Missouri Southern State University
From BR Bullpen
- Location: Joplin, MO
- Nickname: Lions
- Conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association 1993-present; Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association 1990-1992; Central States Intercollegiate Conference 1977-1989, NAIA District 16 1972-1976
- Division: II
- Ballpark: Joe Becker Stadium
NAIA College World Series runner-up in 1978
Ken Grundt went here.
The school was founded in 1937 as Joplin Junior College and was known as Missouri Southern State College from 1977 to 2003 and Missouri Southern State University-Joplin from 2003 to 2005.