The college hoops season tips off and football closes shop on this week's Griffon Sports Insider, presented by Mosaic Life Care.
The final home weekend of the season is upon us as Fort Hays State will be in the Fieldhouse on Friday night at 7 PM and then a chance to tie for first place comes on Saturday night as Nebraska-Kearney will be here at 7 PM. Also prior to Saturday's match, we will recognize seniors Sarah Faubel, Kelly Scannell, Amanda Boender, and Erica Rottinghaus who will be playing in the Fieldhouse for the final time.
This week on Griffon Sports Insider: Griffon soccer set to make postseason history, while Griffon basketball is set to make its debut in Big 12 country. Plus-- A football rivalry rewind and review, and Griffon baseball player vows to return from cancer. These stories and more on a can't miss GSI:
Earlier this year, 28 Griffon Student-Athletes received the 2013-14 Div. II Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award.
For the first time in the program's history the Griffons are competing in the MIAA postseason tournament. The Griffons enter the tournament as the six seed and have a chance for redemption against the third seeded Tigers. Fort Hays snapped the Griffons, record, five game winning streak with a 1-0 win on Oct. 19 in Hays, Kansas.
Another busy week lies ahead with the final home games for football and volleyball, Griffon Soccer gets set to make history and Griffon Men's Basketball opens up exhibition action against a Big 12 foe.
The 2014 Griffon Soccer season isn't over yet but this year's team has already left its mark on the Missouri Western record book.
A season of firsts and mosts hasn't ended yet for Griffon Soccer. Missouri Western will travel to Fort Hays State for its first ever appearance in the MIAA Women's Soccer Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.
The greatest regular season in Griffon Soccer history came to an end Sunday with a 4-0 loss to No. 9 Central Missouri.
"It was a cold afternoon Saturday at Bearcat Stadium, and the 40-3 loss to Northwest Missouri State was not the results the Missouri Western fans wanted, but the visiting stands remained full until the final whistle."
LaQuinta Jefferson scores a game-high 23 points in a 71-69 win at the MWSU Looney Complex.
St. Joe native Michael Hill signed with Indianapolis.
Central's Joe Tieman signed his letter of intent Tuesday afternoon.
Former East Buchanan standout Chelsea Dewey is already impressing at point guard with Missouri Western.
Brice Garnett finishes 6th at 13 under par at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Former MWSU quarterback Travis Partridge scores twice to finish his rookie season in the CFL.
LaQuinta Jefferson scores a game-high 24 points in a 77-70 loss at Quincy University.
Missouri Western scored a late touchdown in the fourth quarter to pull out a 22-21 win at Missouri Southern.
Missouri Western can finish 2014 with seven wins on Saturday.
Missouri Western shot 46.6-percent from the field in Tuesday's loss.
Rob Edmisson begins his third season at Missouri Western in Columbia on Tuesday.
The lone Australian on the Griffons celebrated Senior Day on Saturday.
Cole Clearman posts a game-high 12 points in a 74-35 loss in Stillwater.
Brett Weiberg's brother, Jared, was killed in the Oklahoma State basketball team's plane crash in 2001.
Green Bay released Michael Hill Wednesday to make room for an offensive lineman on the practice squad.
The Bearcats rushed for 397 yards Saturday.
Missouri Western will travel to No. 8 Northwest Missouri State on Saturday.
Missouri Western special teams guru Jay White looked across the field at his former player for the first time on Sunday.
The Griffs outgained Emporia State by nearly 200 yards in a 30-10 loss.
Skyler Windmiller throws for a career-high 264 yards as the Griffons beat Washburn for the third straight time.
Results from Week 13 games involving teams ranked in The Sports Network FCS Top 25:
Nicholls State has named Tim Rebowe as its new head football coach.
The University of Buffalo's 2014 home football finale against Kent State rescheduled for Friday has now been cancelled due to the massive snowstorm that has leveled upstate New York.
FCS powers North Dakota State and Montana will open the 2015 college football season in the FCS Kickoff on Aug. 29, ESPN announced Thursday.
FCS powers North Dakota State and Montana will open the 2015 college football season in the FCS Kickoff matchup on Aug. 29, ESPN announced Thursday.
Come across the nearly 50,000 people converging on Yankee Stadium on Saturday and you will find that they are going to one of two college football games.
Wisconsin, a winner of six straight, comes into Iowa off its 59-24 stomping of Nebraska, a game Melvin Gordon ran for 408 yards. Can the Badgers continue their run in Iowa City against the Hawkeyes?
Wednesday's MAC game between Buffalo and Kent State has been postponed due to the extreme weather conditions in Buffalo.
The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide will step outside of SEC action on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The fourth-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs will try to bounce back on Saturday night at home when they welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores to Davis Wade Stadium for an SEC clash.
Cross-town rivals collide in a critical Pac-12 Conference showdown, as the 24th-ranked USC Trojans challenge the 11th- ranked UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.
The 16th-ranked Auburn Tigers will take a much-needed break from SEC competition on Saturday night when they welcome the Samford Bulldogs to Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Enjoying their longest winning streak since 1997, the 22nd-ranked Colorado State Rams settle in at Hughes Stadium on Saturday to host the slumping New Mexico Lobos in Mountain West Conference play.
The sixth-ranked Baylor Bears are in the thick of the Big 12 Conference title chase, but they need to win this Saturday against Oklahoma State, as well their remaining two games against Texas Tech and Kansas State.