The Wichitan

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 6, 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...

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 15, 2019

The men's basketball team boasted a stellar shooting night, propelled by a dominant first half as they brushed aside the Western New Mexico Mustangs 88-70 at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Jan. 12. Spurred on by hundreds of engaged fans, they set the pace on both ends of the court from tip-off to march...

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 14, 2019

The women's basketball team notched up its second victory in the Lone Star Conference on Saturday with a domineering 80-46 win against the Western New Mexico Mustangs at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The women never trailed throughout the 40 minutes of play and stifled their opponents to just 20 points...

Mustangs Madness keeps crowd on its feet

Mustangs Madness keeps crowd on its feet

Allison Atherton, Reporter

October 27, 2018

As part of a continuing series of events with homecoming, the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement presented Mustangs Madness Oct. 25 in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event started off with the cheerleaders coming onto the floor and ramping up the crowds spirit fo...

Monday with the Mustangs has new structure

Monday with the Mustangs has new structure

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...

Becky Hammon opens Artist-Lecture Series

Becky Hammon opens Artist-Lecture Series

Chloe Phillips, Reporter

September 7, 2018

A woman in a beige blazer approaches the podium in Akin Auditorium. She knows what it's like to be overlooked when you've tried your best, traveling far away from home, and to have your love for your country scrutinized. Yet, she knows you grow as person through those hard times. "All those hard things...

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