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Men’s basketball wins exhibition against Oklahoma City

Men’s basketball wins exhibition against Oklahoma City

Makayla Scheck

November 14, 2017

The men's basketball exhibition game against Oklahoma City University was originally scheduled for Oct. 30, but due to a basketball goal issue, the game was rescheduled for Nov. 14. The team won the exhibition with a score of 85-52. "We wanted to play two weeks ago and we had some trouble with ...

Women’s basketball team wins pre-season exhibition

Women’s basketball team wins pre-season exhibition

Makayla Scheck

November 3, 2017

With the basketball goal fixed and ready to be used, the women's basketball team played in an on campus exhibition against Hardin-Simmons University as an opening to the preseason and ended with a score of 61-42. With a slow start, the first basket wasn't made until half way through the first qu...

Men’s basketball exhibition postponed

Men’s basketball exhibition postponed

Makayla Scheck

October 31, 2017

They've been preparing for weeks. Practicing layups, free throws, defense, three-point shots. "The team was anxious to play after practicing for quite a few weeks," Nelson Haggerty, head coach, said. The men's basketball players were ready to play against the Oklahoma City University Stars...

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

Priority registration proposal for athletes causes controversy

Shari Smith

October 24, 2017

To reduce scheduling conflicts, Greg Giddings, assistant professor of English, proposed that student athletes to get priority registration to the Faculty Senate on Oct. 17. Student athletes would be able to register at the same time as seniors and honors students. "I am obviously an advocate for...

Mustangs Madness: needs improvements

Mustangs Madness: needs improvements

Alyssa Mitchell

October 20, 2017

Basketballs bouncing, music blaring and hundreds of students in the stands cheering and anticipating Mustangs Madness to unfold on Thursday, Oct. 19 after the homecoming torchlight parade, pep rally and bonfire. The introduction of the basketball teams starts with a performance by the Golden Th...

Sports continue to make history

Sports continue to make history

Mercy Yermo

May 11, 2017

As the school-year comes to an end, 6 a.m. practices, study-hall, long bus-rides, conference championships, endless tears, two-a-days, and glorious moments also do. However, every bit of hard work each student-athlete contributes makes a difference. Earning four Lone Star Conference championships,...

Men’s basketball wins against Western New Mexico

Men’s basketball wins against Western New Mexico

Leonardo Gonzalez

February 21, 2017

The men's basketball team pulled a win during the last home game on Feb. 18 against Western New Mexico after trailing the past six games.  Brandon Neel, applied arts and sciences junior, said, "We needed this win to gain some momentum going into Tuesday at Cameron and finish the season on a strong...

Athletes and coaches strive to succeed in post-season play

Dominick Haskins

January 25, 2017

In collegiate sports one of the most common, realistic goal for any coach or player is to get to post-season play. If a team has a bad regular season but do better than expected in the post-season then the season will generally be looked back upon as a successful season. A team that has an excellent re...

Men’s basketball wins 107-75 in first game of season

Men’s basketball wins 107-75 in first game of season

Bridget Reilly

November 1, 2016

ScoringScience and Arts (Oklahoma) scored first at 19:33at the half MSU leads 54-35Magnus Richards fouls out with 3:15 minutes to go final score 107-75Thoughts from Nick Powell, undecided juniorIn the first half we played well as a team. We rebounded well, shot the ball well, played a good defense...

Mens basketball tramples OCU in season opener

Mens basketball tramples OCU in season opener

Jacob Smith

November 18, 2015

Winning a game is one thing. Winning the first game of the season is another. Completely dominating that game and scoring more than 100 points is an entirely different thing. That is exactly how the men's basketball Nov. 15 season opener, ending 103-51, against the Oklahoma City Stars could be desc...

Womens sports focus of new book

Womens sports focus of new book

Yolanda Torres

August 11, 2015

REVIEW Many Beginnings: A History of Women in Sports at Midwestern State University by Sherry Ann Gill Gillespie with Karen K. Rogers explores the account of women’s athletics since the start of the university. It takes you year by year through the decades and provides a play-by-play of each...

Expanded parking lot will cost basketball court

Ethan Metcalf

May 6, 2015

Expanded parking lot will cost basketball court from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. The university’s outdoor basketball court will be paved over this summer when construction begins to extend a nearby parking lot.  While students can use the indoor basketball court in the Wellness Center free of ...

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