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Football takes down Tarleton, retires Grays jersey

Football takes down Tarleton, retires Grays jersey

Makayla Scheck

November 5, 2017


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The football team defeated rival Tarleton State University 45-42 in overtime on Saturday, Nov. 4. At the 9:38 mark of the first quarter, Adrian Seales, running back and criminal justice junior, made the first touchdown of the game. With the extra point kick achieved by Jaron Imbirani, kicker/pun...

Women’s basketball team wins pre-season exhibition

Women’s basketball team wins pre-season exhibition

Makayla Scheck

November 3, 2017


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With the basketball goal fixed and ready to be used, the women's basketball team played in an on campus exhibition against Hardin-Simmons University as an opening to the preseason and ended with a score of 61-42. With a slow start, the first basket wasn't made until half way through the first qu...

Turning dreams into reality

Turning dreams into reality

Haskell Hollier

October 31, 2017


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  According to Forbes, crime in Atlanta, Georgia is 6% above the national median and has been a major problem for the city since the mid-20th century. Atlanta was the murder capital of the world for several years, but the crime rate has declined since 2001. In 2009, the crime rate dropped by...

Men’s basketball exhibition postponed

Men’s basketball exhibition postponed

Makayla Scheck

October 31, 2017


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They've been preparing for weeks. Practicing layups, free throws, defense, three-point shots. "The team was anxious to play after practicing for quite a few weeks," Nelson Haggerty, head coach, said. The men's basketball players were ready to play against the Oklahoma City University Stars...

Women’s soccer falls to West Texas A&M

Women’s soccer falls to West Texas A&M

Makayla Scheck

October 29, 2017


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The women's soccer team played against West Texas A&M on Oct. 29, and the game ended in a loss of 1-3. Before the start of the game, Courtney Burnette, goalkeeper and nursing and Spanish senior, and Destinee Williamson, forward and criminal justice senior, were honored with flowers for their d...

Special teams ‘have serious impact’ on game

Special teams ‘have serious impact’ on game

Javier Suarez

October 24, 2017


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They stand on the sidelines, eyes turned to the field. Out of the two hour games, most of the time is spent next to the excitement, out of the way. Uneventful almost. Maybe practice a few kicks, a couple jumping jacks to keep the body warm and blood pumping. So between the jokes and laughter, they d...

Football takes down West Texas A&M 45-3

Football takes down West Texas A&M 45-3

Makayla Scheck

October 21, 2017


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Due to a severe weather warning for the evening of Saturday, Oct. 21 — the day of the homecoming football game against West Texas A&M — officials made a decision on Oct. 20 to move the game from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. in hopes of avoiding the bad weather. While that decision proved to be mostly...

Soccer team tacks on another win

Makayla Scheck

October 20, 2017


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"When four plays 18 you are going to expect fireworks," said men's soccer head coach Doug Elder. The men's soccer team beat St. Edward's University 1-0. The first and only goal scored by MSU was at the 5:48 mark by Pierre Bocquet, midfielder and business senior. The team was able to score in the first...

Men defeat St. Edward’s 1-0

Men defeat St. Edward’s 1-0

Kara McIntyre

October 20, 2017


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The No. 4 men's soccer team defeated No. 16 St. Edward's 1-0 in the whiteout game on Thursday, Oct. 19. Pierre Bocquet, business senior and midfielder, scored his sixth goal this year in the 40th minute, bringing the team to 1-0 at the first half with no scoring from St. Edward's in the second half...

Men’s soccer to play St. Edward’s Thursday

Shannon Doss

October 18, 2017


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It's a chilly night in October, and chants of "Let's go Mustangs, Let's go" ripple throughout the campus. This is what the men's soccer players is hoping for Thursday night at 7 p.m. when they play against St. Edward's as part of homecoming week. Since this game is part of the biggest week of the fall...

Men’s golf team wins first at invitational

Men’s golf team wins first at invitational

Cortney Wood

October 17, 2017


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As he loaded his golf clubs, Trip Hobson, marketing senior, smiled with confidence. His first win as a Mustang was in the books after a "tough personal season," he said. More than 12 hours of play over the course of Oct. 16-17, Hobson won the Midwestern State Invitational for individuals and h...

Women’s soccer takes down Texas A&M Commerce

Makayla Scheck

October 14, 2017


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As the women's soccer players sported their Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys on Friday, Oct. 13, they won a 1-0 shutout against Texas A&M-Commerce. The game started off with high energy and confidence from the women's soccer team. At the 31:21 mark of the first half, Raven Powell, midfielder and nursing...

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