(6/11/15) Mineral Area College hires Luke Strege as Men's Basketball Coach.
The Mineral Area College Board of Trustees on June 11 approved the hiring of Luke Strege (pronounced STREGG-ee) to the coaching position of the men’s basketball program. The position was vacated this summer when Corey Tate joined MU’s basketball program as assistant coach.
Strege will be the fourth coach in the history of the program. He comes to the Park Hills, Mo. community college having finished his fifth season as the assistant men’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University. While at Eastern Kentucky, Strege helped guide the Colonels to an Ohio Valley Conference Championship in 2014 and a berth to the NCAA National Tournament. Eastern Kentucky’s 49 wins from 2012-2014 are the most during any two-year period in program history.
Before arriving at Eastern, Strege served six years on the staff at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. In 2009-2010, Strege helped the Hawks finish 23-9 overall while climbing to as high as #10 in the Division II national polls. Quincy earned a spot in the 2010 NCAA Division II Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. In 2007-2008, Strege was promoted to Quincy’s associate head coach. In Strege’s six seasons at Quincy, the Hawks posted six consecutive winning seasons and advanced to four NCAA Division II Tournaments. Strege began his collegiate coaching career in 2000-2001 as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia. He then spent two more years as a graduate assistant at Western Kentucky University (2001-2003). Before moving to Quincy, Strege served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Towson University in Baltimore in 2003-2004.
Mineral Area College Athletic Director Chad Mills said he and others are “thrilled” to have Strege on board. “Luke brings fifteen years of experience at the Division I and Division II level,” Mills said. “More than his ability to coach, we’re excited about the high character that Luke brings to MAC. He is a great family man and he will do an outstanding job of representing both the community and the college.” Strege graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1999 with bachelor’s degree in marketing. He and his wife Christine, are proud parents of Mason, Griffin, and Jaxon.
University of Georgia (Graduate Assistant, 2000-2001)
Western Kentucky (Graduate Assistant, 2001-2003)
Towson (Assistant Coach, 2003-2004 )
Quincy (Assistant Coach- Associate Head Coach, 2004-2010)
Eastern Kentucky University (Assistant Coach, 2010-2015)
(5/6/15) Corey Tate to join Mizzou Men's Basketball. Corey Tate has resigned as Head Basketball Coach at Mineral Area College. He was officially named to the Mizzou Men's Basketball coaching staff today. Here is the press release:
Coach Corey Tate has announced his resignation from the Head Men’s Basketball position at Mineral Area College. He has been named as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Missouri. “We are extremely happy for Coach Tate and this wonderful opportunity for him to coach at the University of Missouri. We are also very appreciative and grateful of all that Corey was able to accomplish as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Mineral Area College,” stated Athletic Director Chad Mills. “Coach Tate achieved wonderful success as our Head Men’s Basketball Coach. He was extremely successful in not only winning championships here, but also in demonstrating excellent leadership and character to our student-athletes,” added Mills.
Corey Tate just completed his 11th season at the helm of the Mineral Area College basketball program. Corey’s career record at MAC is 224-121. Coach Tate won 6 MCCAC Conference titles as well as 3 Region 16 titles in his tenure at MAC. This past season, MAC finished with a record 27-4 and won the Region 16 Title as well as clinching the MCCAC Conference title. The Cardinals also won the District 4 Championship, and finished their season at the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Corey Tate is one of the two Pattonville High School (St. Louis, MO) basketball players to have his jersey retired. He began his college playing career at Mineral Area College in 1994, where he was an All-Conference and All-Region player. Tate was touted as a pre-season All-American in 1995, but missed the season due to a leg injury. He transferred to the University of Missouri and had three successful seasons playing under legendary coach Norm Stewart. Tate graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics and spent a season on the coaching staff as a Graduate Assistant at Missouri. Corey returned to coaching and spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach at Mineral Area, and he is only the third head coach in the program’s history. Corey is also the head coach of the highly regarded St. Louis Eagles AAU basketball team.
