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MSU cycling team trains while delivering

OU Race

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has shut down stores, restaurants, gyms and sports seasons, but it didn’t shut down Cycling Head Coach Charlie Zamastil's heart to help out the community in this time of need. Zamastil and his team decided to stay in town to continue their off-season training and incorporate a carrier ser...

Locker room talk: Ross Fitzpatrick

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Ross Fitzpatrick, kinesiology senior, started his soccer journey in the streets of Waterford, Ireland with the dream to play soccer professionally. "My childhood was just playing soccer on the streets every day with all my friends, at lunch in school and after school just on the road or whatever small...

Spring Sports Recap

Spring sports recap

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

Since the NCAA shut down the remaining spring sports seasons, athletes from eight different winter and spring sports have hung up their Mustangs uniforms for the year. While we mourn for the senior 'Stangs whose last seasons were cut short, we celebrate their accomplishments and look hopefully to the...

Locker room talk: Emilija Segetlija

Women's tennis

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2020

Emilija “Emma” Segetlija, finance senior, was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Segetlija started playing tennis when she was nine-years-old and officially decided in high school that she wanted to continue her career at the collegiate level.  “I started to take it more seriously and ...

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

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

A member of team 'The Royal Family' dunks the ball while the crowd watches. March 5. Photo by Colin Stevenson.

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

The men's tennis team players perform a pregame group chant

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

players crowd military

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

Seniors

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...

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