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MSU cycling team trains while delivering

OU Race

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 30, 2020

COVID-19 has shut down stores, restaurants, gyms and sports seasons, but it didn’t shut down Cycling Head Coach Charlie Zamastil's heart to help out the community in this time of need. Zamastil and his team decided to stay in town to continue their off-season training and incorporate a carrier ser...

COVID-19 threatens athletes

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 14, 2020

COVID-19 shutdowns have affected the NBA, NCAA championships, college institutions and now the MSU athletic department. A statement was sent out from The Lone Star Conference suspending regular-season competition until March 30. ”Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus...

Successful weekend for the cycling team

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

March 11, 2020

The MSU Cycling team hit the road to Norman, OK to compete in the University of Oklahoma Land Ronde Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.  The Mustangs are led by Director and Head Coach Charlie Zamastil. He said even with adversity hitting the team, he was pleased with everyone’s performance. “...

Cycling experts urge riders to protect themselves

Josh lead

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

Team trophy celebration SCCCC

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

Josh second celebrate

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

Morgan Ballesteros, physics sophomore launches attack during final lap of men's 'B' criterium in College Station. Photo by Sharome Burton. Feb. 16.

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

Morgan Ballesteros (left), physics sophomore, drafts behind rival during men's 'B' criterium in San Marcos. Photo by Sharome Burton. Feb. 10.

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

Zach Gregg

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

Bill Ash, accounting senior, placed first in men's Cat A at the Vuelta del Viento two-day Conference Champtionship Event and Fixed-Gear Criterion race at Midwestern State University April 21, 2018. Photo by Bradley Wilson

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

Amy Floyd, accounting senior, races in the Women's A category at the campus criterium around MSU campus on April 21, 2018. Photo by Justin Marquart

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...

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