(4/1/15) Anthony Virdure named to All-American Team. MAC sophomore Anthony Virdure has been named NJCAA 2nd Team All-American. Anthony was the unanimous Region 16 player of the year. He has agreed to play basketball next year for Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
(3/18/15) Season ends in National Tournament. MAC lost a heartbreaker last night to Hill College by the score of 84-83. The loss ends their season at 27-4. The Cardinals were down most of the 2nd half but made a late comeback to tie the game with just a few seconds left. Then, Hill Community College made one of two free throws after MAC was issued a technical foul with 1.3 seconds. The Cardinals had one last desperation shot that rimmed out at the buzzer.
The Cardinals conclude a great season that includes a NJCAA Region 16 Championship as well as a District Championship.
(3/17/15) Mineral Area to face #12 Hill Community College. The Cards will take on Hill Community College out of Texas. They are 30-3 on the season. The game starts at 8:30 and you can watch it on NJCAA TV or listen to it on KREI AM 800 or J98.5 The Boot. Below are the links.
(3/7/15) Cardinals heading to National Tournament. The MAC Cardinal Men’s Basketball team traveled to Kankakee, IL on Saturday, March 7th to take on Kankakee Community College in the District 4 Title game. The Cardinals captured the Championship, winning the game by the score of 57-55. The MAC Cardinals will be making their 3rd trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in the program’s history, and the second time in three years. The MAC Cardinals have a record of 27-3 on the season and are ranked #10 in the most recent NJCAA National poll.
The Mineral Area College Men's basketball team will be participating in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS on Tuesday, March 17th at 8:30 p.m. MAC received the #5 seed in the 24 team field.
#5 Mineral Area College vs. the winner of #12 Hill, TX, and #21 Gillette, WY at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th. Attached is the Tournament Bracket as well as other important tournament information.
(3/3/15) Fan bus information for District Championship. Here is the schedule for this weekend concerning the NJCAA District games and our Mineral Area College basketball teams:
MAC vs. Iowa Western (Women) at MAC at 6 pm on Friday, March 6th
MAC vs. Kankakee (Men) at Kankakee at 8 pm on Saturday, March 7th
For the women's game at MAC, the cost of attendance is $5 for adults, and $2 for students. MAC Passes will not be used for this event.
We will be taking a fan bus to Kankakee on Saturday, March 7th. The bus will leave from in front of the Field House (by student parking lot C) at Noon on Saturday. The bus will be stopping for dinner somewhere on the road at the expense of the passengers. This is a 56 passenger bus. We will be taking the first 56 to sign up. The cost of riding the bus is $20 per person. The cost to get in the game will be $5 for adults. Please contact Chad Mills at (573)518-2134 if you have interest in riding the fan bus.
(3/3/15) Cardinals to face Kankakee in District Championship. Mineral Area will travel to Kankakee, Illinois to take on the Kankakee Community College Cavaliers (24-8). The game will start at 8:00 p.m. The winner will get an automatic bid to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
(3/2/15) Cardinals win Region 16 Championship. The MAC Cardinal Men’s Basketball team traveled to Joplin over the weekend to participate in the Region 16 Tournament. The Cardinals squared off against MSU-West Plains in the semi-finals. The Cards won the game by the score of 77-73. MAC played Moberly in the finals, and defeated the Greyhounds by the score of 69-53, winning the Region 16 finals. This is the 2nd Region 16 championship for the men’s basketball team in 3 years.
The Cardinals will be on the road this week in District Championship play. MAC will play the winner of Kennedy King and Kankakee. Those two teams play Monday evening in their Region finals. MAC will visit the site of the winner of that game on Saturday, March 7th. The game time is TBD. The winner of the District Championship will get a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
(3/2/15) All -Region teams announced; Virdure named Region 16 Player of the Year.
