Missouri State University, New York Yankees, Aaron Meade, Ross Detwiler -- Missouri State's Meade
Missouri State's Meade Gambles on Extra Season of Work
Article from March/April 2010 Issue
Aaron Meade knew the legacy of Missouri State starting pitchers advancing to professional baseball when he made the decision to attend MSU. Now he’s positioning himself to join that group.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound lefthander from Kansas City had a breakout season for the Bears as a sophomore in 2009, going from a 4-3 freshman year to a 9-2 record last spring. He was second in the Missouri Valley Conference in wins, fourth in strikeouts (89) and seventh in earned run average (3.39) and landed a spot on the all-MVC first team. Now, as a junior, he’s the ace of the Bears’ staff.
Big Sports, Mark Stillwell, Missouri State University - He'll Always Be a Bear
Article from May/June 2009 Issue of Big Sports
Bill Rowe prepares to depart in June as Director of Athletics at Missouri State University, ending an almost 50 year relationship with the institution.
The large, multi-faceted university, from which the Bears' Director of Athletics retires June 30 after 28 years in that post, bears little resemblance to the quiet little teachers college he found when he came to Springfield from nearby Marionville and enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 1957.
The Southwest Missouri State College campus he first knew had just a few thousand students and only a handful of major buildings. There were people who taught and administered there and walked that still-young acreage who were destined to become giants in the history of the institution. Their names would later wind up on buildings of the rapidly growing SMS campus. Ellis. Craig. Shannon. Siceluff. McDonald.