MSSU Homecoming 2022 Parade

The Lions host Jefferson City’s Lincoln University Blue Tigers
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MSSU Homecoming Parade 2022. “Roary” stopped to pose for photos as the parade wrapped in downtown Joplin, October 8, 2022.

JOPLIN, Mo. — MSSU Celebrating Homecoming 2022 as they play Saturday against Jefferson City’s Lincoln University Blue Tigers.

Fred G. Hughes Stadium the Lions play host to Lincoln U. Kickoff is set for 2 pm.

The theme for homecoming this year is “Level up Lions.” It’s in honor of video games that students and alumni love so much.

In the Homecoming Parade you could see that theme in the fun floats and costumes. Nintendo’s Mario Kart from the CAB (Campus Activities Board), Ms. PacMan from Alpha Sigma Alpha and we even saw a float themed around Tetris.

Watch the video of the parade featuring area bands:

• Joplin Middle Schools Band East/North/South

Game Info courtesy MSSU
Team Records: MSSU 3-2, 3-2 MIAA | LU 0-5, 0-5 MIAA
Date: Saturday, October 8
Kick-Off: 2:00 pm
Site: Fred G. Hughes Stadium
Series Record: MSSU leads 10-2
CoachesAtiba Bradley (7-10, overall/at MSSU) | Jermaine Gales (0-5, overall/at LU)

Media Coverage
MSSU Radio: 101-7 The Vault 101.7 FM; – Mike McClure, Play-by-Play, Scott Boudreaux, Color
Live Coveragewww.mssulions.com/coverage
Lions on Facebook:  Facebook.com/mososports
Lions on Twitter: @mososports; @mosofootball
Lions on Instagram: @mososports

MSSU 2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year: Dr Steve Gilbreth

Joplin High School Principal Dr. Steve Gilbreth was honored by MSSU at Joplin’s Halftime Friday evening as the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus.
Dr. Gilbreth graduated in 1988 from Missouri Southern State College with a BSE in English Education. He then went on to earn an MA in Educational Leadership, and then his Ed.S. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. His career as an educator has spanned over 25 years in the Joplin School District, where he started as an English and Technology teacher at North Middle School in 1997. Dr. Gilbreth then became the Assistant Principal at North Middle School in 2002, the Principal at South Middle School in 2005, and then the Assistant Superintendent for Learning Services for the Joplin School District in 2017. He now serves as the principal of Joplin Schools.” — MSSU Alumni & Friends

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