Congratulations to the following MAC Cardinal Men’s Basketball players for making the All-Region team:
Anthony Virdure - Player of the Year in Region 16
Corey Tate was named Coach of the Year. This is Corey's third Region 16 Championship since becoming the head coach at MAC in 2004.
Anthony Virdure (pictured above) was the unanimous Region 16 Player of the Year.
Congratulations to the following Men’s Basketball players on making the MCCAC All-Conference team:
Corey Tate was Coach of the Year
(2/23/15) #12 Cardinals defeat State Fair on homecoming night. The Cardinals defeated the Roadrunners 109-82. The win guaranteed a share of the MCCAC Conference Championship for the Cardinals. The Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball team now has a record of 24-3 on the season and are ranked #12 in the most recent NJCAA poll.
MAC also clinches the #1 seed in the upcoming Region 16 Tournament. They will play the winner of West Plains and State Fair on Friday at 6:00 pm. The game will be held at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri.
(2/20/15) #12 Cardinals defeat St. Louis Community College in MCCAC match up. Mineral Area defeated the St. Louis Archers last night, at home, by the score of 110-77. The Cardinals dominated much of the way and are now 23-3. They will take on State Fair on Saturday. If they win, they clinch a share of the MCCAC Conference Championship as well as the #1 seed in the Region 16 tournament.
(2/19/15) Homecoming this weekend at MAC. The Cardinals will take on State Fair on Saturday at 7:00 as a part of the college's annual Homecoming. MAC is currently 22-3 and ranked #12 in the nation.
(2/5/15) Home game canceled tomorrow. The men's basketball game scheduled for tomorrow Friday, February 6th with Quakerdale Prep has been canceled. The Mineral Area College vs. Quakerdale Prep basketball game has been canceled for tomorrow (Friday, February 6th). Due to unfortunate circumstances, Quakerdale Prep cannot make it, and no other replacement teams were able to be scheduled. This game will not be made up.
2/5/15) Cardinals win at Moberly. The MAC basketball team gained a huge road win last night, at Moberly, winning by the score of 59-49. With the win, MAC improved to 5-1 in the Region. Anthony Virdure (Lutheran North) lead the way for Mineral Area with 14 points. The Cardinals are now 22-2 overall and have a non-conference game with Quakerdale Prep on Friday night at home, at 5:00, at the Bob Sechrest Field House.
(1/26/15) Mineral Area defeats State Fair, runs win streak to 18. The Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball team traveled to Sedalia, MO to take on State Fair on Saturday, January 24th. The Cardinals defeated the Roadrunners by the score of 87-60. The MAC Cardinals are ranked 8th in the nation and have a record of 21-1 on the season.
(1/21/15) Cardinals climb to 8th in the nation. The Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball team will travel to Sedalia on Saturday, January 24th to take on State Fair. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30.
(1/20/15) Cardinals now ranked 10th in the nation. The Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball team hosted Moberly on Saturday, January 17th. The Cardinals defeated the Greyhounds 78-68. The MAC Cardinals are now ranked 10th in the nation and have a record of 20-1 on the season.
(1/6/15) Cardinals jump to #12 in the nation. MAC has climbed 13 spots to #12 in the latest NJCAA National Poll. Mineral Area is off to a torrid start winning 18 of their first 19 games including a win against #10 Indian Hills. MAC plays at home against West Plains on Saturday at 4:00.
(1/5/15) MAC defeats Three Rivers in home contest. The Mineral Area basketball team defeated the Three Rivers Raiders by the score of 57-52 on Saturday night at the Bob Sechrest Field House. Another win for the Cardinals, who have now won 15 games in a row. MAC will next play West Plains (11-6) at 4:00 pm and Moberly (13-4) at 3:00 on consecutive Saturday night's at home. Mineral Area is currently 18-1 and ranked 25th in the country. The Cardinals could be ranked much higher when the updated polls come out on Wednesday.
