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Pitt State Football looks to take advantage of homefield Saturday against UIndy

Derek Livingston

On Sunday, it was announced that Pittsburg State football would host the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds in the first round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

The Gorillas completed an 11-0 season this past weekend with a 35-14 victory over Fort Hays State. The Mid-America Intercollegiate Association football champs earned the No. 3 seed in the seven-team Super Region Three.

Pitt State will host the 9-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference champion, the University of Indianapolis, Saturday. Speaking to PSU football play-by-play announcer Eddie Lomshek Monday night on ESPN Radio 100.7, Head Coach Brian Wright reflected on Saturday's win.

"Credit to our guys again. You're coming into a situation where you already won the league outright, you know you're going to the playoffs already, you have 18-22-year-olds, and sometimes, it's easy for those guys to lose focus, and our guys did not."

Tickets for this weekend's game went on sale Monday. The Gorillas are making their 19th trip to the NCAA Division II playoffs - their first berth in 2014. They've posted a 25-16 record in NCAA postseason play.

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch krps.org to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.
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