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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 13, 2008

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Oct. 13, 2008

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Tuesday, October 14
Basketball Midnight Madness Bearcat Arena 10 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15
Volleyball Northwest at Missouri Western St. Joseph, Mo. 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 16
Soccer Northwest hosts No. 9 Truman Bearcat Pitch 4 p.m.
Friday, October 17
Hall of Fame M-Club Hall of Fame Banquet Student Union 6:30 p.m.
Volleyball Northwest hosts No. 12 Truman Bearcat Arena 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 18
Soccer Northwest hosts Washburn Bearcat Pitch 11 a.m.
Football No. 5 Northwest hosts Fort Hays State Bearcat Stadium 1:30 p.m.


No. 5 Football (6-1 / 5-0 MIAA)

  • Northwest returns home after more than a month on the road for Homecoming against Fort Hays State. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m.
  • It will be the second trip for Fort Hays State to Bearcat Stadium as opponents for the Homecoming contest. In the last Homecoming contest in 2006, Northwest blanked the Tigers 59-0.
  • Northwest leads the MIAA in scoring offense, pass offense, rushing defense, total offense, first downs, sacks and third-down conversions.
  • Kendall Wright leads the MIAA in receptions per game (5.14) and LaRon Council leads the conference with 15.4 points per game. Council set the MIAA single-play rushing record with a 99-yard scoring run against Central Missouri Oct. 11.

Volleyball (6-14 / 3-5 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats close out the first half of the MIAA schedule at rival Missouri Western Oct. 15 and against No. 12 Truman Oct. 17.
  • Northwest swept the season series with the Griffons in 2007 in 3-0 matches.
  • Paige Spangenberg is fourth in MIAA statistics with 4.67 digs per set. Spangenberg improved her average by 0.15 during the week with 20 digs in a three-set match against Nebraska-Omaha Oct. 8.

Soccer (7-4-2 / 3-4-2 MIAA)

  • Northwest begins to go back through the MIAA schedule this week in two home contests with No. 9 Truman and Washburn.
  • Freshman Kelly Obley scored her first collegiate goal in the 74th minute against Emporia State to provide the game-tying goal in a 1-1 contest against the Hornets Oct. 11.
  • The Bearcats are unbeaten at home this season at 4-0-1.

2008 Hall of Fame Induction

  • The M-Club Hall of Fame will increase to 89 athletes with the addition of six Bearcats in the 2008 induction class: All-MIAA basketball player and former career points leader David Alvey, tennis All-American and national quarterfinalist David Imonite, MIAA volleyball MVP Mary Beth Bishop Steele, baseball career wins leader Tom Franke, two-time All-American wide receiver Steve Hansley and faculty athletic representative Russ Northup.
  • The formal induction ceremony will take place Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the J.W. Jones Student Union. Tickets are $17 and can be reserved at (660) 562-1977.
  • The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of Saturday's football game.