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  • ‘Fantastic crowd’ turns out for annual Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Match
    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – A host of area fans, friends, family members and students turned out Aug. 20 to watch the 2016 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team face alumni of the team in the annul Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Match at the West Plains Civic Center.
    A HOST OF AREA FANS, friends, family members and students turned out Aug. 20 to watch the 2016 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team face alumni of the team in the annul Grizzly Volleyball Alumni Match at the West Plains Civic Center. “What a great day with our Grizzly Volleyball alumni and their family and friends,” Head Coach Paula Wiedemann said. “We had 17 alumni, former Head Coach Trish Kissiar-Knight and a fantastic crowd for the game. It was a fun-filled day of volleyball, old stories and new connections for our former and current players. It’s one of our favorite events of the year!” Front row from left: Morgan Smith, daughter of alumna Holly Morgan-Smith; Wiedemann’s daughter, Emma; and alumna Renae Goller-Smith holding daughter Veronica. Second row: Grizzly Cheer Team members Jerica Will, Makayla Koon, Mackenzie Lamb, Karli Habel and Miranda Donnelly; Miranda Smith, daughter of Renae Goller-Smith; current Grizzly Stephanie Phillips; alumnae Perla Quintana, Danielle Parker-Hull, Grace Kiely, Chelsea Taylor-Corp, Candyce Alexander holding daughter Calynn and Kacie Callison; and Wiedemann’s daughter, Lily. Third row: Grizzly Cheer Team member Jessie Dowler; alumna and current Strength and Conditioning Coach Keri Elrod holding son Kenton; alumna Tabby Smith-Hall; former Head Coach Knight; alumna Shannon Washburn; alumna and current Assistant Coach Briana Walsh; current players Autumn Reese, Maja Petronijevic and Adriana Darthuy; and alumna Keri Tracy-Pittman. Fourth row: Grizzly Cheer Team members Lindsey Thompson, Maddie Wiehe and Meghan Ledford; Wiedemann; alumnae Loran Ichord-Richardson, Holly Morgan-Smith, Angie Shockley-Jester, Quanna Speake-Hafer and Sara Kincaid; current Grizzlies Kinli Simmons, Elliotte Bourne, Greer Rogers, Kaitlyn Raith, Mikhala McCullough, Johonna Walkup, Rachel Holthaus, Muara Kroon, Catja Weijzen and Blanca Izquierdo. (Photo provided)
  • Annual Grizzly Fall Picnic scheduled for September 9
    Friday, August 19, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Everyone is invited to help Missouri State University-West Plains and the Grizzly Booster Club celebrate the new athletic seasons during the annual Grizzly Fall Picnic at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the West Plains Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
    EVERYONE IS INVITED to enjoy a free barbecue meal at the annual Grizzly Fall Picnic September 9 at the West Plains Civic Center. (Missouri State-West Plains Photo)
  • Popp signs guard from Texas
    Thursday, August 11, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Chris Popp, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team, today announced the signing of D’Shawn Coleman, a 6-foot, 5-inch guard from San Antonio, Texas, to the team beginning this fall.
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  • Grizzlies will gear up for 2016 volleyball season with annual alumni match
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Area residents can get their first look at the 2016 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team in action at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, during the annual Grizzly Alumni Volleyball Match at the West Plains Civic Center arena.
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  • Popp previews new era of Grizzly Basketball
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – A new era in Grizzly Basketball is beginning at Missouri State University-West Plains, and first-year Head Coach Chris Popp (pronounced “POPE”) thinks fans will be excited about the program’s new direction.
    A NEW ERA of Grizzly Basketball is underway at Missouri State University-West Plains, and it will be guided by new Head Coach Chris Popp, right, and Assistant Coach Reggie Freeman. (Missouri State-West Plains Photo)
  • Son of former Grizzly signs with basketball team
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Another Robbins will be wearing Grizzly blue beginning this fall at Missouri State University-West Plains. Today, West Plains High School Zizzer standout Christian Robbins, son of former Grizzly Basketball standout Jason Robbins (1994-96), signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for his father’s alma mater. This is the first […]
  • Grizzly Volleyball team, 6 players receive academic honors from NJCAA
    Thursday, July 7, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The 2015 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team and six players recently received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The team was named one of the NJCAA’s 2015-16 All-Academic Teams. Freshman defensive specialist Maja Petronijevic, Belgrade, Serbia, received the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Blanca […]
  • Former UT standout named new assistant basketball coach
    Thursday, June 9, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Former University of Texas standout Reggie Freeman has been chosen to assist Chris Popp (pronounced POPE) on the sidelines for the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball team during the 2016-17 season. His hiring is subject to approval of the Missouri State University Board of Governors. Freeman, who is the Longhorns’ […]
  • Chris Popp named new head coach of Grizzly Basketball team
    Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Chris Popp, assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, has been selected as the new head coach of the Grizzly Basketball program at Missouri State University-West Plains, university officials announced today. Popp’s (pronounced “Pope”) hiring is subject to approval by the Missouri State University Board of Governors. His […]
  • Coaching candidate withdraws application
    Friday, May 6, 2016
        WEST PLAINS, Mo. – One of the candidates for the men’s basketball head coach position at Missouri State University-West Plains has withdrawn his application, Dean of Student Services/Athletic Director Dr. Angela Totty announced today. Robert Guster, assistant coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio, has asked to be removed from consideration, she said, adding […]

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