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[…]

Wheeler: Missouri State at Missouri outside the gates of Faurot Field

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Music blared across hundreds of contrasting black, gold, maroon and white shirts on the bodies of students and adults packed behind a house on the campus of the University of Missouri, Sept. 2. It is where some fans gathered beyond the gates of Faurot Field before a Missouri State and Missouri’s football Read more about Wheeler: Missouri State at Missouri outside the gates of Faurot Field[…]