One State, One Spirit Classic Televised on ESPNU
JOPLIN - ESPN and Missouri Southern State University announced on Wednesday ESPNU will televise the One State, One Spirit Classic presented by Leggett & Platt.
The Oct. 30 event features the Missouri Southern Lions hosting the University of Missouri in men's basketball at 5:30 p.m. CT. The telecast marks Missouri Southern's first time hosting a basketball game on an ESPN network and doors to the event open at 4 p.m.
The contest will serve as the exhibition opener for both clubs. Missouri Southern is coming off an impressive 26-5 campaign and Missouri returns all five starters from last season's 23-11 campaign.
"With everything our community has been through this event should generate some excitement and raise some resources which will make things a little easier for a lot of individuals in our community." Missouri Southern Head Coach Robert Corn said.
"What a tremendous gesture by ESPN to showcase the rebuilding efforts and the resolve of the folks down in Joplin," Mizzou Head Coach Frank Haith said. "That community has been through so much, and our team is honored to be a part of a very special weekend in that city."
Reserved and general admission tickets to the One State, One Spirit Classic are sold out.
For more information on the One State, One Spirit Classic presented by Leggett & Platt please visit the Missouri Southern website at mssulions.com or the Mizzou Athletics website, mutigers.com.