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How to get your sports fill during quarantine

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

March 29, 2020

If you're a fan of all-things sports like me, COVID-19 shutting down, or at least postponing, most professional leagues has left a sports-sized hole in your heart. Fear not. While live sports may be sparse, there are plenty of TV shows, movies and video games to fill that gap. Below, I've listed various...

Students choose XFL over democratic debates

Students choose XFL over democratic debates

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

College students around the nation opted to watch the new XFL football league over the democratic presidential candidate debates.  When college students had to choose between learning more about what leaders might be running their country or watching a semi-professional football league filled with wa...

Fall semester sports recap

Fall semester sports recap

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2019

The sun has set on another semester of maroon and gold athletics. For the senior 'Stangs, this season was the culmination of years of blood, sweat and tears. The athletes that remain now take to the off-season in hopes of coming back the next year better than ever. Football (5-6)  For the first time u...

Mustangs bid farewell to seniors

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 11, 2019

There was a different atmosphere across Mustangs athletics this weekend. The crowds were as raucous as ever but there was a rare emotion present as well — sadness. Between Thursday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 9, the home crowds of Stang Park and Memorial Stadium said goodbye to the seniors who hav...

Football comes back to beat WNMU

Football comes back to beat WNMU

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 10, 2019

The football team celebrated both the seniors and the armed forces with a 28-13 home win over Western New Mexico University Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. After falling behind 10-7 with eight minutes left in the first half, Triston Williams (No. 19), quarterback and agricultural business sophomore, found...

Homecoming Sports Recap

Homecoming Sports Recap

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 23, 2019

Football The football team blew out Texas A&M-Kingsfield 70-35 Homecoming night Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Triston Williams (No.19), quarterback and agricultural business sophomore, led the way with a career-high 354 passing yards and tied the school record with six passing touchdowns. This ...

Football Falls to ENMU 27-24

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

October 8, 2019

The football team’s third quarter surge was not enough to beat Eastern New Mexico University, falling to the Greyhounds 27-24 on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.  After trailing 17-3 through two quarters, the Mustangs’ offense erupted scoring 21 points in the third quarter. Triston Williams (No.19), q...

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...

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

A day in the life of Christopher Hawkins: the life of a student-athlete

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 10, 2019

It’s 5 a.m. and while most students are sound asleep, his day has just begun. The ringing sounds of whistle blowing consume his ears, as he practices each play repeatedly like clock-work. Christopher Hawkins, criminal justice sophomore, has dedicated his life to football. “Football is my life....

Football falls to conference rival Tarleton State 34-35

Football falls to conference rival Tarleton State 34-35

Tommy Chhe, Sports Reporter

October 28, 2018

Against rival Tarleton State University, the Mustangs lost 34-35 at the homecoming game in front of a crowd of 9,247 people. At the 10:48 mark of the first quarter, running back and criminal justice freshman Tyrique Edwards scored the first points with a ten yard rushing touchdown after a drive of...

Mustangs take down Angelo State 57-36

Mustangs take down Angelo State 57-36

Nathan Martinez, Reporter

September 23, 2018

The no. 5 ranked football team, according to American Football Coaches' Association Top 25, continues to defend its title of being Lonestar Conference champions by conquering Angelo State, 57-36 and covering a total of 654 yards at Memorial Stadium Sept. 22. The team led the first half of the game 28-17. ...

Campus honors Robert Grays with 24 push ups

Campus honors Robert Grays with 24 push ups

Chloe Phillips, Assistant Editor

September 19, 2018

It has been one year since cornerback and general business sophomore Robert Grays died on Sept. 19 from sustaining a C1-C2 spinal injury. To honor Grays, about 400 students and athletes participated in doing 24 push. Bill Maskill, head football coach, said he was satisfied with the turnout. There was...

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