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New Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Christopher Reay

Chris Reay

Colin Stevenson, Chief Photographer

June 30, 2020

Athletic Director Kyle Williams announced Christopher Reay as the new head coach of women’s basketball, succeeding Noel Johnson, on June 22. Reay is the 11th coach to take on this position and will be leading the Mustangs into the 2020-2021 season. “I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity,”...

How to get your sports fill during quarantine

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

If you're a fan of all-things sports like me, COVID-19 shutting down, or at least postponing, most professional leagues has left a sports-sized hole in your heart. Fear not. While live sports may be sparse, there are plenty of TV shows, movies and video games to fill that gap. Below, I've listed various...

Basketball season recaps

players crowd military

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

Women's Basketball (11-16) In an emotional season in which head coach Noel Johnson had to step away to battle ovarian cancer, the women's team went 11-16 overall and 8-7 at home in the Dome. One highlight of the season was the Mustangs' 84-77 second-half comeback over Cameron University in the first R...

Men’s basketball turns things around versus UT Tyler

Guard Elijah Lee

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Men’s basketball faced its second and last test of the season against UT Tyler on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the DL Ligon Coliseum for Military Appreciation Day. UT Tyler looked to avenge its loss and put a dagger into the hearts of the enemy, as MSU came away with the 59-44 victory on Jan. 2 at UT Tyl...

An emotional night in the dome

Coach Reay sits down with the women's basketball team in between plays. Feb. 13. Photo by Colin Stevenson.

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

The women's basketball team played its first game since finding out their coach will be taking the rest of the season off to battle her cancer in an emotional 92-77 loss to Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at home. Earlier in the week, Noel Johnson, head women's basketball coach,...

The other cheerleaders

band

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2019

What the pep band lacks in pom-poms and megaphones, they make up for with cheers, jeers and energy. When fans enter the Colosseum for a maroon and gold basketball game, they know the players on the court won't be the only ones putting on a show for them. The band is active throughout the entire contest,...

A day in the life: Chelcie Kizart

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Ever since many of us were little, we have imagined and dreamed about the day we would graduate from our dream school pursuing our dream occupation. The overwhelming emotions fill our bodies as we proudly walk across the stage and hold the diploma closely to our bodies. The smile on our faces couldn’t...

Men’s hoops comeback falls short

D’Monta Harris

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

The men’s basketball’s comeback effort came up just short in the 70-66 loss to Texas Wesleyan Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Colosseum.  The ‘Stangs trailed the Rams 30-21 at the end of the first half, having not led since five minutes into the game. They slowly chipped away at the lead...

Women’s basketball takes down Texas Wesleyan

Elizabeth Cathcart

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

Women's basketball overcame turnovers to take down Texas Wesleyan 75-68 Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. at home. The 'Stangs had twelve players score in the match compared to six such players for the Rams. The women shot 45% from the court, and 65% of their 28 baskets were assisted. The balanced offense...

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Corbriyana Wingfield

Amos Perkins, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Lights. Cameras. Madness! Ligon Coliseum was packed full of energetic students ready to dance, sing, compete and let loose. Some entertained with their athletic talents. Others showed off their creativity. More still, danced and sang from the stands and the gym floor. Homecoming festivities kick...

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019

Our View: The Wichitan staff believe that conference changes may cause trouble for student athletes. President Suzanne Shipley said, "The athletic changes are that our Lone Star Conference is doubling in size." With the Lone Star Conference adding seven teams for next years line-up, student athletes...

Students, athletes participate in ongoing unified basketball league

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

March 14, 2019

The Wellness Center began partnering with the local Special Olympics in fall of 2016, creating the unified sports league for students and athletes. This is the first semester that the unified basketball league is offered. Mike Richardson, assistant director of the wellness center, said, "It's impo...

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