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Cycling team, alumni takes top places in Hotter’N Hell races

Cycling team, alumni takes top places in Hotter’N Hell races

Herbert McCullough and Chloe Phillips

August 26, 2018

Sunday afternoon the high temperature didn't quite reach 100. It stopped short at 99. But for the 43 cyclists who finished the day racing on downtown streets in the men's professional category, gallons of Powerade aren't enough. And that was just one of the 13 races Sunday and dozens more Friday and...

Expectations for fall season

Expectations for fall season

August 22, 2018

Everyone in the athletic department has been hard at work getting ready for the fall season and adapting to changes. “We have got a new volleyball coach, a new women’s soccer coach, as of two weeks ago Doug Edler retired and we have a new coach there as well and we have a new strength and conditioning...

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Christian Figueredo

May 11, 2018

The goal of winning a national championship is the ultimate driving force for student athletes as they prepare for the upcoming seasons filled with 5:30 a.m. workouts, summer conditioning and endless meetings. There are 13 varsity athletic teams. However, participation doesn't stop there. The cycling...

Tennis moves on to Sweet 16

Tennis moves on to Sweet 16

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

May 1, 2018

This is the sixth time both men's and women's tennis teams will move onto the national championship. The women's team will be traveling to Surprise, Arizona to face Hawaii Pacific University on May 8. The men's team will go to the national championship in Surprise, Arizona from May 9—12. "We are feeling really...

Despite strong start, softball team falls to Tarleton State

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 23, 2018

The softball game scheduled for April 21, was postponed to April 22 by officials due to unfortunate weather. The team faced Tarleton State University in the final series of the season, losing 4-8. The teams ending season record is 15-23, and they will not be advancing to the Lone Star Conference championships. The...

Tennis moves on to LSC Championships

Tennis moves on to LSC Championships

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 16, 2018

The tennis teams will be heading to compete in the LSC Championships on April 20 and 21 in Corpus Christi. The men and women hosted their last regular season game against University of Texas-Permian Basin. The women won with a score of 8-1, and the men won with a score of 8-1. "We work hard in practice...

Football prepares for Maroon vs Gold game

Football prepares for Maroon vs Gold game

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 9, 2018

"We will have fun because the game is truly for the fans," Jovane Parkinson, cornerback and sports management junior, said about the 30th annual Maroon vs. Gold spring game. The football team is preparing for the 30th annual Maroon vs. Gold spring game that will take place on April 14 at Memorial...

Softball falls to San Angelo despite no in-game errors

Softball falls to San Angelo despite no in-game errors

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 8, 2018

The softball team faced San Angelo State University on April 7 at Mustangs Park. The team lost both games of the series on April 6, the final scores were 3-8 and 7-3. The team lost the final game of the series 1-3 in eight innings. Carli Woosley, utility player and mass communication junior, made ...

Look into tennis season

Look into tennis season

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

March 29, 2018

The men's and women's tennis teams will go into their next games on March 29. The teams will face St. Edward's University at 12 p.m. Both of the teams are going into this with winning streaks. The men's team has a three game winning streak, and the women's team has a four game winning streak. "We ...

Softball taken down by West Texas A&M

Softball taken down by West Texas A&M

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

March 24, 2018

The softball team suffered a loss to West Texas A&M on March 24 at Mustangs Park in the second of three games during the Highway 287 Challenge series.  The game ended in five innings due to the run rule. West Texas A&M had 17 runs and the softball team was unable to get anyone home. The first...

Fans review men’s basketball season

Fans review men’s basketball season

Samuel Frederick

February 27, 2018

Fans give their opinions on the men's basketball team who finished their regular season with a record of 11-17 and a home record of 7-4. Though the regular season concluded Feb. 20, the men's and women's teams are playing in the Lone Star Conference Post Season Tournament. The next game for the me...

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Makayla Scheck

February 20, 2018

Men's and women's basketball faced Cameron University for their last game 2017-18 regular season game at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. The women were defeated at the 5:30 p.m. game, while the men won at the 7:30 p.m. game on Feb. 20. "It felt good to be back on the court and making a contribution on the ...

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