(1/2/15) Cardinals to face Three Rivers tomorrow night. The MAC basketball team is off to an incredible start this season, winning their last 14 games in a row to the tune of a 17-1 record. Mineral Area will face Three Rivers tomorrow night at the Bob Sechrest Field House at 7:00 pm. The game will be preceded by the MAC women facing off with Three Rivers at 5:00.
The Cardinals traveled to Port Arthur, Texas the past few days and came away with two wins. MAC defeated traditional power Pensacola State while also scoring a convincing win against Lone Star College - Cy Fair.
(12/17/14) Cardinals crack top 25. The Mineral Area men's basketball team is off to a fantastic start this season. As a result of this start, the NJCAA has voted to rank them in the top 25 in the latest NJCAA National Poll. The Cardinals are 14-1 so far this season. They will play #6 Indian Hills tonight at the Bob Sechrest Field House at 5:00 in a match up of nationally ranked teams.
(12/12/14) Schedule change for Rotary Tournament. There has been a change in the schedule for the MAC Men's Basketball game at the Rotary Shootout this Saturday, December 13th. The game will still be played at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. Planet Athlete Academy has had some unfortunate events occur the past few days. Our men's basketball team will now play On Point Academy out of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
(12/4/14) Cardinals dominate Missouri Baptist JV. The Mineral Area men's basketball team defeated Missouri Baptist JV last night by the score of 118-61. Randy Holmes (St. Louis, MO) had 19 points and Malik Brown (St. Louis, MO) had 14 for MAC.
The Cardinals (11-1) now travel to St. Louis Community College for a Friday night game at 7:30.
(11/26/14) MAC defeats Washington University JV in home contest. MAC improved to 10-1 on the season with a home win against Washington University JV. The Cardinals defeated the Bears 80-61. Seth Caldwell (Bonne Terre, North County) and Randy Holmes (St. Louis, Soldan) lead MAC in scoring with 15 and 13 points.
MAC will play next against Missouri Baptist JV on Wednesday, December 3rd at 5:00 at the Bob Sechrest Field House.
(11/19/14) Cardinals grab big road win over Southwestern Illinois. MAC went on the road last night and defeated Southwestern Illinois by the score of 80-77. Dwayne Pow (Middletown, NY) scored the winning basket with 3 seconds to play to give Mineral Area their ninth win of the season.
The Cardinals are off to a great start and have now won six games in a row. They will play at home against Washington University JV on Monday.
(11/17/14) MAC goes 2-0 in Bob Sechrest Classic. The Cardinals defeated Lewis and Clark (80-70) as well as Daley C.C. out of Chicago, Illinois (101-48) on Friday and Saturday to improve to 8-1. Mineral Area will now play at SW Illinois on Tuesday.
(11/12/14) Cardinals improve to 6-1 after winning home opener. Mineral Area defeated Southwestern Illinois Monday night 68-56 at the Bob Sechrest Field House. The win was the first home game for the Cardinals this year. MAC has started the season well, winning six of their first seven. The will play in the Bob Sechrest Classic this weekend against Lewis & Clark and Daley Community College on Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 pm.
(11/7/14) MAC goes 2-0 in Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic. Mineral Area traveled to Poplar Bluff over the weekend and defeated Olive Harvey 71-68 and Lake Land 71-58. Mineral Area is now 5-1 on the season and will take on Southwestern Illinois tonight at 7:00 pm at the Bob Sechrest Field House.
(11/6/14) Cardinals fall to John A. Logan on the road. MAC lost last night 89-81 to John A. Logan in Carterville, Illinois. The game was close throughout until the Volunteers were able to make a run late. Mineral Area will travel to Poplar Bluff this weekend to play Olive Harvey and Lake Land at 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
(11/3/14) Cardinals go 3-0 to start season. The Mineral Area College Men’s Basketball team opened up their regular season schedule this past weekend in Mattoon, IL as they played in the Lake Land Tournament. MAC defeated Midwest Prep on Friday by the score of 91-71. The Cardinals then beat Lake Land on Saturday 100-78. Mineral Area finished the weekend by defeating Kalamazoo, Michigan 90-58. The MAC Cardinals Men’s Basketball team now has a record of 3-0 on the season.
