The Wichitan

Conference changes may cause problems

The Wichitan

April 17, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Feature, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Football players to do 24 pushups

Madison Davis

September 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To honor the legacy of student-athlete Robert Grays who died last year in a football accident, the football players have invited the campus community to commemorate Grays by doing 24 pushups at the end of their practice Sept. 19 at 5:45 p.m. on the practice field. Junior Jovane Parkinson was on the sideline the night Gra...

Football takes down West Florida

Football takes down West Florida

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

The football team tackled the #2 team, University of West Florida. The final score was 38-17. The team trailed behind in the first half, but came back with vengeance in the second half to win the game. At the 13:15 mark, a West Florida fumble was recovered by Steven Rogers, defensive back and business...

Monday with the Mustangs has new structure

Monday with the Mustangs has new structure

Carli Woolsey, Reporter

September 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Department of Athletics staff will host its second Monday with the Mustangs to raise awareness of MSU coaches, staff and athletes with the community. Monday with the Mustangs will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott on Sept. 10 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said the idea is to use venues as a p...

Expectations for fall season

Expectations for fall season

August 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

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...

Traditions contribute to campus life

Traditions contribute to campus life

Ryane Hatten

May 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

From its beginnings in 1922 as a junior college housed within a high school building, Midwestern State University has become a campus of 255 acres and 70 buildings. The university offers a variety of academic programs in liberal and fine arts, mathematics, sciences, business and applied sciences. Whether...

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Christian Figueredo

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The goal of winning a national championship is the ultimate driving force for student athletes as they prepare for the upcoming seasons filled with 5:30 a.m. workouts, summer conditioning and endless meetings. There are 13 varsity athletic teams. However, participation doesn't stop there. The cycling...

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Maroon: It’s more than just a color

Daniel Laudermilk and Taylor Robinson

May 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

During football games students wave flags and paint their bodies with school colors. The Alma Mater proudly touts the maroon and gold. In the fall of 2015, to ensure consistency as part of the university’s graphic, the maroon shifted, in the eyes of some students, to more of a red color, returning to the official col...

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