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. 

Daily Journal Article

(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.



J98 The Boot.

(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.

Daily Journal Article

NJCAA National Tournament Bracket

NJCAA National Tournament Bulletin

(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.


Daily Journal Article

(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:


1st Team

Anthony Virdure - Player of the Year in Region 16

Greg Tucker

Randy Holmes


2nd Team

Jamal McDowell


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. 


MAC vs Moberly Anthony Virdure (pictured above) was the unanimous Region 16 Player of the Year.

(3/2/15)  MCCAC All -Conference teams announced. 

Congratulations to the following Men’s Basketball players on making the MCCAC All-Conference team:


Anthony Virdure

Greg Tucker

Randy Holmes

Jamal McDowell


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. 

Daily Journal Article

(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. 

MAC Homecoming

(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. 

Daily Journal Article.

(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.

Daily Journal Article

(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.

Daily Journal Article

(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.

NJCAA National Poll

Daily Journal Article

(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. 

Daily Journal Article vs. Three Rivers

(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. 

Daily Journal Article vs. Pensacola State


(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. 

NJCAA National Poll

(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.

Daily Journal Article

(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.

Daily Journal Article

(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.

Daily Journal Article

(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. 

Daily Journal vs. Lewis & Clark

Daily Journal vs. Daley

(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.

Daily Journal Article

(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.

Daily Journal Article.

(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.