League: NCAA Division I FCS
Head Coach: Ryan Beard
Team Mascot: Boomer the Bear
Year Opened: 1941
City / State: Springfield / Missouri
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Missouri State Bears vs Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
Rival Team: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks
You’ll be in for a good one when Missouri State takes on in-state rivals Southeast Missouri State. The Bears and Redhawks first met in 1917, and the rivalry has been an intense one ever since. Make sure to get tickets when the Bears take on their oldest rivals the Redhawks.
Missouri State Bears vs Southern Illinois Salukis
Rival Team: Southern Illinois Salukis
Missouri State and Southern Illinois may not be at the top of their game on the gridiron right now, but that doesn’t mean you’ll want to miss it when these longtime Missouri Valley Conference rivals square off. There are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when the Bears and Salukis meet making a Missouri State-Southern Illinois game a must-see for fans of these two schools.