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Campus reflects on Grays’ values with week of service

Campus reflects on Grays’ values with week of service

Demian Ponce, Reporter

September 25, 2018

In remembrance of Robert Grays' death last year, students and officials dedicated the week to him. On Sept. 19, one year after Grays died in a football-related accident, the football players invited students and the people of Wichita Falls to come out to the practice field and do 24 pushups in remembrance...

Football team wins first playoff round

Football team wins first playoff round

Makayla Scheck

November 18, 2017

The football team won the NCAA II first round of playoffs for the first time since 2006. The final score of the game against Sioux Falls was 24-20. "We knew it was going to be a battle, they were a good football team. The key for us was in the second quarter we scored 14 points and a two-point ...

Football takes down Tarleton, retires Grays jersey

Football takes down Tarleton, retires Grays jersey

Makayla Scheck

November 5, 2017

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...

‘The miracle is we had Rob’

‘The miracle is we had Rob’

Chloe Phillips

September 21, 2017

A warm, September breeze drifted through the air. Bright lights shone on a small, makeshift stage on Jesse Rogers Promenade, illuminating a big, wooden number 24 and a banner with general business sophomore and cornerback Robert Grays, showing off his wide smile. About 200 students, staff, facu...

Teammates fundraise with #24Strong tees

Mia Heck

September 20, 2017

@6do_trixx and @_vell96 are in the student center taking shirt orders and payments now!!! $15/shirt pls go support the Grays family???????? pic.twitter.com/KErgz09qW3 — paxton (@paxtonpie) September 20, 2017 Until Sept. 21, applied arts and science senior Brandon Sampson and criminal justice j...

About 700 people gather in support of injured football player

About 700 people gather in support of injured football player

Cortney Wood

September 18, 2017

  [Editor's note: The Wichitan staff has confirmed late Tuesday evening that Robert Grays died after injuries sustained in Saturday's game. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the football team during this time.] About 700 people supported cornerback Robert Grays, g...

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