Sports

Football, soccer, volleyball postponed until spring

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced July 27 that it would postpone regular season competition and championships for the 2020 fall semester for the sports of football, volleyball and soccer. Competition in those sports, as well as GLVC championship events, will be conducted in the 2021 spring semester.

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S&T defensive end signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Posted by on August 4, 2020

Miner defensive end Tershawn Wharton, who studied psychology at S&T, signed a free-agent contract with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Wharton was a record setter at S&T, earning All-America honors and making Great Lakes Valley Conference all-conference three times.

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Brooks given tryout with Cleveland Browns

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Bo Brooks, PetE’19, who earned All-America honors for the Miner football team as a linebacker during the 2018 season, was given the opportunity to participate in two rookie tryout camps during May and June with teams in the National Football League.

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Travis Gittemeier: the man inside the mascot

Posted by on August 2, 2019

He isn’t the most talkative person you’ll ever meet. But when you spend many of your college days and nights suited up as a mute mascot, chattiness isn’t required.

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S&T celebrates fitness center expansion

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Just in time to work off pre-finals stress, Missouri S&T’s newly renovated fitness center opened in May. The $4 million expansion more than doubled the facility’s footprint — from 6,400 square feet to 16,600 square feet — which allowed the number of fitness machines to also more than double.

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History grad returns to S&T to coach basketball

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Bill Walker, Hist’87, former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), joined the S&T athletics program as head men’s basketball coach on April 1. He is the 15th head coach in the history of the Miner program. He succeeds Jim Glash, who retired after 10 seasons as head coach.

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Fenwick steps down, Drury to lead Miner football

Posted by on March 29, 2019

Tyler Fenwick, who led Missouri S&T’s football program to its first post-season victory in 68 seasons during the 2018 campaign, stepped down in January to accept the head coaching post at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He led the Miner program for the past six seasons and had a record of 37-29.

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Post-season praise

Posted by on March 29, 2019

In its first post-season bowl game in 68 years, the Miner football team defeated Minnesota State University-Moorhead 51-16 on a rainy Dec. 1 afternoon in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Quarterback Tyler Swart, a petroleum engineering student from Dickinson, Texas, and defensive end Tershawn Wharton, an engineering management student from University City, Mo., were named game MVPs.

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Deshawn Jones: On top of his game

Posted by on March 29, 2019

With intelligence, discipline and athletic prowess, Deshawn Jones, a junior in biological sciences and running back for Missouri S&T’s football team, has amassed a coveted collection of athletic titles and records at S&T. But he has been raking in awards since grammar school. Jones grew up in inner-city Chicago, the middle child of three. He […]

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An eye for business

Posted by on November 29, 2018

Junior Tim Schreffl, a midfielder for the Miner men’s soccer team, grew up with a passion for sports in a tight-knit family in Germany. After seven months in Milwaukee as a high school foreign exchange student, he knew his dream was to live in the United States.

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