
Those who downplay national rankings because the games on the field ultimately decide a season should consider North Dakota State.
Archie Manning has decided to take a leave of absence from the College Football Playoff selection committee for the remainder of the 2014 season because of health reasons.
In a football game that lived up to all its billing, Saturday's clash of the titans in Tallahassee came down to the waning moments, and an official's call.
While most of the favorites are well established as the season pushes past the midway point, the week-to-week shuffling among the nation's elite is sure to continue down the stretch, even if the very top of this list remains unchanged this week.
The SEC has long been considered the top conference in college football and the latest Associated Press poll is further proof, as four of the top five teams are from the powerful league.
On the surface, CAA Football appears to be in terrific shape for having FCS playoff teams next month.
Austin Peay ended the longest losing streak in Division I at 18 games with a 20-13 win over Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State Saturday night.
Northwestern wide receiver Miles Shuler was taken off the field on a stretcher after running head-first into a tackler during Saturday's game against Nebraska.
If Villanova quarterback John Robertson gets tired of winning CAA Football offensive player of the week, there's another award that might be out there for him.
The Wyoming Cowboys will be without redshirt sophomore running back D.J. May for Saturday's homecoming game against San Jose State.
Now into Week 8 of the college football schedule, there have been some significant moves among the Top-25 since the preseason poll was released in the middle of August.
North Dakota State will try to protect the longest winning streak in FCS history (30 games) on Saturday against the last program to beat it, Indiana State.
After weeks of residing in the "others receiving votes" section of the AP Top 25, Marshall finally made the jump into the poll as the 25th-ranked FBS squad.