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The other cheerleaders

The other cheerleaders

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

Men’s hoops comeback falls short

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

Women’s basketball takes down Texas Wesleyan

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

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

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...

Men’s basketball coach resigns

Men’s basketball coach resigns

March 13, 2019

Midwestern State's Nelson Haggerty resigned as men's basketball coach March 13 according to a press release issued by the athletic department. The announcement ends a 10-year association with MSU Texas which produced 209 wins, seven NCAA Division II tournament appearances, five Lone Star Conferenc...

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

March 3, 2019

Men’s basketball drew the curtains on a challenging season with a thrilling 69-68 win against Texas A&M Kingsville (TAMUK) at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum March 2, improving their record to to 9-19 avoiding their worst losing season since 1947. The team, lifted by the support of a packed home crowd...

A day in the life of Mamgoree Sock

A day in the life of Mamgoree Sock

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse, Reporter, Photographer

February 5, 2019

Gambian born, MamGoree Sock is a mechanical engineering senior and computational science and math minor. With only one semester left Sock is balancing one of his busiest schedule yet. "I use my weekends to catch up on homework and I use Sunday to plan my week," he said. "Mondays and Wednesdays...

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Women’s basketball holds nerve to earn fourth straight win at the Dome

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Women’s basketball’s strong run of form at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum continued on Feb. 2 with a hard-fought 75-71 win against higher-ranked Eastern New Mexico, improving the women's record to 5-7 in Lone Star Conference play and 8-11 overall. Women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson’s team built...

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019

Just fractions of a second made all the difference on Feb. 2 as men’s basketball was condemned to a heart-breaking 81-80 home defeat at the hands of Eastern New Mexico. The men were within sight of a memorable scalp that would have stopped a four-game losing streak, but it was snatched away when...

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