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A monthly publication from the Missouri State Alumni Association June 2014
Missouri State Magazine

Read about thrilling sports moments throughout the University's history in Missouri State magazine

For more than 100 years, we've had thrilling reasons to say: Go Bears! There have been champions, game-changing moments and victories that have pushed Missouri State athletics to new heights. These are the people who are among the best to put on the Bears uniform, the wins that really mattered and the events no one will forget.

Read about those iconic sports moments and more in the summer issue of Missouri State magazine.

 
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Alumni Day at Busch Stadium

Alumni Day at Busch Stadium will be a home run for Cardinals fans

On July 19, the Missouri State Alumni Association will be hosting the fourth annual Alumni Day at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The Cardinals will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3:05 p.m., but come early to see Missouri State's Brass and Sass band play the national anthem.

Tickets are $27 per person, and the price includes:

  • Pre-game gathering with ballpark buffet, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • A commemorative T-shirt
  • Loge reserved seat

Purchase tickets
Deadline to order tickets is July 7

General Frank J. Grass

Missouri State alumnus interviewed on The Late Show with David Letterman

On June 23, 2014, Missouri State alumnus General Frank J. Grass was interviewed by renowned television host David Letterman on The Late Show.

Grass was the recipient of the Missouri State University Alumni Association's Lifetime Achievement award during Homecoming 2013.

Read about Grass and his experience in the National Guard and watch his interview on The Late Show.

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Cheray, Schumacher selected on final day of 2014 MLB Draft

Missouri State baseball standouts Eric Cheray and Cody Schumacher were chosen on the third and final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Oakland Athletics selected Cheray in the 17th round with the 522nd overall pick before the St. Louis Cardinals picked Schumacher in the 36th round (1095th overall) of the 40-round amateur draft on June 7.

With the selections of the two Topeka, Kansas, products, Missouri State extended an impressive string of talent production that has resulted in at least one Bear being picked in 28 of the last 29 MLB Drafts dating back to 1986.

Overall, the Bears have produced 128 players who have gone on to sign professional contracts over their 51 years as a varsity program, including 108 during Keith Guttin's 32-year tenure as head coach. Read more.

Broomfield

Broomfield 22nd in triple jump at NCAA Track & Field Championships

Missouri State sophomore Robiann Broomfield posted a best effort of 12.51 meters (41 feet, one-half inch) to place 22nd overall in the triple jump at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 13. Read more.

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