Blaine Wheeler

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Preview: Missouri State hits the road to take on Western Kentucky

Will senior forward Alize Johnson play or not? That is the big question looming as we’re just one day away from Missouri State’s season opener vs. Western Kentucky, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. “He is doing great, that is all I can tell you,” head coach Paul Lusk said Wednesday. “He is progressing and we Read more about Preview: Missouri State hits the road to take on Western Kentucky[…]

Bears add three to bolster the 2018 recruiting class

The Missouri State men’s basketball inked three recruits Wednesday to add to an already strong 2018 recruiting class. The Bears signed former No. 1 player in Missouri Jared Ridder in September, after he decided to leave Xavier University. Ridder received a scholarship offer from Missouri State in high school but opted to leave Missouri. The Read more about Bears add three to bolster the 2018 recruiting class[…]

Bears Basketball: A look back at 2016-17

The 2016-17 basketball season resulted with questions about the future of the Missouri State program. Finishing 17-16 and sixth in the Missouri Valley, the Bears developed one of the conferences best — Alize Johnson. On the season, the forward averaged 14.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. The season also saw the loss of Bears Read more about Bears Basketball: A look back at 2016-17[…]

Jarred Dixon can do it all for the Bears

Dixon.  When you hear the name, basketball should come to mind — it runs in the family.  Jarred, the youngest Dixon, plays basketball as a junior at Missouri State, but his whole family has history in the game.  Jarred’s older brother Michael Dixon played three years of college basketball at Missouri, winning a Big 12 Read more about Jarred Dixon can do it all for the Bears[…]

Bears, Lady Bears use practice scrimmage to prep for season

As the Homecoming parade came to a conclusion down John Q. Hammons parkway, Bears fans entered JQH Arena to get their first look at the 2017-18 men’s and women’s basketball teams.  The scrimmage, the second event of Homecoming, was attended by an estimated 1,000 fans. The Lady Bears were the first to step on the Read more about Bears, Lady Bears use practice scrimmage to prep for season[…]

Quick hits preview: Missouri State on the road against North Dakota State

What? Missouri State vs. No. 2 North Dakota State / Sept. 30 / 1 p.m. / ESPN3 / MSU Radio Network / Fargo, North Dakota This game opens conference play for North Dakota State, a program that has won six straight Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Missouri State is 1-3 in the Fargodome. In 2016, the Bison beat Read more about Quick hits preview: Missouri State on the road against North Dakota State[…]

Bears fall to 1-6 after another disappointing second half

Missouri State’s second-half struggles continued Saturday as the Bears took on No 13. South Dakota State Jackrabbits.  The first half saw oodles of points, as the two teams traded six touchdowns, but the Bears never led.  In the half, the Bears gained 280 yards offensively, scoring 24 points. The first Bears’ score came with 9:40 Read more about Bears fall to 1-6 after another disappointing second half[…]

Beshore: ‘We think we could be with every single game from here on out’

If you’ve been to Plaster Stadium on a Bears’ gameday, you likely recognize the face or name of Jared Beshore. The junior safety has become a staple to the Missouri State defense in 2017. However, it’s possible you recognize him from something off the field. If you’ve walked through Bearfest Village or in front of Read more about Beshore: ‘We think we could be with every single game from here on out’[…]

Wheeler: Bears suffer setback against 11th ranked North Dakota

Early on Sept. 9, it seemed like Missouri State’s defense was doing what it needed to do to put a damper North Dakota’s home opener. The Fighting Hawks rolled out their familiar pro-style offense at the start of the game to run the football, but the Bears’ defense had other ideas.  The Fighting Hawks, with one Read more about Wheeler: Bears suffer setback against 11th ranked North Dakota[…]

Hard work pays off: The Calan Crowder’s Story

Living in an apartment in Oklahoma, a young Calan Crowder exited his residence, walked outside under a staircase and jumped to touch the nearest stair he could reach. At the time, he did this nearly every day. Jumping, reaching.  Calan’s father, a former football player at Oklahoma State, said he did this because he wanted Read more about Hard work pays off: The Calan Crowder’s Story[…]