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Football prepares for Maroon vs Gold game

Head Football Coach Bill Maskill drills the team during practice Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to get them prepared for the Maroon and Gold game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Maroon and Gold game is a MSU tradition, where MSU plays a spring scrimmage game against itself, with an alumni game before. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Makayla Scheck, Sports Reporter

April 9, 2018

"We will have fun because the game is truly for the fans," Jovane Parkinson, cornerback and sports management junior, said about the 30th annual Maroon vs. Gold spring game. The football team is preparing for the 30th annual Maroon vs. Gold spring game that will take place on April 14 at Memorial...

Football team wins first playoff round

Wide receiver and psychology senior D.J. Myers cheers after beating University of Sioux Falls 24-20 in the NCAA Division II play offs. Nov 18. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Makayla Scheck

November 18, 2017

The football team won the NCAA II first round of playoffs for the first time since 2006. The final score of the game against Sioux Falls was 24-20. "We knew it was going to be a battle, they were a good football team. The key for us was in the second quarter we scored 14 points and a two-point ...

Family Day tailgate new for some, old for others

Mia Heck

October 3, 2017

The Memorial Stadium parking lot smelled of burgers and hot dogs while more than 100 students and their parents participated in the Family Day tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 30. “Sitting down and eating with my parents at the tailgate this last weekend was great, not only because I got to spend time...

‘The miracle is we had Rob’

Students holding up No. 24 at the candlelight vigil remembering Robert Greys on Jesse Rogers Promenade on Sept. 21. photo by Elias Maki

Chloe Phillips

September 21, 2017

A warm, September breeze drifted through the air. Bright lights shone on a small, makeshift stage on Jesse Rogers Promenade, illuminating a big, wooden number 24 and a banner with general business sophomore and cornerback Robert Grays, showing off his wide smile. About 200 students, staff, facu...

Mustangs to play Texas A&M-Kingsville

Adrian Seales, criminal justice junior, runs with the ball at the first home game at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31. Photo by Justin Marquart

Mia Heck

September 13, 2017

The football players are "hungry for a win" at the upcoming game against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday. This game is much anticipated by the team because it's the first conference game of the 2017 season. “We missed the opportunity [to play] this last week in Central Florida, due to t...

Football offices find a new home

Harley Warrick

February 24, 2016

Renovations for D.L. Ligon Coliseum eight years ago left the football coaches without any offices. They were moved to the houses at 2508 and 2510 Hampstead.“They were in prehistoric conditions over in these houses over on Hampstead,” said Athletic Director Charlie Carr.“They were not very impr...

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