2013 Football News

February 20, 2014
Southern football adds Joplin kicker to 2014 signing class
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of Joplin High School kicker Brock Renken to his 2014 signing class.

February 5, 2014
Southern football signs 30 as part of its 2014 Signing Class
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of 30 newcomers as part of his 2014 recruiting class. Ten are already on campus and the other 20 will enroll this fall.

January 22, 2014
Chris Barnwell named All-American
Missouri Southern junior running back Chris Barnwell has been named an honorable mention All-American selection by Don Hansen today.

January 16, 2014
Daye announces coaching staff changes
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the hiring of Aaron DeBerry as defensive line coach, as well as other coaching staff changes.

December 23, 2013
Missouri Southern football ranks near the top in many Division II statistical categories
he NCAA released its final Division II statistics today and the Missouri Southern football team led the country in time of possession this season, while ranking second in rushing yardage.

December 13, 2013
Barnwell and Ridgway named to Don Hansen's All-Region Team
Missouri Southern football players Chris Barnwell and Gatlin Ridgway were named to the Don Hansen All-Super Region Three team today, the organization announced.

November 21, 2013
11 players named to MIAA Football Academic Honor Roll; Forchu named Scholar-Athlete
Kansas City, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions football team had 11 players named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office today. In addition, sophomore running back Giresse Forchu was named a MIAA Scholar-Athlete.

November 19, 2013
Southern football lands nine on All-MIAA team
The Missouri Southern football team had nine players named All-MIAA today as the league announced its post season honors.

November 16, 2013
Southern football heads west to take on No. 6 Pittsburg State in Sonic Miners Bowl
The Missouri Southern football team will head to Pittsburg this Saturday to take on the Gorillas of Pittsburg State University in the latest installment of the Sonic Miners Bowl. Kickoff from Carnie Smith Stadium is slated for 2 pm.

November 16, 2013
Streak Be Gone! Lions win 35-21 at No. 6 Pittsburg State in Sonic Miners Bowl
The streak is no more and the Missouri Southern football team has defeated Pittsburg State 35-21 today in the Sonic Miners Bowl at Carnie Smith Stadium.

November 10, 2013
Southern Athletics cancels football game with Lindenwood University
The Missouri Southern department of athletics, in cooperation with the athletic department at Lindenwood University, have mutually agreed to cancel the game between the two schools originally scheduled for November 2.

November 9, 2013
Southern football plays host to Lindenwood-Belleville for Senior Day
The Missouri Southern football team will step out of MIAA action this week as the Lions play host to Lindenwood University-Belleville in non-conference action. Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium in the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex will be at 2 pm.

November 9, 2013
Defense pitches shutout in 55-0 win over Lindenwood-Belleville on Senior Day
The Missouri Southern football team shut out a team for the first time since 2010 and broke two school records as the Lions defeated Lindenwood-Belleville 55-0 on Senior Day inside of Fred G. Hughes Stadium today.

November 7, 2013
Giresse Forchu named CoSIDA Academic All-District
Missouri Southern sophomore fullback Giresse Forchu has been selected first-team Capital One Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) the association announced today.

November 6, 2013
Funeral information announced for Derek Moore
The Missouri Southern athletic department has released information on funeral arrangements for Derek Moore.

November 2, 2013
Southern football mourns the loss of coach Derek Moore
Missouri Southern State University is mourning the loss of Assistant Football Coach Derek Moore.

October 29, 2013
Southern football plays host to Lindenwood this Saturday for Homecoming
The Missouri Southern football team will play host to Lindenwood University this Saturday at Fred G. Hughes Stadium for Homecoming 2013. Kickoff is slated for 2 pm.

October 26, 2013
Southern football travels to Maryville to take on #2 Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern football team will look to rebound from a tough loss this past week when the Lions travel to second ranked Northwest Missouri this Saturday.

October 26, 2013
Southern football drops to 5-3 with 43-7 loss at No. 2 Northwest Missouri
The Missouri Southern football team had issues getting its offense going today and couldn't click in a 43-7 loss at second-ranked Northwest Missouri.

October 19, 2013
Southern football plays host to No. 4 Missouri Western on Saturday
The Missouri Southern football team will look to move to 6-1 for the first time since 1991 when the Lions play host to fourth ranked Missouri Western this Saturday at 6 pm in Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

October 19, 2013
Costly turnovers lead to 35-21 loss at home to #4 Missouri Western
The Missouri Southern football team committed six turnovers and despite leading 21-17 at the half, the Lions fell 35-21 tonight at home to fourth-ranked Missouri Western.

October 12, 2013
Southern football heads on the road to take on South Dakota Mines
The Missouri Southern football team will head out of the MIAA this week when the Lions travel to Rapid City, South Dakota to take on South Dakota School of Mines this Saturday.

October 12, 2013
Lions football takes out South Dakota Mines 45-20 in non-conference action
The Missouri Southern football team raced out to a 28-6 lead en route to a 45-20 win at South Dakota Mines today in non-conference action.

October 8, 2013
Brandon Williams learning the ropes as a rookie with the Baltimore Ravens
There was a lot of emotion going through the mind of Brandon Williams that Friday night in late April. Then the Missouri Southern got a call from the Baltimore Ravens.

October 7, 2013
Jay McDowell named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week
After helping to lead the Missouri Southern football team to a 21-14 win over Central Missouri this past weekend, Lions' sophomore quarterback Jay McDowell has been named the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.

October 5, 2013
Southern football plays host to Central Missouri this Saturday
The Missouri Southern football team will be back at home this weekend as the Lions play host to visiting Central Missouri inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 6 pm this Saturday.

