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Locker room talk: Ross Fitzpatrick

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 21, 2020

Ross Fitzpatrick, kinesiology senior, started his soccer journey in the streets of Waterford, Ireland with the dream to play soccer professionally. "My childhood was just playing soccer on the streets every day with all my friends, at lunch in school and after school just on the road or whatever small...

Locker room talk: Emilija Segetlija

Women's tennis

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

April 1, 2020

Emilija “Emma” Segetlija, finance senior, was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Segetlija started playing tennis when she was nine-years-old and officially decided in high school that she wanted to continue her career at the collegiate level.  “I started to take it more seriously and ...

A letter from the seniors of women’s basketball

Seniors

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

Four women’s basketball seniors played in D.L. Ligon Coliseum for the last time Saturday, Feb. 22 against Oklahoma Christian. The seniors have all been a huge part of the basketball program and will be missed. Each senior sent in a personal letter about what being a part of MSU basketball meant to...

A letter from the seniors of men’s basketball

Men's Basketball seniors celebrate their careers

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

Four men’s basketball seniors played in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum for the last time against Oklahoma Christian Saturday, Feb. 22. The seniors have shed blood, sweat and tears every day to properly represent MSU Mustangs. Each senior sent in a personal letter about what being a part of MSU basketball...

Day two recap of the LSC indoor track and field championships

Relay

Taylor Anderson and Amos Perkins

February 22, 2020

The Mustangs continued their fight at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday, Feb. 22 at Texas Tech.  Peyton Lewis, finance freshman, started day two off with a field event: triple jump. Lewis finished with a career best, 10.88 meters, and placed 13th.  T...

The Mustangs berth another nail biter

Jump shot

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

Tension rose in the house of the Mustangs as they went against Arkansas Fort Smith Lions, winning 75-70, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Adversity continues to hit the team as their Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away last week to fight against ovarian cancer and the constant battle to keep their ...

More than a game

Military cheering

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor

February 16, 2020

Women's basketball broke their losing streak in a nail biter 64-60 win over the University of Texas-Tyler Patriots Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Dome.  The women’s team faced more than the Patriots this week as Head Coach Noel Johnson stepped away to continue her battle against ovarian cance...

Locker room talk: Elizabeth Cathcart and Mica Schneider

Elizabeth and Mica

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter

February 4, 2020

Elizabeth Cathcart  Elizabeth Cathcart (No. 43), forward and marketing senior, never knew she would one day become a collegiate basketball player, and now, she stands strong on the court as a Mustang. Cathcart started playing basketball as a child in her driveway while watching the UT women's baske...

Women’s basketball takes down Texas Wesleyan

Elizabeth Cathcart

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2019

Women's basketball overcame turnovers to take down Texas Wesleyan 75-68 Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. at home. The 'Stangs had twelve players score in the match compared to six such players for the Rams. The women shot 45% from the court, and 65% of their 28 baskets were assisted. The balanced offense...

Coaches are real people too

Women's basketball coach

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The wins. The losses. The expectations and the pressures. The coaches are the quiet ones, the ones that no one thinks about. They spend hours preparing the team, as well as themselves. But most of all they handle success and adversity differently with simplicity, family and consistency. SIMPLICITY ...

International students become collegiate athletes

Indian wedding ceremony

Daria Panferova, Reporter

March 9, 2019

More than 10 percent of students in Midwestern are outside of America, from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Bahamas, Latin America, The Middle East, Europe, Australia. Out of the 6,102 students on campus 576 are international and 23 of them are athletes. According to international student-athletes, American universities are a fairly popular option to pursue a degree while playing sports at a good...

Athletic trainer turned softball catcher

Athletic training senior and catcher Jenna Hering practices catching with nursing senior and utility player Tucker Caraway. Hering has chosen to complete her senior year as a student-athlete in softball, playing as catcher for the Mustangs, Feb. 5. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

February 12, 2019

Jenna Hering, athletic trainer senior, adds collegiate softball catcher to her resume. Hering transitioned from being softball’s athletic trainer to a player on the team. She said she has always dreamed of being a student-athlete but never had the opportunity. "Softball is always been my first love,...

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