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Men’s hoops comeback falls short

Men’s hoops comeback falls short

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

The men’s basketball’s comeback effort came up just short in the 70-66 loss to Texas Wesleyan Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Colosseum.  The ‘Stangs trailed the Rams 30-21 at the end of the first half, having not led since five minutes into the game. They slowly chipped away at the lead...

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Homecoming festivities begin with Lip Sync and Mustang Madness

Amos Perkins, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Lights. Cameras. Madness! Ligon Coliseum was packed full of energetic students ready to dance, sing, compete and let loose. Some entertained with their athletic talents. Others showed off their creativity. More still, danced and sang from the stands and the gym floor. Homecoming festivities kick...

Men’s basketball coach resigns

Men’s basketball coach resigns

March 13, 2019

Midwestern State's Nelson Haggerty resigned as men's basketball coach March 13 according to a press release issued by the athletic department. The announcement ends a 10-year association with MSU Texas which produced 209 wins, seven NCAA Division II tournament appearances, five Lone Star Conferenc...

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...

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 14, 2019

The men's basketball team boasted a stellar shooting night, propelled by a dominant first half as they brushed aside the Western New Mexico Mustangs 88-70 at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Jan. 12. Spurred on by hundreds of engaged fans, they set the pace on both ends of the court from tip-off to march...

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Makayla Scheck

February 20, 2018

Men's and women's basketball faced Cameron University for their last game 2017-18 regular season game at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. The women were defeated at the 5:30 p.m. game, while the men won at the 7:30 p.m. game on Feb. 20. "It felt good to be back on the court and making a contribution on the ...

Students participate in intramural basketball

Students participate in intramural basketball

kristin silva

February 13, 2018

Intramural sports open up a door for students who enjoy competing in sports, interacting with peers and spectating games to gather in a location and share their common interests. Students create their team whether it be all men, all women or co-ed, and they show up at the wellness center to compete...

Basketball honors seniors at game against West Texas A&M

Basketball honors seniors at game against West Texas A&M

Makayla Scheck

February 13, 2018

Women's basketball With one more home game left for the court, Avery Queen, forward/center and biology senior said the basketball game senior night "was a little emotional," but it hasn't really hit the women yet. Basketball hosted a double-header against West Texas A&M on Feb. 10. During ...

Men and women’s basketball players drink coffee and answer questions

Caleb Browning

February 8, 2018

The morning was young. Warm light filled the room and the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans cascaded throughout the venue as people gathered to discuss basketball. To give players from the men's and women's basketball teams an opportunity to answer questions from attendees, staff from Frank &...

Women’s, men’s basketball takes down Texas A&M Kingsville

Makayla Scheck

February 2, 2018

The Javelinas from Texas A&M Kingsville failed to take down the Mustangs basketball teams for a second time. The double-header took place on Feb. 1 at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. Women's Basketball "It feels really good to win against this team again. We missed a couple on the road last week, so it's ...

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

kristin silva

January 30, 2018

The bi-weekly luncheon with athletic donors, supporters and coaches, including a discussion of season standings and general sports talk, had a turnout of 15 people on Jan. 30. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said Lunch with the Mustangs has been a continuous event for 16 years and is fo...

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