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Missouri State Bears
Logo
University Missouri State University
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri Valley Football Conference
Mid-American Conference
NCAA Division I (FCS)
Athletic director Kyle Moats
Location Springfield, MO
Varsity teams 14
Football stadium Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex
Basketball arena JQH Arena
Baseball stadium Hammons Field
Nickname Bears and Lady Bears
Fight song The Scotsman
Colors
     Maroon       White
Website www.missouristatebears.com

The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. Missouri State (formerly Southwest Missouri State University) athletics date back to 1908. Missouri State is in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision, and most teams compete in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Teams[edit]

Missouri State University sponsors six men's and ten women's teams in NCAA sanctioned sports[1] with women's tennis to be added in 2014-15:

Men's basketball[edit]

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Season Seed Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1987 (13) 2nd Round (4) Clemson (65-60) (5) Kansas (63-67)
1988 (13) 1st Round (4) UNLV (50-54)
1989 (14) 1st Round (3) Seton Hall (51-60)
1990 (9) 1st Round (8) North Carolina (70-83)
1992 (12) 1st Round (5) Michigan State (54-61)
1999 (12) Sweet 16 (5) Wisconsin (43-32)
(4) Tennessee (81-51)
(1) Duke (61-78)

NIT Appearances[edit]

1986, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011

NAIA Appearances[edit]

The Bears made six appearances in the NAIA Men's Basketball National Tournament. The combined NAIA Tournament record is 15-4.

Conference championships[edit]

MIAA (1924–1981) 19
1928, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1978

Mid-Continent Conference (1982–1990) 4
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Missouri Valley Conference (1990–present) 1
1992 (Tournament), 2011(Regular Season)

Head coaches[edit]

  • W.A. Daggett (2 seasons, 11-9), 1908–1910
  • Corliss Buchanan (1 season, 13-8), 1910–1911
  • No team 1911-1913
  • Arthur Briggs (9 seasons, 105-31), 1913–1918, 1919–1923
  • Paul Andrews (1 season, 2-4), 1918–1919
  • Chester Barnard (1 season, 13-1), 1923–1924
  • Donald Holwerda (1 season, 9-6), 1924–1925
  • Andrew McDonald (23 seasons, 301-166), 1925–1943, 1945–1950
  • No team 1943-1945
  • Bob Vanatta (3 seasons, 73-11), 1950–1953, 2-time NAIA Champions
  • Edwin Mathews (11 season, 164-91), 1953–1964, NCAA Division II Runners-up
  • Bill Thomas (16 seasons, 265-158), 1964–1980, 3-time NCAA Division II Runners-up
  • Bob Cleeland (3 seasons, 39-46), 1980–1983
  • Charlie Spoonhour (9 seasons, 197-81), 1983–1992, 5 NCAA Tournament Appearances and 3 NIT appearances(1 NIT Quarterfinal)
  • Mark Bernsen (3 seasons, 48-37), 1992-1995 1 NIT Quarterfinal Appearance
  • Steve Alford (4 seasons, 78-48), 1995–1999, 1 NCAA Sweet 16 Appearance and 1 NIT Appearance
  • Barry Hinson (9 seasons, 169-117), 1999-2008 4 NIT Appearances (1 NIT Quarterfinal)
  • Cuonzo Martin (3 seasons, 61-41), 2008–2011 1 CIT Appearance (Champions), 1 NIT appearance (2nd round)
  • Paul Lusk, (3 season, 47-50) 2011–Present 1 CIT Appearance (1st round)

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 22 - Winston Garland, 1985–1987
  • 32 - Daryel Garrison, 1971–1975; (Bears all-time leading scorer with 1,975 points)
  • 43 - Jerry Anderson, 1951–1955
  • 54 - Curtis Perry, 1966–1970
  • 32 - Danny Moore, 1996-1999

Football[edit]

FCS Playoffs[edit]

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1989 Quarterfinals Maine (38-35) Stephen F Austin (25-55)
1990 1st Round Idaho (35-41)

Bowl Games[edit]

Season Bowl Champion Runner-Up
1948 Missouri-Kansas Bowl Emporia State 34 Missouri State 20
1963 Mineral Water Bowl Northern Illinois 21 Missouri State 14
1966 Mineral Water Bowl Adams State 14 Missouri State 8
1989 Pecan Bowl Stephen F. Austin 55 Missouri State 25

Note: The 1989 Pecan Bowl was the Midwest Regional Championship (FCS Playoff Quarterfinal).

