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Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

March 3, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


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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...

Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great

Coach challenges men’s tennis to become great

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 30, 2019


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The reigning Lone Star Conference Champions in men’s tennis have been challenged to take the game a step further this season which gets underway this weekend. The call to arms came from head tennis coach Scott Linn who said he expects even greater showings from his roster in the coming weeks, after a strong 22-6 campaign dur...

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Women’s Basketball thrashes Western New Mexico to claim second Conference win

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 14, 2019


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The women's basketball team notched up its second victory in the Lone Star Conference on Saturday with a domineering 80-46 win against the Western New Mexico Mustangs at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The women never trailed throughout the 40 minutes of play and stifled their opponents to just 20 points...

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

Volleyball team goes 2-0 in Friday’s tournament

Samuel Sutton

September 14, 2016


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The team won both games on Sept. 9, shutting out Fort Lewis 3-0, and beating Dallas Baptist 3-1.Head coach Natalie Rawson said, "It feels great. We won the first game of our first tournament, but then lost three games. Having these two wins really helps build our culture, as well as increase our confiden...

Rawson: ‘Backs out, hearts in’

Rawson: ‘Backs out, hearts in’

Jessalyn Castro

September 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

New head volleyball coach Natalie Rawson is working from the ground up with this year’s team to build what she believes her vision of MSU volleyball should be. “I definitely brought a lot of new stuff to the team if you ask the girls,” Rawson said. “Which is challenging for them learning ...

Former MSU student signs to play in Major League Soccer

Former MSU student signs to play in Major League Soccer

Jessalyn Castro

May 7, 2015


Filed under Feature, Sports

Kalen Ryden was just a mass communication senior and a defender on the soccer team last semester when his life threw him a surprise. Ryden was drafted to play in the Major League Soccer on January 20. “I didn’t really know what to think," Ryden said. Ryden was selected in the fourth rou...

Softball falls to Central Oklahoma, looks to finish season strong

Softball falls to Central Oklahoma, looks to finish season strong

Jessalyn Castro

April 22, 2015


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The softball team dropped both games in a post-season double header against University of Central Oklahoma on April 21. UCO made their first runs early in game one, putting four points on the board in the first inning. "That's hard to come back from, especially since we've played for the past...

Runner on track to be best athlete

Jessalyn Castro

April 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Ashley Flores has a knack for running as she competes in cross country and track, both indoor and outdoor, all while keeping a handle on her education. Flores, sociology senior,  has qualified for five national championships over the five years that she has ran for MSU including cross country nationals...

Last softball games before LSC play canceled

Jessalyn Castro

February 25, 2015


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Due to weather conditions, the softball games scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Mustang Park against Oklahoma Christian University were cancelled and won't be rescheduled leaving the team with one less chance to prepare for Lone Star Conference play. The team was scheduled to play back-to-back games...

Men’s tennis works on details in practice to win games

Men’s tennis works on details in practice to win games

Jessalyn Castro

February 17, 2015


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Practice—and making full use of experienced players—is key to everything for the men's tennis team to make it back to the NCAA II Championship game for a chance at a national title, at which they lost to No. 1 West Florida last season. “We’ve got several returners from teams that have reac...

Basketball team hopes to go undefeated against rival Tarleton

Basketball team hopes to go undefeated against rival Tarleton

Jessalyn Castro

February 4, 2015


Filed under Sports

After ending Tarleton’s 14 game  home winning streak, the men’s basketball team faces its rival from Stephenville again tonight at 7:30 p.m. in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. At the two teams’ last meeting Jan. 14 at Wisdom Gym in Stephenville, the game was tight with Tarleton ahead 41-39 at the ...

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