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Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Elijah Lee, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Whether cycling competitively or recreationally, safety comes first. Multiple reasons can be given for not wearing a helmet, but all of them go out of the window when a cyclist takes a tumble. Representatives of the cycling department share the importance of protection and taking proper precautions w...

Cycling Powers to 13th Consecutive Conference Crown

Cycling Powers to 13th Consecutive Conference Crown

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

April 3, 2019

FULL DISCLOSURE: Sharome Burton is a member of the cycling team The cycling team's status as mammoths of the sport in the region was confirmed once again on March 1 when the team powered its way to their 13 South Central Collegiate Conference Championship (SCCCC) title at the Mean Green Classic ra...

Cycling dominates in Oklahoma

Cycling dominates in Oklahoma

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

March 11, 2019

FULL DISCLOSURE: Sharome Burton is a member of the cycling team Cycling continued its trend of producing results on March 9-10 in Norman, Oklahoma where the University of Oklahoma hosted the 2019 Land Ronde — the fourth race weekend of the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships. ...

Conference lead challenged in Aggieland

Conference lead challenged in Aggieland

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 19, 2019

Cycling’s grip on the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC) Title received a major challenge Feb. 17 after its conference rivals rallied back at the second weekend of the road racing season hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Cycling started the weekend strongly, with...

Graduate student claims triple-gold

Graduate student claims triple-gold

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 12, 2019

Exercise physiology graduate Zach Gregg sped his way to gold in all three disciplines as he set the tone of dominance for the Cycling team in the opening race weekend of the South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference (SCCCC) road race season hosted by Texas State in San Marcos, Texas on Feb. 10. Competing...

Cycling team, alumni takes top places in Hotter’N Hell races

Cycling team, alumni takes top places in Hotter’N Hell races

Herbert McCullough and Chloe Phillips

August 26, 2018

Sunday afternoon the high temperature didn't quite reach 100. It stopped short at 99. But for the 43 cyclists who finished the day racing on downtown streets in the men's professional category, gallons of Powerade aren't enough. And that was just one of the 13 races Sunday and dozens more Friday and...

Expectations for fall season

Expectations for fall season

August 22, 2018

Everyone in the athletic department has been hard at work getting ready for the fall season and adapting to changes. “We have got a new volleyball coach, a new women’s soccer coach, as of two weeks ago Doug Edler retired and we have a new coach there as well and we have a new strength and conditioning...

Undergraduate research extends college experience

Undergraduate research extends college experience

Bill Ash, Guest columnist

May 11, 2018

[Editor's note: Bill Ash originally delivered this talk at the opening to the Celebration of Scholarship, April 25.] I’ll start this off by commenting on just how strange this is for me. If you had asked me four or five years ago where or what I would be doing today, I can assure you, this would no...

Three cyclists place first at 2018 Vuelta del Viento

Three cyclists place first at 2018 Vuelta del Viento

Kristin Silva and Miguel Padron

April 21, 2018

The judge blew his whistle and the cold wind raced against their mist covered helmets as the cyclists reached speeds of 35 miles an hour. Water splashed on their faces and chests as a rider's wheel sliced through puddles in front of them. The fans rattled their bells, while screaming and cheering each...

Behind the scenes at Hotter ‘N Hell

Behind the scenes at Hotter ‘N Hell

Sarah Graves

August 30, 2017

The annual Hotter 'N Hell 100 is a three day event with bike races and a trade show that attracts people to the city over Aug. 25-27. With over 10,000 riders participating in the event, planning and coordinating the event is no menial task. There are more than 100 committee members that put on t...

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

Alumni return to race through Hotter ‘N Hell

Tyler Manning

August 29, 2017

Four hours, extreme heat and an open road. That is what a day cycling in Hotter'N Hell entails for those who choose to ride in the 100 mile race. This race is also an opportunity for many in the Wichita Falls community to come together and race including MSU students and faculty. This year three MSU...

MSU cyclists compete in Hotter ‘N Hell

MSU cyclists compete in Hotter ‘N Hell

Justin Marquart

August 29, 2017

It's a warm, bright Sunday morning. Hotter 'N Hell Hundred traffic has slowed to a lull, and the Multipurpose Event Center parking lot isn't overflowing with cars anymore. The third day of the triple threat weekend was the most relaxed, but there was still work to do for MSU cyclists Jason Perki...

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