Sexual assault awareness for all, not just athletes

OUR VIEW: The sexual assault awareness speaker event was mandatory for athletes, but it should be mandatory for all organizations. Last Tuesday, April 11, the counseling center directors hosted a speaker event with Suzette Walden Cole about sexual assault awareness. This was part of Mustangs … [Read more...]

Ex-football player charged with sexual assault

On April 17 at 12:33 p.m., Rodney Higgins Jr., kinesiology freshman and former cornerback for the Mustangs, was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Killingsworth Hall. "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be, " Interim Director of Athletics Kyle … [Read more...]

Gold team wins annual Maroon vs. Gold game

On Saturday, April 8, the 29th Annual Maroon vs. Gold spring football game gave students, faculty, staff and community members a chance to see what the football team has in store for the fall season. "The Maroon vs. Gold game gives the team a chance to play in a real game atmosphere and a chance … [Read more...]

Sickness hits softball team

Though the girl's softball team has been performing well— holding a 6-6 record— they were hit with a troubling grand slam: sickness. Conditions on campus have spilled onto the playing field, taking players out with two cases of strep throat and three cases of the flu. With only nine girls for seven … [Read more...]

Athletes learn about sexual assault

Sexual assault and abuse is a widely discussed topic on many campuses around the United States. On Jan. 25 in the Dillard College of Business Administration, a  theater department instructor organized an event on the subject matter — Since Last Night, one of the theater department's annual … [Read more...]

Athletic administrators work to improve athletic departments GPA

To improve the cumulative GPA for all 312 student-athlete members of the athletic department, university administrators have developed two ideas to help motivate and organize student-athletes so that they are better suited for success. First, coaches are going to be receiving bonuses on top of their … [Read more...]

Men’s soccer runner-up in Heartland Conference championship

MENThe men closed out the final regular season ranked 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II poll.The men qualified for their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the No. 2 seed in the South Central Region after a 16-3-1 season record.The men claimed their first … [Read more...]

Athletic director to enter phased retirement

University President Suzanne Shipley announced the phased retirement of Athletic Director Charlie Carr earlier today. Carr spoke about phasing into retirement in a telephone interview this afternoon."It was time. I was ready to do it," Carr said.Carr looks forward to spending time working with the … [Read more...]

Athletes look to build on past successes

FOOTBALL The football team finished its 2015 season 5-1 in conference and with a 10-2 overall record. Twenty-two players earned All-Lone Star Conference honors, and three made on the Don Hansen All-American team.Solomon Brown, graduate assistant, said, “This year we were good. We had a lot of young … [Read more...]

Men’s tennis beats rival Cameron, playoff dream not dead

The men's tennis team beat Cameron University 6-3, the team's Lone Star Conference rival, on April 20. With this Top 25 win, they were able to maintain their playoff chances.Dillon Pineda, biology freshman, said, "It felt great to win this. There had been struggles beating them in the past, so being … [Read more...]