October 5, 2013
Defense keys 21-14 win over Central Missouri
The Missouri Southern defense picked up three sacks and held the Central Missouri offense to just 200 yards, defeating the Mules 21-14 on Family Weekend at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

September 28, 2013
Lions' football head to Bolivar to take on Southwest Baptist Saturday night
The Missouri Southern football team looks to go to 4-0 on the season as the Lions travel to Bolivar this Saturday night to take on Southwest Baptist in an MIAA matchup.

September 28, 2013
Lions fall 38-33 on the road at Southwest Baptist
The Missouri Southern football team raced out to a 27-7 lead against Southwest Baptist, but the Bearcats would score 31 of the final 37 points to defeat the Lions for the second-straight year, 38-33 in Plaster Stadium.

September 21, 2013
Southern football hosts Lincoln in the MIAA TV Game of the Week
The Missouri Southern football team will look to go to 3-0 for the second season in a row as the Lions play host to Lincoln University this Saturday in the MIAA TV Game of the Week. Kickoff from Fred G. Hughes Stadium is slated for 2:37 pm.

September 21, 2013
Southern football rolls Lincoln 59-10 in Hall of Fame game
Behind a school record 658 yards of offense, the Missouri Southern Lions would score on their first six drives of the game while rushing for a record 607 yards on the ground cruising to a 59-10 win over Lincoln University.

September 14, 2013
Southern football looks to go 2-0 with MIAA TV game at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern football team will look to move to 2-0 on the season as the Lions travel to Tahlequah, Okla. to take on Northeastern State University in an MIAA TV Game of the Week. Kickoff is slated for 2:37 pm with the telecast beginning at 2:30 pm.

September 14, 2013
Defense comes up big in second half in 17-14 win at Northeastern State
The Missouri Southern defense came up big in the second-half, holding Northeastern State scoreless in the second half and limiting the RiverHawks to just 90 yards, as the Lions defeated NSU 17-14 today in action at Doc Wadley Stadium.

September 5, 2013
Lions roll to 52-38 season-opening victory over Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern football team scored 35 points in the first half, en route to a 52-38 win over Central Oklahoma in the season-opener for both teams tonight at Fred G. Hughes Stadium at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.

September 2, 2013
Southern football opens up regular season Thursday against Central Oklahoma
The Missouri Southern football team will open up the 2013 season this Thursday when the Lions play host to Central Oklahoma inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium at the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex. Kickoff is slated for 6 pm.

August 16, 2013
Plans for Athletic Support Facility Underway
After nearly five years of planning and fundraising with Missouri Southern State University Athletics supporters, MSSU will soon begin the first phase of construction on a new athletic support facility.

August 11, 2013
Southern football begins fall practice Monday
The Missouri Southern football team will open up fall practice on Monday, August 12 at Fred G. Hughes Stadium, inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex with a 2:30 pm workout to start the 2013 football season.

August 5, 2013
Southern football picked 9th/8th in MIAA preseason polls
The Missouri Southern football program has been picked to finish ninth by the coaches and eighth by the media as the MIAA announced its annual preseason polls this morning as part of Football Media Day in the Downtown Marriott.

June 19, 2013
Southern football adds Rodney Freeman to coaching staff
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of Rodney Freeman to his coaching staff. Freeman will coach the receivers at Southern.

June 19, 2013
Southern football adds 11 for 2013
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of 11 players to his 2013 football squad. The list includes mainly players from the junior college ranks, but also includes a four-year transfer and two high school student-athletes.

April 18, 2013
Football adds junior college quarterback to 2013 roster
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of Detavis Buggs to his list of recruits for the 2013 football season.

April 18, 2013
Southern football walk-on tryouts set for May 18th
The Missouri Southern football team will hold walk on tryouts on May 18th this year looking for players to round out its roster for the 2013 season.

April 17, 2013
Follow Brandon Williams at two NFL Draft related functions
Fans wanting to catch all the action that will ensue the next couple of weeks as Missouri Southern senior football player Brandon Williams prepares for the NFL Draft will have a couple of opportunities to catch in on the excitement.

April 13, 2013
Gold defeats Green in annual Green & Gold Spring Game
The Gold team defeated the Green team 6-0 this morning in the annual Green & Gold spring football game at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

April 5, 2013
Southern football adds three more recruits for 2013
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of three more players for his 2013 recruiting class.

April 1, 2013
Southern football adds another coach to its staff
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of Chandler Tygard to his staff as a defensive assistant coach.

March 26, 2013
Southern football announces 2013 schedule
The Missouri Southern football team will play six games at home next season as the Lions have released their 2013 schedule.

March 12, 2013
Southern Football adds new assistant coach
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of Derek Moore as the Lions' new offensive line coach. Moore replaces Kevin Carey who has resigned his position to take an assistant coaching job with Carl Junction High School.

March 11, 2013
Southern football opens up spring practice TOMORROW!
The Missouri Southern football program will open up spring practice tomorrow at 3:30 pm from Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

February 26, 2013
Southern football names Wally Ake as its new defensive coordinator
Missouri Southern head football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of veteran coach Wally Ake as the team's new defensive coordinator. Ake comes to Southern after a season at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina where he was the Camels defensive coordinator.

February 13, 2013
Southern football adds another signee for 2013
Missouri Southern head football coach Daryl Daye has announced the addition of another player in his 2013 recruiting class.

February 6, 2013
Southern football signs 25 players on national signing day
Missouri Southern football coach Daryl Daye announced his second recruiting class today in a press conference on campus, introducing the public to 25 new players that will don the green and gold next season.