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Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Evans Starks bump

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

March 3, 2019

Men’s basketball drew the curtains on a challenging season with a thrilling 69-68 win against Texas A&M Kingsville (TAMUK) at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum March 2, improving their record to to 9-19 avoiding their worst losing season since 1947. The team, lifted by the support of a packed home crowd...

Conference lead challenged in Aggieland

Morgan Ballesteros, physics sophomore launches attack during final lap of men's 'B' criterium in College Station. Photo by Sharome Burton. Feb. 16.

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 19, 2019

Cycling’s grip on the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC) Title received a major challenge Feb. 17 after its conference rivals rallied back at the second weekend of the road racing season hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Cycling started the weekend strongly, with...

Student athletes fall short in conference GPA competition


Micah Wilson, Reporter

February 13, 2019

The Academic Excellence Award is an honor granted to teams within the Lone Star Conference. Each year, student-athletes compete for the award presented by Balfour by striving for the highest team grade point average. In the process of determining the sole winner across all sports, each individual sport ...

Graduate student claims triple-gold

Morgan Ballesteros (left), physics sophomore, drafts behind rival during men's 'B' criterium in San Marcos. Photo by Sharome Burton. Feb. 10.

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 12, 2019

Exercise physiology graduate Zach Gregg sped his way to gold in all three disciplines as he set the tone of dominance for the Cycling team in the opening race weekend of the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC) road race season hosted by Texas State in San Marcos, Texas on Feb. 10. Competing...

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Basketball celebrates

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Women’s basketball’s strong run of form at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum continued on Feb. 2 with a hard-fought 75-71 win against higher-ranked Eastern New Mexico, improving the women's record to 5-7 in Lone Star Conference play and 8-11 overall. Women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson’s team built...

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Gilbert Thomas, general studies junior, clutches ball under pressure as Terrell Wilson, kinesiology freshman (right), and Elijah Lee, mass communication junior, look on. Photo by Sharome Burton. Feb. 2.

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Just fractions of a second made all the difference on Feb. 2 as men’s basketball was condemned to a heart-breaking 81-80 home defeat at the hands of Eastern New Mexico. The men were within sight of a memorable scalp that would have stopped a four-game losing streak, but it was snatched away when...

Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great


Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 30, 2019

The reigning Lone Star Conference Champions in men’s tennis have been challenged to take the game a step further this season which gets underway this weekend. The call to arms came from head tennis coach Scott Linn who said he expects even greater showings from his roster in the coming weeks, after a strong 22-6 campaign dur...

Women’s Tennis confident in preparation as season serves-off this week

Finance Junior Emilija Segetlija strikes overhand during pre-season practice. Jan 21. Photo by Sharome Burton.

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter

January 24, 2019

Women’s tennis will be served the first challenge of the season on Friday in Lubbock, Texas, to face the University of Wyoming in the first set of exhibition matches. The women's tennis team will enter the season as the reigning Lone Star Conference Champions – in search of a third straight title,...

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

JaJuan dribbles ball

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 15, 2019

The men's basketball team boasted a stellar shooting night, propelled by a dominant first half as they brushed aside the Western New Mexico Mustangs 88-70 at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Jan. 12. Spurred on by hundreds of engaged fans, they set the pace on both ends of the court from tip-off to march...

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Liz passes the ball to Annette for a lay up

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 14, 2019

The women's basketball team notched up its second victory in the Lone Star Conference on Saturday with a domineering 80-46 win against the Western New Mexico Mustangs at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The women never trailed throughout the 40 minutes of play and stifled their opponents to just 20 points...

Intramural basketball tournament kicks off finals week

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

December 6, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Michael Richardson, assistant director of recreational sports, the intramural basketball tournament, mentioned in this article has been canceled. "We have canceled the 3-on-3 tournament today due to our obligation to help with Finals Frenzy," Richardson said. Finals week beg...

Recreational volleyball wraps up

Samuel Mitchell

December 5, 2018

Tuesday night featured the second-to-last set of recreational volleyball games for the semester.  It featured the semi-final game between the Gamma Phi Beta and Alpha Phi sororities, with Alpha Phi coming out on top. "It's fun to just get out and play other sororities," said sophomore Alpha Phi me...

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