Head coaches[edit]

  • Walter Langston (1 season, 4-2), 1909
  • Corliss Buchanan (2 seasons, 1-10), 1910–1911
  • Arthur Briggs (5 seasons, 76-54-11 ), 1912–1917, 1919–1933
  • Paul Andrews (1 seasons, 1-2), 1918
  • A.J. McDonald (4 seasons, 5-32-5), 1934–1937
  • Red Blair (7 seasons, 39-24-7), 1938–1946
  • Tommy O'Boyle (2 seasons, 16-4-1), 1947–1948
  • Fred Thomsen (4 seasons, 19-17-4), 1949–1952
  • Bill Dellastatious (2 seasons, 5-12), 1953–1954
  • Harold Stratton (1 season, 2-6-1), 1955
  • Aldo Sebben (5 seasons, 17-27-1), 1956–1960
  • Orville Pottenger (4 seasons, 24-12-2), 1961–1964
  • Jim Mentis (4 seasons, 20-21), 1965–1968
  • Don Cross (7 seasons, 23-45-3), 1969–1975
  • Rick Johanningmeier (10 seasons, 58-44-5), 1976–1985
  • Jesse Branch (9 seasons,55-44-1), 1986–1994
  • Del Miller (4 seasons, 21-23), 1995–1998
  • Randy Ball (7 seasons, 34-42), 1999–2005
  • Terry Allen (7 seasons, 27-42), 2006-Current

Division-One All-Americans[edit]

[4]

1985

AP Honorable Mention

  • Kevin Bor (OL)
  • David Heim (OL)
  • Brad Sellenriek (OL)
  • Keith Williams (RB)
  • Preston Estes (DL)
  • James Houston (LB)

Don Hansen First Team

  • Keith Williams (RB)

1986

AP Honorable Mention

  • Chris Tayrien (OL)

1987

AP Second Team

  • Matt Soraghan (LB)

AP Honorable Mention

  • Preston Estes (DL)
  • Ken Braden (LB)

AFCA First Team

  • Matt Soraghan (LB)

Don Hansen Second Team

  • Preston Estes (DL)

1988

AP Third Team

  • Mark Christensen (OG)

AP Honorable Mention

  • Doug Gardner (OC)
  • James Turnage (LB)

1989

AP Third Team

  • Mark Christensen (OG)

TSN First Team

  • Mark Christensen (OG)

AFCA First Team

  • Mark Christensen (OG)

1990

AP First Team

  • DeAndre Smith (QB)

AP Third Team:

  • Chris Reed (OG)

TSN Second Team

  • DeAndre Smith (QB)

TSN Honorable Mention

  • Chris Reed (OG)

AFCA First Team

  • DeAndre Smith (QB)

Walter Camp First Team

  • DeAndre Smith (QB)

1991

AP First Team

  • DT—Bill Walter (DT)

TSN First Team

  • Bill Walter (DT)

TSN Honorable Mention

  • Adrion Smith (CB)

AFCA First Team

  • Bill Walter (DT)

Don Hansen First Team

  • Bill Walter (DT)

Don Hansen Second Team

  • Adrion Smith (CB)

Don Hansen Honorable Mention

  • Tim McDuffey (OT)

Walter Camp First Team

  • Bill Walter (DT)

1992

AP Third Team

  • Matt Irvin (OG)

TSN Honorable Mention

  • Matt Irvin (OG)

Don Hansen Third Team

  • Richard Grote (PK)

1993

AP Second Team

  • Adrion Smith (DB)

TSN Second Team

  • Adrion Smith (DB)

Don Hansen Second Team

  • Adrion Smith (DB)

Walter Camp First Team

  • Adrion Smith (DB)

1994

TSN Honorable Mention

  • DeLaun Fowler (LB)

1995

AP First Team

  • DeLaun Fowler (LB)

AP Third Team

  • Luke Hake (OC)

Don Hansen Third Team

  • DeLaun Fowler (LB)
  • Christ Hurst (P)

1996

AP First Team

  • Wayne Boyer (PK)
  • Mike Miano (DL)

TSN First Team

  • Wayne Boyer (PK)

TSN Third Team

  • Mike Miano (DL)

Don Hansen First Team

  • Michael Cosey (RB)
  • Wayne Boyer (PK)

TSN Honorable Mention

  • Mike Miano (DL)

Walter Camp First Team

  • Wayne Boyer (PK)

1997

AP First Team

  • Travis Brawner (PK)

TSN Second Team

  • Brad Kubik (OL)
  • Travis Brawner (PK)

AFCA First Team

  • Travis Brawner (PK)

Don Hansen Honorable Mention

  • Brad Kubik (OL)
  • Travis Brawner (PK)

Walter Camp First Team

  • Travis Brawner (PK)

1998

Don Hansen Honorable Mention

  • Travis Brawner (PK)

1999

Don Hansen Second Team

  • Brad St. Louis (TE)