(10/6/14) MAC ready to start pre-season. The Mineral Area men's basketball team will participate in the Three Rivers pre-season scrimmages in Poplar Bluff on Saturday, October 11th. The Cardinals will then participate in the Rick Ball Jamboree in Warrensburg, MO on Sunday, October 12th at Central Missouri State University.
(9/29/14) Mark Your Calendar- Midnight Madness is just around the corner (Thurs. Oct. 16) Midnight Madness is just a few weeks away. Come meet the athletes at Mineral Area College on Thursday, October 16th. We will be grilling hot dogs and giving away soda by Hal Loughary Field at 5:00 p.m. The MAC Volleyball team will be hosting Region 16 opponent MSU-West Plains at 6:30 p.m. After the volleyball game is over, Midnight Madness begins. There will be a brief scrimmage for the women’s basketball team and the men’s basketball team. The Cheerleaders and Redbird Revolution will perform. There will be a slam dunk contest and a 3 point shootout. Three students will be drawn to shoot a half-court shot for free tuition. Free pizza and soda will also be provided.
(9/23/14) Basketball preparing for season opener. The MAC basketball team is just a week away from their first official practice. They will open up their scrimmage schedule on Saturday, October 11th in Poplar Bluff. The first official game of the season will be in the Lake Land Classic on October 31st in Mattoon, Illinois.
(6/24/14) Here are the Mineral Area College student-athletes that received NJCAA Academic Achievement Awards:
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 - 3.99 GPA):
Kayla Thibodeaux - Volleyball
Lauren Stamp - Softball
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 - 3.79 GPA):
Bryce Weibrecht - Men's Basketball
Larra Kubinski - Women's Basketball
Jordan Savage - Baseball
Tanner Ward - Baseball
Meagan Claxton - Softball
Alina Fields - Softball
Sonya Hahn - Softball
Samantha Horrell - Softball
(4/30/14) MAC Basketball Camp Information. This year the MAC basketball camp will he held in the Field House on June 16th-20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost is $75 to attend. For more information call Corey Tate at 573-518-2229.
(3/5/14) Two MAC freshman named to All-Region 16 team. Anthony Virdure and Chris Craig were named All-Region for the 2013-2014. Virdure was named to the first team, while Craig was named to the honorable mention squad.
(3/3/14) Cardinals season ends in Region 16 Tournament. The MAC men's basketball team fell to #1 seed State Fair in the semi-finals of the Region 16 Tournament on Friday. They lost by the score of 71-68. MAC was up 15 early in the 1st half after a torrid start. However, State Fair was too much in the 2nd half and the Roadrunner's ended the Cardinals season outscoring them 49-31 the rest of the way. Mineral Area ends its season at 17-14.
(2/26/14) MAC advances in Region 16 Tournament with win over Three Rivers. The men's basketball team defeated Three Rivers last night at the Bob Sechrest Field House by the score of 78-55 in the Region 16 Tournament. With the win, MAC is now one game away from the Region 16 championship game. They will take on #1 seed State Fair in the semi-final game at Jefferson College, in Hillsboro, on Friday night at 6:00. The winner will play for the title Saturday at 7:00 at Jeffco.
(2/24/14) Men fall to State Fair in final regular season game. The Mineral Area men's basketball team lost to the State Fair Road Runners on Saturday night by the score of 90-67. This loss will force MAC to play in the the play-in game on Tuesday night at home against Three Rivers. The winner of the #4 vs. #5 matchup will advance to play against State Fair on Friday in Hillsboro, Missouri in the semi-final game. State Fair went undefeated in Region 16 play this season.
