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Intramural flag football begins

Players strategize during timeout of flag football game

Samuel Frederick, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Recreational sports began a three-week intramural flag football season Sept. 12 for co-ed or single-gender teams. Two all-girls teams competed on the practice fields and about 80 students came to watch. "Back That Pass Up" played against the "Aesthetic Athletes" and came up victorious. Tori Phillips,...

Men’s soccer begin conference play with Mustangs 3-1 victory

Kinesiology junior and forward Sergio Lara attempts to gain possession from a Rodgers State player near the MSU goal on Sept. 13. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

September 14, 2018

The men’s soccer team began the Heartland Conference program with a 3-1 victory over the Roger State Hillcats in front of a crowd of 503 at Stang Park Sept. 13. The Mustangs got off to a rousing start with forward Sergio Lara, scoring a close range from eight yards thanks to an assist from midfielder...

Football takes down West Florida

Accounting senior, Layton Rabb rolls out of the pocket at the football game against West Florida at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 9. Photo by Brittni Vilandre

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2018

The football team tackled the #2 team, University of West Florida. The final score was 38-17. The team trailed behind in the first half, but came back with vengeance in the second half to win the game. At the 13:15 mark, a West Florida fumble was recovered by Steven Rogers, defensive back and business...

Volleyball team falls to Eastern New Mexico University in season opener

Jake Clancy

September 10, 2018

The volleyball team competed in its first conference home game versus Eastern New Mexico University on Sept. 7. The team lost 3-0 with the first set scoring at 25-27, the second 17-25 and the third 21-25. "We just weren't finishing, there was just a lack of persistence and competitiveness," Jaycie...

Monday with the Mustangs has new structure

Kyle Williams, director of athletics, speaks out at the Board of Regents meeting in the Hardin building at Midwestern State University to discuss campus information about the sports teams on Nov. 9, 2017. Photo by Harlie David

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

September 8, 2018

The Department of Athletics staff will host its second Monday with the Mustangs to raise awareness of MSU coaches, staff and athletes with the community. Monday with the Mustangs will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott on Sept. 10 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said the idea is to use venues as a p...

Football takes down Humboldt State

Mass Communication sophomore Juwan Johnson completed a pass at the football game against Humboldt at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1. Photo by Britnni Vilandre

Chloe Phillips and Makayla Scheck

September 2, 2018

The football team comes back defending their title for their opening game with a 55-12 win. On Sept. 1, at Memorial Stadium, the football team held their first home game of the season against Humboldt State University. The team proved that they are still 24 strong and the returning undefeated LSC Champions. "Honestly...

Women’s Soccer defeats New Mexico Highlands in opening game

Early childhood education junior and forward Avery Lewis takes a run up the field against New Mexico Highlands University. August 30. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

August 31, 2018

With a win of 2-1 during overtime, the women's soccer team defeated New Mexico Highlands on Aug. 30. The team also opened with a newly appointed head coach, Ryan Spence, graduate assistant coach for men's soccer in 2014. "I wanted to be [head women's coach because] this is my alma mater, and I think...

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

Zach Gregg

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

Vincent Johnson football

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 Team pose with coaches after their win over Metro-State at the MSU Tennis Courts on Monday, April 30, 2018. Photo by Makayla Scheck

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...

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