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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...

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...

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

Rest stops provide break for cyclists

Herbert McCullough

August 29, 2017

There were 21 rest stops available for the cyclists racing in Hotter 'N Hell 100 on Aug. 25-27, aided by more than 2,000 volunteers. Dail Neely, rest stop coordinator, said the goal of the rest stops is to keep the cyclists hydrated and safe. "One [goal] is to make sure they are hydrated an...

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...

Hotter ‘N Hell off to rainy start

Kara McIntyre

August 25, 2017

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Athletes volunteer at Burkburnett rest stop

Athletes volunteer at Burkburnett rest stop

Samuel Sutton

August 30, 2016

There were more than 20 rest stops in this week's Hotter N' Hell 100 race on Aug 27, but the one that saw the most students was the rest stop in Burkburnett. This stop was managed by Leadership Wichita Falls, a non-profit organization which helps the community of Wichita Falls in everything possible.Matthew P...

Senior: ‘I almost died yesterday’

Senior: ‘I almost died yesterday’

Dylan Pembroke

August 29, 2016

“I almost died yesterday,” Dylan Pembroke, a senior in mass communication, talking about racing in the 50-mile Hotter 'N Hell, finishing in 3:02:37.What was the most fun part of the race? It might sound obvious but the start and the finish. At the start you can really get a grasp at the full spectac...

Alumni and students enjoy Hotter ’N Hell’s 35th anniversary

Alumni and students enjoy Hotter ’N Hell’s 35th anniversary

Lane Riggs

August 28, 2016

The early morning race on Aug. 27 took more than 10,000 cyclists away from the Kay Yeager Coliseum, where the finish line stood waiting. While they were racing throughout the city, spectators milled about the scene, enjoying the booths set up. And as the morning started to warm up, the cool morning air seepin...

Hotter ’N Hell just a warm up

Hotter ’N Hell just a warm up

Lane Riggs

August 28, 2016

The four days of the 35th Hotter ’N Hell races started off with the lowest temperatures in the past four years of the event — temperatures that gave the 100-mile-race its name. Though the ‘cool’ temperatures helped with the race, the rain during the men’s race on Aug. 26 posed a problem for MSU c...

Cycling team prepares for Hotter’N Hell heat

Cycling team prepares for Hotter’N Hell heat

Ethan Metcalf

August 22, 2014

The Hotter 'N Hell Hundred is just one event on the cycling team's calendar, but as the biggest sporting event in the city and one of the team's few local races, HHH is an opportunity for the team to show off to local fans and practice racing in extremely hot conditions. "There’s a degree ...

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