Teamlink.com First Team

  • Brad St. Louis (TE)

2000

Don Hansen Honorable Mention

  • Jeff Hewitt (WR)
  • Luis Almanzar (DL)

2001

Don Hansen First Team

  • P.J. Jones (LB)

2004

AP First Team

  • Jon Scifres (PK)

TSN First Team

  • Jon Scifres (PK)

Don Hansen Second Team

  • Jon Scifres (PK)

Dopke.com First Team

  • Jon Scifres (PK)

AP Third Team

  • Darren Barnett (DB)

2007

AP Third Team

  • Clay Harbor (TE)

TSN Honorable Mention

  • Clay Harbor (TE)

Women's basketball[edit]

NCAA Tournament Results[edit]

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1991 2nd round Tennessee Tech (94-64) Tennessee (47-55)
1992 Final Four Kansas (75-59)
Iowa (61-60)
UCLA (83-57)
Mississippi (94-71)
Western Kentucky (72-84)
1993 Sweet 16 Oklahoma State (86-71)
Maryland (86-82)
Louisiana Tech (43-59)
1994 2nd round Northern Illinois (75-56) Virginia (63-67)
1995 2nd round Utah (49-47) Colorado (34-78)
1996 1st round Texas (55-73)
1998 1st round Notre Dame (64-78)
1999 2nd round Cal.-Santa Barbara (72-70) Colorado State (70-86)
2000 1st round Auburn (74-78)
2001 Final Four Toledo (89-71)
Rutgers (60-53)
Duke (81-71)
Washington (104-87)
Purdue (64-81)
2003 1st round Texas Tech (59-67)
2004 1st round Notre Dame (65-69)
2006 1st round Purdue (52-73)

WNIT Appearances[edit]

2002, 2005 (Champions), 2010, 2011, 2012

Conference championships[edit]

AIAW Division II (1969–1982) 5
1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981

Mid-Continent Conference (1983–1992) 2
1991, 1992

Missouri Valley Conference (1992–2012) 9
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012

Head coaches[edit]

  • Reba Sims (10 seasons, 129-116), 1969–1979
  • Marti Gasser (4 seasons, 62-60), 1979–1983
  • Valerie Goodwin-Colbert (4 seasons, 48-63), 1983–1987
  • Cheryl Burnett (15 seasons, 319-136), 1987–2002, 10 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 2 Final Four Appearances, 1 Sweet 16 Appearance. 1 WNIT Appearance
  • Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (5 seasons, 95-61), 2002–2007, 3 NCAA Tournament Appearances, WNIT Championship
  • Nyla Milleson, (5th season, 89-69), 2007–2013, 3 WNIT Appearances
  • Kellie Harper, (Inaguaral Season), 2013-Present

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 10 Jackie Stiles, 1997-2001 (NCAA Division I Women's Basketball's all-time leading scorer with 3,393 points)
  • 35 Melody Howard, 1990–1994
  • 42 Jeanette Tendai, 1982–1986

Club Sports[edit]

The university also sponsors several club sports teams, including ice hockey (ACHA), lacrosse (MCLA), and roller hockey (NCRHA).

Men's Ice Hockey[edit]

Missouri State ice hockey players celebrate a goal against University of Missouri.

Missouri State men's ice hockey, known as the Ice Bears, began in 2001 and despite not being a varsity NCAA sport receives much attention on and off-campus. The Ice Bears currently compete at the Division II level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) in the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA).[5] The teams play off-campus at the 2,000-seat Mediacom Ice Park.[6][7][8]

Men's varsity ice hockey finished the 2009-2010 season ranked 2nd in the MACHA DII with a record of 12-4-0 in 16 league games, the team lost in the MACHA Championship 1-5 to Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville. In addition to the ACHA DII team the University also fields a JV teams playing at the ACHA DIII level.[9] The team won the MACHA DIII championship with a 5-3 win over Robert Morris University- Peoria.[10][11][12]

Men's Lacrosse[edit]

Missouri State also fields a highly successful club Lacrosse Team. Founded in 2003, it competes in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division II in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference (GRLC). In 2009 and 2010, the Bears received an automatic qualifier for the MCLA National Championships in Denver, Colorado, after winning the GRLC championship. The Bears finished the 2010 season with a record of 11-5, including victories over Creighton, Arkansas, and a 9-3 defeat of in-state rival the University of Missouri. Since 2003, MSU Lacrosse has fielded 5 All-Americans, 41 All-Conference players, 2 GRLC Tournament MVP's, and 2 GRLC Division II Coach's of the Year.

Head Coach Year Record
Daren Turner 2002-2008 24-21
Austin Holman 2009-2010 23-9
Pat Callaham 2011- 6-5-1

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