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COVID-19 threatens athletes

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 14, 2020

COVID-19 shutdowns have affected the NBA, NCAA championships, college institutions and now the MSU athletic department. A statement was sent out from The Lone Star Conference suspending regular-season competition until March 30. ”Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus...

Successful weekend for the cycling team

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2020

The MSU Cycling team hit the road to Norman, OK to compete in the University of Oklahoma Land Ronde Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.  The Mustangs are led by Director and Head Coach Charlie Zamastil. He said even with adversity hitting the team, he was pleased with everyone’s performance. “...

Softball splits the double header

Softball splits the double header

Jordan Breedlove, Photographer

March 8, 2020

The softball team took on #2 UT-Tyler in a doubleheader on a rainy Sunday, March 8. The Mustangs were able to split the two games, losing 9-2 the first game and winning the second by a score of 7-5. The Mustangs struggled through the first game, falling behind early 2-0 after the first two innings, but th...

Intramural basketball comes to an end

Intramural basketball comes to an end

Katherine Kurylas, Reporter

March 8, 2020

The men’s and co-ed intramural basketball leagues came to a close with two championship games on Thursday, March 5 at 9 and 10 p.m. at the Redwine Wellness Center. In the men’s championship game, the 7-1 Royal Family faced the undefeated 8-0 SNG for an upset victory of 73-68. It was a very physical...

Tennis Weekend

Tennis Weekend

Amos Perkins, Taylor Anderson, and Colin Stevenson

March 8, 2020

Combining both women’s and men’s total scores, MSU Tennis went a combined 46-10 between March 5 and March 7 and lost to only one opponent overall. Each team faced four universities and went 23-5 in that time span. "They did a good job. We won seven out of eight matches on the homestand. The match...

Tennis looks to win in upcoming team matches

Colin Stevenson, Reporter/Photographer

March 5, 2020

The tennis teams will be taking on four universities this week from Thursday, March 5 to Saturday, March 7, here at MSU Tennis Center. Head Coach Scott Linn talked about how the tennis teams are keeping recent losses from interfering with their play. “You learn things as a student-athlete about...

Basketball season recaps

Basketball season recaps

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Women's Basketball (11-16) In an emotional season in which head coach Noel Johnson had to step away to battle ovarian cancer, the women's team went 11-16 overall and 8-7 at home in the Dome. One highlight of the season was the Mustangs' 84-77 second-half comeback over Cameron University in the first R...

A letter from the seniors of women’s basketball

A letter from the seniors of women’s basketball

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

Four women’s basketball seniors played in D.L. Ligon Coliseum for the last time Saturday, Feb. 22 against Oklahoma Christian. The seniors have all been a huge part of the basketball program and will be missed. Each senior sent in a personal letter about what being a part of MSU basketball meant to...

A letter from the seniors of men’s basketball

A letter from the seniors of men’s basketball

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

Four men’s basketball seniors played in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum for the last time against Oklahoma Christian Saturday, Feb. 22. The seniors have shed blood, sweat and tears every day to properly represent MSU Mustangs. Each senior sent in a personal letter about what being a part of MSU basketball...

Day two recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

Day two recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

Taylor Anderson and Amos Perkins

February 22, 2020

The Mustangs continued their fight at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday, Feb. 22 at Texas Tech.  Peyton Lewis, finance freshman, started day two off with a field event: triple jump. Lewis finished with a career best, 10.88 meters, and placed 13th.  T...

Day one recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

Day one recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

Taylor Anderson and Amos Perkins

February 21, 2020

The women’s indoor track team started the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Texas Tech off strong, putting the Mustangs in 5th place at the end of the first day at Lubbock on Friday, Feb. 21. Amerhyst Woolf, nursing junior, ran up a storm as she finished 2nd place in the 500...

The Mustangs berth another nail biter

The Mustangs berth another nail biter

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Tension rose in the house of the Mustangs as they went against Arkansas Fort Smith Lions, winning 75-70, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Adversity continues to hit the team as their Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away last week to fight against ovarian cancer and the constant battle to keep their ...

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