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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,...

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...

Student-athletes prepare for Spring Athletic Banquet celebration

Micah Wilson, Reporter

April 23, 2019

Day in and day out, the athletes on campus put in countless hours trying to perfect their craft. With both school and sports, student-athletes push both their bodies and minds. Officials will recognize their work and dedication at the Spring Athletic Banquet on April 24. All players are invited to...

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...

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...

Admissions Office to host Mustangs Rally

Admissions Office to host Mustangs Rally

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

November 1, 2018

Members of the Admissions Office are hosting Mustangs Rally to give prospective students a chance to experience college life by touring the campus and meeting with faculty, students and coaches. The event will be held in D.L. Ligon Coliseum Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. Gayonne Beavers, director of admissions...

Lipsync Competition kicks homecoming week into full swing

Clara Ukwitegyetse

October 23, 2018

D.L. Coliseum roared with cheers for the bravest dancers as students showed off their best moves Oct. 22 at the annual Lipsync Competition. The event, hosted by the University Programming Board, has always been a huge success as homecoming week's opening event, and this was no exception. "It's tradition,"...

Provost considers graduation on campus

Provost considers graduation on campus

Andrea Pedon

February 27, 2018

In an attempt to give future graduates a last farewell to the university, James Johnston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has explored options to bring graduation back on campus. While graduation is now being held downtown in Kay Yeager Coliseum is the current location of grad...

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

’90s throwback lip sync will throw down Oct. 16

halie aldridge

October 13, 2017

As part of homecoming week, several student organizations will battle it out at the annual lip sync event on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. According to Ruby Arriaga, student coordinator for student activities, a few changes have happened this year: the location of the lip sync prelimin...

Comedian Orlando Baxter keeps the crowd laughing

Comedian Orlando Baxter keeps the crowd laughing

Sarah Graves

August 23, 2017

Students packed into the lower level seating at D.L. Ligon Coliseum to see comedian Orlando Baxter on Aug. 22. The Office of Student Development and Orientation hosted the comedy event as part of the Mustang Roundup festivities for incoming freshman. Ruby Arriaga, student development and ori...

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

Celebrating the 41 years of Fantasy of Lights

Patrick German

December 2, 2015

The song, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" fits for the Fantasy of Lights. Christmas is just 23 days away, and with the cold brisk air, twinkling lights, the warmth of hot cocoa and kids giving Santa Claus their Christmas lists, does feel a lot like Christmas. Katelyn Vietti, ed...

Self defense can save a life

Naomi Skinner

September 16, 2014

Last Saturday morning instructors with Universal Kempo Karate hosted a free self-defense class in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Although attendance was small, the class still had much to offer. “Women’s self defense is one of the many self defense classes we offer to help better people. What we’re trying to do is mak...

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