The Bears are closing in on two top 25 rankings in the Football Championship Subdivision this week.The FCS coaches poll has the Bears with the 28th-highest point total, while The Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision Poll has them 34th.  The Bears travel to Manhattan, Kansas to play Kansas State.

The 2007-08 Missouri State University women’s basketball schedule has been completed. The Lady Bears will play a total of 14 home games and 10 regular-season contests against clubs that earned postseason bids last year, including games with NCAA participants Wisconsin-Green Bay, DePaul, Oral Roberts and reigning MVC champion Drake. 

The cross country team was ranked ninth in the first NCAA Division I Midwest Regional poll of the 2007 season, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The volleyball team (9-2) returns to Springfield to open Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend against preseason favorite UNI and Bradley at Hammons Student Center. The Bears are winners of four straight and defeated 25th-ranked Middle Tennessee in their last match.Missouri State returns to the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll this week, earning nine votes for a No. 35 national ranking.  Missouri State senior Sara Thomas won her second Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week award in three weeks for her efforts in leading the MSU volleyball team to a 4-0 record over the weekend