Sports continue to make history

As the school-year comes to an end, 6 a.m. practices, study-hall, long bus-rides, conference championships, endless tears, two-a-days, and glorious moments also do. However, every bit of hard work each student-athlete contributes makes a difference. Earning four Lone Star Conference championships, … [Read more...]

Athletes and coaches strive to succeed in post-season play

In collegiate sports one of the most common, realistic goal for any coach or player is to get to post-season play. If a team has a bad regular season but do better than expected in the post-season then the season will generally be looked back upon as a successful season. A team that has an excellent … [Read more...]

Volleyball team rides through tournament

At the Hampton Inn tournament last weekend, the volleyball team won three games and lost one.“Last week we came out slow, but this time we came out strong,” Natalie Rawson, head volleyball coach, said, “building momentum this year, making lots of errors but minimize them and be more offensive.”Even … [Read more...]

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

The team won both games on Sept. 9, shutting out Fort Lewis 3-0, and beating Dallas Baptist 3-1.Head coach Natalie Rawson said, "It feels great. We won the first game of our first tournament, but then lost three games. Having these two wins really helps build our culture, as well as increase our … [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...]

Leroy: a friend to everyone

Always grinning ear to ear, Leroy McIlhaney, whether he is discussing the latest updates on campus athletics, chastising players, or flirting with the girls, is a campus favorite. When Rob Mcllhaney, a former assistant basketball coach for MSU, found out Leroy was his cousin, he brought him to … [Read more...]

Volleyball: ‘a whole different team now’

Despite a 5-19 record, 0-10 in conference play, volleyball players say their coach, Natalie Rawson, has brought a new style of leadership and a can-do attitude as the team enters the second half of the season. "She really opened the eyes of the players that we can be more than what people were … [Read more...]

Athletics to begin streaming games

To give fans the ability to watch some athletic events, the athletics department will be video streaming for selected home games this year. Assistant Athletic Director for Communication Trey Reed started the streaming network to give more friends and family a chance to watch the games. "A lot … [Read more...]

Rawson: ‘Backs out, hearts in’

New head volleyball coach Natalie Rawson is working from the ground up with this year’s team to build what she believes her vision of MSU volleyball should be. “I definitely brought a lot of new stuff to the team if you ask the girls,” Rawson said. “Which is challenging for them learning new … [Read more...]

Womens sports focus of new book

REVIEW Many Beginnings: A History of Women in Sports at Midwestern State University by Sherry Ann Gill Gillespie with Karen K. Rogers explores the account of women’s athletics since the start of the university. It takes you year by year through the decades and provides a play-by-play of each … [Read more...]