(2/21/14) Cardinals defeat #12 Southeastern Iowa in home contest. MAC tallied its most impressive win of the season beating traditional power Southeastern Iowa by 20 last night. MAC (16-12) won the game 71-51 and is playing its best basketball at the right time of the year. They play State Fair on Saturday down in Sedalia to close out the regular season. Then, they will play in the Region 16 Tournament.
Southeastern came in ranked #12 in the latest NJCAA poll. The Cardinals have won 6 out of their last 8 games with the two losses coming by less than 5 points.
(2/18/14) Schedule change for Men's Basketball. Due to inclement weather in Burlington, Iowa the men's basketball game scheduled for today, February 18th against Southeastern Iowa Community College has been cancelled. We will now play that game on Thursday, February 20th. Game time will be at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.
This week's schedule:
Tuesday, February 18th- MAC women vs. Washington University @ home at 7:00p.m.
Wednesday, February 19th- MAC men vs. St. Louis Community College @ home at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20th- MAC men vs. Southeastern Iowa @ home at 5:00 p.m.
(2/10/14) MAC defeats Three Rivers on Homecoming Night. The MAC Cardinals defeated Three Rivers 90-73 on Saturday night. Mineral Area gave one of its best efforts of the year, playing hard from start to finish. The Cardinals forced 15 turnovers in the first half alone, visibly frustrating the Three Rivers Raiders. MAC is off for a while and will play on February 18th against SE Iowa on February 18th
(2/6/14) Cards back in action tonight against Moberly. Due to the inclement weather, the men's basketball game that was originally scheduled for last night has been moved to tonight at 7:00 pm at the Bob Sechrest Field House. MAC will take on Three Rivers this weekend as part of our college's annual Homecoming activities.
(1/30/14) MAC gets Region 16 win against West Plains. The Mineral Area men's basketball team won a key Region game last night over the West Plains Grizzlies by the score of 56-55. Anthony Virdure lead MAC with 14 points in the low scoring affair. MAC is now 13-11 and 1-4 in the Region 16. They are back in action Wednesday, February 5th against Moberly at 7:00 pm at the Bob Sechrest Field House.
(1/21/14) Cardinals defeat Washington University JV, fall to Moberly in Region XVI contest.
The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team visited Moberly on Saturday, January 18th. The Cards lost the game by the score of 89-74. MAC then hosted Washington University JV on Monday, January 20th. The Cardinals won the game 112-69. The Mineral Area College men’s basketball team now has a record of 11-10 on the season.
(1/5/14) Cardinals fall to rival Three Rivers. The Mineral Area College Cardinals traveled to Port Arthur, Texas to play in the Port Arthur New Year’s Classic on December 30th and 31st. MAC was defeated by Pensacola CC on Monday by the score of 65-58. The Cardinals bounced back and beat El Centro College on Tuesday, winning 77-63. The Cardinals then traveled to play at Eastern Oklahoma on January 2nd. The Cardinals won the game 82-74. MAC finished up their week by playing at Three Rivers on January 4th. The Cards lost the game 74-64. The Mineral Area College Cardinals now have a record of 10-8 on the season.
(12/9/13) Rotary Shootout scheduled for this Saturday.
The MAC Cardinals men’s basketball team will host Kansas City Kansas Community College in the Rotary Shootout. Game time is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
Rotary Shootout Schedule- Saturday, December 14th at the Bob Sechrest Field House
9:00- West County vs. Central (8th Grade Boys)
10:30 - Bismarck vs. Viburnum (Boys)
12:00- Ste. Genevieve vs. St. Vincent (Boys)
1:30- North County vs. Hillsboro (Girls)
3:00- West County vs. Central (Boys)
4:30- Farmington vs. Eureka (Girls)
6:00-MAC vs. Southeastern Illinois (Women)
(11/18/13) MAC loses both games of Bob Sechrest Classic. The Mineral Area men's basketball team lost to John A. Logan and Wabash Valley in the annual Bob Sechrest Field Tournament over the weekend. MAC lost to John A. Logan by the score of 78-69 and lost to Wabsh Valley 90-87. The Cardinals were lead in both games by Freshman standout Anthony Virdure who scored 20 and 37 for MAC in each contest.
(11/12/13) Cardinals fall to SWIC in rematch. MAC lost the rematch last night in Belleville to Southwestern Illinois College by the score of 88-74. Mineral Area is now 5-2 on the season and will play this weekend in the annual Bob Sechrest Classic.
(11/12/13) Schedule change for Bob Sechrest Classic. Due to a scheduling conflict with John A. Logan, the Bob Sechrest Classic schedule has been flip-flopped for this weekend. The same teams will be participating, however the schedule of the games have changed. Here is the new schedule:
Bob Sechrest Field House
Friday, November 15th
5:00 p.m. Three Rivers vs. Wabash Valley
7:00 p.m. MAC vs. John A. Logan
Saturday, November 16th
5:00 p.m. Three Rivers vs. John A. Logan
7:00 p.m. MAC vs. Wabash Valley
(11/11/13) Mineral Area goes 2-1 in Lakeland Classic. The men's basketball team defeated Kennedy King out of Chicago, Illinois and Danville Area before losing to #20 ranked Cincinnatti State in the Finals. The Cardinals are off to a strong start going 5-1 on the young season. MAC will play the rematch with SWIC on Tuesday up in Belleville, Illinois.
(11/5/13) MAC defeats SWIC in home opener. The Mineral Area men's basketball team scored a convincing win last night over Southwestern Illinois College out of Belleville. MAC raced to a 80-56 win capitalizing on a suffocating press and good shooting from the outside. The Cardinals are 3-0 and will travel to Mattoon, Illinois to play in the Lakeland Classic. Mineral Area will play against Kennedy King at noon on Friday.
(11/3/13) Cardinals go 2-0 in Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic. The MAC men's basketball team got the season off to a great start by winning its first two games of the season in the annual Three Rivers Tip-Off Classic. Mineral Area defeated North Lake, Texas and West Kentucky Community College out of Kentucky on Friday and Saturday. The Cardinals were lead by Freshman Anthony Virdure (Lutheran North, St. Louis, MO) who scored 21 points in the 91-78 victory over North Lake, Texas on Friday. On Saturday, Mineral Area was able to get by West Paducah by the score of 96-75.
Up next for Mineral area is a home match-up with Southwestern Illinois Community College on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.
(10/7/13) Cardinals to open up preseason schedule. The MAC men’s basketball team will participate in the Three Rivers Jamboree on Saturday, October 12th. The Cards will play Philander Smith at 11:30 a.m. and Evangel at 1:15 p.m. MAC will then travel to Decatur, IL on Sunday, October 13th as they will play in the Rick Ball Jamboree.
(9/4/13) Midnight Madness- (Mark Your Calendar) and Meet the Athletes Night- October 9th. We are just over month away from our Midnight Madness event. This year we will be combining Midnight Madness with Meet the Athletes Night. Come out and meet all of our athletes on Wednesday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. We will be grilling hot dogs in student parking lot C by the baseball field on the MAC Campus at 5:00 p.m. The community is invited to come out and meet all of our athletes, cheerleaders, and Kirby the Cardinal. After meeting the athletes and tailgating with the Cardinals will can then go into the Bob Sechrest Field House and root on the volleyball team as we play host to East Central College at 6:30 p.m.
(7/16/13) Cardinals signings for the 2013-2014 season. The defending Region XVI Champions have reloaded this year bringing in 8 new players so far to the roster. Below is a list of the players that have signed their NJCAA national letter of intent to play for the Cardinals. Some of these players are back from last year's squad.